Category Archives: Blogs

  1. USCIS Agrees To Concurrently Adjudicate H-4, H-4 EADs And L-2s When Filed With I-129

    One of the biggest issues faced by spouses of H-1 and L-1 holders in the last few years was that USCIS stopped processing their applications even when filed with the principal application.  This resulted in much uncertainty and due to delays in processing cases many spouses were forced to stop working. Prior to the Trump…

  2. 2022 Syndication & Fund Review

  3. Can I become a US Citizen with a DUI?

    Applying for Naturalization can be a daunting process but for those who have DUI’s the process can be even more problematic. In this video PLG Partner Chris Prescott discusses the impact of having one or multiple DUI’s on your record and how this can affect your ability to demonstrate good moral character, one of the…

  4. What is a GP General Partner Fund in Real Estate?

    Texas securities attorney Chris Barsness discusses the increase in GP funds being used as alternatives to traditional real estate funds and what makes them different.

  5. FTX Indictment, Securities Fraud Complaint Against SBF

    Securities attorney Chris Barsness discusses the recent indictment against SBF, formerly of FTX fame, and the securities fraud charges by the SEC and the years of (alleged) setup, misrepresentation, and outright lies to investors and the public.

  6. Fraud, Fraud & More Fraud. More FTX, Crypto And Blockchain Securities News

    Securities lawyer Chris Barsness discusses recent SEC actions and criminal indictments related to FTX and separate $45 million crypto fraud.

  7. Employers! Non-Competes May Soon Become Unenforceable Under New FTC Rule

    Chris Barsness discusses the new proposed rule from the Federal Trade Commission that would make nearly all non-compete clauses (including existing agreements) unenforceable to employees and independent contractors.

  8. Gaining Through Giving

    Like most people, I can’t believe it’s time for another new year to begin, and the guilt-ridden, annual ritual of confronting last year’s resolutions that failed to materialize.  Although a few of my resolutions never came to fruition, I did follow through on one commitment–to engage in more volunteer work assisting communities in need. I’ve…

  9. New Version Of Form I-485 To Be Used From December 23, 2022

    USCIS has released a new version of Form I-485, which must be used from December 23, 2022. This form can be found at: This form is intended for preview only and should not be submitted prior to December 23, 2022.  This form becomes mandatory on the aforementioned date which means that the current version…

  10. How To Take Advantage Of The 540-Day Automatic Extension For H-4 Holders

    When USCIS announced that H-4 holders would qualify for an automatic extension of their EAD, this was praised as a move in the right direction.  However, the caveat to this rule is that to qualify for an automatic extension an individual needs to have a valid I-94. The automatic extension was initially 180 days, but…