Time: 11:00:00 - 12:00:00
Members Cost: $25.00
Non - Members Cost: $40.00
Doing Business in the United States
Deirdre D. Nero
Eric P. Gros-Dubois
& Moderator, Suely Piraino Argianas
Wednesday, August 16 at 11:00 AM EST
For many small businesses throughout the world, global enterprise is difficult to access. We at OWIT International encourage small businesses to engage in international trade and aim to connect small businesses to each other in order to foster this trade. Join us to discuss how to do business in the USA, including how to create subsidiaries, contract considerations, taxes, investment options, visas and general tips for small business owners.
DEIRDRE NERO is an Immigration & Nationality Law Attorney in private practice with her own firm, NERO Immigration Law, which she founded in Coral Gables in February 2009. She is honored to hold an AV® Preeminent™ Rating, which shows that she is a well-respected attorney in her field.
Originally from New Jersey, Deirdre has lived in Florida for over 20 years. Deirdre earned a Bachelor’s Degree from FSU, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Additionally, she attended the University of Miami School of Law, where she graduated with honors and passed the Florida Bar in 2003. In 2009, Ms. Nero started her own law practice after having spent several years as an attorney at Becker & Poliakoff and Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy.
Deirdre’s law practice focuses on all types of business immigration including employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions. She also routinely handles family immigration matters and naturalizations. Ms. Nero works closely with companies and individual clients to personally execute all aspects of the client’s immigration strategy and represent them in front of the U.S. Government. Deirdre is passionate about helping foreign nationals come to the United States and achieve the American Dream.
Deirdre is actively involved with, and has held leadership positions in many local organizations, such as the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, BNI Miami-Dade and OWIT- Organization of Women International Trade-South Florida, where she previously served as a board member. She frequently writes and lectures on various topics.
Deirdre currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and travels to Washington, DC to advocate on their behalf. She is the co-founder of a jewelry line called B.A.L.D., which raises awareness for Alopecia Areata and donates a portion of profits to charities.
Deirdre is a Certified Spinning® Instructor and teaches classes at the University of Miami Herbert Wellness Center. Deirdre is fluent in Spanish and also holds Italian Citizenship.
ERIC GROS-DUBOIS is the owner and founder of EPGD Business Law. With a JD and MBA specializing in finance, Eric is able to step back and view the legal world through a commercial lens while also acting as a trusted business advising source for his clients.
Before founding EPGD, Mr. Gros-Dubois’ areas of concentration included business transactions, tax controversies, and estate & trust planning, while at a prominent firm located in Washington, DC. His path led him to Miami, FL where he practiced commercial transactions and business litigation, essentially laying the foundation for EPGD Attorneys at Law.
Now, the firm focuses its efforts on providing foreign and domestic entrepreneurs, business owners, the knowledge and legal power to protect their business and future by facilitating the process of doing business in this country. Specifically, Eric’s role is to ensure that business owners are adequately informed as to how to start a business in the US, what tax considerations they should be aware of, and how to build a successful brand.
By taking a team approach with his clients, Eric serves as advisor whether tax, accounting, or legal advising. He works hand in hand with the clients and their trusted team of external advisors in order to achieve the goal at hand. Eric’s wide network of referral sources from various different backgrounds also helps to bridge the gap between foreign entrepreneurs and the United States.
Eric is an active long-time member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Brickell, and various other philanthropic and business organizations.
Suely Piraino Argianas
Dedicates her professional life to Global Business Development, Sales, Trade and Management. A multicultural, multilingual executive fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, conversational Italian and French. A graduate from Baruch College in New York City in Business and minor in International trade. As a woman and small business owner, she successfully managed, won projects and develop markets in over 22 countries with expertise in Latin America. She is currently an Independent Business Consultant in international trade and management. She is a co-VP of Programming for OWIT, an active Board Member at Back On Track Network, and a member of the Coral Gables Chamber.
She co-founded GIG-Gifts In Golf, to teach golf, integrating those with Special Needs, with the community. https://www.linkedin.com/in/spargianas