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.
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 is current Chair of AILA’s Consumer Protection Rapid Response Team. He frequently writes and presents on the topic of consumer protection and immigration fraud, 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 attorney ethics, 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 non-immigrant 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).
Excellent presentation I appreciated the fact that the goal was to present enough info to prepare the attorney for the first interview
Outstanding Course. Lecturer was very knowledgeable and explained complex immigration rules and laws in a very understandable manner!
Concise and the slides were excellent.
Interesting angle on a much-discussed legal issue.