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Check-the-Box Elections: Relevance in the International Context

One of the most powerful tools in cross-border tax planning is the ability to make a “check-the-box” election. Pursuant to the entity classification regulations under Internal Revenue Code §7701 (the “check-the-box...more

How Can a Business Access EB-5 Financing?

Businesses looking to obtain capital and financing for projects in the United States often think of bank loans or securities offerings, but the EB-5 investor program is a little-known investment vehicle that is a viable...more

Starting A Business In the United States? The Top 6 Things You Should Consider

In addition to the regular business start-up issues, foreign nationals who want to start or expand their businesses in America often find themselves trying to navigate the complicated regulatory scheme that includes...more

When Applying for an E-2 Visa, Should You Apply For A Change of Status Or For the Visa at a U.S. Consulate?

An E-2 visa is a visa that is available for entrepreneurs, investors and business owners who wish to live in the U.S. to develop and direct the operations of a business. The visa is perfect for those who want to start a...more

Want to Start a Business in the U.S. and Obtain an E-2 Visa? What Does the Marginality Requirement Mean for an E-2 Visa

An E-2 Visa is a Visa that is available for entrepreneurs, investors and business owners who wish to live in the U.S. to develop and direct the operations of a business. The business can be large or small and in order to...more

DHS Report Signals New Challenges For L-1 Intracompany Transferees

The L visa allows qualifying multinational companies with a parent, subsidiary, branch, or affiliate abroad to transfer managers and executives (L-1A) and employees with “specialized knowledge” (L-1B) to work in the United...more

Public-Private Partnerships In Unlikely Places

P3s Help Expedite Infrastructure Projects - We have recently written about P3s being used in South Florida to construct large-scale public facilities on an expedited basis and at a reduced cost to the public. ...more

Immigration and Citizenship

In this Issue:- 1. Legal Alert – May 2013 – Immigration and Citizenship 2. Disclaimer Notice. 3. Copyright Notice. IMMGRATION The Immigration Act, CAP I1, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 provides the legal...more

Pieces of Immigration Reform Relevant to Employers, H-1B visa Holders & Seekers, Entrepreneurs, and Students

Overview of the recent pieces of legislation related to immigration reform including the Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013, and the Startup Act 3.0. A MUST read...more

Key Tips for Developing Business Plans for Entrepreneurs, Investors & Business Owners

For every Business Owner, Investor & Entrepreneur, the thought of putting together a business plan is very daunting but is often a necessary evil for those who want to succeed. One great reason for a business plan is that it...more

Total Mobility Law: January 2013

Total Mobility Law launched its website this month, as we intensify our efforts towards our professional goal: providing top-notch international legal advice, excellent service, and maximizing profits for our clients. We...more

The Million-Dollar Green Card (EB-5 Investor Visa) Demystified

What is An EB-5 Visa in a Nutshell? If you want a green card and have ever thought about starting or purchasing a business in the United States an EB-5 Investor Visa could be perfect for you. Generally speaking the EB-5...more

Doing Business in Canada

In This Publication: - Forms of Business Organization in Canada 1 - Financing a Foreign Business Operating in Canada 5 - Business Immigration 9 - Climate Change 13 - Offences Under the Competition Act 17 -...more

Doing Business in Canada: Business Immigration

The Canadian immigration process has become increasingly complex and can be very time-consuming. As such, it is prudent for an employer to start the process early to ensure that a worker is able to be in Canada in the time...more

Want To Start A Small Business in the United States? An E-2 Visa May Be Perfect For You.

The idea of starting your own business may always have been something at the forefront of your mind. It certainly was for me but given that I was not a green card holder, I thought starting my own business was not an option...more

D.LGS. 231/2001: Aggiornamento Normativo

Si riporta qui di seguito una breve rassegna del provvedimento che ha introdotto l’art. 25-duodecies all’interno del D.Lgs. 231/2001, estendendo la responsabilità delle persone giuridiche anche al reato di impiego di...more

THE NEW NIGERIA TAX LAW, FREE TRADE ZONE AND START YOUR BUSINESS.

WITH THE NEW TAX LAW, through FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT SCHEME; AS INVESTOR, ENTREPRENEUR, DOING BUSINESS WITHIN NIGERIA FREE TRADE ZONES: You have right, to do business in Nigeria without paying tax in return, as a result...more

Unfiled FBAR’s and SSI Eligibility

Often individuals who have not filed Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBAR’s) express concern that filing the report will cause them to lose Supplemental Security Benefits, (SSI) and similar benefits from state agencies. It is...more

Doing Business in North America: Volume One: United States

Table of Contents: - Types of Businesses and Operations... 1 - Establishing A Business... 3 - Labor and Employment... 4 - Immigration... 9 - Payments To Foreign Persons...11 - Customs...12 - Federal Income...more

Doing Business in North America: Volume Two: Mexico

Table of Contents: - Types of Businesses and Operations...1 - Establishing a Business...4 - IMMEX and Shelter Operations ...6 - Labor and Employment...7 - Immigration...12 - Payments to Foreign Persons...more

A Third “Last” Chance to Disclose Income from Foreign Accounts to the IRS

In January 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced its third Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”) aimed at U.S. taxpayers who have failed to report income from foreign accounts. Under the OVDP,...more

Canada-U.S. Cross-Border Bulletin: What You Know About FBARs Can Hurt You

An article concerning the U.S. tax reporting obligations of U.S. citizens resident in Canada, including foreign bank account reporting (FBAR) obligations and the Internal Revenue Service's current Offshore Voluntary...more

The Legal Monitor / BrownWinick Law Firm's Newsletter

The March edition of BrownWinick's The Legal Monitor contains the following articles: • Growth and Developments at BrownWinick • The I-9 Audit: Why You Should Care and How You Can Prepare - United States Immigration and...more

Misconceptions Regarding L-1B Visa Abuse

It seems that Legacy INS, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) and other immigration authorities hold some misconceptions about abuses associated with the L-1B visa program. ...more

FORMATION OF THE NPZ LAW GROUP - VISASERVE

The Legal staff of NPZ Law Group will be based in the Ridgewood, New Jersey and will maintain an office in New York, N.Y. NPZ Law Group is also pleased to announce added services for the Firm's clients in Canada and India....more

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