On April 12, 2018, cross-border attorney Jennifer Grady, Esq. spoke to a group of 100 Canadian entrepreneurs and US Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) at SelectUSA Canada. SelectUSA is a U.S. government-wide program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Since its inception, SelectUSA has facilitated more than US $25 billion in investment, creating and/or retaining tens of thousands of U.S. jobs. In addition to the annual Summit in Washington, D.C., it puts on local roadshows and events in countries around the world.
Ms. Grady’s topic, “Moving people across the border: Immigration considerations for investors“, provided an overview of considerations and options for moving key personnel to the United States. In addition, she provided tips on applying for visas and Green Cards based on investment, employment, and temporary business visits. She was joined as a panelist by executives from the U.S. Consulate in Calgary, and Custom and Border Protection (CBP).
This event was Ms. Grady’s third time speaking to a SelectUSA audience. Since 2016, she has been a panelist on hot topics in immigration and employment law at the flagship SelectUSA summit in Washington, D.C., which was attended by President Obama and John Kerry in 2016, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in 2017.
About the Event
SelectUSA Canada in an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service that provides and exclusive one-stop opportunity for Canadian firms to learn more about setting up or expanding a business in the United States. This exciting one-day program includes information on the expansion process, best practices, legal and tax considerations, and programs and services available to support U.S. expansion plans.
Registration for Canadian companies includes the following opportunities:
- One-on-one meetings with U.S. state and regional officials.
- Learn from global trade experts in finance, taxation and more.
- Hear first-hand from Canadian companies about their successful expansions and best practices.
- Information on programs and funding for international companies.
- Exclusive access to the Keynote breakfast and networking opportunities.
About the Speaker
Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. founded the law firm of The Grady Firm, P.C. in 2012 with a passion for helping domestic and international clients achieve the American Dream. The Grady Firm’s attorneys provide holistic support to foreign business owners expanding their operations to the U.S. in the areas of business, employment, immigration, and intellectual property law. With offices in Beverly Hills, Irvine, and San Diego, CA, the firm’s California-licensed attorneys can practice immigration and intellectual property law in all 50 U.S. states.
Ms. Grady lectures extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Chile, and Argentina on business and immigration law topics in both English and Spanish.
As outside corporate counsel to multi-national companies, Ms. Grady develops global relocation strategies, teaches employers how to become compliant with California employment law, and assists them with hiring, disciplining, and terminating employees. She also provides on-site, classroom-style leadership and sexual harassment training, and is a certified mediator. Ms. Grady is fluent in Spanish, serves on the Board of Directors of the California Employers Association, and has founded several education scholarships. She enjoys working with her “neighbors to the north,” and enjoyed her fifth business trip to Canada.
To learn more about ensuring your business is compliant with state and local laws, schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with The Grady Firm’s attorneys; call +1 (949) 798-6298; or fill out a Contact Request Form.
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