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Biden Immigration Policies

Immigration: Policy Changes under Biden

This article looks at immigration policy changes under Trump and the effect on US employers.  To determine whether Trump-era policies have had a positive or negative impact on the US economy, a recent nationwide survey asked employers about their experiences and how they have responded to the changes.

Future Tech

Business Law: Electronic Signatures

E-signing technology is becoming more and more prevalent, and there is no denying the convenience.  Affixing your signature with a simple tap on your phone screen is a beautiful thing.  After all, the alternative is to print the document, sign it, scan, and then email the scanned copy.  Sometimes you have to go find witnesses, and, if notarization is required . . . well, now you really got yourself a project.

Florida Moratorium

Real Estate: Florida Moratorium on Foreclosures & Evictions

The Governor’s latest Executive Order 20-180, extending the Florida moratorium on foreclosures and evictions, contains some carve-outs borrowers, tenants, lenders and landlords alike need to know about.

E-1 Trader

Work Visas: Traders (E-1)

The following is an overview of the E-1 Treaty Trade Visa, including eligibility requirements and key features.

PUA Unemployment Benefits

Business Guide to Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Unemployment Benefits

The Families First paid leave obligations are in effect, so it is time for business owners to make some tough decisions. Understanding the unemployment benefits available under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is an important part of the analysis.

EPSLA & EPFMLEA

Business Guide to Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Paid Leave

Employers want to do what they can for staff, including paying them when they have to be out for no fault of their own. But, how is the company supposed to do that when business is basically shut down? This article focuses on the Employer’s obligations under the Emergency Paid Family & Med Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act to provide paid leave to employees affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

CARE Act Tax Breaks

Business Guide to Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Tax Breaks

This article is meant to help you understand the tax breaks under the CARES Act intended to help your business or non-profit survive the Coronavirus crisis.

Way through

Business Guide to Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Business Loans

Business owners and executives need a clear, concise explanation of how the Coronavirus Stimulus Package affects the company. There are several, overlapping Acts that apply, and new developments emerge daily, but this guide should be enough to start strategizing.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Part I – Overview of 1031 Exchange

These days, the real estate market is steadily on the rise. So, if you are in the real estate investment game, you may find yourself with a good opportunity to flip a property, but you may not be ready to cash out. Good news. You can take advantage of the sale opportunity and parlay it without having to pay taxes READ FULL POST

Real Estate: FIRPTA

Foreign investors should be aware of the withholding required under FIRPTA and meet with an HLA attorney to discuss the most advantageous business structure for real estate investments.