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Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET


Lincoln Stone
Attorney At Law, Certified Specialist in
Immigration and Nationality Law, Stone & Grzegorek LLP, Los Angeles, California
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Frank Barros
SBIR Program Analyst
Department of Homeland Security



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The topics to be discussed on this webinar will focus on the following:

  • Why the proposed new visa is a game changer that supports budding entrepreneurs and helps stem the Brain Drain
  • How investments by VCs, angels, CDFIs and government entities may benefit immigrant founders in startups and small businesses
  • Core requirements for establishing qualified entrepreneur status
  • How qualified entrepreneurs become permanent residents
  • What the law is likely to require in a business plan



Lincoln Stone
Attorney At Law, Certified Specialist in
Immigration and Nationality Law, Stone & Grzegorek LLP, Los Angeles, California

Lincoln Stone is an immigration attorney and principal owner of Stone & Grzegorek LLP in Los Angeles, As an entrepreneur, Lincoln has overseen the growth of the law firm to 17 immigration attorneys, making it the largest immigration practice in Southern California. The law firm has been recognized by the Inner City 100 program as one of the fastest-growing inner city small businesses in America. Lincoln is one of six attorneys at the law firm who are Certified Specialists in immigration and nationality law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization -- more certified specialists in immigration and nationality law than any other law firm. Lincoln is regarded by his peers and attorney ratings such as Martindale Hubbell, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Super Lawyer publications as one of the premier practitioners in the field of immigration law. Lincoln is recognized as an expert in investor and entrepreneur immigration. He has represented hundreds of investors and entrepreneurs in startups and emerging businesses, helping them to qualify for a range of visa categories. His recent presentations on investor and entrepreneur immigration have been before audiences sponsored by the USCIS Ombudsman Office, University of Notre Dame Law School, University of Southern California Real Estate Conference, University of San Diego International Tax Conference, The Hospitality Law Conference, as well as the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A few of the topics covered in his speaking engagements include:

  • Investments and the Venture Capital Industry
  • Immigration Strategies for the Self-Employed
  • Immigration Solutions for Small Business
  • Investor and Entrepreneur Immigration

Lincoln has successfully represented some 2,000 clients in the EB5 investor visa category, and his U.S. business clients have raised more than $1.5 billion through the EB5 investor visa program. Lincoln received two AILA President Commendations for leadership and advancing EB5 investor visa practice as he served as the Conference Program Chair for all five editions of AILA’s National EB5 Investor Visa Conference. Lincoln served ten years, and five years as Chair, of AILA’s EB5 Investor Visa Committee. Lincoln, moreover, is the Editor-in-Chief of the first and second editions of Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs, published by AILA. His writing in the immigrant investor field includes dozens of published works, such as:

  • Immigrant Investment in Local Clusters
  • Policy Considerations in the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program
  • Regional Economics and Job Creation in EB5 Immigrant Investor Practice
  • U.S. Economic Sanctions and EB5 Immigrant Investor Practice
  • The Intersection of Securities Law and EB5 Investor Visa Practice
  • Financial Statements and Accounting Concepts for EB5 Visa Purposes
  • Removal of the Conditions on Permanent Residence
  • Conditional Permanent Residence and Immigration Risk for Investors

Lincoln also served as Chair of AILA’s National Pro Bono Committee, and received AILA President Commendations – For Outstanding Service and Innovation as Chair of the Pro Bono Committee (2008), and For Leadership of AILA’s Pro Bono Efforts (2009). Presently, he serves on the Advisory Board for the Catholic Charities Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project.

Lincoln holds the degrees of Juris Doctor, Master of Arts in Humanities, and Bachelor of Business Administration. Lincoln’s legal training includes a federal court clerkship, trial attorney experience with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, private practice experience in business transactions and litigation, and more than 22 years of immigration law practice.



Frank Barros
SBIR Program Analyst
Department of Homeland Security

Francis “Frank” Barros joined the DHS/SBIR Program in June 2009 as a Program Analyst. Prior to this, Frank was a General Business Specialist in the Project Management Office of the Technology Innovation Program (TIP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) at NIST (2002-2009). Frank was a Group Leader in the Electronics and Photonics Office and led the Critical National Need Energy Team.

In 2007 Frank was a recipient of the Department of Commerce’s Bronze medal for his contribution to the first ever assessment of the U.S. measurement system’s ability to sustain innovation. Prior to joining the Government, Frank spent 20 years in the private sector doing debt and equity financing for over 100 small companies ($1.15 billion) with DSL Capital, a spin-off from American University (co-founder, President, Chairman). Frank was also Vice-President of Artco Inc, a joint venture between DSL, Kidde, Inc., and DAF Netherlands for technology transfer to the third world.

Prior to this Frank was Vice-Provost for Research and Academic Development and Associate Professor of Higher Education at The American University, Washington D.C. (1973-1983). He was also Associate Professor and Director of the Higher Education Student Personnel Administration Master’s Program (in conjunction with the Ford Foundation) at Howard University, Washington D.C. (1967-1973).

Frank was born in Hong Kong, educated in Hong Kong, Australia and the United States. He received his BA (1960) in Philosophy and Physics from St. Mary’s Academy, Techny, IL; MA in Education; and PhD (1968) in Higher Education Finance and Management and International Law and Relations from Catholic University, Washington D.C.


WEBINAR DURATION: Each session is a 90-minute webinar with 60 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of Q&A.

COST: Free, but registration required by clicking on the Register button above. Your registration is valid for all webinars in this series

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?: This webinar is online. You need a computer with web access for the visual/audio. You may also dial-in using the audio-only telephone number. The call in details and instructions on how to join the webinar will be sent to you via email after you register. Once registered to the webinar you will receive a reminder email 24 hours before the start of the webinar with instructions on how to join.

QUESTIONS TO SPEAKERS: Q&A is conducted by a chat box to the speakers.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE WEBINAR?: Entrepreneurs and business owners, graduate students, faculty, federal and state government officials, tech transfer professionals, students, and university faculty and staff.

SLIDES AND VIDEO: The slide presentations and video recording will be available on this page. If you are unable to join the live webinar, you may view the recorded video that will be posted within 24 hours after the scheduled webinar ends.

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