Mr. Syed has been invited to speak on April 3, 2019 at the new program presented by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law’s Immigration and Naturalization Committee.[1] He will be presenting with fellow leading immigration experts to discuss “How foreign law firms can establish offices in the U.S.: immigration, business, and ethics considerations.”

Program Description:

This program will discuss L, E, H, and other temporary visas and permanent resident categories that are available to U.S. law firms for employing foreign workers. Many foreign law firms and lawyers serve U.S. clients and find it beneficial to come to the U.S. to practice law or establish U.S. offices. This discussion will highlight important topics whether you are looking to expand your foreign-based law firm to the U.S., are a solo lawyer planning to open your own practice in the U.S., or are a U.S. law firm looking to hire a foreign lawyer.

This session will give guidance in preparing business plans for specific visa categories, providing examples from law firms around the world, including the Netherlands and the Caribbean. It will discuss the best practices for renewing visas and review potential options on how apply for a permanent resident as a multinational executive or manager of a law firm. This panel will also address ethical issues and a comparative description of the U.K. process including an assessment of the potential impact of Brexit.

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Time: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm Eastern.

Register HERE.[2] Lunch will be served, if you plan to attend in-person please email Mohammad Ali Syed at There is a teleconference option and international dial-ins will be available. This is a non-CLE program.