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Cross Border Issues for US Business Travel to Canada and Mexico

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $20.00

Deadline to Register: September 25, 2015

The presenters will address what business related activities are permitted under Canadian and Mexican immigration law and the NAFTA treaty for US business travelers. They will address the following questions - What are the most common reasons that business travelers from the US run into problems at the border? When might a business visitor need to obtain work authorization prior to travelling to Canada or Mexico?   


Ken Zaifman of Zaifman and Associates in Winnipeg, Canada

Enrique Arellano of Enrique Arellano Rincon Abrogados in Mexico City, Mexico.  Enrique J Arellano is the founder and senior partner of Enrique Arellano Rincon Abogados SC, specialising in Mexican corporate immigration law since 1976. The firm is committed to delivering high-quality, professional immigration services to a wide variety of multinational companies. The main offices are located in Mexico City, with regional offices in Monterrey, Guadalajara and Puebla.  Mr Arellano is a native of Mexico City and is a graduate of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) Law School, where he currently serves as the immigration specialist on the university's board of regents' legal committee. He speaks Spanish and English.  He is a member of the National Bar Association of Mexico; the Mexican National College of Lawyers; the National Association of Immigration Lawyers of Mexico; the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), VP Mexico Chapter 2012/2013; the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers; and Visalaw International. He is the director of the immigration studies committee for UNAM and the 2011/2012 chair of the immigration and nationality law committee of the International Bar Association.  Mr Arellano lectures frequently at national and international immigration conferences. He has published various articles and has contributed to several global publications related to Mexican immigration issues. He served as a member of the Immigration Commission for the National Development Plan during Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon’s term. Mr Arellano is an immigration consultant for over 300 multinational corporations. In 2013 and 2014 Mr Arellano was selected among the top 15 most highly regarded individuals internationally in his field worldwide by The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.  For more details please see

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits Approved | Event Code: 210377


IBLS Member:  $10
MSBA Member not in the section:  $15
Non MSBA-Member:  $20
Law Student: FREE

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is not available. 

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