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.
Marketing and PR
Building your brand
How to get clients
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?