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  1. Prevailing Wage And PERM Processing Times Update

    PERM is the first step in the green card process for most employment-based applicants.  This requires the employer to conduct a recruitment campaign in good faith to demonstrate that there are no available, willing and qualified US workers to fill the position in question. To submit a PERM application (ETA 9089) the employer is first…

  2. New Public Charge Rule

    Most of you will recall the Trump Era public charge rule, from 2019, which caused chaos and uncertainty and tremendous amounts of paperwork for both applicants and their Attorneys.  This was another attempt by the former President to reduce Immigration by denying Immigration benefits to those who rely on Government aid. For a recap of…

  3. How Long Do I Have To Wait To Become A US Citizen

  4. Hold Everything In Confidence: Confidential vs Privileged Information — Infographic

  5. Exits – IPO, M&A, Reverse Merger

    Many people start companies because they are passionate about their idea, product, or vision.  Investors love to see that passion in a founder, but they are obviously wanting a return on their investment.  This is where exit strategies come into play, sometimes referred to as a liquidity event.  You could lump things like a dividend…

  6. H-1B / LCA Fact Sheet

  7. USCIS Expected To Use All Available Employment Based Green Cards This Fiscal Year

    Last year USCIS came under heavy criticism for failing to issue all available employment-based green cards.  Due to the pandemic, most Consulates were closed or operating at a reduced capacity which meant that unused family-based visas rolled over into the employment-based green cards.  This was great news. Typically, there are 140,000 employment-based green cards available…

  8. Valuation

    Common models used to value a company, how these apply to startups, stock valuation, stock option valuation, and comparisons with US GAAP accounting valuation. Common Company Valuation Methods Market Capitalization Most people are familiar with terms like “market cap” if they have any interest in publicly traded stocks.  Market capitalization is a method that can…

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  10. Private Placement Memorandum

    So what exactly is a private placement memorandum (PPM) and why do I need one? What is a PPM? A private placement memorandum is an offering document, sometimes called a prospectus, offering circular, or PPM.  The majority of early startups and emerging growth companies commonly raise money through what are known as private placements.  It…

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