Permanent Residence for E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Investors: Thinking Outside the Box

Permanent Residence for E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Investors: Thinking Outside the Box

Permanent Residence for E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Investors: Thinking Outside the Box (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 10/17/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Join our industry experts for this advanced, fast-paced panel as they offer different strategies and customized approaches to decipher the myths and help attorneys discover how their E-1/E-2 clients can obtain U.S. permanent residence and eventually realize the American dream: U.S. citizenship.

Featured Topics:

  • E-1/E-2 vs. L-1A to get an EB-1(C): pros and cons, explaining this hybrid approach to clients
  • Know your E-1/E-2 client: Are they extraordinary? Does their work focus on resolving a national issue?
  • Options through the E-1/E-2 spouse
  • E-2 to EB-5: How does this work? Is it better to go through a regional center?
  • Adjustment of status vs. immigrant visa processing
  • International travel, extensions, and new visas: managing expectations

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Janice Flynn (DL), AILA CBP Liaison Committee, London, UK

Janice Flynn is the Principal Lawyer of Flynn Hodkinson, a US visa and nationality law firm based in London, UK with a focus on business immigration and E Treaty National visas at the US Embassy in London and consular posts across the globe. She is currently the Immediate Past Chair of the AILA RDC-EMEA chapter’s Executive Committee, a member of AILA’s CBP National Liaison Committee, and committee member for RDC and Chicago chapters. She is originally from Chicago, Illinois and has lived where she started working in the field of US immigration law and has practiced in London, UK since 2005. She specializes in consular processing, US entry issues, non-immigrant waivers of inadmissibility and complex corporate immigration advice.

Angelo A. Paparelli, AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Liaison Committee, Studio City, CA

Angelo Paparelli is a Partner with Vialto Law (US) PLLC, an independently operated law firm affiliated with Vialto Partners, the world’s leading global mobility company. Angelo focuses on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, global mobility, immigration compliance, corporate policy formulation, and the immigration consequences of M&A deals and corporate restructurings. He also blogs on America's dysfunctional immigration system at

Henry J. Chang, Toronto, ON, Canada

Henry J. Chang is a Partner with Dentons Canada LLP. He practices U.S. and Canadian business immigration law. Mr. Chang holds a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School (1990) and is admitted to practice law in California and Ontario. He is certified as a specialist in immigration law by the Law Society of Ontario. Mr. Chang is also ranked in the field of immigration law by Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell.

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