Linking Your Company to the U.S. – Overview of the L-visas

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis For foreign companies that either have or are seeking to establish a parent company, a branch, a subsidiary, or an affiliate in the U.S.; and want to send a foreign employee who is either an executive, a manager, or an employee with specialized… Read More

June 27th, 2017 – The First International Day of Micro-, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis Today, June 27th, 2017, is the first International Day of Micro-, Small, and Medium-Seized Enterprises as designated by the UN General Assembly on April 6th, 2017 through UN resolution A/RES/71/279.  In celebrating this day, I dedicate this article to the entrepreneurs of… Read More

Immigrant Investor Regional Centers: What Prospective EB-5 Petitioners Should Know Before Investing

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis EB-5 petitioners who are seeking this visa classification have two options for investing in the U.S.  – direct investment, where their qualified investment results in the direct creation or preservation of at least 10 permanent full time jobs for U.S. workers; or… Read More

“Oh What Talent You Have!” U.S. O-visas Options for Individuals with Extraordinary Abilities or Achievement

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis Do you possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics? Do you have a demonstrated record of achievement in the motion picture or television industry and have been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements? If you fall into… Read More

Why Startups Who Want to Scale to the U.S. Should Consider Participating in U.S. Startup Accelerator Programs

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis What are Startup Accelerators and what can they do for early-stage Startups? The term “startup accelerators” is often used as a catchall phrase to describe startup support programs, such as, incubators and angel investor programs, but not all of these programs are… Read More

Foreign Entrepreneurs Seeking EB-5 Visas Must Now Provide Substantially More Information To Be Considered for Visa Classification

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis As of June 9th, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a new edition of the I-526 Immigrant Petition for foreign entrepreneurs seeking the EB-5 visa. This article discusses the new edition of form I-526 and the information that… Read More

Tips for Internationalizing Your Startup from Techcrunch.com Contributors

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis If internationalizing or globalizing your startup is one of the goals you have for your  startup, then knowing how and when to do it is key. The following three articles from techcrunch.com, written by various contributors in 2015, discuss when to scale your startup,… Read More

SMEs Making News and Being Recognized as Drivers of National and Global Economic Growth

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis Small Business Knowledge Summit – Recognizing the Important Role of SMEs  According to the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations, SMEs, including micro-enterprises, make up 95% of the world’s enterprises and account for 60% of global private sector employment. Recognizing the important… Read More

U.S. Entrepreneurs Take Notice: Proposed European Privacy Regulation Will Include Over-the-Top Communication Services and Marketing Activities

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis Do you use internet marketing in your business activities? Does your business offer Over-the-Top communication services? Is your client base European or residing in the EU? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you should be aware of… Read More