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BUSINESS PRACTICES: LIMITING PERSONAL LIABILITY (PART I)

The law has shifted in recent years towards weakening corporate liability protections. That makes it easier for plaintiffs and regulators to “pierce the corporate veil” and get to the assets of owners and officers.

BUSINESS LAW: What is “General Counsel” and When Does it Make Sense?

Some attorneys offer general counsel services. In this scenario, the attorney continues to have his outside practice, and you will not be his/her only client but you will get preferential service.

IMMIGRATION: PERM CERTIFICATION

Are you a foreigner already working in the US?  Are you now interested in remaining in the US on a permanent basis?  Or, are you a US employer looking to keep a foreign worker permanently?  Here is how you do it. Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) is the system set up by the USCIS for obtaining what is called “labor certification.”  Labor certification is READ FULL POST

IMMIGRATION: Blanket L-1 Program for Multi-National Companies

Multinational companies can usually qualify for the Blanket L-1 program, which greatly facilitates the transfer of employees to the US.

TAX CONTROVERSY: PART I – OVERVIEW

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the process, which is referred to as “tax controversy,” so you will have an idea of what to expect and can make wise, cost-effective decisions about how to proceed.

ESTATE PLANNING: Move Assets to a Trust (Part III)

Transferring assets to a trust is a simple and cost-effective way to protect assets and plan your estate.

ESTATE PLANNING: Trusts (Part II)

Most people are unaware of the valuable tool a trust can be for estate planning and asset protection.

IMMIGRATION: TN-1 Program (Canadian citizens)

the TN-1 classification is available only to Canadian citizens who intend to work in the U.S. in certain professions. The NAFTA list of approved professions includes accountants, engineers, attorneys, pharmacists, scientists, and teachers.  

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Where’s the Inventory???

There are a few different ways to find properties, each of which has pros and cons. We will start with the traditional methods and work our way progressively towards paths less traveled.

Tax Controversy: Part II—Audit

If you have managed to land on the IRS’ (or Department of Revenue’s) radar, and the agent is conducting an examination of your return, you are undoubtedly considering your options.  This article is intended to give you an idea of what to expect and some of the key considerations along the way.