L-1 Hurdles: Updates for Experienced Practitioners - Recording (.MP3)

L-1 Hurdles: Updates for Experienced Practitioners - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 10/24/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2017-10-24-DL

The L-1 visa category was intended to facilitate the transfer of executives, managers, and specialized knowledge individuals employed by multinational organizations. However, the road to securing and extending L-1 status is not always smooth. The panelists will discuss recent trends and issues to guide practitioners through the current landscape surrounding the L-1 nonimmigrant visa category.

Featured Topics

  • Matter of Z–A–, Inc. and USCIS’s Interpretation of the L-1A “Function Manager”
  • USCIS Interpretation of L-1B “Specialized Knowledge”
  • Blanket Ls: Visa Application Issues at the Consulate and Extension Petitions with USCIS
  • Increased Border Scrutiny for L-1 Holders and Canadian L-1 Applicants
  • Intermittent L-1 vs. Business Visitor: When Is an L-1 Needed?
  • New Office Issues
  • Can Contractors Qualify as Intracompany Transferees?

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Douglas D. Hauer is a partner with Mintz Levin in Boston. He works primarily in the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice and previously led the firm's immigration practice. On the corporate side, Mr. Hauer focuses on private offerings and related securities work. He serves as counsel to developers and businesses seeking capital through the EB-5 investor visa program, as well as offshore financing more broadly. He also counsels lenders, private equity firms, and EB-5 Regional Centers on all aspects of EB-5 financing. In the immigration law space, Mr. Hauer represents corporate, institutional, and individual clients in routine and complex immigration matters. He has in-depth experience advising companies on the immigration consequences of corporate restructuring. He also advises businesses on the legal aspects of establishing new offices and operations in the U.S. and helps companies determine the best ways to align corporate, tax, immigration, and other business objectives. Mr. Hauer also has experience counseling high net worth individuals on all aspects of the U.S. visa process, dual nationality, expatriation from the United States, and green card relinquishment. He is frequently called on by tax lawyers and accountants to resolve novel immigration issues that arise in counseling individuals on U.S. tax compliance. He has an LL.M. Degree in Taxation from Boston University. Mr. Hauer serves as founder and co-chair of Mintz Levin's EB-5 Financing Practice and is also active in the firm's International and Israel Practices. For several years, he served on the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Counsel.

Marjorie Baltazar is the principal of Baltazar Global LLC, a business immigration law firm aimed at making sophisticated immigration services simple and accessible. Prior to launching Baltazar Global in January 2017, Ms. Baltazar spent nearly ten years practicing immigration with a large international law firm. Over the years, she has assisted a diverse range of clients in developing creative and sound legal strategies to hire and retain talent from all over the world. Ms. Baltazar routinely provides pro bono legal services to individuals seeking immigration benefits and currently serves on the Junior Leadership Board of the National Immigrant Justice Center.

Diana C. Bauerle is currently a member of AILA's California Service Center Liaison Committee, and has previously served as Chair of AILA's Nebraska Service Center Liaison Committee. She has also participated as a member of various local and national AILA committees and has spoken at numerous conferences for AILA over her 17 years of practicing immigration law. Ms. Bauerle has focused on a broad range of business immigration matters for multinational corporate clients, medium-sized organizations, and small businesses/start-ups in diverse industries for the past decade while working for private law firms in Chicago and San Francisco. She currently serves as in-house immigration counsel, and also provides pro bono services to local communities in the areas of family-based immigration and naturalization.

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