L-1A/B Professional Visas for Executives and Specialized Knowledge Transfer Employees

Training 7: L-1A/B Professional Visas for Executives and Specialized Knowledge Transfer Employees

In this one day training we will explore the complex legal framework of L-1A and B visas. We will be researching and strategizing actual cases, as well as preparing the forms and assembling the supporting documents together.

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

8:15 am- 9:45 am L-1A and B Intracompany transfer visas

  • Overview and Executive Summary of the program
  • Political considerations
  • Proving parent/subsidiary relationships between the foreign and U.S. companies
  • Executives, managers and skilled workers
  • New start up enterprises in the United States
  • Job descriptions & organizational charts to preserve long-term visa options for your clients
  • Shrinking visa availability and numerical caps
  • Drafting job descriptions and obtaining favorable prevailing wages
  • 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 L-1A and B

  • 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 the L-1A and B

  • Preparing and Printing forms
  • 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