Butzel Long attorneys integral in developing business roundtable program during TANA Conference in Detroit


Butzel Long attorneys were invited to speak at and helped develop the business roundtable program for the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) Conference July 4-6, 2015 in Detroit. TANA is the oldest and largest Indo-American organization in North America.

Richard E. Rassel, Butzel Long Chairman; Nicholas J. Stasevich, Chair of the firm’s International Practice; and, Neil Patel, corporate attorney, secured guest speakers for the business roundtable of the conference.

Moreover, Clara DeMatteis Mager, Manager, Butzel Long’s Immigration Practice Group, was a featured speaker. Mager spoke on the EB5 Investor Visa at the Business program. The EB-5 visa provides a method of obtaining a green card for foreign nationals who invest money in the United States. To obtain the visa, individuals must invest $1,000,000 (or at least $500,000 in a targeted employment area - high unemployment or rural area), creating or preserving at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers excluding the investor and their immediate family.

Richard E. Rassel

Rassel practices primarily in the area of complex business litigation and arbitration with a special concentration in media law. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1989 and is a graduate of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Mediation and Arbitration Training Program.

Nicholas J. Stasevich

Stasevich practices in the areas of international, corporate, antitrust, technology, and labor and employment law. He represents a broad range of companies with both domestic and multi-national operations in mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, joint ventures, employment matters, sales and distribution contracts, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - global corporate compliance, global export control compliance, and other matters.

Neil Patel

Patel concentrates his practice in the areas of business and corporate law. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School (J.D., magna cum laude) and the University of Windsor, Ontario (Bachelor of Commerce).

Clara DeMatteis Mager

Mager focuses her practice on business and family immigration issues including all aspects of the international movement of personnel, inbound and outbound work-authorized nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) status, immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring, employer sanctions, and immigration law audits (e.g. labor condition applications and I-9).

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