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By Philip Schwartz, Andrew Schwartz
On March 30, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") issued proposed rules to implement the provisions of Section 952 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Dodd-Frank Act").
By Thomas Gould
Florida’s 2011 Legislative Session is shaping up to provide agricultural interests with sweeping regulatory change.
By Melissa Zinkil
Effective June 1, 2011, the Florida minimum wage will be increased to $7.31 per hour, surpassing the federal minimum wage.
For 10 years we told clients the exemptions for the estate tax and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax would increase to $3.5 million in 2009, and then in 2010 – voila! –the estate and GST taxes would be repealed, even if for only one year.
By Michael Benchetrit, Barry Gleen, Thomas Raleigh III
On January 8, 2010, the Associate Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Memorandum to its Service Center Directors that places new limitations on a U.S. employer’s ability to procure an H-1B professional work visa in order to hire a foreign national.
By Michael Bowen
In Letter of Findings No. 09-0446, the Indiana Department of Revenue wrestled with a complex, but not uncommon franchising structure.
By Philip Schwartz, Andrew Schwartz
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed an amendment to the rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require that companies, under certain circumstances, include in their proxy materials nominees for director that are nominated by a shareholder or group of shareholders.
By Marshall Burack
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is determined to restrict the ability of physician groups to provide diagnostic imaging services for their Medicare patients.