A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday denied a bid by several migrant farmworker organizations to force the Department of Labor to discontinue invalidated 2008 regulations that govern applications for the employment of foreign workers under the H-2B program, saying the agency's interim use of the rules was reasonable.
We look for outside counsel who, among other things, embrace a highly collaborative approach to problem solving, recognizing that our in-house attorneys are very capable peers and that Ford’s interests may require working with firms that are in other contexts viewed as competitors, says David Leitch, general counsel of Ford Motor Co. and former deputy counsel to President George W. Bush.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s mobile banking business is reportedly planning to take 150,000 square feet at 5 Manhattan West, Chinese real estate developer Shimao Property is planning to redevelop an office block in downtown Sydney, Australia, and JMB Realty Corp. has refinanced a Chicago office and retail tower with a $250 million loan.
Upscale hotel company Grand America Hotel and Resorts has agreed to hand over $1.95 million to settle allegations that managers at its Salt Lake City hotel created employment agencies to rehire undocumented workers terminated after a federal investigation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday.
After criticizing the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's handling of settlements meant to resolve claims that four Hawaiian farms discriminated against Thai workers, a Hawaii federal judge has signed off on the deals, which total $2.4 million, the EEOC said Friday.
We had one three-year period where we successfully closed the back-to-back acquisitions of AT&T Wireless Services Inc., AT&T and BellSouth Corporation. Those years were hard to beat, says Wayne Watts, senior vice president and general counsel of AT&T Inc.
International firm Duane Morris LLP has announced it hired a respected immigration attorney from Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP to join the firm as partner in its immigration practice group in San Francisco.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday it has reached a settlement with Texas-based Culinaire International to resolve a claim that the catering and restaurant management company engaged in citizenship discrimination by unlawfully placing documentary burdens on its permanent resident employees.
The U.S. government's recent announcement that it cannot issue any new EB-5 visas to Chinese investors over the next month is creating unrest among that vast pool of applicants and, with more delays expected, is raising concerns about developers' ability to meet job creation requirements.
A Chicago businessman allegedly enticed hundreds of Chinese investors hoping for U.S. residency to pump $160 million into a sham hotel project by manipulating a U.S. visa program, keeping millions in fees for himself, according to an indictment handed down in Illinois federal court.
The SBE Entertainment Group LLC-backed SLS Las Vegas won its final gambling license approvals from Nevada regulators on Thursday, paving the way for the $415 million casino redevelopment project's Saturday opening.
American Life Inc., a developer that uses the federal EB-5 program — which gives foreigners visas in exchange for project investment — sued rival EB-5 United LLC in Washington federal court Monday, alleging the competitor falsely advertised that it was involved in developing one of ALI's hotel projects.
With its booming real estate market and cash-rich but connection-poor investors, both locally and from Latin America and Europe, South Florida could become one of the hottest real estate crowdfunding markets in the coming years, experts say.
The laws governing condo-hotel projects are vague and imprecise — a cobbling of old U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission releases and no-action letters that have caused uncertainty and have provided a platform for buyers to sue developers, says Rick Kirkbride of Paul Hastings LLP.
Magnum Real Estate's Ben Shaoul has reportedly secured $71 million for a dormitory construction project, while Flipkart is said to be eyeing a massive lease in Bangalore and the New York Wheel has reportedly received $150 million in EB-5 funding.
More banks are eyeing the prospect of providing financing for EB-5 projects, which allow foreigners to invest as little as $500,000 in exchange for a green card, as the special visa program gains traction among developers.
Chicago law firm Arnstein & Lehr LLP said Monday that it has nabbed a securities, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions pro to join its corporate transactions and counseling practice as a partner.
Hotel developers working on controversial or unglamorous projects have found the federal EB-5 program — which gives foreigners visas in exchange for project investment — to be a useful tool to cover cost gaps, even in the face of a flourishing debt market, experts say.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP said Friday it picked up a former Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP pro with experience raising capital for real estate, hospitality, technology and telecommunication companies, manufacturing facilities and Internet distribution centers.
The EB-5 immigration program that allows foreign investors to make equity commitments in real estate developments in exchange for visas has grown in popularity for retail and mixed-use projects, but experts say the complex requirements can limit the types of deals that benefit from it.