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Consular Processing For Experts

Speakers: Robert Loughran (Discussion Leader), Delisa J.F. Bressler, Bryan Funai, Noah Klug, Angelo Paparelli, José R. Pérez, Jr. and others to be announced.

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Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by questions and answers from participants. MCLE Credits in CA, TX and other states (click here for more details).


FIRST Phone Session on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Client Consultations and Determining the scope of Representative in Consular Cases

  • Issue spotting for visa ineligibility
  • Delaying issues and spotting needs for waivers
  • Preparing the applicant

SECOND Phone Session on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • When are they needed?
  • Types of waivers
  • Current related issues

THIRD Phone Session on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Advanced Issues in Employment Based Visas

  • Unusual needs of Business
  • Issues relating to foreign investment and the resulting effect on nationality for visa purposes
  • Alternatives when faced with the loss of nationality

Robert Loughran

Robert Loughran (Discussion Leader) is a partner in the Austin office of Foster Global. He is Board Certified-Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Loughran is appointed to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Standards and Fitness Committee, 2008-Present. Mr. Loughran was American Immigration Lawyers Association Liaison to Vermont Service Center of Department of Homeland Security for H-1B issues, 2006-2008. He has been vice chair in the State Bar of Texas Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality, 2005-Present.

Delisa J.F. Bressler

Delisa J.F. Bressler is a Partner at Foster Global LLP.

Bryan Funai is a Principal Attorney at Masuda Funai. As an experienced business immigration attorney, Mr. Funai counsels clients on the immigration ramifications of various corporate structures. He prepares business plans to comply with the myriad of immigration laws and advises clients on the immigration consequences of corporate reorganizations. Mr. Funai counsels corporations on issues relating to worksite compliance and employment verification audits. Because he is familiar with all types of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, he advises clients on which is best suited to the needs of a multinational corporation. He also counsels executives on their eligibility for permanent residency and the application process required to obtain this status. Mr. Funai is a founding member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers and is listed in the International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, The Leading Lawyers Network and has been annually chosen as an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2008.

Noah Klug is a Senior Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL), where he manages the global immigration programs for some of the world’s largest companies. Prior to joining BAL, he was a Senior Lawyer at a multi-practice law firm in Melbourne, Australia, before which he worked at a global corporate immigration law firm in its Sydney and Melbourne offices where part of his role involved managing the U.S. consular practice for Asia Pacific. He has been an attorney at a U.S. Government immigration agency in the Washington, D.C. area, is the Past (Founding) Chair of the Asia Pacific Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and currently serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Immigration and Naturalization Committee. Noah has written numerous articles on immigration law and is a regular speaker on the topic. He is licensed to practice in both the U.S. and Australia.

Angello Paparelli is a partner in the Business Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. A Certified Immigration Law Specialist (CA), he is known among clients and peers for providing creative solutions to complex immigration law problems, especially those involving mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as an expert witness and consultant on immigration issues arising in litigation. Mr. Paparelli's immigration practice areas include compliance audits; counsel and due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring; immigration-related corporate policy formulation; permanent residence and citizenship; visas for executives, managers, scientists, scholars, investigators, professionals, students and visitors; PERM labor certifications; employment-based immigrant visa petitions; global visas and consular practice; legislative advocacy and immigration messaging; federal court litigation under the Administrative Procedures Act; waivers, white-collar immigration and asylum.

José R. Pérez, Jr. immigrated to the United States from Cuba, with his family, at the age of ten in 1965. He earned a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio and law degree from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He is a Partner at Foster LLP and has practiced exclusively in U.S. immigration and nationality law for twenty-seven years, and is actively involved with immigration issues relating health care professionals, employment and family based immigration, and consular processing issues. Since 1993, he has been board certified in immigration and nationality law and has earned inclusion in Who's Who in American Law, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Texas Super Lawyer, and The Best Lawyers in America, and the Latino-American Who's Who. He is the co-host of the weekly radio show "Coming to America" on Pacifica Radio 90.1 in Houston, Texas.

CLE Credits:

ILW.COM is accredited CLE Provider in State of California and Texas. Attorneys admitted in AK, CO, FL, MT, ND, NJ, NY (some exclusions apply) and WV are able to obtain MCLE credits through reciprocity with State of California. For remaining states, which require MCLE but do not accept reciprocity with any other jurisdiction, Certificate of Attendance for obtaining a self-study credits is available. Please note, CT, DC, MA, MD, MI and SD do not require MCLE.


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$149 Seminar Package
Includes all three dates:
May 28, 2015 (60 min)
June 25, 2015 (60 min)
July 9, 2015 (60 min)

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