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Immigration Strategies for Investors & Entrepreneurs

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Produced on October 11, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Immigration Litigation

Course Description

In recent years, the United States legal system has regularly fluctuated in its approach to providing pathways to foreign nationals seeking to invest and develop new businesses and other enterprises within the U.S. At the same moment, that these options have become increasingly sought after. The changing priorities and levels of scrutiny, combined with increased demand, provide a strong incentive for attorneys to more closely examine the various legal immigration pathways for foreign investors and entrepreneurs.  

This course, led by attorney Matthew Blaisdell, will provide an overview of the most common, and a few of the often-overlooked, options for clients seeking to launch and develop businesses and other projects in the United States, while providing the practical information you will need to help guide your clients to the option that is most appropriate for their circumstances. Please note that this course will not focus on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, as such would be more appropriate for a separate course.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the most common mechanisms available under U.S. immigration law to assist foreign nationals to invest in and launch enterprises in the United States
  2. Explore less conventional options to assist clients in achieving these objectives as quickly as possible
  3. Break down the nuances attendant to each visa in order to provide practical and timely advice to foreign national clients seeking to launch and develop their enterprises

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Matthew Blaisdell

Matthew Blaisdell, Esq.

Matthew Blaisdell is an attorney in Brooklyn, New York, with a full concentration in immigration law. He is the former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and currently serves on its Ethics Committee. He frequently writes and presents on these topics, and he has provided testimony to several cities considering legislation to protect immigrant consumers.

He also regularly provides trainings and lectures on topics related to practice management, prosecutorial discretion and advocating before various government agencies, immigration legislation and policies, constitutional issues, immigration options for youth and unaccompanied minors, LGBTQ immigration issues, immigration consequences of criminal activity, humanitarian forms of relief, and employment-based visas.

He received his juris doctor, as well as an LL.M in environmental law, from Pace Law School, and is a graduate of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI).


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Elizabeth F.

Excellent presentation I appreciated the fact that the goal was to present enough info to prepare the attorney for the first interview

Thomas D.

Outstanding Course. Lecturer was very knowledgeable and explained complex immigration rules and laws in a very understandable manner!

Charles S.

Concise and the slides were excellent.

Hugh W.

Very Informative

Maeve T.

Fantastic presentation!

Senna A.

Interesting angle on a much-discussed legal issue.

Sheryl D.

Well done.

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