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Focus: EB-5 Regional Center Roundtable December 22
ILW.COM is pleased to present a monthly telephone seminar series for existing EB-5 Regional Centers and for developers and dealmakers planning to apply for Regional Center designation or establish syndicated EB-5 investments involving multiple investors.

Each 30-minute session is presented at no charge. The sessions feature renowned immigration lawyer, Angelo Paparelli, and invited experts focusing on current developments and best practices in the EB-5 arena from the point of view of Regional Centers and syndicated EB-5 investment entities.

Issues affecting individual investors will also be covered but only from the perspectives of Regional Centers and other EB-5 entities. With this ILW.COM telephone seminar series, Angelo brings to bear his formidable legal talents and immigration thought leadership and suggest solutions to the many vexing problems faced today by Regional Centers and other EB-5 investment entities.

Guest Speakers: Dawn Lurie and Greg White
This month's topic is: TBD
Date: Tuesday, December 22, Time: 2:00-2:30pm ET
Registration Deadline: 11:00pm (ET), Monday, December 21, 2015

To view speakers and their biographies, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/Roundtablebios.pdf
To view Angelo's biography and sponsor profile, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/eb5regionalcenterseminars.shtm

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Austin, TX - Foster LLP, one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, seeks Global Attorney candidates for our Austin, TX office. The Firm's Global Section assists clients with obtaining immigration status, visas and work authorization in countries for U.S. and third-country nationals around the world. Global attorneys and other section staff manage Global cases, from case initiation by the client and identification of the immigration strategy and related requirements, to preparation of the applications and acquisition of the visa or other status documents. The work environment is dynamic and fast-paced, with a strong international bent. Global Attorneys regularly communicate with case stakeholders around the world, often in foreign languages. While direction and training are provided, individual initiative is encouraged and rewarded. Applicant must have strong written and communication skills, be detail oriented and able to multi-task and have strong analytical and organizational skills. Foreign language fluency and experience living and working outside the United States or candidate's home country is preferred. Global attorneys are responsible for Global Section casework, including but not limited to: Researching immigration law and procedures around the world; Formulating and implementing case strategy; Analyzing information and documents provided by client for case filing; Preparing and reviewing documents for immigration applications; Communicating with clients and Firm's global partners and Maintaining case records while utilizing various case tracking systems. Training is provided. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to careers@fosterglobal.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP is a growing, full-service law firm with an international reputation for achieving outstanding results in the practice of immigration law. The firm's expertise covers a broad range of matters, including investor, employment and family-based immigration. We are known for our depth of experience, commitment to excellence, and creative approach to client matters. The law firm maintains a collegial diverse working environment devoted to employee satisfaction. The business immigration attorney will work closely with clients and primarily prepare petitions for the PERM Labor Certification Process. The attorney will be responsible for other client business matters, including non-immigrant and immigrant visas processing. The attorney will work with a team of business immigration attorneys and paralegals. He/she will, analyze cases, support and advise clients in immigration program management and compliance. He/she will be responsible for the accurate and timely filing of applications, and the written and oral communication with clients and foreign nationals as needed. The attorney may supervise the work of paralegal staff in document preparation. Qualifications and Experience: Minimum 5 years' experience working as an attorney in business immigration PERM work. Experience working with immigrant and non-immigrant clients. Excellent written and oral skills. Experience working with a team of attorneys and staff. Send letter of interest, resume and salary requirement to recruiting@sggimmigration.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP is a growing, full-service law firm with an international reputation for achieving outstanding results in the practice of immigration law. The firm's expertise covers a broad range of matters, including investor, employment and family-based immigration. We are known for our depth of experience, commitment to excellence, and creative approach to client matters. The law firm maintains a collegial diverse working environment devoted to employee satisfaction. Under the supervision of lead attorneys the paralegal will be responsible for business immigration matters. Prepare documents in various phases of the PERM Labor Certification Process will be the majority area of concentration. Essential Functions: The paralegal works closely with experienced business immigration attorneys assisting in all aspects of business immigration and primarily the PERM Labor Certification Process with other responsibilities such as non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing. The paralegal will: Analyze case documents; Prepare applications for filing; Draft petitions and specialized support letters; Assist in Recruitment application process; Draft Business Necessity Statements; Analyze job descriptions; Communicate with clients, and foreign nationals, as needed; Work collegially in a team environment. Qualifications and Experience: Minimum 3 years business immigration PERM work experience, preferred 5 years' experience. Demonstrated and detailed knowledge of Labor Certification Process and procedures. Experience with Law Logix a plus. Only qualified applications should send a cover letter, resume and required salary to recruiting@sggimmigration.com. The firm offers competitive salaries, bonuses, a comprehensive benefit package and a collegial work environment.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia area, PA - solo practitioner is seeking an immigration paralegal/legal assistant. Duties include, but are not limited to, gathering information from clients (both corporate and individual), entering case information into web-based case management system, preparing forms and supporting documents and filing with USCIS and other government agencies, tracking the status of filings, and following up with clients and government agencies. Thorough knowledge and experience in the areas of H-1B, H-4, L-1, L-2, EAD, PERM, Immigrant Visa Petitions (EB1, EB2, and EB3), and Adjustment of Status procedure required. Also essential are excellent attention to details, strong communications skills (oral and written), and ability to work independently. Please email resume and cover letter to mjnair@visaworks.com. No telephone calls please.

Foreign Credential Evaluations
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