--- 1.0 CLE Credit for AZ,CA,CO,CT,FL,ID,NJ,NY,PA
--- international law - immigration & naturalization law
--- course production date: 12/5/2015
--- presented by EKATERINA L POWELL

There are several nonimmigrant visa options available for foreign entrepreneurs and small business owners. Yet, it may still be challenging to find an appropriate solution for your client's needs.

This course addresses the eligibility criteria, benefits, and downsides of each visa option. Ekaterina Powell offers practical advice to attorneys on how to choose the best visa option for a foreign entrepreneur and how to build a strong case for your client.

Key course points are:
• Nonimmigrant visa options for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
• Discover the best ways to build a strong case for a foreign entrepreneur.
• Learn to identify the underlying issues in your case.
• Find advice on how to choose the most appropriate solution for your client.
• Discover solutions and strategies for each visa option.

--- presented by EKATERINA L POWELL

Ekaterina L. Powell is a California licensed attorney. She has obtained Master of Laws in Comparative Law from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California and a law degree from Samara State University in Russia.

Passion for law and her experience of being an immigrant inspired Ms. Powell to choose immigration law as a career path. For over the last five years, Ms. Powell has worked extensively on various family-based, investment-based, and employment-based immigration matters. Ms. Powell’s specific focus of work is on nonimmigrant and immigrant work and investment visas, extraordinary ability petitions, national interest waivers, EB-5 investment petitions, waivers of inadmissibility, VAWA cases, H-1B/LCA compliance matters, government worksite audits and investigations, as well as complex requests for evidence, motions and appeals.

Ms. Powell has published numerous articles on immigration-related matters, which can be found at www.visalawyerblog.com. Ms. Powell also writes for VOICE: An Immigration Dialogue, the publication of American Immigration Lawyers Association. She has given presentations at workshops and seminars devoted to various topics of immigration law.

In addition to her busy work at the firm, Ms. Powell volunteers for non-profit organizations helping immigrants from all over the world obtain legal assistance.