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1111 Parrot Jungle Trail

Miami, FL 33132

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Olivia LaSalle Minnis is an associate immigration attorney at Buchanan Ingersol and Rooney PC, primarily concentrating in business and employment-based immigration as well as PERM labor certification applications. Olivia has experience representing both corporations and individual clients in a variety of immigration matters, with a particular focus on E-2 treaty investment visas, L-1A intracompany transferee visas and I-140 immigrant petitions. Olivia received her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2015. She focused her studies on immigration and international law, earning the Certificate in International and Comparative Law. In 2014, she interned for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, where she assisted attorneys in Immigration Court and conducted legal research on a broad range of immigration issues.

Carmen Arce was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2001 and has been practicing Immigration Law since that time. She has been an active member of The American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2002. She spent the first decade of her legal career working for two prominent Immigration Law Firms in Miami . She served for five years on the Board Certification Committee as a member, then Vice-Chair and Chair. In February of 2011, she founded Arce Immigration Law and has directed the law firm since that time representing foreign nationals from all over the world in all types of immigration matters. Carmen is an active member of the Investment Migration Council which meets annually in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss global migration through investments. She often speaks on immigration issues and has done so in the U.S., Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, and Switzerland. Carmen is tri-lingual in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. She was born and primarily raised in Texas. Her family instilled in her a deep respect of foreign language, art and culture. Her family also taught her the importance of higher education.

Juan Carlos Gómez has been defending the rights of individuals in immigration matters for over 25 years. During this time he has represented persons before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, as well as the United States Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in complex immigration matters. Within the field of immigration law, he has helped thousands of individuals in situations including removal and deportation proceedings, family immigration, and the transfer of professionals and executives to the United States. Mr. Gómez counsels international and national corporations on compliance with immigration laws. He also has coordinated teams of attorneys in multi-forum conflicts to effectively resolve clients’ problems. As an attorney for a Central American Refugee Project, he helped in the representation of thousands individuals in the Southeastern United States in a national class action. He has represented refugees from every part of the world where there have been conflicts over the last three decades. As director of East Little Havana Legal Services, he led a team of attorneys to resolve the series of problems faced by clients. He holds a J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. from Florida International University (with honors) .

Enrique Gonzalez is the Managing Partner of Fragomen’s Florida office. Enrique’s practice is broad based and includes counseling companies, institutions and individuals. He has significant experience related to managing the immigration compliance programs for companies and institutions engaged in a wide range of activities/industries including: agriculture, education/research, energy, entertainment, food service, healthcare, hospitality and technology. He also provides legal counsel to entrepreneurs and high net-worth individuals regarding investment based immigration (including the EB-5 Program). From January to August 2013, Enrique served as Special Counsel on Immigration to U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) where he was the Senator’s principal advisor/negotiator on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) that was approved by the U.S. Senate on June 27, 2013.


Patricia Castillo Flanagan has been an Associate with Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A since November 2009. She has extensive experience in the areas of business and family-based immigration. She represents clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with regard to non-immigrant visa applications; immigrant worker petitions; family based immigrant visa petitions and applications for naturalization. Ms. Castillo Flanagan also has extensive experience with regard to waivers of inadmissibility, consular processing of immigrant visa and consular processing of application of visa for treaty investors. Ms. Castillo Flanagan practices before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), representing clients in removal proceedings with regard to asylum applications and other forms of relief. Ms. Castillo Flanagan is admitted to practice law in Florida and is a member of The Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and South Florida Chapter of AILA. She currently serves in the Custom and Border Patrol Committee of AILA South Florida.

Online Registration Cost: $20.00 Members; $40.00 for Non-Members (must be accompanied by a member).

Registration at the Door: $30.00 Members; $45.00 for Non-Members (must be accompanied by an AILA member).

Reservations and cancellations will be accepted until noon on the Monday prior to the luncheon. If you make a reservation and do not cancel by the deadline you will be charged for the luncheon even if you do not attend. If you are having technical difficulties with registering for the event, please contact info@ailasouthflorida.org. If you miss the registration deadline due to technical difficulties or otherwise, you will be required to register at the door on the day of the event and pay the on-site registration fee. No credit cards accepted on-site; please pay via cash or check made payable to AILA South Florida.

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