Category Archives: Blogs

  1. USCIS Requests for Further Evidence General Information

    Requests for Further Evidence commonly referred to as RFEs have become commonplace in the Immigration world, particularly for employment-based petitions such as H-1Bs and L-1s. In FY 2018 the number of RFEs skyrocketed and this trend continued into FY 2019. This increase in challenges from USCIS is largely due to various policy issues by USCIS…

  2. The Dawn Of A New Era: Becoming Familiar With The New Public Charge Rule

    It feels like we are writing a new blog almost every week.  Under the Trump administration, we have seen several new policies, and this one is no different.  The new public charge rule seeks to once again limit legal immigration by targeting low- income, low- skilled poorly- educated, elderly or disabled individuals and making it…

  3. Important Updates on H-1B Electronic Registration for FY 2021

    USCIS held a webinar on 02/06/20 for Employers wishing to file online registrations directly.  Today USCIS held a further webinar, specifically for Attorneys.  Below were the main points that were discussed in both webinars: Filing a registration: If an employer intends to use an Attorney to submit the Electronic registrations, both the Attorney and the…

  4. 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….

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

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