News & Insights

  1. Collection Under Texas Turnover Statute

    When a creditor has a judgment against a debtor and wants to collect on that judgment, one of the tools that Texas law provides to aid the creditor is the Texas turnover statute, located in Chapter 31 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code.  Under the provisions of Chapter 31, a judgment creditor is…

  2. Naturalization- The Final Step In The Immigration Process

    Naturalization is the final step in the immigration process and provides individuals with a number of benefits over and above being a lawful permanent resident (LPR). Typically, an individual will need to be an LPR for five years before applying for citizenship.  However, for those who married a US Citizen and have been living with…

  3. Life after the expiration of Proclamation 10052

    Despite a new administration no action was ever taken by President Biden to revoke Proclamation 10052. This Trump Proclamation suspended entry of certain nonimmigrants in the US and including those on H-1B, H-2B, J and L1s and was extended by Trump by Proclamation 10131 until March 31, 2021. However, the Department of State (DOS) has…

  4. USCIS Announces That F-1 Students Can File OPT And STEM OPT Applications Online

    On April 12, 2021 USCIS announced that F-1 students can file OPT and STEM OPT applications online using form I-765. This applies to the following applications: Pre-completion OPT; Post completion OPT; and 24- month extension of OPT known as STEM OPT. USCIS has also warned that anyone else that attempts to file I-765 online that…

  5. Day 1 CPT Revisited

    2 years ago I wrote an article on the problems of taking Day 1 CPT and thought it was time to revisit this issue. Click here to see my previous article. At the time of writing my previous article, USCIS was taking a very firm stand on Day 1 CPT cases.  In fact, students applying…

  6. Option Fee Now Included in Mobile Deposit

  7. Attorney’s Fees: Always Include A Prevailing Party Provision In Your Contracts

    A common misconception among potential and existing clients is that when they sue, they will likely be able to recoup their attorney’s fees. This is especially true when the client brings you a breach of contract case. However, such is not always the case. In fact, the default position in Texas jurisprudence is that a…

  8. TEDP Takes Over Evictions in Texas

    The CDC has now extended the eviction moratorium until June 30, 2021. The impacts of the moratorium are very adverse to landlords and their ability to evict non-paying tenants. Several landlords have tenants who have not paid since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and have been occupying spaces without paying rent. Many of these…

  9. 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…

  10. USCIS Processing Delays

    The length of time for adjudication of petitions through USCIS continues to increase despite a new administration and new leadership of USCIS in the form of Alejandro Mayorkas. On March 22, 2021 the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA) filed a class-action lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), specifically in relation to the long…

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