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New proposed Senate Bill calls for EB-5 Program changes

USA - June 9 2015 On Friday, a bill was introduced in the Senate by Senators Leahy and Grassley to totally revamp the EB 5 Program. It is noteworthy that Senator Leahy

Leasing restrictions of condominium and townhome associations

USA - January 17 2012 Board members of Illinois condominium and townhome associations have always been concerned about the number of units which are leased in the association

“Charbucks” is not a blurring trademark dilution of “Starbucks”

USA - July 28 2014 In 2001, Starbucks Corporation, prominent global purveyor of specialty coffee, brought an action for trademark dilution by blurring against Wolfe's

The use of receiverships for managing troubled assets

USA - August 10 2010 Receiverships are becoming a popular tool for creditors to manage distressed real estate and to realize upon their collateral

Loan workouts

USA - July 27 2010 With the deteriorating economy over the last few years, particularly in the real estate sector, workout activity has increased markedly

USCIS August 2015 EB-5 policy memorandum and stakeholder’s call

USA - August 25 2015 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a Policy Memorandum draft on August 10, 2015, “Guidance on the Job Creation Requirement and

Korean War Memorial sculptor wins over $540,000 in damages for postage stamp infringements

USA - August 12 2015 In 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the government was liable for infringing the copyright held by sculptor Frank

Seventh Circuit says five years’ use insufficient for distinctiveness

USA - August 10 2015 Goliath defeated David in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where Coca-Cola's summary judgment win over Blue Springs Water Company

EB-5 Targeted Employment Area map and list tools

USA - August 6 2015 I discovered that EB5 Affiliate Network has two very useful tools related to EB-5 Targeted Employment Area (TEA) locations. These free tools assist

Miami EB-5 Regional Center housing summit

USA - July 31 2015 The City of Miami Regional Center held a housing summit on July 29, 2015 to discuss the implications of EB-5 and how it relates to housing, and in