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The Evolving U.S. Immigration Environment and its Impact on Business

Many local companies rely on employment-based immigrant visas to hire foreign workers for specialized jobs that can be challenging to fill. U.S. immigration policy, however, is both complex and constantly changing. The Trump administration’s proposed changes to the immigration system have created additional uncertainty and have left many companies scrambling to determine the effects on their workforce.

Join Shahrzad Allen, an immigration attorney based in Dayton, Ohio, and Dan Fales, tax shareholder in Clark Schaefer Hackett’s International Business Services group, for this informative presentation on the evolving immigration environment and its impact on businesses in our region.

You’ll learn about:

  • The current employment-based immigration environment
  • Why changes to the current system are being proposed
  • Opportunities for hiring foreign nationals
  • Implications of bringing in foreign workers
  • Various employment- and investment-based immigrant visa programs (H-1B, L-1 & EB-5)
  • The application process, including qualifications and timing
  • Immigration tax issues on both the company and individual level

Who should attend:

Business owners, CEOs, CFOs, controllers and other business executives.


Shahrzad Allen,  Attorney at Law: Shahrzad practices in the area of Immigration and Naturalization law. She has an in-depth understanding of the immigration process both nationally and globally. She keeps abreast of changes in the law and has deep experience in all aspects of immigration, including family-based, employment-based and investment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa programs. She has successfully represented clients from all over the world before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and various U.S. consulates. Additionally, Shahrzad has counseled and represented a diverse corporate client base ranging from small family owned businesses to multinational corporations. Being a naturalized citizen herself, Shahrzad knows first-hand how much a well-qualified immigration attorney can improve the life of foreign nationals.

Daniel Fales, Shareholder, Clark Schaefer Hackett: Dan works with clients on both inbound and outbound international issues. He has been involved in transactional matters including international restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, and financings. He works with U.S. companies as they make their first forays into international operations and provides clients with tax favorable structures for international expansion. Dan serves as the primary advisor to the shareholders and owners of various closely-held and family-owned businesses, providing counsel on their global and U.S.-based income, estate taxes, and succession planning. When his clients are multinational taxpayers, or executives with overseas assignments, Dan has the specialization to plan strategies that minimize their potential tax liabilities.