Is your company prepared to recruit top talent from around the world? Do visa policies of the new administration seem hostile to your business needs?

Harris Beach PLLC, Syracuse University CASE and the Syracuse Tech Garden invite Genius Grant Winners, start-ups and established businesses to join our seminar series:

International Entrepreneurs, Students and Employees – What start-ups and companies need to know about immigration, visas, corporate structure and planning

Technology Innovations in Academia: Patents & Intellectual Property for Start-Ups

April 10

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Syracuse University, iSchool – Hinds Hall

Katner Conference Room – Room 347

Syracuse, NY 13244

March 19 event will be presented by the following:

Andrea Godfread-Brown, who counsels employers and foreign nationals who wish to work, live or join family in the U.S. She has extensive knowledge in recruitment of highly-skilled talent for the fields of higher education, health care, technology and science. Andrea regularly handles J waivers, H-1Bs, O-1s and EB Permanent Resident petitions for many industries. She has also assisted small and start-up tech and engineering companies sponsor employees.

Brian Gerling is a technology lawyer, solving regulatory and transactional issues related to the challenges facing emerging and mature technology companies. His practice focuses on the areas of intellectual property, corporate transactions, and economic development. Having a passion for aviation, he is principally engaged in the billion-dollar unmanned aerial vehicle marketplace and serves as the outside general counsel to one of the leading UAV research and development companies in the sector. Brian also represents a variety of technology clients in the environmental solutions, medical, beverage, and plastics industries regarding intellectual property matters, business strategies, and, if necessary, litigation. He also regularly advises manufacturing companies related to corporate transactions and intellectual property protection and preservation.

Questions? Contact Courtney Lusk at