Advanced Blanket L Strategies: Knitting Together the Strands

Advanced Blanket L Strategies: Knitting Together the Strands

Advanced Blanket L Strategies: Knitting Together the Strands (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 02/15/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

In this advanced seminar, the panelists go beyond the basics on initial corporate Blanket L petitions and renewals. They will provide tips for presenting clear and compelling corporate Blanket L petitions that explain complex structures, opaque financial statements, and other entity issues in ways that can easily be interpreted by USCIS.

Featured Topics:

  • Establishing ownership: complex corporate structures, foreign documents, share certificates, and more
  • Practical tips for assembling the entity list: knowing what to include, rules for California vs. Vermont filings, and setting your margins
  • Renewing/amending the Blanket L: timing for the required renewal and subsequent amendments, and how these filings differ from the initial application
  • Benefits of the Blanket L in lieu of individual Ls (Requests for Evidence, approval rates, processing times, cost, etc.)

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Lieselot Whitbeck (DL), AILA Distance Learning Committee Co-Chair, Stuart, FL

Lieselot Whitbeck is a US and global business immigration attorney with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, based in Washington DC. She is a member of the Global Migration Section and is Co-Chair of the AILA Distance Learning Committee. She started her career as a USCIS officer at the Boston Field Office.

Larry L. Drumm, San Francisco, CA

Larry Drumm handles a variety of business immigration matters, including employment visas for professionals, intracompany transferees, investors, and trainees. Mr. Drumm has an extensive background with respect to all aspects of business immigration law, regulation, and policy. He has federal agency experience, including numerous petitions before the Department of Homeland Security, visa processing with the Department of State, and employer compliance investigations by the Department of Labor (DOL) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Nisha V. Fontaine, Buffalo, NY

Nisha V. Fontaine (nee Jagtiani) is a Partner in the Immigration Group with Lippes Mathias LLP in Buffalo, NY. Licensed in Texas, Mrs. Fontaine received her JD from St. Mary’s University School of Law (2007) and her MBA from St. Mary’s University (2007). She works with individuals, small businesses, and large corporations to strategically navigate the U.S. immigration system She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, and a northern cross-border practice.

Michael P. Nowlan, Detroit, MI

Mike P. Nowlan is a member of the Clark Hill PLC Immigration Business Unit, located in the Detroit, MI office. His is currently a member of the AILA Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee. He has previously served as the Chair of the Business Committee Listserv, Vice Chair of the AILA Business Immigration Response Team, and Chair of the AILA Business Committee.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.