Top Questions Asked by Business Immigration Practitioners in the Trump Era


Live Broadcast on April 7, 2017

Attorneys will learn about the primary categories of visas used by businesses and entrepreneurs. They will learn how to prepare and file successful applications for employers wishing to obtain visas for employees, entrepreneurs wishing to enter the U.S. to develop and direct their businesses, as well as extraordinary ability individuals to self-petition for immigrant visas. The historic trends in these areas will be presented along with practical advice for success under the new Trump administration.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Over view of the investment and employment based visa categories
  • Preparing and filing successful petitions
  • Working with clients in answering Requests for Evidence (RFEs)
  • What to do when you get a denial
  • Updates on changes to be expected form the new administration

Date / Time: April 7, 2017

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
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  • 7:00 am – 9:00 am Pacific

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mo-syedMohammad Ali Syed founded The Syed Law Firm, PLLC in 2011 and has developed a thriving immigration, litigation and international business practice. His personal immigration journey involved various stages after first coming to the U.S. from Pakistan on an F-1 student visa, then getting an H-1B work visa, followed by an employment based green card, and finally U.S. citizenship through naturalization. As such he is intimately familiar with immigration issues for both individuals and businesses.

His experience includes several years in the antitrust and business disputes section of the law firm of King & Ballow with offices in Nashville, TN and La Jolla, CA. Prior to that he practiced litigation at Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP in Washington, D.C. with offices and active cases nationwide. He has also worked for the Civil Litigation Branch of the District of Columbia Office of Attorney General (formerly D.C. Office of Corporation Counsel), as well as Rizvi, Isa, Afridi and Angell, a leading corporate law firm in Karachi, Pakistan.

Mr. Syed graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester (1997) and obtained his law degree from the George Washington University Law School (2000). In 2007 he completed the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers (mediation workshop).

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Section I. Over view of the investment and employment based visa categories
a) H1B – specialty occupation visa
b) PERM – employment based permanent residence
c) E1/E2 – treaty traders and investors
d) L1A and L1B – intracompany transfers
e) EB1 – aliens of extraordinary ability

Section II. Preparing and filing successful petitions

Section III. Working with clients in answering Requests for Evidence (RFEs)

Section IV. What to do when you get a denial

Section V. Updates on changes to be expected form the new administration