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2013 Business Series (I):
Technical Companies: Funding, Intellectual Property, Partnership Agreement, Foreign Employee Hiring, Immigration and More


Time:

12:00 – 4:00 PM, Sunday, February 24, 2013

Location:

Bacalls (Lobby level)
Hilton Woodbridge
120 Wood Ave South, Iselin, NJ 08830

* Attendees from New York City by train may use NJ Transit North Corridor from Penn Station, to Metro Park in NJ. Hilton Hotel is within walking distance up Wood Ave. South. Check out Google Map to find out exact walking direction.

Happy New Year!

2013 will be another unique year for business development and entrepreneurship. With the steady recovery of US and global economy, there are many exciting opportunities for growing your business or start a new company to ride the waves in many industrial sectors.

NACEA’s mission remains the same: it is a self-serving community for all current and potential entrepreneurs to gain insights, exchange ideas, find parnters and opportunities, seek funding, learn from experienced veteran entrepreneurs, or simply meet new friends in realizing their entrepreneurial dreams.

This year, we initiated this Business Roadmap Series, in order to help you “pressure-cook” your plans to grow your existing business or your entrepreneurial endeavors. In this first seminar of this series, we will bring to you topics in Financing your business using your own funding sources, How to draft a win-win Partnership Agreement, How to hire foreign employees, how to protect your technical IP, and immigration options for business owners, etc.. We are certain you will find these topics essential and helpful for your future business strategies.

Looking forward to your participation!

AGENDA

  • 12:00 – 12:30 Registration & Networking

  • 12:30 – 12:40 Opening Remarks: introduction of NACEA and more
    Ping Hou, Ph.D., President, NACEA
    Huailing Zhong, Ph.D., VP Business Development , NACEA, Chairperson

  • 12:40 – Lunch starts (complimentary of Merill Lynch - the Maltese Group)

  • 12:45 – 1:15 Secure Business Future from the Start: Top Financial Strategies and Solutions for Small Businesses
    Young Lee,
    Vice President, The Maltese Group, Wealth Management Team at Merrill Lynch

  • 1:15 – 1:45 The Basics of Patents and Recent Changes in U.S. Patent Law
    Tony Zhang, Ph.D., J.D.
    Principal, Fish & Richardson, P.C., New York, NY

  • 1:45 – 2:15 Immigration Options for Business Owners: Guide to US Business Ownership and Employment
    Rami Lee, J.D.
    Immigration Attorney at Law LLC, Princeton, NJ 08540

  • 2:15 – 4:00 Panel Discussions and Networking
    All speakers and legal panelists Attorney Kun Zhao ( topic: key points in drafting Partnership Agreement) and Michelle Wu (Private Placement and Foreign Worker Hiring)

REGISTRATION

Limited seats: 40 only. Registration is required. Paid registrants will have priority in entry.

Fee: $10 for online Google Checkout pay (student $5, and NACEA current paid member is free).

Walk-ins: $15.

Lunch is included, supplimentary of Merill Lynch.

*Join NACEA membership for $30 (annual) at the registration (expired members, please renew it online at the member registration site) and attend this and future events free or at reduced price. Thank you for your support of NACEA non-profit efforts!

*Vendor tables for brochure/flyer display are available for business owners and service providers at a minimum fee of $50 (corporate members are free). Please contact Dr. Huailing Zhong for registration and the arrangement.

