Butzel Long attorney Reginald Pacis featured during MAPAAC Immigration Educational Seminar on August 24, 2019 in Grand Rapids

Thursday, July 25, 2019

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long immigration law attorney Reginald A. Pacis will be a featured speaker during Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) Immigration General Information Educational Seminar on Saturday, August 24, 2019, in Grand Rapids.

Topics that will be addressed include: 

  • Immigration Documents: Basics you should know
  • Immigration Agencies: Who does what?
  • Basics of Family, Employment, and Government Sponsorship
  • Overview of Common Immigration Status Classifications
  • Benefits affected by Immigration Status
  • Myths vs. Reality

Pacis focuses his practice in immigration law and has handled a variety of immigration matters including H-1B specialty occupation cases, L-1 Intracompany transfers, Labor Certification matters, Immigrant Visa Petitions/Adjustment of Status applications and interviews, TN Free trade cases, H-1B Department of Labor Investigations, I-9 employer verification compliance, and U.S. Port of Entry airport and land port interviews.

Pacis was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to serve as a Commissioner to the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC), which helps address the needs and concerns of the Asian Pacific American (APA) communities in Michigan.

He was named Immigration Lawyer of the Year 2013 in the field of Immigration Law by The Best Lawyers in America and has been listed in Best Lawyers for several years. Pacis is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Samahang Pilipino Ng Oakland Filipino organization. He served two consecutive one-year terms from 2003 to 2005 as Chairperson of the Michigan Chapter of AILA and was a member of the AILA National Board of Governors for those terms. Pacis previously served as Secretary (2001 to 2003) and Membership Chairperson of the Michigan Chapter of AILA (1998 to 2003).  

Pacis earned a J.D. from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University in 1996 and a B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1992. He joined the State Bar of Michigan in 1997.

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