E-1 and E-2 Visa Processing: 2017 Trends - Recording (.MP3)

E-1 and E-2 Visa Processing: 2017 Trends - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 2/14/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2017-02-14-DL

International trade and foreign direct investment create jobs and grow the U.S. economy. E-1 and E-2 treaty visas are vital for foreign investors and business people, from small startups to multinational corporations. This panel of seasoned practitioners will address current issues at U.S. consulates: complex corporate structures, preparing a winning registration application, substantiality and risk associated with the necessary investment, and challenges regarding sales of goods and services.

Featured Topics

  • Documenting Nationality and Ownership
  • Marginality, Risk, and Substantiality of Investment
  • Problematic Trade Issues and Sale of Services
  • Strategies of Selecting L-1 vs. E-2 Visas
  • Variations Among Consular Posts and RFE Trends at the California Service Center
  • Proposed Parole for Foreign Entrepreneurs as a Path to LPR Status for E-1 and E-2 Visa Holders

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Daniel J. Parisi (DL), AILA DOS Liaison Committee Chair, London, UK
Daniel J. Parisi is a partner at Tocci, Goss, Lee, Shipley & Parisi in London. Mr. Parisi has practiced immigration law since 2003, and has handled a wide range of immigration issues. His practice has a particular focus on consular processing and waivers of ineligibility. He has spoken on issues of consular practice at national and international AILA conferences as well as for other international organizations. He also has authored numerous publications on this topic. He was the AILA Rome District Chapter Communications Committee Chair for five years, and also served as the editor of its newsletter. He also is an active member of AILA's Global Migration Section, for which he spearheaded its Global Country Profile Project. Mr. Parisi is currently the chair of the AILA Department of State Liaison Committee as well as a member of the AILA LGBT Working Group.

Amanda M. Emerson, New York, NY
Amanda M. Emerson received her J.D. in 2011, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York, with cum laude honors. As a practicing attorney since 2012, with a focus in corporate and immigration law, Amanda has represented clients in an array of business transactions, nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, as well as before the Executive Office for Immigration Review in removal proceedings. Prior to working for Yarden Law Group, Amanda worked for Arrufat Gracia PLLC, mainly representing companies and individuals from Spain and Latin America. She has represented individual clients, start-up companies, entrepreneurs, and small to medium sized organizations in a variety of industries, including: technology, consulting, music, visual arts, and engineering. Amanda is an active member of AILA. Amanda is active in several pro bono activities, providing zealous advocacy in difficult cases.

Brandon Meyer, San Francisco, CA
Brandon Meyer is a partner in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, a law firm with over 1,200 lawyers and 40 offices nationwide. Mr. Meyer advises investors, entrepreneurs, multinational corporations and start-ups on immigration strategy and compliance. He is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law.

The speaker's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided in the written materials are based on the speaker's experiences and current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and the speaker's experiences may differ from your own.

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