Reis Pagtakhan Speaks on U.S.-Canadian Immigration Issues

Winnipeg immigration lawyer Reis Pagtakhan has been invited to present to members of the Minnesota and North Dakota Bar Associations at a joint continuing education session on May 19.

Reis will lead two presentations, “Oh Canada! Oh no! What defense attorneys can do for clients who need to travel to Canada” and “Doing Business North of the Border: What business attorneys need to know for clients doing business in Canada.”

Oh Canada! Oh no! What defence attorneys can do for clients who need to travel to Canada

Travellers to Canada who have criminal records will often be barred from entering the country. For defence attorneys who represent clients who need to travel to Canada, this session will be of particular interest. In this session, defence attorneys will learn:

  • The criminal sentences that will allow an individual to travel to Canada despite a conviction
  • What offences to plea-bargain for to make it easier to travel to Canada
  • Information that defence attorneys should get on the court record to make travel to Canada easier
  • The importance of pardons and expungements for travel to Canada
  • What to do to if a convicted criminal needs to come to Canada

Doing Business North of the Border: What business attorneys need to know for clients doing business in Canada

Do you have client who wants to do business in Canada? Whether your client wants to sell a product in Canada, buy equipment from Canada or open up a new office in Canada, travel across borders will trigger immigration issues. In this session, business attorneys will learn:

  • The most effective corporate structures for U.S. businesses expanding into Canada for the purpose of transferring employees north of the border
  • Immigration solutions for U.S. businesses who need to get employees into Canada to serve Canadian customers
  • Contractual provisions needed in sales agreements to make border crossing easier

Event details:

Friday, May 19, 2017
University of North Dakota School of Law, Molbert Room (215 Centennial Drive, Grand Forks)
Register online: sband.org or mnbar.org

Other topics at the event include: Future of the Practice of Law, Cross Border Ethical Issues, Native American Justice Issues