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Finding Your Path: How to Secure a US Green Card

 

Presented by attorneys Sandra Bruno and Xiayue (Summer) Yin, the webinar will provide an overview of options to obtain permanent residence in the United States. They will discuss various family and employment based options, recent adjudication trends and changes in immigration law.

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Speaker Bios

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.

Xiayue (Summer) Yin is an Associate in Miller Mayer’s Immigration Practice Group. Ms. Yin represents clients in a wide array of immigrant and non-immigrant visa categories including employment-based and family-based green card petitions, non-immigrant visa classifications such as H1B, L-1, E-2 and etc.

In the realm of employment-based immigration, Ms. Yin has advised numerous foreign investors and entrepreneurs on complicated EB-5 source of funds and business documentation. She assists individuals with extraordinary abilities in obtaining U.S. permanent residence through the EB-1 category.  Ms. Yin also has profound experience in advising green card holders of properly maintaining U.S. permanent resident status when they need to temporarily relocate overseas.

Ms. Yin is a graduate of Cornell Law School. She’s licensed in New York State and P.R. China. Before joining Miller Mayer, Ms. Yin practiced corporate law in a renowned law firm in Shanghai, China. She is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Immigration Options for Physicians

 

Featuring our attorneys Kristal Ozmun, Sandra Bruno, and David Wilks, this webinar will focus on analyzing the various options and strategies for healthcare organizations to hire and retain foreign-born doctors in the current immigration climate.

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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. She also advises represents a variety of individual and corporate clients seeking non-immigrant and immigrant status.

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.

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 national conferences on immigration law, including the Annual Conference of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA). He is also a national committee chair for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A graduate of Cornell Law School, Mr. Wilks was the recipient of the 2019 AILA Joseph Minsky National Young Lawyer Award.

Navigating the New EB-5 Regulations

 

On July 24, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published new, final regulations that will significantly alter the Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5 Program). The new regulations vastly increase the minimum investment amount to $900,000, change how targeted employment areas are defined and designated, and allow for priority date retention, among other major changes that will impact immigrant investors, regional centers, and U.S. workers.

Please join us as Miller Mayer, LLP offers a free webinar exploring the new regulations. Well-known EB-5 attorneys Stephen Yale-Loehr and Kristal Ozmun will discuss the changes to the EB-5 Program in detail including what it means for current and future investors, and the future of the program.

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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. She also advises represents a variety of individual and corporate clients seeking non-immigrant and immigrant status.

Steve Yale-Loehr is an Attorney of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group who brings 30 years of immigration law experience to bear in advising corporate and individual clients on a broad array of family and employment immigration matters. In addition to his work at Miller Mayer, Mr. Yale-Loehr teaches immigration and asylum law at Cornell Law School as a Professor of Immigration Practice.

Not Selected? H-1B Alternatives Webinar

 

When: May 22, 2019, 2-3 PM ET

Unable to secure a winning number in this year’s cap H-1B lottery? This webinar will help both employers and potential employees explore alternatives to the H-1B visa that provide work authorization in the United States. Miller Mayer’s experienced immigration attorneys Kristal Ozmun and Summer Yin will explain these alternative visa options, including requirements, process and best fit for U.S. employment.

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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. She also advises represents a variety of individual and corporate clients seeking non-immigrant and immigrant status.

Xiayue (Summer) Yin is an Associate in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group. Ms. Yin concentrates her practice on employment-based and family-based immigration law. Her employment-based immigration work focuses on non-immigrant workers visas such as H-1B and employment-based green card petitions. In the realm of family-based immigration, she assists individuals in obtaining lawful permanent residence for themselves and their family members.

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.

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