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

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

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

U.S. Immigration Law Update: USCIS Cannot Approve Employment-Based Visa Petitions that Do Not Meet Minimum Wage Standards.

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis In Matter of I- Corp., Adopted Decision 2017-02 (AAO Apr. 12, 2017), the Administrative Appeals Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a binding policy guidance to USCIS personnel as it relates to Employment-Based Visa Petitions. According to it’s… Read More