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711 Louisiana Street
Suite 2300
Houston, Texas 77002-2770, United States
Contact: Laura Gallardo, Communications Specialist
Phone: (713) 221-1165
Fax: 1.800.404.3970
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

VAT In the UAE - What Your Business Needs to Do

The UAE will introduce value added tax (“VAT”) at the rate of 5% from 1 January 2018. The basic principle underpinning the introduction of VAT is to further improve the economic base of the UAE. This is a significant…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Go West? What the NYSE Has to Offer for Gulf IPOs

Saudi Aramco’s planned IPO has put the region’s companies in sharp focus for global investors. As GCC nations continue to experience shifts in economic activity, including less government spending, more companies (both state and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Announces EEO-1 Form Stay

On August 29, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that it is initiating a review and immediate stay of the effectiveness of the revised EEO-1 Form pay reporting requirements...…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

OCIE Releases Cybersecurity Risk Alert

On August 7, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released a Risk Alert summarizing its most recent cybersecurity examination findings. As a part of its Phase 2…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Pennsylvania District Court Agrees That Google Must Give Up Foreign Server Data

On August 17, 2017, a Pennsylvania district court upheld a magistrate judge’s order that Google comply with warrants issued pursuant to the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) and produce to the FBI data that was stored, in part,…more
 /  Criminal Law, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Court Invalidates Obama Administration Overtime Exemption Rule

On August 31, 2017, Judge Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas invalidated the long-enjoined Obama Administration revised overtime regulation. The same judge previously granted a temporary, nationwide injunction blocking the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Hurricane Harvey Relief for Employees

Following Hurricane Harvey and its resulting destruction, many employees are in need of financial assistance and/or early access to retirement funds. We will highlight how employers can make direct financial assistance payments…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

Federal Reserve Proposes to Clarify and Reduce Supervisory Expectations on Boards of Directors

On August 9, 2017, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (the "Federal Reserve") published proposed guidance on certain supervisory expectations for Boards of Directors of banks and holding companies. The proposal…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

FY 2018 Sequestration Reduction Percentage for Direct Pay Tax Credit Bonds Set at 6.6 Percent

According to an update released by The IRS Office of Tax Exempt Bonds, the sequester reduction percentage applied to the payments made to issuers of direct pay bonds in fiscal year 2018 will be 6.6 percent. This percentage will…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation

Third Circuit Holds that Automatic Perfection Provisions Are Not So Automatic

Close to ten years have passed since the filing of the chapter 11 cases of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based SemCrude L.P., but this week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a 2015 district court ruling that resolved a dispute…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Can Foreign Partners Now Exit Partnerships Tax Free?

In Grecian Magnesite Mining v. Commissioner (“Grecian Magnesite”) the Tax Court held that a non-U.S. partner's gain from the redemption of its partnership interest was neither U.S. source income nor income effectively connected…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Deadline Near for Passing the Municipal Advisor Qualification Exam

On September 12, 2016, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”) began offering the Municipal Advisor Representative Qualification Examination (the “Series 50 Exam”). Municipal advisor professionals must pass the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Dallas Court of Appeals Reverses Partnership Verdict: Preliminary Agreements Precluded Partnership

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the Dallas Court of Appeals reversed a $535 million judgment against Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. (Enterprise), finding that unfulfilled conditions precedent in Enterprise’s written agreements…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Nationwide Healthcare Prosecutions Targeting an Array of Practices . . . Is "Just The Beginning"

On July 13, 2017, the Department of Justice ("DOJ"), in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), continued its annual tradition of coordinating the filing of charges and sweeping arrests in…more
 /  Criminal Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

CFPB Rules Permitting Consumer Class Actions Against Financial Institutions Set to Take Effect Absent Action by Congress

In 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it was seeking public comment on proposed rules that would limit the effect of mandatory arbitration clauses for consumer finance transactions and allow…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking
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