E-2 Professional Treaty-Investor Non Immigrant Visas

Training 8: E-2 Professional Treaty-Investor Non Immigrant Visas

In this one day training we will explore the complex legal framework of E-2 Professional Treaty-Investor Non Immigrant Visas. We will be researching and strategizing actual cases, as well as preparing the forms and assembling the supporting documents together.

8:00 am – 8:15 am Welcome, Introduction and Goals

8:15 am- 9:45 am: E-2 Professional Treaty-Investor Non Immigrant Visas

  • Overview and Executive Summary of the program
  • Political considerations
  • Investors, Managers and Executives
  • Sponsors and enterprises in the United States and abroad
  • Job descriptions & organizational charts
  • Department of Labor prevailing wages and certifications
  • Business Plans
  • USCIS and Embassy requirements
  • How to manage changes of employment and employee terminations
  • Dual representation and ethical dilemmas

9:45 am – 10:00 am MORNING BREAK

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Substantive and Procedural Law of the E-2 Treaty-Investor program

Change of status in the U.S vs. visa processing in the Embassy

  • Kurzban
  • INA
  • FAM
  • USCIS website
  • Department of Labor website
  • US Embassy website

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Needs Assessments, Legal Fees and Contracts

  • Legal Ethics – Model Rule 1.5: Appropriate Fees for Legal Services in Business Immigration Law
  • Lead Generation, Lead Conversion and Client Fulfillment
  • Questionnaire and Document Review

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm AFTERNOON BREAK

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm Preparing and Filing for E-2 Status or Visa

  • Preparing and Printing forms – I-129 and E supplement
  • Assembly and Attorney Cover Letter
  • Request for Evidence, Approvals, Denials and Appeals

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm: Implementing the new practice area

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Coaching/Mentoring

5:30 pm Conclusion of Program