Masuda Funai Presents Seminar for Japanese Employers

Chicago, IL - Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. will host a complimentary seminar, "Protecting Your Company: Key Issues in Immigration Law & Risk Management," exclusively for Japanese employers on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel, 3405 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Individuals can register for this seminar by contacting Yewande Dawodu at or registering on-line at before Friday, May 12, 2006.

Masuda Funai is hosting this complimentary seminar in conjunction with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago (JCCC) for Human Resources personnel in charge of handling transfer of employees; Managers, Executives and Administrators who handle business procedures within a company; and new and current expatriates who want to understand more about the U.S. laws. The Human Resource Certification Institution (HRCI) has approved this seminar for 2.25 credit hours toward PHR, GPHR and SPHR recertification.

This seminar will address the legal issues and business procedures that Japanese companies and their American subsidiaries should be aware of and follow to ensure proper compliance with U.S. immigration laws and protection of valuable business information.  The program will cover a myriad of important immigration-related topics, including immigration considerations for corporate mergers and reorganizations, immigrant visa (green card) considerations for multinational managers and local hires, the U.S. and Canadian immigration ramifications of DUI's and more. There will be a cocktail reception immediately following the presentations.

The Immigration Group of Masuda Funai is one of the larger immigration groups in the United States, with immigration attorneys and support staff totaling 18.  Filing more than 2,500 petitions on behalf of approximately 275 different corporate employers, from such diverse industries as automotive-related, computer consulting, manufacturing, electronics, construction, transportation, banking and financial, health care, and high tech, the group provides immigration representation to publicly traded companies, privately held corporations, educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.


About Masuda Funai


Masuda Funai has over 40 attorneys in three offices, located in downtown and suburban Chicago and Los Angeles.  We assist clients in every aspect of business, including establishing, acquiring, financing and selling operations and facilities; transferring overseas employees to the U.S. hiring and managing employees from different countries; and structuring the distribution and sale of products and services throughout the U.S.  For more information about the firm, visit our website at