Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

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Tampa, FL 33602, United States

Contact: Jennifer Malin

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Cuban Baseball Players Are No Longer Required to Obtain a License to Play Ball

Earlier this month, Major League Baseball eliminated a burdensome requirement that made it difficult for MLB franchises to sign Cuban nationals. Until last month, a Cuban national wanting to sign with a MLB franchise as a free…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

"The Estate Planner" – March/April 2015

In this issue: - Second Trip Down The Aisle? – Update Your Estate Plan To Reflect Your Second Marriage - 21st Century Estate Planning For Digital Assets - Planning For Aging Parents – 5 Tips For The Sandwich…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Navigating H-1B Requirements: The Existence of a Valid Employer-Employee Relationship

To obtain an H-1B visa, a petitioner must establish that it will have an employment relationship with the beneficiary. While this seems like a very simple and easy enough thing to do, the problem is that in an employment…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Bridging the Gap to Cuba

Last December, President Barack Obama announced a series of changes to the United States’ policy toward Cuba. The most significant changes, from a foreign policy perspective, included restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba and…more
| Elections & Politics

Mark Your Calendars: DHS Extends Employment Authorization Eligibility to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Effective May 26, 2015

While many immigration practitioners wait anxiously for a resolution to the judicial challenges faced by DAPA and expanded DACA, others let out a sigh of relief at the announcement made today by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Come on, Nightline?!

If it’s not bad news, it won’t get good ratings? When Nightline recently reported on the EB-5 program, “Whistleblowers: US gave visas to suspected Forgers, Fraudsters, Criminals,” alleging that it is prone to fraud, they were…more
| Finance & Banking, Immigration Law

Temporary Injunction Issued Against DAPA And Expanded DACA

Judge Andrew Hanen, a federal judge in South Texas, temporarily blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration this past Monday, February 16. The lawsuit was brought by 26 states and Judge Hanen ruled that the…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

USCIS Updates EB-5 Processing Time Information

On February 11, 2015, U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Services released an updated EB-5 Processing Report reflecting average processing times for the Immigrant Investor Program Office as of December 31, 2014…more
| Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Legal Ethics and Social Media: What Pre-Litigation Advice May an Attorney Provide to His or Her Client?

When meeting with your client about a matter that will likely result in litigation, what advice can you give your client about privacy settings and removal of information from social media in the pre-litigation setting? The…more
| Electronic Discovery, Law Practice Products & Services

Facebook Takes a Step Forward for Digital Afterlife

Late last week Facebook released several new features that will aid in the management of a user’s account after the user’s death. While there has been little notification of these features on Facebook itself, the new features…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

USCIS Announces H-2B Cap Reached for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2015

USCIS announced that, as of January 26, 2015, it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated limit, or “cap” on the total number of foreign nationals who may seek a visa or otherwise…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

National Visa Center Experiencing Glitch in Processing of Chinese EB-5 Immigrant Visa Applications

The National Visa Center (NVC) recently informed the American Immigration Lawyers Association that appointment notices for Chinese EB-5 applications may indicate that applicants must bring original documents, even if NVC already…more
| Immigration Law

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Make the EB-5 Program Permanent

Bipartisan legislation? Does such a thing exist anymore? Well, on January 28, 2015, Congressmen Jared Polis (D-CO) and Mark Amodei (R-NV) introduced The American Entrepreneurship & Investment Act of 2015 in an effort to…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

What Happens When An Employee Admits I-9 Documents Were Fraudulent

On January 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) issued a technical assistance letter (TAL) in response to an employer’s request for…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court of Appeals Censures USCIS’ Narrow Interpretation of L-1B Visa Requirementsi

Over the last few years, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has made a concerted effort to restrict the number of L-1B visas being issued. And, without much oversight, USCIS has managed (almost unfettered) to do so…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology
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