Recent Publications - Corporate


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 States …
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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 degrees …
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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 | Cannabis | Insurance Coverage | Corporate
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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Kern and Ullman Publish Article in Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law
September 17, 2020 | Cannabis
Bob Kern and Marc Ullman published the article, “Cannabis Investments and Exit Strategies: A Case Study” in Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law. The article discusses the easiness with which investors can make investments in cannabis companies. However, due to the risks, they would be well-advised to have an exit plan in the event their investment …
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Cannabis Investors and Producers Face Need for Due Diligence
September 1, 2020 | Cannabis
The cannabis industry is growing in leaps and bounds, but entrepreneurs interested in developing cannabis companies – as well as business people interested in investing in them – must make certain that they know what they are getting themselves into. That is where “due diligence,” including understanding how the bankruptcy law applies to cannabis companies, …
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Heller Publishes Article in The Banking Law Journal
August 27, 2020 | Banking
Michael Heller published the article, “Electronic Closings: Key Issues for Banks” in The Banking Law Journal. Click here to read the article. …
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