If you are a business that is planning to start or relocate to California, join us for an informative presentation and panel discussion with a business and immigration lawyer, and representative from the California Governor’s office and Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s Office of International Trade. We will discuss little-known incentives for new businesses in California, visa options for investors and entrepreneurs, and foreign direct investment in Los Angeles.
Immigration Options and State-Sponsored Incentives for Companies Doing Business in California
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Presentations begin at 6:00 p.m.
LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, 9100 S Sepulveda Blvd #210, Los Angeles, CA 90045
The Grady Firm, P.C. and the International Affairs and Business Development office of the Governor of California- GO-Biz, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Office of International Trade
Jennifer A. Grady, Esq., Business and Immigration attorney at The Grady Firm, PC
Jeff Malin, Senior Business Development Specialist at California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-BIZ)
Eric Eide, Director of Mayor Garcetti’s Office of International Trade
Companies doing business in, or planning to relocate to California, may be unaware of the plethora of incentives available to encourage new businesses to open within the state, and the various immigration visa options available to entrepreneurs, employees, and investors.
RSVP: Chamberlain Duru: Chamberlain@laxcoastal.com
Jeff Malin, Senior Business Development Specialist at California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-BIZ), will discuss little-known incentive programs and free services offered through the California Governor’s office, such as complimentary site selection assistance, tax incentives, permit assistance, lending and credit-enhancement options, and cash reimbursement opportunities for employer sponsored training.
Jennifer Grady Esq., Founding Attorney at The Grady Firm, PC, will be discussing non-immigrant visa options for entrepreneurs, employees, and investors that plan to do business in California. Specifically, she will discuss the application procedures and pros and cons of applying for the following visas:
- B-1/B-2 Business/Tourist Visa
- L-1 Transfer Visa
- H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa
- O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa
- E-1 Treaty Trader Visa
- E-2 Investor Visa and
- EB-5 Investor Visa/Green Card options.
*There will be the opportunity to network with other business owners before and after the event, and for Q&A with the presenters. Light refreshments will be provided.
Eric Eide, Director of , will highlight what makes Los
Angeles a welcoming place for foreign investment. He
will also discuss the resources that the Mayor’s office
can provide to investors and strategies for successful
About the Event Sponsors:
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.
The International Affairs and Trade Development unit provides critical support on issues relating to international trade and investment opportunities, foreign relations, international agreements and partnerships with the countries that have a friendly relationship with California. The unit collaborates with federal, local and international partners to identify and assist small to medium size companies in developing markets abroad for their products and services.
The Grady Firm, P.C. specializes in business, employment, and immigration law for entrepreneurs at all stages of the business life cycle, including business formation, contract drafting, coaching, and employment law compliance training. In addition, The Grady Firm acts as the liaison for foreign business owners that wish to expand their operations to the United States, and assists with immigration and business formation for foreigners. The Grady Firm has offices in Beverly Hills and San Diego, and serves clients remotely from across the globe in English and Spanish.