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Henry J. Chang is currently a partner at Blaney McMurtry LLP, in its Immigration Law Group.

Mr. Chang obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1990. He is a member of both The State Bar of California and The Law Society of Upper Canada ("LSUC"). Mr. Chang is also licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant by the Law Society of Upper Canada, which is a requirement for all Ontario lawyers who provide advice on the law of a foreign jurisdiction.

A recognized authority in the field of United States and Canadian immigration law, Mr. Chang lectures extensively on the subject in both the United States and Canada. His articles have appeared in numerous nationally- and internationally-recognized publications. A partial list of recent publications and speaking engagements appears below. Mr. Chang also mentors other lawyers in the practice of immigration law in the United States and Canada.

Mr. Chang has been extensively involved with the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") since 1993. He has held a position on the chapter executive of the Canadian Chapter of AILA Canada ("AILA Canada") every year since 1996. Mr. Chang was the Chapter Chair of AILA Canada and a member of AILA's Board of Governors from 1996 - 1998, 1999 - 2002, 2004 - 2006, and 2008-2009. He chaired the AILA Technology Committee and served on AILA National's Governance Committee in 1998. In 1999, Mr. Chang served on AILA's Northern Border Task Force. He served on AILA's EB-5 Immigrant Investor Committee from 2005-2007. Finally, Mr. Chang served on AILA's Admissions & Border Enforcement Committee from 2007-2008.

Mr. Chang is currently an Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Association (National Immigration Law Section) and the Canadian Bar Association (International Law Section). He is also a member of AILA, the Ontario Bar Association (Citizenship and Immigration Section), International Bar Association, and American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Mr. Chang is listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, the Official Research Partner of the International Bar Association and Strategic Research Partner of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. He is also listed in the 2011 Lexpert Legal Directory as a leading legal practitioner in Canada.

Selected Articles and Speaking Engagements

Advanced E Visa Issues, 2011 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference (June 18, 2011).

E-1 and E-2 Nonimmigrants, 2010-2011 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (June 2011).

It’s Raining Clients: Rainmaker’s Secrets, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Annual Conference (November 13-14, 2010).

Managing Outbound Issues: Appointing Your Ambassadors to the World, 2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference (July 1, 2010).

E-1 and E-2 Nonimmigrants, 2009-2010 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (June 2010).

E Visas: Strategies for Treaty Traders/Treaty Investors in a Down Economy, American Immigration Lawyers Association Audio Seminar (February 23, 2010).

Dealing with the Investment Immigration Visa: Navigating the Differences in the U.S. and Canadian Laws, American Bar Association Section of International Law Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast (January 27, 2010).

The American Dilemma: A Transparent Immigration Policy and Border Security - Is It Possible?, 2009 American Bar Association Section of International Law Fall Meeting (October 29, 2009).

Corporate Investment/Investors (L, E-1/2, EB-5), 2009 American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall Conference (October 2, 2009).

Temporary Workers in Canada, Immigration Law and Procedure, Chapter 114, Matthew Bender, Rev. Ed., (Charles Gordon, Stanley Mailman, and Stephen Yale–Loehr eds. 2008, 2009).

E-1 and E-2 Nonimmigrants, 2008-2009 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (June 2009).

E-2 in Lieu of H-1B - An Affordable Alternative?, (No Paper Presented), American Immigration Lawyers Association (May 14, 2009).

Investor Options for Beginners, (No Paper Presented), Immigration Lawyers on the Web Teleconference (March 26, 2009).

Facilitating Workforce Mobility Along the Canada-U.S. Border, 2008 Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario Annual Conference (January 30, 2008 - February 1, 2008).

New Developments in EB-5s, (No Paper Presented), American Immigration lawyers Association Audio Seminar (October 25, 2007).

Practical Immigration Tools That Work, 2007 Canadian Employment Relocation Council Annual Conference (September 23-25, 2007).

E Visa Processing in Canada, 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association Canada Chapter Conference (September 7, 2007).

Immigrant Visa Processing in Montreal, 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association Canada Chapter Conference (September 7, 2007).

E Nonimmigrants, 2007-2008 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (Stephanie A. Browning et. al. eds. 2007).

Immigration For Investors: NIVs and IVs, (No Paper Presented), Immigration Lawyers on the Web Teleconference (September 21, 2006).

E Visa Processing at Consulates in Canada, 2006-2007 American Immigration Lawyers Association Canada Chapter Conference (August 25, 2006).

E-1 Nonimmigrant Status, 2006-2007 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (Randy P. Auerbach et. al. eds. 2006).

Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility and Nonimmigrant Waivers under U.S. Law, 2006 Canadian Bar Association Conference (May 5, 2006).

U.S. Work Permits under the North American Free Trade Agreement, 2006 Ontario Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education (January 24, 2006)

United States Consular Processing, 2005 Law Society of Upper Canada Immigration Law Summit (November 9, 2005).

Security and Cross-Border Mobility (Plenary Session - No Paper Presented), 2005 Canadian Employment Relocation Council Annual Conference (October 23, 2005).

Murphy's Immigration Law: It Can Go Wrong and it Will, Canadian Bar Association Annual Conference (April 15, 2005).

E Visa Processing in Toronto, 2005-2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association Canada Chapter Conference (April 1, 2005).

Immigrant Visa Processing in Montreal, 2005-2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association Canada Chapter Conference (April 1, 2005).

E Visas, NIV Consular Processing, and Border Issues, 2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association Western Regional Conference.

E Nonimmigrants, 2004-2005 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (Randy P. Auerbach et. al. eds. 2004).

By Air, Land And Sea - When The POE Becomes A Brick Wall (No Paper Presented), Immigration Lawyers on the Web Teleconference (February 12, 2004).

Security, Privacy, and the HR Manager's Role in Protecting the Corporate Employer, 2003 Insight Corporate Immigration in the Security Age Conference Handbook.

New Challenges to Consular Processing Since 9/11, 2003 American Immigration Lawyers Association Western Regional Conference.

Basic Requirements for Treaty Traders and Investors, 2003 American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Education (ALI-ABA) Conference (Washington, DC).

Revised Strategies in E Visa Processing, 2001-2002 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, Vol. II, 109-121 (Randy P. Auerbach et. al. eds. 2001).

Recent Changes Affecting Nonimmigrant IT Workers, 2001 Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Conference (Tokyo).

Update on E Visa Processing at the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto, 2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association Western Regional Conference.

Key Issues in E Visa Processing, 2000-2001 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, Vol. II, 126-144 (Randy P. Auerbach et. al. eds., 2000).

Canadian Employment Authorizations, 2000 Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Conference (Vancouver).

Consular Processing of Nonimmigrant Visas in Toronto, 2000 American Immigration Lawyers Association Western Regional Conference.

E Visa Processing at the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto, 2000 American Immigration Lawyers Association Western Regional Conference.

Strategies for E-1 Visa Processing, 1999-2000 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, Vol. II, 68-85 (R. Patrick Murphy et. al. eds., 1999).

E Visa Processing at the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto, 1999 Upstate New York AILA Chapter/Bar Association of Erie County Immigration Law Conference Handbook.

Consular Processing of Nonimmigrant Visas in Toronto, 1999 Upstate New York AILA Chapter/Bar Association of Erie County Immigration Law Conference Handbook.

American Indians Born in Canada, 1999 Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Meeting.

The Business Visitor, 1999 Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Meeting.

Treaty Investors and Treaty Traders, 1999 Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Meeting.

New Treaty Trader and Treaty Investor Rules: A Practical Analysis, 75 Interpreter Releases 249 (February 23, 1998).

Strategies for E-2 Visa Processing, 1997-1998 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, Vol. II, 157-173 (R. Patrick Murphy et. al. eds., 1997).

Books

The Visa Processing Guide, 2007-2008 Ed. (AILA, Charles Miller et. al. eds. 2007) [Contributing Author]

Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs, (AILA, Lincoln Stone, et. al. eds. 2006) [Contributing Author]

The Visa Processing Guide, 2006-2007 Ed. (AILA, Charles Miller et. al. eds. 2006) [Contributing Author]

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, Tenth Ed. (AILA, Ira Kurzban, 2006) [Contributing Editor]

The Visa Processing Guide, 2005-2006 Ed. (AILA, Charles Miller et. al. eds. 2005) [Contributing Author]

The Visa Processing Guide, 2004-2005 Ed. (AILA, Charles Miller et. al. eds. 2004) [Contributing Author]

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, Ninth Ed. (AILA, Ira Kurzban, 2004) [Contributing Editor]

The Visa Processing Guide, 2003-2004 Ed. (AILA, Charles Miller et. al. eds. 2003) [Contributing Author]

The Visa Processing Guide, 2002-2003 Ed. (AILA, Charles Miller et. al. eds. 2002) [Contributing Author]

The Canadian Lawyer's Guide to Advanced Internet Marketing, (Carswell, 1998) [Author]
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