Documenting I-140 Ability-to-Pay When Times Are Hard

Documenting I-140 Ability-to-Pay When Times Are Hard

Documenting I-140 Ability-to-Pay When Times Are Hard - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 2/1/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Profitability and bottom lines at many small to medium enterprises have been severely impacted due to the global pandemic. However, profitability is not the sole measure of demonstrating an employer’s ability-to-pay for I-140 purposes. In this beginner-to-intermediate panel, the expert faculty will explore how to identify and document standard and alternative indicators of financial viability and ability-to-pay the proffered wage. They also will provide tips on preparing a strong petition.

Featured Topics:

  • Tips for Filing an I-140 Where Sponsor’s Prior Year’s Net Income Is Facially Insufficient to Pay the Prevailing Wage
  • Understanding Standard and Alternative Indicators of Financial Viability in a Company’s Financial Documents
  • Understanding How Corporate Structure Impacts How to View the Ability-to-Pay
  • How to Count Depreciating Assets for the Purpose of Demonstrating Ability-to-Pay
  • Using History of the Company’s Performance to Prove the Ability-to-Pay

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Susanne Heubel (DL), AILA DOL Liaison Committee, New York, NY

Susanne C. Heubel, Esq., LL.M. is Special Counsel to Duane Morris LLP in New York City, with over 20 years of experience in immigration law. She concentrates on business immigration with a focus on PERM, family immigration, and naturalization, and is Legal Lean Six Sigma White Belt certified. She is a member of the AILA National DOL Liaison Committee, and current and past Co-Chair of the AILA NY Chapter DOL Committee and past Co-Chair of its Corporate Practice Committee. She has been a panel member and moderator at AILA National, AILA NY Chapter and NYSBA CLE events. Ms. Heubel is ranked by Chambers USA for Immigration in New York. She received her law degree at the University of Wuerzburg in Germany (1996 1st State Examination and 1998 2nd State Examination in Bavaria) and a Master’s of Law degree in International Business and Trade Law from Fordham University (2000), where she was a member of the International Law Journal. She is fluent in German and an Alumni of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Scholarship Program in Germany.

Martin Lawler, San Francisco, CA

Martin J. Lawler. He is the author of Professionals: A Matter of Degree, a 700-page book on business visas. Martin also has authored many book chapters and articles. Martin is the 1996 recipient of the AILA Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for excellence in immigration law.

Matthew Maiona, Boston, MA

Matthew J. Maiona is a partner with Maiona Ward Immigration Law in Boston, MA. He is also an adjunct professor teaching business immigration law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, and is a past chapter chair of the AILA New England Chapter. Mr. Maiona currently serves as a member of the AILA Media Advocacy Committee and primarily practices employment-based immigration. Mr. Maiona is a frequent speaker at AILA conferences.

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