Law Offices of Stuart J. Reich, PLLC

Practice Limited to Immigration & Nationality Law

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Speaking Engagements & Publications

Mr. Reich is a frequent speaker at forums ranging from Continuing Legal Education Seminars presented to other immigration professionals, forums on immigration reform, and forums on law practice creation and management. Below is a summary or presentations and presentation materials to various groups:


Alphabet Soup Part 2: Nonimmigrant Visa Overview As part of a panel presentation at the 2017 American Immigration Lawyers' Association National Conference, covered O-1, TN, Q, and I nonimmigrant visas. June 21, 2017.

H-1B Strategies and Alternatives - Panel presentation of New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association on issues of note for the upcoming 2017 H-1b cap season (for H-1Bs starting October 1, 2017 for the 2018 fiscal year). Presented on preparation of the H-1B Petition including timing, best practices, large corporate client concerns as well as issues for F-1 students including the May 2016 STEM extension rule. December 5, 2016

The First Three Preference Classes: An Overview An Introduction to US Immigration (Without Walls) for 2016 New York County Lawyers' Association, Immigration and Nationality Committee, April 18, 2016.

Immigration and Nationality Overview for the New York County Lawyers' Association "Bridge The Gap" Series - An initial overview of the field of immigration law for newly admitted attorneys. November 10, 2015.

Immigration for the Family Practitioner (Update) - LawLine.com Live CLE Presentation on immigration issues impacting the practice of family, matrimonial and domestic relations attorneys. April 4, 2015.

Executive Action - Employment-Based Immigration Overview - Presentation on the Employment-Based Aspects of President Obama's November 20, 2014 Executive Action announcement at meeting of New York County Lawyers' Association's (NYCLA) Immigration and Nationality Committee CLE entitled "President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration - An Overview and Review." January 20, 2015

Client Screening for Fewer Headaches, AILA New York Chapter Practice Management Blog, July 18, 2014.

Do We Really Need To Do That? Business Immigration for Counsel to Small and Medium Businesses, LawLine.com Live Online CLE Presentation, July 9, 2014.

Immigration for the Family Practitioner, LawLine.com Live Online CLE Presentation, July 9, 2014.

The First Three Preference Classes: An Overview, An Introduction to US Immigration: the Basics and More for 2014, New York County Lawyers' Association, June 17, 2014.

Employment-Based Permanent Residence for In-House Counsel, presented jointly by the Immigration and Nationality Law and the In-house/Outside Counsel Committees of the New York County Lawyers' Association, April 29, 2014 (PowerPoint format)

The Ethics of Using Online “Customer Reviews” in Attorney Marketing, article published on Blog of Law Firm Incubator Suites, January 7, 2014

Employment-Based Immigration - Preference Classes Presented at a Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled "An Introduction to US Immigration: The Basics and More" presented by the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers' Association, July 10, 2013 (PowerPoint format).

EB-5 Investment-Based Permanent Residence "101" CLE - Panel Leader (non-substantive speaker) - American Immigration Lawyers' Association New York Chapter Corporate Practice Committee CLE, April 17, 2013.

Ethical Issues in Internet Use - Panel Speaker - American Immigration Lawyers' Association New York Chapter Practice Management Committee CLE, February 12, 2013. Panel on use of Cloud Computing, Social Media, Advertising, use of Tweets, Online Recommendations, with Bridgette Ahn, Cyrus Mehta and Camille Mackler.

Inviting Your Family to the Big Top - Panel Speaker - American Immigration Lawyers' Association new York Chapter 15th Annual Immigration Law Symposium, December 3, 2012. Companion article Bringing Grandma and Grandpa to the United States - written in collaboration with Neena Dutta of Dutta Law Group, was published in the Fifteenth Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium Handbook 2012, the companion handbook for the conference, and is Copyright © 2012 American Immigration Lawyers' Association (Adobe Acrobat Format).

The First Three Immigrant Categories: An Overview - Presented at a Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled "Mission: Possible -- The Basics of Immigration Law" presented by the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers' Association, March 6, 2012 (PowerPoint format).

USCIS Draft Request for Evidence Templates for the L-1 category and for EB-1 Extraordinary Ability category (post-Kazarian decision), as well as AILA response to proposed templates - Presented at AILA New York Chapter meeting, March 2012. Discussed concerns with proposals, overview of Draft Template Program, goals and proposed use, etc., to AILA New York Chapter February monthly meeting, Panelist/Speaker, USCIS Draft RFE Template Program for L-1 and EB-1(1),

Advances and Recent Developments in Non-immigrant and Immigrant Visa Processing at U.S. Consular Posts - Discussion Leader for Panel - Consular Processing Update, American Immigration Lawyers' Association, New York Chapter, January Monthly Meeting, 2012.

Corporate Start-up Formation and Immigration Issues with Foreign National Founders- Recorded May 25, 2011 for LawLine.com, an online continuing legal education provider. This presentation covers immigration concerns for the corporate lawyer assisting entrepreneurial ventures founded by at east one foreign national entrepreneur. The impact of the various likely visa types on corporate formation and ownership structure are covered in detail, and an overview of possible future developments in this field is provided.

