Counseling Indviduals and Companies of all International Backgrounds with Immigration Matters to Living and Working in the United States

Since 2003:

Olsen Law Firm has cooperated and worked with lawyers throughout the world to assist in providing legal advice and strategies in terms of U.S. Immigration Law. The following is a brief description of one of the firms which the Olsen Law Firm has developed a cooperative relationship with on a case-by-case basis.

Letter of Economic Intent, 2004
Letter of Economic Intent is signed by Ping Tung (Taiwan) and Terry L. Olsen, Esq. (Hamilton County, TN, USA).


Taiwan Times article regarding Letter of Economic Intent.

Chattanooga Times Free Press, 2005
23 students from Taiwan, the largest group of international students to ever attended a summer program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Chattanooga Times Free Press, 2005
3 Chattanooga colleges, Taiwan schools plan exchanges.

January 28, 2005

Terry Olsen created an ESL summer program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for the Tung Fang Institute of Technology of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This was mentioned in the article, “International flavor adds interest to U.S. recipe for higher learning,” which was posted on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga website. The article discussed the plan laid out for the ESL summer program. In July of 2005, twenty three students and one instructor from Tung Fang Institute of Technology attended a three-week ESL summer program specifically designed for Tung Fang Institute students. The students resided in University of Tennessee at Chattanooga housing and studied and practiced reading and writing English. At the end of the three weeks they took the TOEFL test to determine if they were eligible to study at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as an undergraduate or graduate student.

March 9, 2005

Terry Olsen gave a seminar on “How to draft an effective outsource logistics contract.” The topic was Logistics 101. This seminar was given for the Taiwan Association of Logistics Management at 1Fl, No.2, Lane 429, Fu-Chin St., Taipei, Taiwan.

Taiwan Magazine
CNA News Show, August, 2005
World Highlight: Chattanooga Tourism

May 17, 2006

Terry Olsen assisted in organizing events, activities, etc. for a visit from Dr. Tzong-Ru Lee as a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Lee gave a speech on “Taiwan/Chattanooga Business Alliances” at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. At the time, Dr. Lee was a professor at National Chung-Hsing University, which is a school located in Taiwan. He was also the Chairman of the Institute of Electronic Commerce. Dr. Lee was a judge for the Krusei and Early Innovator Awards. Dr. Lee assisted Chattanooga companies and firms with international trade and marketing issues.

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July 8-10, 2011

Terry Olsen presented a seminar on “Law Practice in the U.S.” at the 33rd Southeast Taiwanese Association of America Summer Conference. The conference was held in Greenville, S.C., at Furman University. This was mentioned on the Tennessee Bar Association website on September 7, 2011.

Chattanooga Times Free Press, 2012
Taiwan, Chattanooga try to lessen distance.

March 22, 2012

Terry Olsen coordinated Anna A. Kao’s, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Atlanta, visit to Chattanooga, TN. She arrived in Chattanooga on March 21, 2012. Anna A. Kao provided the speech, “Taiwan and the U.S.A: Closer than you think.” At this time, it was announced that a memorandum of understanding with Chattanooga State Community College would be considered in order to bring more cultural exchanges and international development to the campus.

Dr. Ching-Ying Lin’s Visit to Chattanooga

In February, 2014, Dr. Lin, a professor from National Pingtung Institute of Commerce in Taiwan, visited Chattanooga, TN in order to strengthen the already existing ties between Chattanooga and Taiwan. Terry Olsen organized Dr. Lin’s visit, so she would have the opportunity to meet with a range of representatives from local schools and businesses. Terry personally took the responsibility to show Dr. Lin around the city and helped her commute to and from meetings and also attended the meetings. The following are some schools and businesses that Dr. Lin had the opportunity to tour/meet: 1) Chattanooga State Community College; 2) PlayCore; 3) Southern Adventist University; and 4) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Profile of Dr. Ching-Ying Lin:

Dr. Ching-Ying Lin has served as the director of the International Cooperation Section at National Pingtung Institute of Commerce for more than three years, and as an assistant professor for the Department of Applied English for more than four years. The following is Dr. Lin’s area of specialty: TESOL/TEFL methodology, speech and communication, TESOL/TEFL curriculum and material design.

January 4, 2013 to January 19, 2013—Taiwan Visit

During this time, Terry Olsen visited Taiwan and had meetings with several officials regarding the relationship between Chattanooga, TN and Taiwan. On January 17, Terry had a meeting with the Dean of the Office of International Affairs of National Chung Hsing University, Sam Liaw. During the meeting Terry Olsen and Sam Liaw discussed a possible exchange student program between the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and National Chung Hsing University. Furthermore, Terry met with the President of Ping Tung University/Institute of Commerce and it appeared this university has interest in programs with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College, and Southern Adventist University.

Furthermore, Terry went to the Nantou area with a delegation of university professors, Agriculture Department officials, Farmers Association officials, etc., and it appeared that a few projects between the greater Chattanooga area, and the Nantou black tea industry will develop to assist the black tea industry of the Natou area in terms of selling/marketing its products in the U.S., and in terms of U.S. private company/individual capitalization of black tea industry companies.

Lastly, on January 18, Terry had dinner with Taiwan Ambassador Jaime Wu of the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs of Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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February, 2012 to February, 2014—Chattanooga Branch of the British American Business Group (“BABG Chattanooga branch”)

During February 2012, Terry Olsen formed the Chattanooga Branch of the British American Business Group. He was the chair of the group for two years from February, 2012 to February, 2014. During his time as the chair of the Chattanooga based group, Terry took the initiative to build stronger business relations between the Southeast United States and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, through Terry Olsen’s unlimited efforts the BABG Chattanooga Branch was able to connect with nations on a more global level by opening up their arms to individuals and companies from all over the globe. This allowed the Branch to expand further and create long-lasting international business relations. The BABG Chattanooga Branch not only connected with the United Kingdom, but successfully connected with other nations around the world, such as Peru, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, and Taiwan. Overall, many of the international and national members of the group were business acquaintances of Terry Olsen.

The following were the types of networking events Terry organized in order to provide the BABG Chattanooga Branch members the opportunity to connect on a national and international level: 1) Monthly pub nights; 2) Business speaker events; 3) British movie nights; and 4) Annual Christmas party. Consequently, the networking events that BABG Chattanooga Branch hosted not only exposed its members to the international market, but also expose the city of Chattanooga to the international market.