Category Archives: Blogs

  1. Important Considerations When Choosing An Entity Structure

    Why do I need an entity? The primary reason clients set up an entity is to separate the liability of the business from the individual owners. We represent many clients who need assistance in choosing the right entity structure for their business. What’s the best type of entity for my business? In short, it depends….

  2. A Boundary Line / Encroachment Issue And Possible Resolutions

    Texans are famous for their intensity in property rights, especially real estate property rights. Some Texans might even say that a person’s right to own and control a piece of land is that person’s most vital legal right as an American citizen. Now, whether that is true or not is a question I’ll leave up…

  3. CPT and H General Information

    Filing for H-1B change of status while working as F-1 student under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) The regulations allow international student visa holders (F-1 students) to participate in practical training and accept employment while still under F-1 status if the F-1 students have been lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis in a qualified educational institution…

  4. H-1B Electronic Registration- Frequently Asked Questions

    Why is USCIS implementing an Electronic Registration process for cap-subject petitions for FY 2021?   The electronic registration is intended to simplify the process of applying for a cap-subject petition by submitting a registration form online.  In previous years USCIS has required Employers to submit an entire petition.  By utilizing an online registration Employers will…

  5. Mechanics and Materialmen’s Liens, what are they and what to do next.

    It seems inevitable that every construction project comes with headaches. Most notably, the pesky mechanics and materialmen’s liens. The Texas Constitution and Property Code empower laborers (i.e. contractors and suppliers) to place a lien on an owner’s property to ensure payment for labor and/or materials delivered and incorporated into the project. This can be an…

  6. Why Federal Lawsuits work. A Success Story

    For the past 6 months, I have been encouraging clients to file Federal Lawsuits to overcome unreasonable delays in processing petitions and to overcome wrongful denials.  I truly believe this is the only way to hold USCIS and the Department of State accountable. Recently I was contacted by a client who had received a 221g…

  7. What do my investors expect from a fundraise?

    Our firm is often engaged by real estate investors and entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital for their projects or companies.  A company may raise capital as either debt or equity. To raise capital as equity, a Company must undertake an offering of Securities. The definition of Securities in the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities…

  8. General Information About H-1B Visas

    H-1B Specialty Occupation The H-1B visa is one of the most commonly used visas for companies looking to hire foreign talent. The H-1B is a dual- intent, non-immigrant visa, that requires a candidate to be working in a specialized knowledge position, that requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or higher in a specific field. H-1B…

  9. H-1B Frequently asked questions

    My Employer has filed an H-1B cap petition for me. When can I start work?   Before you are permitted to start work you must be selected for an H-1B and then approved.  Typically cap cases are filed in the first week of April with an anticipated start date of Oct 1.  However, due to…

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