Recent Publications - Corporate


For Business Owners, a Shareholders’ Agreement Is Vital
June 13, 2022 | Corporate

I love playing board games with my children and the games in our home have been known to get pretty competitive. From time to time, a friend will join, and we always make sure all of the players have a clear understanding of the rules, both those included in the box or any “house rules”

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Transitioning to a DSO: An emerging trend in orthodontic practices
May 31, 2022 | Health Services | Corporate

Over the last several years, the dental services industry has become increasingly consolidated, creating significant financial opportunities for investors as well as financial and exit opportunities for dentists. This consolidation has been driven in large part by Dental Services Organizations (DSOs) formed by dentists and/or private financial investors (e.g., private equity) through the acquisition of

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Biden Administration Announces New Policy to Attract and Retain Immigrants in STEM
January 24, 2022 | Immigration | Employment & Labor

The Biden administration announced a series of administrative changes designed to strengthen the nation’s ability to attract global talent. The changes are also designed to strengthen our economy and technological competitiveness and benefit working people and communities across the country. This bulletin will highlight some of the key changes affecting employers and foreign nationals.

New

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An Open Letter to the Incoming NY Governor, Kathy Hochul
August 20, 2021 | Tax

Welcome to the Governor’s office, Ms. Hochul. Unfortunately, congratulations are hardly in order; indeed, a wish for good luck seems much more appropriate.

I suppose you realize that the last round of tax legislation, enacted in April by the Democratic-controlled Assembly and Senate – veto-proof super majorities in both Chambers – resulted in a tax

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If You Sell Marijuana in Any Form, Uncle Sam Wants His Cut
March 11, 2021 | Cannabis | Tax

More and more states across the country are legalizing the sale of marijuana products for medical and/or recreational purposes, but marijuana remains effectively prohibited under federal law as a Schedule I controlled substance within the meaning of the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

There is, however, one important and practical exception to that prohibition:

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What You Need to Know about Biden’s Travel Ban Revocation
February 25, 2021 | Immigration | Employment & Labor

Yesterday, the Biden administration revoked parts of the Trump-era executive orders that had prevented certain foreign nationals from entering the United States due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Here’s what you need to know:

What’s Changed

  • U.S. consulates can issue an immigrant visa (i.e. a “green card”) to foreign nationals seeking to enter the United
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What Employers Need to Know about the Upcoming H-1B Lottery
February 9, 2021 | Immigration | Employment & Labor

It is time for employers to prepare for the first H-1B lottery under the Biden administration. The following outlines what employers need to know, what changes to expect, and what will remain the same.

  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct the lottery in its traditional form, with beneficiaries holding a master’s
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Groundbreaking Changes to the H-1B Lottery in 2021
January 7, 2021 | Immigration

Today, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule that would drastically change the lottery system this year. Under the new rule, USCIS would give priority to applications offering the highest wages, rather than selecting applications on a random basis as it has historically done.

USCIS acknowledges that the new rule will

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Title Insurance Coverage And Easement Disputes: Case Update
October 15, 2020 | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

David Leno, Peter McNamara, Matthew Spero, and Michael Heller published the article “Title Insurance Coverage And Easement Disputes: Case Update” in Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes.

Courts have issued several important decisions recently in cases involving title insurance coverage and easement disputes. In this article, the authors discuss a New York court decision resolving whether a

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The Cannabis Industry Is Risking It All
October 1, 2020 | Corporate | Cannabis | Insurance Coverage

James Lagios, Joshua Smith and Mark Wagner wrote, “The Cannabis Industry Is Risking It All,” for Mealey’s® Emerging Insurance Disputes.

The article discusses the obstacles that cannabis-related businesses face when seeking to use insurance coverage to mitigate their operational risks.

To read the article, click here.

 

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