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IMMIGRAZIONE USA: NUOVA POSSIBILITA’ PER GLI IMPRENDITORI INTERNAZIONALI

Il 17 gennaio 2017 è stata pubblicata una disposizione che permette al Department of Homeland Security (DHS, l’Ufficio di Sicurezza Nazionale) di concedere una facolta’ di accesso (limitata nel tempo, c.d. parole) agli imprenditori stranieri che dimostrino che il loro … Read More

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Suspensión del trámite por prioridad (premium processing) para las visas H-1B

El 3 marzo 2017, el U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), el departamento de inmigración y ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos, anunció la suspensión de la posibilidad de solicitar el proceso preferencial de las solicitudes de visa H-1B (premium processing). El proceso  preferencial … Read More

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La modalita’ “premium” per i visti H-1B e’ temporaneamente sospesa dal 3 aprile, 2017

Il 3 marzo 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), cioe’  l’ufficio immigrazione e cittadinanza USA, ha annunciato la sospensione della possibilità di processare le domande di visto H-1B in via preferenziale (c.d. premium processing). Il trattamento in via preferenziale, premium processing, consiste … Read More

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Unauthorized practice of law – A recent decision of the SC Supreme Court

The SC Supreme Court, on February 22, 2017, found that a group managing HOAs (Community Management Group, “CMG”) committed unauthorized practice of law by representing associations in magistrates court, filing judgments in circuit court, preparing and recording liens, and (4) … Read More

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Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All H-1B Visa Petitions after April 3, 2017

On March 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it will suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. Premium processing is an expedited filing option. Employers submit a premium processing request on Form I-907 and pay an … Read More

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Waiting for the Big Beautiful Door: Basic Pointers for Foreign Nationals During the Early Days of the Trump Administration

Sooner or later, we must all face the fact that Donald Trump won the election and is now president. For foreign nationals in the United States, the sooner the better. Exactly what this means for immigrants—documented or undocumented—nobody really knows. … Read More

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California federal court allows service of process on foreign defendant via Twitter

On September 30, 2016, a California federal court granted permission to serve process through Twitter on a foreign defendant. In this case, plaintiff St. Francis Assisi (a non-profit corporation) sued the defendants Kuwait Finance House, Kuveyt-Turk Participation Bank Inc., and Hajjaj al-Ajmi … Read More

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Self-Assessment Checklists May Help Lawyers in Risk Management

The practice of law is laden with risk.    Ok … yes … we all know that.   The difficult problem that lawyers face is what they can do to reduce risk without devoting so much time to risk management that it … Read More

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Certiorari petition filed with the Supreme Court for the revision of NY physical office requirement

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When does blogging constitute advertising?

In Formal Opinion 2016-196, the California State Bar Ethics Committee dealt with the question of when a blog by a lawyer is subject to the ethics rules on advertising.  If a blog is integrated into a lawyer’s website, it will … Read More

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