Apr

    How Foreign Law Firms can Establish Offices in the U.S.: Immigration, Business and Ethics Considerations

    12 PM EDT

    A non-CLE program presented by the ABA Section of International Law Immigration and Naturalization Committee

    Foreign law firms and lawyers provide an enormous amount of legal services to U.S. clients. Many times the foreign law firms find it beneficial to open up U.S. offices and send their lawyers to the U.S. for legal work and for business development. The program will provide an overview of the L, E, H, and other visa and permanent resident visa categories that are often used by law firms to employ foreign workers. Whether you are a managing partner at a non-US based law firm looking to move to the US to set you firms New York office, or a solo layer looking to set up your own practice, or a U.S. law firm looking to hire a foreign lawyer, this program will cover topics of interest. We will also address the business case for certain foreign law firms to keep expanding into the U.S. for business development purposes.

    We will also provide guidance in preparing business plans for certain visa categories of visas where a new office is being set up in the U.S. We will also provide a discussion of the best practices for getting renewal once the initial visa is granted. Options for applying to be a permanent resident as a multinational executive or manager of a law firm will also be explored. We will also explore some ethical issues in these settings.  A comparative description of the UK process will also be provided.

    Our panel will consist of the managing principal of a large Netherlands-based law firm that operates offices in New York; a U.S. business immigration lawyer who assists non-U.S. law firms in navigating visa immigration issues; a leading immigration business plan writer; and a UK lawyer who assists non-UK law firms with immigration needs involved in establishing in the UK.

    Moderator:

    • Jennifer Stevens, Laura Devine, New York, NY (moderator)

    Program Chair:

    • Mohammad A. Syed, RIAA Barker Gillette (USA), Washington, DC

    Speakers:

    • Helena Sprenger, Houthoff, New York, NY
    • Mohammad A. Syed, RIAA Barker Gillette (USA), Washington, DC
    • Marco Scanu, Visa Business Plans, Miami, FL
    • Speaker from Laura Devine, UK (invited)
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    How Foreign Law Firms can Establish Offices in the U.S.: Immigration, Business and Ethics Considerations

    Event Details

    Format

    Teleconference

    Date

    Apr 03, 2019

    2019-04-03T12:00:00-04:00 2019-04-03T13:30:00-04:00 How Foreign Law Firms can Establish Offices in the U.S.: Immigration, Business and Ethics Considerations

    A non-CLE program presented by the ABA Section of International Law Immigration and Naturalization Committee

    Foreign law firms and lawyers provide an enormous amount of legal services to U.S. clients. Many times the foreign law firms find it beneficial to open up U.S. offices and send their lawyers to the U.S. for legal work and for business development. The program will provide an overview of the L, E, H, and other visa and permanent resident visa categories that are often used by law firms to employ foreign workers. Whether you are a managing partner at a non-US based law firm looking to move to the US to set you firms New York office, or a solo layer looking to set up your own practice, or a U.S. law firm looking to hire a foreign lawyer, this program will cover topics of interest. We will also address the business case for certain foreign law firms to keep expanding into the U.S. for business development purposes.

    We will also provide guidance in preparing business plans for certain visa categories of visas where a new office is being set up in the U.S. We will also provide a discussion of the best practices for getting renewal once the initial visa is granted. Options for applying to be a permanent resident as a multinational executive or manager of a law firm will also be explored. We will also explore some ethical issues in these settings.  A comparative description of the UK process will also be provided.

    Our panel will consist of the managing principal of a large Netherlands-based law firm that operates offices in New York; a U.S. business immigration lawyer who assists non-U.S. law firms in navigating visa immigration issues; a leading immigration business plan writer; and a UK lawyer who assists non-UK law firms with immigration needs involved in establishing in the UK.

    Moderator:

    • Jennifer Stevens, Laura Devine, New York, NY (moderator)

    Program Chair:

    • Mohammad A. Syed, RIAA Barker Gillette (USA), Washington, DC

    Speakers:

    • Helena Sprenger, Houthoff, New York, NY
    • Mohammad A. Syed, RIAA Barker Gillette (USA), Washington, DC
    • Marco Scanu, Visa Business Plans, Miami, FL
    • Speaker from Laura Devine, UK (invited)

    Sponsors

    Immigration & Naturalization Committee

    Section of International Law

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