*Contact person: Huailing Zhong, 973-615-8939, hlzhong@yahoo.com


Biographies

Speakers

Young Lee

Vice President, The Maltese Group, Wealth Management Team at Merrill Lynch

Young Lee is a Vice President and wealth management advisor with the Maltese Group, a wealth management team ranked by Barron's among the top 1000 advisors in the United States and top 30 in New Jersey from 2008 to 2012, helping manage over $1 billion in assets for institutions, small business owners, individuals and families. He has been with Merrill Lynch for nearly ten years helping clients in various positions from Indiana to New Jersey. Young is a graduate from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University where he was selected as commencement speaker upon graduation. Young is a board member for the Krannert School of Management at Purdue and was selected to speak at the Krannert Executive Forum in 2007. Young’s giving back to his community is evident in his roles as past President of the Rotary Club of Edison, NJ, past President of the Purdue Alumni Club of New Jersey and a founding member for the Korean Community Center of Greater Princeton (KCCP) where he was elected as incoming President for 2013. He was recognized in the fall of 2011 as the Outstanding Member by Korean Community Center of Greater Princeton (KCCP) for his dedication and commitment to community service. NACEA also recognized Young with its community service and support award in December 2011.



Rami Lee, J.D.

Immigration Attorney at Law LLC

Princeton, NJ 08540

Ms. Rami Lee has been practicing immigration law for nearly ten years and handles all areas of business immigration and family immigration. With offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Princeton, NJ, she currently represents families, individuals, start-up companies, foreign researchers, doctors, businessmen, and multinational companies and executives throughout the U.S. and internationally. Ms. Lee also has extensive immigration litigation experience before the Board of Immigration Appeals, Administrative Appeals Office, USCIS, and numerous federal courts. Ms. Lee received both her law degree and master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and her bachelor’s degree from the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. She is also a longtime member of the American Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association.


Tony Zhang, Ph.D., J.D.

Principle, Fish & Richardson P.C

Tony Zhang is an Associate in the New York office of Fish & Richardson P.C. He joined the firm in 2002, having previously served as a patent agent and technology specialist with the firm. His practice emphasizes patent prosecution and due diligence investigation in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and materials science. Dr. Zhang's projects have involved pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, drug formulations, chemical synthetic methods, therapeutical devices and diagnostic devices (including biosensors and biochips), fuel cells, solar cells, catalysts, and polymers.

Tony and his company is a corporate sponsor of NACEA.


Admissions

  • Massachusetts 2007
  • New York 2008
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • BS, Beijing University 1996, Chemistry
  • PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2001, Chemistry
  • JD, Suffolk University Law School 2007


Panelists

Kun Zhao:

Kun Zhao is counsel in the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP and a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Commercial Services and Chinese Foreign Direct Investment practice groups.

Kun Zhao’s practice focuses on complex litigation and counseling domestic and China-based international corporate clients on corporate, intellectual property, and general business and employment law issues during their day-to-day operations in the U.S. He represents diverse clients, ranging from international food distributors to in-growth biochemical companies.


Michelle Wu:

Ms. Wu is an experienced attorney with Graham Curtin, P.A., a prestigious mid-sized, full service law firm located in Morristown, New Jersey. Her focus of practices is corporate law and immigration law.

Her corporate law services include the incorporation of various forms of entities; corporate governance documents; drafting and negotiation of various commercial contracts and leases; intellectual property licensing and transferring; strategic alliances including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and reorganization; securities and investment; initial public offering, commercial loans and refinance; government licenses and permits; cross-border transactions; international trade; and corporate counseling. Her immigration services include the petition, change, and extension of various non-immigrant visas; permanent residency (employment- based, family-based and investment immigration); and citizenship petitions.  

Ms. Wu is licensed in both New Jersey and New York. She has worked in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division and the federal District Court for the District of New Jersey. She is a graduate of Columbia University and Rutgers University Law School. Mandarin Chinese is her native language.

The firm Graham Curtin has represented clients in New Jersey and New York metropolitan area, and from around the United States and overseas. The firm’s clients include national and international insurance companies, manufacturers and purveyors of goods ranging from automobiles to semiconductors, casinos and hotels, real estate concerns and developers, hospitals and clinics, municipalities, professional corporations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. The firm’s areas of expertise include corporate and transactional law; litigation; intellectual property law; labor and employment law; real estate law; tax law; immigration law; and trusts and estates law.



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