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Immigration Law Seminar







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The French-American Chamber of Commerce’s

Immigration Law Seminar: 

Developing Enterprises in the United States for Foreign Nationals 

This program was targeted to HR Professionals, Foreign National Entrepreneurs & Attorneys. 2 CLE Credits Approved. Regardless of whether you dream of starting a new business in the United States or represent a multinational corporation with a large global footprint, understanding how you can utilize immigration law is of critical importance. This seminar covered nonimmigrant visas that allow for entrepreneurship, such as the New Office L and the E-2; nonimmigrant visas that are particular to certain countries and nationalities, such as the E-3 (Australia); TN (Canada, Mexico); and changes to the nonimmigrant visa system through the implementation of President Barack Obama’s executive action.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wine & Cheese, Refreshments

One Penn Center at Suburban Station
11th Floor Conference Room
1617 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA  19103





Jonathan Grode, Esq.
U.S. Practice Director
FACC Senior Corporate Member

Jonathan Grode directs the Immigration Law practice at the United States offices (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Providence, Rhode Island) of Green and Spiegel LLC. Jonathan completed his undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he graduated magna cum laude (1999). In 2008, Jonathan graduated first in his class from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2009 and is a member in good standing. Jonathan has worked continuously in the U.S. business immigration law field since completing his undergraduate studies and has amassed considerable experience obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for new company start-ups, professional workers and researchers. In addition, Jonathan has significant experience dealing with DOL and DHS enforcement actions as well as with EB-5 regional centers.


Professional Activities & Affiliations

Jonathan teaches both Business Immigration Law and Advising Global Corporations as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. In addition, Jonathan is Co-Chair of ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section’s Immigration Committee, a member of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section’s Human Trafficking Task Force and Chair Emeritus of the New Members Division of AILA’s Philadelphia Chapter. He has published extensively and is a regular presenter at national and international ABA conferences as well as at local AILA seminars and meetings. Jonathan has also been named as a “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” (2012 through present) and in 2014 was given a Special Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Jonathan is a Board Member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce.

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