Webinars 2017-08-03T13:56:11+00:00



When: July 13, 2 PM-3 PM EST

What: Free Webinar

Every entrepreneur needs to know how to navigate the life cycle of a startup company, from concept to a successful IPO. Experienced Miller Mayer attorneys Steve Yale-Loehr, David Wilks, Nathan Cook, and Paul Lee will explain the process from both a corporate and an immigration law perspective and answer questions. Jennifer Tegan, a partner at Cayuga Venture Fund will join them as well. This webinar will benefit individual entrepreneurs, startup or young companies, and venture capitalists thinking about funding new companies that have a foreign national founder or CEO.

Speaker Bios

Steve Yale-Loehr is an Attorney Of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group. He brings 30 years of immigration law experience to bear in advising corporate and individual clients on a broad array of family- and employment-based immigration matters.

In addition to his work at Miller Mayer, Mr. Yale-Loehr is an active and internationally renowned member of the immigration law community. He teaches immigration and asylum law at Cornell Law School as a Professor of Immigration Practice. He also founded and was the original executive director of Invest in the USA (IIUSA), a trade association of EB-5 immigrant investor regional centers. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and is annually listed in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and An International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as one of the world’s best immigration lawyers. He is frequently quoted in the press on immigration issues and has often testified before Congress.

David J. Wilks is an Associate in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group.

Mr. Wilks’ practice focuses primarily on employment-based immigration. He has represented a wide range of clients, including universities, multinational corporations, health care institutions, small businesses and entrepreneurs in seeking immigrant and nonimmigrant status for individuals in diverse fields and specialties. Mr. Wilks has also provided immigration expertise relating to large corporate acquisitions, as well as assisted clients with I-9 compliance and family-based petitions for permanent residence.

Mr. Wilks currently serves on national leadership committees with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In addition, Mr. Wilks has spoken both nationally and internationally on matters related to immigration law.

Paul S. Lee is an Attorney Of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Business Law Practice Group.

Mr. Lee focuses his practice on corporate law with an emphasis on financial institutions and regulatory matters. Mr. Lee’s practice includes advising companies with respect to corporate governance, private equity, acquisitions, internal investigations and regulatory compliance. Mr. Lee also has a broad range of working experience in swap agreements, finance transactions, compliance matters, regulatory audits and examinations, and construction contracts.

Prior to joining Miller Mayer, Mr. Lee practiced corporate, banking and regulatory law as in-house counsel at a commercial bank and in private practice in New York City and Seoul, South Korea.

Mr. Lee is a regular speaker at national and international conferences with respect to cross-border regulatory regimes including economic sanctions, money laundering and bribery/corruption.

Nathan J. Cook is an Attorney Of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Business Law, Real Estate, and Intellectual Property practice groups.

Mr. Cook focuses his practice on business, finance, real estate, and intellectual property law.  Mr. Cook’s business and finance practice includes advising entrepreneurs and businesses in formation and governance, employment matters, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, succession planning, and financing, including venture capital.

Mr. Cook’s real estate practice includes representing buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate throughout Central New York and the Southern Tier.

Mr. Cook’s intellectual property law practice includes advising clients in intellectual property protection, trademark and copyright registration, franchising, licensing, negotiation and preparation of software development and service agreements, and trade secret protection.

Jennifer Tegan has been a Partner with Ithaca, NY based Cayuga Venture Fund (CVF) for over a decade. Since starting with CVF in 2002, Jennifer has been working with, supporting and financing entrepreneurs in technology-based companies in the areas of communications equipment, social networking, semi-conductors, materials sciences, consumer products and SAAS businesses.  She serves on the boards of GiveGab, Intrinsiq Materials, POM Company, Tompkins Trust Company and True Gault as well as represents the fund on the board of Venuebook. Jennifer is also past President of the Upstate Venture Association of New York Board (UVANY) a membership trade organization whose mission is to increase access to capital for entrepreneurs and companies in Upstate NY.  Jennifer has her BA and MS in Geology from Smith College and University of Cincinnati, respectively and her MBA from Cornell University.

Since its inception in 1994, Cayuga Venture Fund and its member investors have invested more than $70 million in technology companies in upstate New York, many of which are based on research performed at Cornell University, and helped to attract approximately $300 million of investor capital to technology start-up companies in what is traditionally considered to be a region underserved by venture capital.


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