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British Government Agency Webinar with Suhi Koizumi

British Government Agency Webinar with Suhi Koizumi

Photo of Suhi Koizumi, Minami Tamaki LLPMinami Tamaki LLP attorney Suhi Koizumi was the featured speaker on a webinar hosted by UK Trade & Investment on “U.S. Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals.” UKTI is the British government agency that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy.

The Sept. 15, 2015, webinar, “U.S. Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals,” was designed to help British companies explore popular visa options for entering the U.S. market, unique challenges for startups, and immigration compliance issues when acquiring or selling companies in the U.S.

UKTI invited Suhi to be a speaker on this webinar because of her excellent representation of many high profile British and European companies entering the U.S. market and her expertise in navigating the immigration challenges for entrepreneurs.

Suhi Koizumi is a Senior Associate with Minami Tamaki LLP in our Immigration Practice Group. she partners with executives and legal and human resources personnel to address a wide spectrum of immigration issues of corporate clients.

The Immigration Practice Group of Minami Tamaki LLP offers expertise in a broad array of immigration services. We routinely assist employers and employees obtain temporary and permanent employment-based visas. And, just as often, we help individual clients to secure family-based immigration status through marriage or other qualifying family relationships. Our philosophy is centered around client service, with the goal of partnering with our clients to ensure their understanding of the immigration process and to assist them in achieving their immigration goals.

YouTube Celebrity Ryan Higa Picks Minami Tamaki as Counsel

don_tamakiPartner Donald Tamaki recently signed on as a client Ryan Higa, the YouTube celebrity whose channel made YouTube history as the first to reach two million subscribers.

Ryan and Sean Fujiyoshi started posting YouTube videos of themselves lip synching to songs in mid-2006 while attending Waiakea High School in Hilo, Hawaii. They quickly expanded beyond songs, with a variety of other comedic pieces.

By November 2008, Ryan’s videos had been viewed more than 150 million times.

In 2008, Los Angeles producer Derek Zemrak offered to help them create their first feature-length film. The resulting film, Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure, was directed by Richard Van Vleet and released on November 14, 2008. It was shown in sold out theaters in Hawaii and California The DVD was released on July 14, 2009 in the USA.

Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure is about a down on his luck movie producer, played by Michael Buckley, who is seeking out famous celebrities in order to make a hit movie in 30 days or risk being fired. He chooses Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi after discovering the popularity of their YouTube videos. He invites them to Hollywood to make a movie. They accept the offer, and run into some amusing situations on the way.

Here’s one of Ryan’s latest videos: