Leave the Contract Drafting to the Attorneys Nowhere is the old saw “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” truer than in the realm of contract drafting. As a commercial litigator, time and again I have seen companies spend millions on litigation because they failed to take the necessary steps years earlier to ensure that their contracts were properly drafted and … [Read more...] about Why You Should Always Hire Counsel to Draft Your Contracts
A truly historic Election Day full of notable events included the passage of a referendum measure in New Jersey which amends the State Constitution to legalize the use and sale of cannabis beyond the current medical marijuana regime in New Jersey. The vital next step in the process of creating a legal general-use marijuana sales framework in New jersey is the passage of … [Read more...] about Cannabis is Legal in New Jersey: Now What?
Spam phone calls have become an unfortunate part of everyday life, even if you have put yourself on a “no call” list. But would you expect that your cell service contract can prevent you from taking the spam callers to court? Well, depending on who your carrier is, who is calling, and what part of the country you are living in, that may very well be the case. In a somewhat … [Read more...] about A Circuit Split Emerges on the Application of Arbitration Clauses to Affiliated Companies
For those seeking temporary admission to the United States, there are a variety of visas available. However, each visa has its own unique qualification system, duration and potential pathway to permanent admission. Generally, there are six types of non-immigrant visas: (1) tourism; (2) educational; (3) special or family-related; (4) work or business; (5) governmental or … [Read more...] about Non-Immigrant Visas: A Short Overview
There has been much talk in the news recently regarding refugee and asylum procedures. United States law provides for the protection of people overseas from persecution. The refugee and asylum systems are complicated. This post attempts to shed some light on the processes. Refugee Status Those seeking refugee status are persons outside the United States who seek entry to the … [Read more...] about Understanding Refugee Status and Asylum