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From Idea to IPO: Corporate and Immigration Issues for Entrepreneurs

 

When: April 17, 2019, 2-3 PM ET

International entrepreneurs face a number of hurdles when seeking to start a business in the United States. With no U.S. visa specifically for entrepreneurs and limited green card options for those who run their own companies, international entrepreneurs face a precarious path to permanent residence.

Join Miller Mayer attorneys Gregory Thomson and David Wilks, as they demystify the immigration options available to international entrepreneurs, as well as provide insight into how international entrepreneurs should structure their companies to give themselves the best chance at a secure future in the United States.

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Speaker Bios

David Wilks is a Senior Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group. Mr. Wilks’ practice focuses primarily on employment-based immigration. He represents a wide range of clients, including hospitals, physicians, and healthcare institutions. Mr. Wilks has previously spoken at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), and serves on national committees for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A graduate of Cornell Law School, Mr. Wilks was the recipient of the 2018 Mark T. Kenmore Mentor of the Year Award from AILA’s Upstate New York Chapter.

Gregory A. Thomson is an Attorney Of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Business Services and Intellectual Property practice groups.

Mr. Thomson’s practice focuses on intellectual property, financial, and commercial transactions in the media, technology, entertainment, and innovation-driven industries. He advises clients in New York City, Central New York, California, and internationally on matters including venture financing, technology licensing, motion picture and television distribution, international co-production and financing, entertainment industry talent agreements, executive employment agreements, literary rights acquisitions and sales, and entertainment industry estate representation.

Mr. Thomson received a JD from Yale Law School, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a BA from Yale College. He is admitted in New York and California.

H-1B and Selected Immigration Alternatives in 2019

 

When: February 21, 2019, 1-2 PM ET

Miller Mayer LLP’s globally recognized immigration law practice offers a free webinar on February 21 at 1 p.m. (ET).  Presented by attorneys Kristal Ozmun and David Wilks, the webinar will provide insight into the upcoming April 2019 H-1B lottery together with select alternative immigration options.  The webinar will also offer suggestions on how to successfully navigate the evolving H-1B landscape.

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Speaker Bios

Kristal Ozmun is a Partner in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group.

Ms. Ozmun focuses her practice on employment-based immigration with a unique specialization in the EB-5 preference category. Ms. Ozmun represents EB-5 regional centers in matters related to immigration law, including designation, compliance, and governance. She also advises EB-5 investors in navigating the immigration process and represents a variety of individual clients seeking non-immigrant and immigrant status.

Ms. Ozmun is a member of the Massachusetts and New York State bars. She received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her B.A. from the College of Charleston.

David Wilks is a Senior Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group. Mr. Wilks’ practice focuses primarily on employment-based immigration. He represents a wide range of clients, including hospitals, physicians, and healthcare institutions. Mr. Wilks has previously spoken at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), and serves on national committees for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A graduate of Cornell Law School, Mr. Wilks was the recipient of the 2018 Mark T. Kenmore Mentor of the Year Award from AILA’s Upstate New York Chapter.

Strategic Planning for Foreign-born Physicians

When: January 28, 2019, 2-3 pm ET

Miller Mayer attorneys Rosanne Mayer and David Wilks will focus on analyzing the various options and strategies healthcare organizations have in setting institutional policies to hire and retain foreign-born doctors in the current immigration political climate.

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Speaker Bios

Rosanne Mayer is a Partner in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group. Ms. Mayer’s practice focuses primarily on business-based immigration matters. Ms. Mayer’s business immigration clients include hospitals, physicians and healthcare institutions, as well as large and small companies and individuals in the high-tech, academic, and medical fields. She represents clients pursuing both employer-sponsored immigrant and non-immigrant visas, as well as self-petitioning clients, especially individuals filing National Interest Waiver petitions and J-1 waivers. In addition, Ms. Mayer has spoken on immigration law topics at several conferences, including the Annual Conference of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA).

David Wilks is a Senior Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group. Mr. Wilks’ practice focuses primarily on employment-based immigration. He represents a wide range of clients, including hospitals, physicians, and healthcare institutions. Mr. Wilks has previously spoken at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), and serves on national committees for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A graduate of Cornell Law School, Mr. Wilks was the recipient of the 2018 Mark T. Kenmore Mentor of the Year Award from AILA’s Upstate New York Chapter.

Employing Foreign Nationals: Threats and Opportunities in the Current Administration

When: October 11, 2018, 2-3 pm ET

During this free webinar, Miller Mayer attorneys Steve Yale-Loehr, Kristal Ozmun, and Sandra Bruno, who have counseled businesses for more than 25 years on employment immigration, offered suggestions on how to successfully navigate complex and changing immigration laws and regulations for employers and foreign national employees.

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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.

Kristal Ozmun is a Partner in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group.

Ms. Ozmun focuses her practice on employment-based immigration with a unique specialization in the EB-5 preference category. Ms. Ozmun represents EB-5 regional centers in matters related to immigration law, including designation, compliance, and governance. She also advises EB-5 investors in navigating the immigration process and represents a variety of individual clients seeking non-immigrant and immigrant status.

Ms. Ozmun is a member of the Massachusetts and New York State bars. She received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her B.A. from the College of Charleston.

Sandra Bruno is a Senior Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group.

Ms. Bruno practices immigration law, with a focus on employment-based immigration exclusively . She assists employers in obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant status for their employees. She has extensive experience working with post-doctoral researchers, professors, engineers, scientists, scholars, and individuals of extraordinary ability. Ms. Bruno also represents individuals on a variety of family-based immigration and naturalization matters. Prior to joining Miller Mayer, Ms. Bruno worked as an associate attorney at an immigration firm in the Chicago area. She is fluent in Spanish.

Ms. Bruno is a member of the New York and Illinois State bars. She received her J.D. from Tulane University Law School and her B.A. from Princeton University.

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