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.
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.
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.