Feb 28 2019
11:30 AM
Bloom Ballroom at Jungle Island (map)

Christine Alden, Gina Polo and Dilip Patel, shareholders in the firm's Immigration section, will speak at the 40th Annual AILA South Florida Conference.

Christine, Chair of the event, will speak on a panel entitled, "I Will Survive - EB-5 Investor Perspectives" on Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Panelists will explore and discuss the latest on the ever-developing EB5 landscape, including:

  • Source of Funds best practices
  • Should you conduct due diligence on a project and regional center?
  • Job Creation Risks: Not all jobs are created equal
  • Material changes: Are they all the same and when do they matter?
  • Can minors invest and apply on their own?
  • Country specific issues and emerging investor markets
  • Visa Quota Allocation: Update

Gina will speak on a panel entitled, "Don’t Stop Believin’ – How to Build, Maintain and Strengthen Your Practice" on Feb. 28 at 11:35 a.m. Panelists will discuss aspects of successfully running an immigration practice that not taught in law school. Attendees will learn practice management tips from this experienced panel, unavailable in any textbook. 

Topics include:

  • Marketing and PR
  • Networking
  • Building your brand
  • Time management
  • How to get clients
  • Office technology
  • Ethical concerns in starting your own practice

Dilip will speak on a panel entitled, "Should I Stay or Should I Go? Tricky Consular Processing Issues" on March 1 at 9 a.m. The group will discuss practical tips on how to get your client across the finish line, whether non-immigrant or immigrant. Discussion points will include:

  • Non-Immigrant Visa Processing
    • What is the next step if your client has a visa refusal?
    • What is administrative processing and how do you respond to it?
    • What is prudential revocation?
    • Does third country processing still exist?
  • Immigrant Visa Processing
    • Anticipating issues
    • Filing I-130s at USCIS abroad
  • What is happening with the travel ban?
  • What is the DS 5535?
  • Public charge changes and challenges
  • Preparing your clients for interviews

Learn more and register.