Recognized Immigration Lawyer, Richard Herman, to Speak at Fourth Annual IES Summit

Herman, an internationally recognized immigration lawyer, offers guidance for IES attendees

DES MOINES, IOWA — October 13, 2011 — Richard Herman has been serving immigrant entrepreneurs, investors, employers, professionals and families since 1995. As a well-known resource in the minority and immigration community, Herman plans to lead IES’s seminar, “How to Turn a Business Idea into a Green Card.”

Herman, along with Governor Branstad, will speak about immigration strategies and how minorities and immigrants are helping to boost Iowa’s economy and lower unemployment rates. Topics that will be addressed include new policies to allow entrepreneurs to sponsor their own H-1B worker visa through their own company, new policies to streamline the EB-5 foreign investor green card program, L-1 intra-company transfer visas, E-2 non-immigrant investor visas and the importance of immigrant entrepreneur support networks.

The fourth annual 2011 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) will be on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Olmsted Center at Drake University. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at

About IES

The mission of IES is to bring businesses of diverse backgrounds together to share, learn and celebrate the immigrant entrepreneurship experience and its contribution to the overall community. This year’s summit is calling for immigrant entrepreneurs to give their time and money to help non-profit organizations with good causes, but with a lack of funding. This year’s summit is also calling for immigrant entrepreneurs to step-up to the plate and help the state and our country ride over recession by working harder and creating jobs.

The summit will exhibit the success stories of immigrant entrepreneurs, and business owners will share ideas for business growth and their keys to success. Participants will be able to network and learn from others in a non-competitive and supportive environment.

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