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Focus Newsletter - Winter 2014

In this issue: - On Being “Mid-Sized” and the Future of Law Practice - 2014 Message from the Managing Partner - Amazing Clients: Broadview Ventures, Inc. - "Pumping Up Promising Treatments for Heart Disease...more

A Modest Proposal: The Discount and Refund-or-Donate Policy

Originally published in Taxation of Exempts - March/April 2013. Despite all of the jokes to the contrary, lawyers as a professional group are remarkably charitable. Unlike plumbers, doctors, electricians, pharmacists,...more

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Policies, and Training for Ministries: Two Effective Approaches

Preventing child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, should be a top concern for churches and ministries, given the tragic effects on children and the ethical and moral responsibility of an organization that works with...more

How to Pick a Worthy Charity

Clients frequently ask for recommendations for their charitable giving. In some cases, donors have a clear idea of the area of activity to support but do not know how to identify the most worthy charities. Other clients have...more

IMMIGRATION-RELATED AUDITSBY THE GOVERNMENT

There are three potential “hot spots” for audits and investigations for the government related to the immigration and nationality laws. The first has to do with the documentation that the employer is required to maintain in...more

FOREIGN STUDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) provided a detailed report to the Congress regarding the Policies and Legislation pertaining to Foreign Students in the United States. The relevant portions of this report, which...more

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

A lawful permanent resident is a foreign national who has been granted the privilege of permanently living and working in the United States. The Immigration and Nationality Act allows for the immigration of foreigners to the...more

Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Support

With the release of New York's Consolidated Funding Application, Governor Cuomo's economic development strategies are being implemented. Municipalities, businesses and not-for-profit organizations are faced with the task of...more

Government Equalities Office (GEO) publishes policy paper on the public sector Equality Duty

On 17 March 2011 the UK Government Equalities Office (GEO) published a new policy paper – “the public sector Equality Duty: reducing bureaucracy“. It shows a slight sea change, and a more light touch approach. Philip...more

IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

The Congressional Research Service provided the following report on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity to the Congress in October 2006. In general, aliens may legally enter the United States under one of three...more

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