How to Read and Use a 10-K and Other Business Documents: An Introduction

How to Read and Use a 10-K and Other Business Documents: An Introduction

How to Read and Use a 10-K and Other Business Documents: An Introduction - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 2/17/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

You know the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), but how well do you know the 10-K? The panelists for this beginner-level seminar will introduce basic corporate documents essential to the successful practice of business immigration law, including documents required for E-2 applications, L-1 corporate ownership evidence, and ability-to-pay documentation. The panelists will also discuss how to read various U.S. tax forms, and they will give an overview of international sources of corporate information.

Featured Topics

  • What Is in a Standard Corporate Balance Sheet? Where to Find Key Information Such as Total Assets and Total Liabilities
  • The Minutiae Available in a 10-K and Annual Reports: Employee Numbers, International Operations, Subsidiary Lists, etc
  • Reading and Using the Most Common Corporate Tax Forms: 940, 941, W-9, W-3
  • How to Document Corporate Ownership Through Annual Reports (10-K ex 21.1), Tax Returns (5472), Share Certificates, Organizational Charts
  • Resources Every Business Immigration Attorney Needs to Know How to Use: EDGAR, Bloomberg, State Corporate Registries, and Investor Sites for Public Companies
  • International Variations in Corporate Documentation

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Kimberly Bennett (DL), Reston, VA

Kimberly Bennett is an associate with Jackson Lewis P.C. She provides immigration services for large multi-national companies and start-up businesses in technology, finance, manufacturing, fashion and healthcare. Ms. Bennett received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2015).

Shavit Yarden, New York, NY

Shavit Yarden is the founder of Yarden Law Group – a New York City Immigration law practice. He is a professor and the Program Director of the City University of New York’s immigration law studies at the School of Professional Studies in New York City. Prior to immigration, he practiced corporate and business law in the U.S. and abroad. He is licensed in the State of New York and is admitted to the bars of the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He earned an LL.M from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an LL.B. and B.A (Economics) from Haifa University.

Sameera Chehab, San Jose, CA

Sameera Chehab provides cutting-edge immigration solutions to multinational corporations - from startups to industry leaders including the world’s leading IT consulting companies. In her 13 years of experience, she has directly counseled clients on all aspects of U.S. employment-based immigration, regulation, policy changes, and compliance in a broad array of industries such as Information Technology, Asset Management, Renewable Energy, Dental and Veterinary Clinics, Rehabilitation Facilities, as well as top U.S. academic institutions, artists, and entertainers.

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