Los Angeles Innovation Week 2015 Launches With More Than 100 Events, Exhibiting LA’s Global Leadership in Innovation On Tuesday, October 20, Jennifer Grady will be addressing entrepreneurs with ways to protect their innovative small businesses thorough “The Top 10 Tools Business Owners Need to Know From a Business and Employment Law Attorney.” The presentation will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at The Grady Firm headquarters in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles.
by Jennifer Grady, Esq. Finally, after three years the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ruled that investments in businesses with less than $50 million no longer require that an investor be an “accredited investor.” This means that everyday citizens can now invest in Startups and small businesses as an investor on Crowdfunding platforms. The long-awaited decision to democratize small business and Startup funding comes from Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business
by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. For foreign investors wishing to obtain a visa to live, work, and attend university in the United States with in-state tuition rates, there are two options available through the E-2 and EB-5 investor visa programs. The E-2 Visa requires less startup capital and is the fastest way to obtain a visa, although it is not a path to Legal Permanent Residency (Green Card). The EB-5 Visa requires an initial investment of USD $500,000 to $1 million, and com
by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. For foreign investors wishing to obtain a visa to live and work legally in the United States, there are two options available through the E-2 and EB-5 investor visa programs. The E-2 Visa requires less startup capital (around $100,000), and is the fastest way to obtain a visa, although it is not a path to Legal Permanent Residency (Green Card). The EB-5 Visa requires an initial investment of USD $500,000 to $1 million, and comes with Legal Permane
By Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. and Gayane Khechoomian, Esq. SANTIAGO, CHILE- Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. will be speaking to Chilean entrepreneurs on February 20th, 2015 from 11 am to 12 pm at JustPeople in Las Condes, Santiago de Chile. She will present a seminar on the practical aspects of achieving the American Dream by living and doing business in the United States, and will provide practical examples from a business and immigration law perspective. In addition, Ms. Grady will
by Gayane Khechoomian As of August 13, 2014, San Francisco businesses with 20 or more employees are required to review an individual’s qualifications before inquiring about that person’s arrest and conviction record(s) and related information. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the Fair Chance Ordinance (“FCO”) requiring that employers limit the use of criminal history information and follow certain procedures and restrictions when inquiring about and using convict
by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. In some ways, it has never been easier to obtain recognition in your industry through social media–it’s instant, it’s free, and your friends (and even strangers) can share your posts for you. However, due to the proliferation of social media and social networking, it’s very easy to become lost in the crowd due to all the noise and constant barrage of content from professionals and amateurs alike. You therefore need to not only develop a brand, but a
by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. Now that January has come to an end, you know by now whether you are on your way to achieving your New Year’s resolutions, or whether they are already a thing of the past. Life happens. You’re busy. We’ve all been there. But if you want to achieve your goals, you have to keep them active in your mind and on your calendar. If “making more money” is one of your goals for this year, determine what “more money” means to you. Then identify how to ob
by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. Now that 2013 is coming to an end, it’s time to reflect on the last year. Did you achieve the goals you established for yourself? If not, did you come close, or totally miss the mark? The best part about the New Year is that you can leave behind the bad parts about 2013, and focus on getting it right next year. If you notice, the gym is always crowded in January with people who resolve to achieve their fitness goals. But how long does this last?