The Grady Firm Attends BC Tech Summit in Vancouver, Canada; Hosts Legal Seminar for Canadian Cross-Border Entrepreneurs

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BC Tech Summit 2016 at Canada Place in Vancouver, Canada

In January, The Grady Firm attorneys connected with Vancouver area technology businesses and entrepreneurs at the #BCTECH Summit. With more than 8,500 of British Columbia’s top universities, companies, and entrepreneurs, in attendance, BC Tech Summit is the largest business technology conference in British Columbia on the west coast of Canada.

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Jennifer Grady, Esq. at the #BCTECH Summit 2016 in Vancouver

The #BCTECH Summit is a two-day event that showcased BC’s vibrant technology industry, built cross-sector opportunities for businesses, and explored the latest ideas that will drive a competitive advantage for BC. The Grady Firm’s founder, Jennifer Grady,  attended the conference on January 18 and 19, 2016, and met with some of Canada’s most enterprising business owners.

On January 20, The Grady Firm hosted a seminar in downtown Vancouver for local entrepreneurs entitled, “How to Expand Your Business to the Largest Consumer Economy in the World.” Canadian entrepreneurs mingled over appetizers and wine while learning about the business and immigration issues that foreign entrepreneurs must consider when doing business in the United States.

During her stay in Vancouver, Ms. Grady counseled individuals that wanted to learn more about the issues that face their particular industries (tech, health and wellness, art, and cyber security) when opening a new branch or subsidiary south of the border in the US.

She also explained which visas are available to Canadian entrepreneurs, such as the TN (NAFTA) Professional visa;  the H-1B “specialty occupation” visa; the E-2 investor visa; the L-1 Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager visa; and the EB-5 “million dollar investor” visa.

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View of North Vancouver from Canada Place, where the BC Tech Conference was held


Cross-Border Legal Seminar with Canadian entrepreneurs

Due to the strong ties between Canada and the US, The Grady Firm continues to work  remotely with Canadian entrepreneurs from its headquarters in California.

Are you a Canadian entrepreneur considering doing business in the United States?

The Grady Firm attorneys can assist with preparing the immigration application, business advising, and corporate setup for foreign business entities in the US.  To schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with The Grady Firm’s attorneys, call (323) 450-9010, or fill out a Contact Request Form.

*This article is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship.

About gradyfirm

The Grady Firm attorneys specialize in helping businesses grow and succeed through employment, business, immigration, and intellectual property law advising for clients in California. In addition, we help foreign entrepreneurs establish a US presence and obtain the appropriate visas for their owners and employees. WE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS SOLUTIONS: BUSINESS ADVISING: Business formation, contract drafting, coaching/advising, succession planning, lease review, and contract negotiation. EMPLOYMENT LAW: We teach employers how to become compliant with California employment law, draft Employee Handbooks, and providing sexual harassment training. We also help resolve disputes between employers and employees regarding wage and hour, discrimination, and harassment issues. IMMIGRATION: We help build business work forces and reunite families by preparing visa, Green Card, and citizenship applications based on family relations, employment, and investment. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: trademarks, copyright The Grady Firm has offices in Beverly Hills and San Diego, California; and serves clients remotely from across the globe. Our attorneys are licensed to practice immigration law in all 50 states. Learn more about us at

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