THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis What Has Been Said About Information? “…Information is liberating…” -Kofi Annan “Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.” -Mitchell Kapor “….When there is information, there is enlightenment…” -Atifete Jahjaga “We tend to accept information that… Read More

Through Challenge Comes Opportunity: How the 2018 EU Startup Summit Brought Challenges to Entrepreneurs

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis During the Fireside chat at last week’s EU Startup Summit in Barcelona, Ricardo Ciccone co-founder and CEO king.com said that entrepreneurs are always faced with challenges, and that if they are not, then they should worry. The challenges Ricardo spoke about are… Read More

Business Planning Is Important…So Is Legal Planning – Are You Doing it for Your Business?

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis Business planning is essential to developing any business. Whether it be 20 pages or on a napkin, it is understood and accepted that it is an imperative tool in business development. Business planning is not only essential from moving a  business idea… Read More

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

“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

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

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

“E is for Entrepreneur…but also for E-visas”

With increasing controversy surrounding H1-B visas in the U.S. and its impact on foreign workers and opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs, many other visa options have been overlooked, which could provide foreign entrepreneurs with opportunities to establish or expand their business operations to the U.S. One such group of visa options are the E-visas. Foreign entrepreneurs who… Read More

Doing Business in New York As a Foreign Entrepreneur-Part 1

This article was first published on March 27th, 2017.  Opportunities for Foreign Entrepreneurs in New York There are many opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs to do business in New York. For reasons ranging from competing with Silicon Valley to seeking solutions to the provision of public services, New York Governments, at both the state and local… Read More