Recent Publications - Corporate


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

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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.

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Trump Administration Changes Student Visa Eligibility for the Fall Semester
July 7, 2020 | Immigration

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced changes to the student visa program for the fall semester for international students in F-1 or M-1 status. The new policy has three key features:

  • Fully online programs: Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government will not issue visas or permit entry to F-1 and M-1 international
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How Will President Trump’s Immigration Ban 2.0 Affect You?
June 23, 2020 | Immigration

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order that bans certain nonimmigrants from entering the United States (the “Nonimmigrant Ban”) until December 31, 2020. The Nonimmigrant Ban comes on the heels of an April 2020 executive order preventing certain foreign nationals from receiving an immigrant visa (the “Immigrant Ban”). A summary of the

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Put Your Business on Solid Financial Footing before Hitting ‘Unpause’
May 5, 2020 | Bankruptcy | Corporate

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic shutdown, we have counseled our clients about how they can protect their rights as creditors once the economy begins to ramp up again. We have also advised them on how to make sure that they do not end up in their own perilous financial situation.

Indeed, you

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How Will Trump’s Immigration Ban Affect You?
April 23, 2020 | Immigration

After a teaser on Twitter and a verbal preview during a press conference, President Trump has signed an executive order preventing certain foreign nationals from receiving an immigrant visa for the next 60 days. The purpose of the order is protecting United States workers from competition from foreign workers. In reality, however, the order will

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Recent Commercial Division Decision Highlights That Sometimes Less Is More
April 16, 2020 | Commercial Litigation

A recent decision by New York County Commercial Division Justice, the Hon. Barry Ostrager, gave litigants a reminder of the preference that New York courts have for reasonable non-solicitation and confidentiality clauses that do not include covenants not to compete.

In King v. Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC, 2020 NY Slip Op 50370(U) (Sup. Ct.

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Coronavirus and Statutes of Limitations in New York: A Lingering Effect?
April 14, 2020 | Commercial Litigation

We’ve all heard the COVID-19 pandemic described as “unprecedented.” Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.8 and its treatment of time limitations (including statutes of limitations), may also be unprecedented.

Executive Order 202.8 was issued on March 20, 2020. It states that “any specific time limit for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice,

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Diversity and Inclusion Matter, Even During a Pandemic
April 13, 2020 | Employment & Labor

As we all face these challenging times, it is  more important than ever to remain committed and focused on diversity and inclusion. Many employees, especially those who are underrepresented, may feel increasingly overlooked.

Rivkin Radler remains committed to our Development, Diversity and Inclusion initiative, and as a reminder of the importance of connectivity during these unusual days, the following are some helpful tips:

  1. Be cognizant of who you are assigning
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