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SOLD OUT: CANY U.S. Immigration Seminar
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When: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Where: Canadian Consulate
466 Lexington Avenue, 20th Floor
Corner of E45th Street
New York, New York 
United States

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Registration for this event has closed as of 3:00pm on March 4th. Walk-ins and late ticket purchases will not be permitted because of security restrictions at the venue.



  • NAFTA Updated: USMCA and current adjudicative climate
  • H-1B Visa: Current Issues and New Rules
  • L-1 Visa: Current Issues and New Rules for Extensions
  • E Visa as an Alternative Solution
  • Employment Based Green Card
  • Green Card through Marriage to a US Citizen:
    • Adjustment of Status versus Immigrant Visa Processing: How and Where to File the Green Card
    • Current Issues and Proposed Rules
    • Ability to Work in the U.S. while Green Card is pending
    • Ability to Travel while Green Card is pending
  •  Pros and Cons of a Green Card and/or Dual Citizenship (including tax considerations)
  • Time for a change? Canadian Permanent Residence Options for U.S. Spouses


Guest Speakers:


Mindy Tessler-Scott

Mindy Tessler-Scott is a Partner at Cumming & Partners who has practiced exclusively in the field of immigration law for more than 20 years. While Mindy is knowledgeable in all aspects of U.S. and Canadian corporate, employment and family-based immigration matters, her expertise lies in assisting individual clients to realize their unique immigration goals. Mindy has extensive experience with all types of work permits (Canada and the U.S.), extra-ordinary ability petitions, the green card (U.S.) and permanent residence applications (Canada). Over the years, Mindy has worked with professionals, athletes, artists, entertainers and production houses in obtaining work visas and finding more permanent solutions that suits their particular needs. Mindy provides U.S. and Canadian immigration services and advice to both individual and corporate clients. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.


Hillary Bullock

Hillary Bullock is a cross-border immigration attorney licensed in California, Ontario, and British Columbia. She a Partner in the immigration practice group at Cumming & Partners and an expert on U.S. immigration solutions for Canadians. Hillary’s expertise covers the full gamut of U.S. employment and family-based immigration matters. She holds extensive experience representing and advising clients on in-person U.S. Northern border applications through U.S. customs, and on U.S. consular applications for investors and professionals engaged in Canadian-U.S. trade. Hillary also regularly advises corporate clients on immigration strategies for cross-border corporate expansion, recruitment and retention of foreign personnel, and fulfillment of international services contracts. In addition, Hillary frequently represents professional sports teams, leagues, athletes, and staff on matters such as hiring foreign athletes to play in the U.S. and Canada, managing international travel issues, and obtaining employment authorization for coaches and other team staff.


Wayne Bewick

Wayne is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and a U.S. Certified Public Accountant. Before joining Trowbridge, he spent numerous years at Deloitte specializing in expatriate and international tax services. He has completed levels I and II of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-depth Taxation Program and is a current member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Financial Planners Standards Council. He is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois. Wayne graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University in Montreal and is fluent in French.