French-American Office Hours 2: 

For French Employees and Companies

with French Business Ties


Get your Questions Answered!

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Complimentary Webinar

Join us on Wednesday, July 1st, to hear from our speakers who will address questions that French and American companies and personnel may have regarding work visas, immigration, business, and travel to/from Europe in the near future.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Personnel from French and American companies, French employees on work visas, and business people normally traveling to France.



Blandine Chantepie-KariVP Soft-landing Programs, EAEC

Blandine, International Strategist, specializes in Foreign Direct Investment attraction programs and support services, from planning entry strategies to new markets, and creating the local support ecosystem. She also advises companies on business development in the US, Canada, Europe, and beyond. 


Jonathan Grode, Esq.

U.S. Practice Director

Green and Spiegel LLC Immigration Law

Jonathan will be addressing the following topics:

  • Unpacking the expected upcoming Immigration Executive Order to be issued by President Donald J. Trump

  • General US Immigration and Visa Update

  • The 14-day Quarantine as Travel Bans are lifted

  • US Embassy and Consulate re-openings worldwide

Michael Scullin, Esq.

Honorary Consul of France in Philadelphia and Wilmington,

and Counsel to McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP


Michael will be discussing:

  • Perspectives on scope of services upon reopening

  • Developments on the horizon

  • Business creation in the post-COVID environment


Olivier Piton, Esq.

Founder of Piton Gillespie Transatlantic Law Firm,

and Vice President, Consular Council, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV

Olivier's topics will be :

  • Opening of the French Consulate in Washington, DC for Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia Residents

  • Re-opening to phase 2 in France

  • Observing the funny side of quarantine


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