Many of the laws and regulations governing U.S. immigration disregard prudent business practice. Indeed, many of the memoranda and regulations exhibit an astonishing lack of understanding of business law.

If one of your foreign clients wants to start up his Internet business or open the U.S. branch of her graphic design shop, filing the articles of incorporation is merely the starting point. Much of the evidence required to obtain the appropriate immigration benefits for your client must be created regardless of the business need for such evidence. With proper planning, you can minimize these burdens and maximize the benefits of opening a business in the United States. In this article, we will focus on structuring entities and transactions for two types of non-immigrant classes: the L and the E.

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