Category Archives: Blogs

  1. 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…

  2. 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his first day in office, President Biden sent a new Immigration Bill to Congress in an effort to modernize a very much outdated Immigration system.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…

  3. Dealing with the Damage Caused by the Winter Weather Crisis

    As the temperatures throughout Texas dropped well below freezing, many of you encountered burst water and sprinkler lines. For those who unfortunately experienced frozen and burst water lines at their business, there are a handful of steps that you should follow to ensure the damage is properly fixed and fully covered by insurance. First, it…

  4. The Three Keys To A Great Law Firm

    After over 15 years of practicing law and being fortunate to own my own law firm for most of that time, I began to ponder what clients really look for in selecting a law firm.  Last year brought businesses many challenges that we never would have imagined we would face when 2020 started.  With these…

  5. The Importance of the LOI before the Purchase Contract

    The Letter of Intent, also known as an “LOI” or “Term Sheet”, is generally prepared by the buyer and submitted to the seller. In order to formalize the intent here, it is appropriate for both parties to review and sign the document, so everyone is on the same page as to how the purchase contract…

  6. PLG Attorneys Welcome Positive Change Under The Biden Administration

    (Updated 02/25/2021) For the past several years we have been publishing articles with the intent of keeping the Immigration Community fully informed.  However, for most of these articles we have had to be the bearer of bad news.  Under the Trump administration every change or measure was an attempt to restrict Immigration in some way,…

  7. Trump’s Final Stamp On Immigration And Biden’s First Day In Office

    On January 15 DHS released the text of a new rule which will change the way USCIS will determine whether an Employer/Employee relationship will exist.  Furthermore, on the same day, DOL also released a memo that now interprets the regulations to require end-clients to also file an H-1B petition. USCIS had previously relied on two…

  8. 240-Day Rule For H-1B Extensions

    Employers filing H-1B petitions need to be aware of the 240- day rule as it applies to filing H-1B extensions, as this rule allows employees to continue to work beyond the expiration of their authorized stay. This rule is particularly important when an Employer is filing an H-1B extension either when premium processing is unavailable…

  9. DOL Takes A Second Run At Increasing Its Wages

    DOL is publishing its Prevailing Wage Rule on January 14, 2021.  This rule previously went into effect on October 8, 2020, without any notice and significantly increased the DOL wages.  For further details of this rule please refer to our previous article, published on October 9, 2020. https://www.patellegal.com/dols-interim-final-rule-implements-higher-prevailing-wage-rates/ After the above rule was published, we…

  10. DHS is publishing an H-1B lottery final rule that gives preference to individuals with higher wages

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is releasing a final rule changing the next lottery for H-1B specialty occupation visas from the current random selection process to one based on an individual’s wages. The final rule is to be published on 01/08/2021 and will be effective 60 days from the date of publication. Per USCIS…

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