Monthly Archives: March, 2021

  1. Attorney’s Fees: Always Include A Prevailing Party Provision In Your Contracts

    A common misconception among potential and existing clients is that when they sue, they will likely be able to recoup their attorney’s fees. This is especially true when the client brings you a breach of contract case. However, such is not always the case. In fact, the default position in Texas jurisprudence is that a…

  2. TEDP Takes Over Evictions in Texas

    The CDC has now extended the eviction moratorium until June 30, 2021. The impacts of the moratorium are very adverse to landlords and their ability to evict non-paying tenants. Several landlords have tenants who have not paid since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and have been occupying spaces without paying rent. Many of these…

  3. The Importance of a Commercial Lease Review -Part 1

    The lease agreement is the binding agreement between the Lessor and Lessee. In most leases, the Lessor-Lessee relationship is known as the Landlord-Tenant relationship.  Leases are common in almost every industry as business owners often lease space to operate his or her business. The lease agreement details the terms both parties are agreeing to and…

  4. USCIS Processing Delays

    The length of time for adjudication of petitions through USCIS continues to increase despite a new administration and new leadership of USCIS in the form of Alejandro Mayorkas. On March 22, 2021 the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA) filed a class-action lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), specifically in relation to the long…

  5. Related Entities Cannot File Multiple H-1B Filings For The Same Beneficiary

    USCIS recently released its updated FAQs on the electronic registration for FY2022.  Those questions can be accessed via the link below: https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-workers/h-1b-specialty-occupations-and-fashion-models/h-1b-electronic-registration-process One of those questions concerns multiple filings by related entities for the same beneficiary. USCIS reminds applicants that an employer may not file more than one H-1B petition for the same beneficiary in…

  6. Finally An End To The Notorious Public Charge Rule

    On Tuesday, March 9, the new head of DHS, Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that the government would no longer apply Trump’s Public Charge rule as it was not in the public interest or an efficient use of government resources. This rule was used by the prior administration to limit legal immigration by targeting low-income and…

  7. A Closer Look At Biden’s US Citizenship Act

    On his first day in office, President Biden sent a new Immigration Bill to Congress in an effort to modernize a very much outdated Immigration system.  This bill is known as the “U.S. Citizenship Act” aims to introduce a number of key changes and was formally introduced in the House on February 18, 2021. An…

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