Monthly Archives: October, 2021

  1. PLG Podcast – EP.1 Introduction To Bankruptcy

    Jonathan Gitlin and Brandon Smith two senior attorneys at the Patel Law Group discuss the basics of bankruptcy in this inaugural episode of the PLG podcast. We hope you enjoy it! Disclaimer: Nothing herein constitutes legal advice nor is intended to form an attorney-client relationship. This podcast is for entertainment and educational purposes only. Listen…

  2. Travel Ban To Be Lifted Starting November 8, 2021

    The White House recently announced the lifting of the travel ban, which has barred tens of thousands of foreign travelers from entering the U.S.  Instead, the U.S. will require foreign travelers to provide proof of vaccination prior to departure. Our original article on this can be found at: https://www.patellegal.com/biden-administration-to-lift-travel-ban-and-allow-vaccinated-travelers-to-enter-the-u-s/ Further details of the new travel…

  3. My Case Went To Mediation… What Is Mediation?

    Short Answer: Mediation is where each party sits in a separate room with their attorney and the mediator walks back and forth between rooms and talks to the parties to see whether they want to settle the case. Longer Answer: Mediation is a forum in which an impartial person—the mediator—facilitates communication between parties to promote reconciliation,…

  4. What Exactly Is A PPM (Private Placement Memorandum) And Why Do I Need One To Raise Money?

    This article goes over the basic information about what a PPM is, when and why you may need one.  This information is being provided as a general overview and a basic education of the common terms and federal securities laws involved with a PPM.  Each state has its own securities laws and the discussion in…

  5. November Visa Bulletin Disappoints, Especially For EB-3 Applicants

    The November visa bulletin was just released and has left many applicants disappointed, especially those who filed a downgrade from EB-2 to EB-3. However, this was to be expected, based on Charlie Oppenheim’s comments during his last YouTube video, as well as the comments at the bottom of last month’s visa bulletin. Charlie confirmed, during…

  6. AILA Files Lawsuit Claiming H-4 And L-2 EAD Should Qualify For 180- day Automatic Extension

    USCIS processing times continue to increase for the majority of applications and have only been made worst by the ongoing pandemic, resulting in the agency being heavily understaffed.  This is especially true for H-4 and L-2 EAD applicants.  Because of the long processing times and the fact that these categories of work authorization are not…

  7. Biden Administration To Lift Travel Ban And Allow Vaccinated Travelers To Enter The U.S.

    For the past 18 months, COVID-19 had wreaked havoc all over the world and has limited the entry of certain travelers into the U.S. With Consulate closures and travel bans, entering the U.S. has been particularly difficult for non-immigrants, especially those who require visa stamping. With limited appointments available and often the need to apply…

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