Join West Michigan World Trade Association for our January 2018 Practical Round Table Series
This series will be facilitator lead, featuring discussion style questions surrounding practical topics that are designed to assist your company with international business. Share best practices and ask industry experts questions, while networking with peers over breakfast.
January 31, 2018: Protecting Your Legal Interests Abroad
Location: The Donut Conspiracy
1971 East Beltline Ave NE #123
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Time: 7:30-9:00 AM
$20 Single Event Ticket- WMWTA Member
$25 Singe Event Ticket- NON WMWTA Member
January 31, 2018 (Round Table 4) Agenda:
7:30-7:55 AM Registration, Networking and Breakfast
7:55-8:40 AM Introductions and Discussion Questions
8:40-8:50 AM Short Presentation by Facilitators
8:50-9:00 AM Questions and Wrap up
Facilitator: Amanda Osorio, Revision Legal
Amanda Osorio graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Spanish Literature from Hope College and received her Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School. Amanda is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and admitted to the courts of the State of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Amanda’s practice focuses on Trademark and Copyright matters, domestic and internationally, and on IP related litigation and business law matters.
Amanda’s law school concentration was in International Law, making her an important asset in Revision Legal's international patent, trademark and copyright law practice. She worked as an intern in Madrid, Spain with Mariscal & Asociados, an international transactional boutique firm. She speaks Spanish fluently, and has worked professionally as an interpreter.
Amanda is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for Exalta Health Clinic, The West Michigan World Trade Association, and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Western Region. She has interned with the Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids and completed one year of Americorps VISTA service.
In her free time Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling, boating in Grand Haven, reading books, and wine tasting.
Facilitator: Ryan McKnight, AvaSure
Ryan McKnight is a West Michigan native from Holland, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate degree, and studied International Relations with the James Madison College. Following graduation, Ryan returned to the Grand Rapids area in order to pursue a career in international and domestic transportation. In 2012, he received his Juris Doctorate from the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude. In 2015, Ryan became licensed as a United States Customs Broker.
Since December of 2015, Ryan has served AvaSure focusing on the following:
*International Compliance, including: government export development, transportation management, and international legal research.
*Project Management, including: meeting facilitation, deliverable tracking, and technical support.
*In-House Legal Counsel, including: contract management, drafting and negotiation, outside counsel procurement, and legal support. (Legal support includes International Government Compliance, HIPAA, Healthcare, Patent and Trademark work.)
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys consulting for small businesses, participating in the MSU Alumni group and spending time with his wonderful wife who is expecting their first child. Ryan is also the current President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association.Sponsored by
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