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Immigration for Matrimonial Practitioners- Presented live and recorded May 17, 2011 for LawLine.com, an online continuing legal education provider. This presentation covers immigration concerns for the matrimonial lawyer advising clients on the impact of separation and divorce where one party to the marriage is an immigrant who may be in one of many states of the marriage-based immigration process. Note: Presented in conjunction with an ethics presentation by ethics attorneys, and billed as an ethics program.

Third Party Placement Issues - A discussion presented at the March, 2011 monthly meeting of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association New York Chapter. (Word format - outline only)

The First Three Immigrant Categories: An Overview - Presented at a Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled "What You Need To Know To Practice Immigration Law Successfully: Getting Your Client the Right Non-immigrant Visa or "Green Card" presented by the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers' Association, February 15, 2011 (PowerPoint format).

Developments in Science and Technology Immigration - Recorded August 19, 2010 for LawLine.com, an online continuing legal education provider. This presentation covers some of the latest developments to date impacting sponsoring employers and foreign national workers in the science and technology fields. Specific topics covered include the January 8, 2010 Neufeld Memo impacting H-1Bs (and to some extent L-1s and other categories, the impact on certain types of technology companies and on entrepreneurship.

Additionally, the course covers how recent legislative developments may impact foreign nationals applying for these types of visas, and enforcement trends regarding H-1B site visits, General Department of Labor Audits, and ICE 1-9 Audits. A preview may be found on YouTube or LawLine and previewed here:

Latest Developments in Obtaining H-1B Visas for Professionals in “Specialty Occupations” (Substantive Issues) - Delivered at a May 11, 2010 continuing legal education seminar at the New York County Lawyer's Association (NYCLA), this presentation provides an overview of the most current issues with regard to H-1B visas and practice. It discusses current issues with Labor Condition Applications ("LCAs") and the iCert Portal, the January 2010 Neufeld memorandum, other USCIS issues, and Surprise Site Visits. (PowerPoint format).

On Your Own: Going Solo - Practical Considerations - Written in collaboration with Jan Brown of the Law Offices of Jan H. Brown, P.C. and Lindsay Curcio, this was published in the Twelfth Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium Handbook 2009, the companion handbook for the conference of the same name held on December 1, 2009 in New York, and is Copyright © 2009 American Immigration Lawyers' Association (Adobe Acrobat Format).

Nonimmigrant Visas - Part I - Drafted in conjunction with co-panelists Michael Nowlan of Clark Hill PLC and Barbara Wong of Berry Appleman and Leiden, this presentation was delivered at the 2009 AILA National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada (PowerPoint format)

Immigration Reform Under the Obama Administration - Participation in a panel Discussion at Pace Law School in White Plains, NY on April 17, 2009 discussing prospects for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Delivered brief overview of employment-context reform efforts/proposals, and was quoted in Leah Rae's Article on LoHud.com "Immigration Lawyers Mull Chances of Legalizing Millions."

Intersection of Immigration and Corporate/Business Law - Compliance Issues Under U.S. Immigration Law - Delivered at a February 23, 2009 continuing legal education seminar at the New York County Lawyer's Association (NYCLA), this presentation provides an updated overview of the I-9 process and requirements (including the new I-9 form and M-274 Handbook for Employers set to go into effect April 2, 2009), the discrimination issues which the employer must avoid in completing the I-9 process, an overview of as well as the current status of the Social Security No-Match Regulation, and information on when employer can and must terminate an employee for ineligibility to accept employment.

Employment Based Permanent Residence - The First Three Immigrant Categories (An Overview) - Presented at a Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled "What You Need To Know To Practice Immigration Law Successfully: Getting Your Client the Right Nonimmigrant Visa or "Green Card" presented by the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers' Association, January 12, 2009 (PowerPoint format).

Intersection of Immigration and Corporate/Business Law - Compliance Issues Under U.S. Immigration Law - Delivered at an April 10, 2008 continuing legal education seminar at the New York County Lawyer's Association (NYCLA), this presentation provides an overview of the I-9 process and requirements, the discrimination issues which the employer must avoid in completing the I-9 process, an overview of as well as the current status of the Social Security No-Match Regulation, and information on when employer can and must terminate an employee for ineligibility to accept employment. The seminar was sponsored jointly by NYCLA's Immigration Committee and Corporate Practice Committee. (PowerPoint format).

When They Come Knocking: How to Avoid the Knock and How to Knock It on the Head When It Comes - Written in collaboration with Jan Brown of the Law Offices of Jan H. Brown, P.C. and Anastasia Tonello of Laura Devine Attorneys, LLC, this was published in the Tenth Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium Handbook 2007, the companion handbook for the conference of the same name held on December 13, 2007 in New York, and is Copyright © 2007 American Immigration Lawyers' Association (Adobe Acrobat Format).

Employment Based Permanent Residence for Corporate Attorneys - Presentation delivered to the Corporate Committee of the New York County Lawyers' Association, November 29, 2007 (PowerPoint format).

Employment Based Permanent Residence - The First Three Preference Classifications - Presented at a Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled "What You Need To Know To Practice Immigration Law Successfully: Getting Your Client the Right Nonimmigrant Visa or "Green Card" presented by the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers' Association, March 12, 2007 (PowerPoint format).



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