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2015 Articles

Monitoring your USA property while living abroad By Karen A. Yarbrough March 2015 An overview of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds’ Free Property Fraud Alert system.
New business opportunities in Cuba By Cindy G. Buys January 2015 Many foreign investors are taking advantage of the friendlier business climate in Cuba.
New STEM OPT extension rules to extend the program have been proposed By Tejas Shah, Songhee Sohn, & Peter Land December 2015 The proposed rules preview changes to the practical training guidelines for foreign students who are currently studying or have completed studies in the academic areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the U.S. and elect to work to enhance their knowledge in a STEM field.
On their own: How we can help immigrant children find a way By Patrick M. Kinnally June 2015 A look at how attorneys can help undocumented, unaccompanied minors find refuge.
Practice tips By Lynne R. Ostfeld April 2015 The latest in this regular feature from Chair Lynne Ostfeld.
Practice Tips By Lynne R. Ostfeld March 2015 Some advice to consider, provided by the presenters at a January 23, 2015, ABA webinar: International Discovery - Obtaining Foreign evidence for Use in a U.S.Trial.
Practice tips By Lynne R. Ostfeld January 2015 Next time your case involves intellectual property, surrogacy, or international probate, you may want to consider these ideas.
Recent cases September 2015 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Recent H-2B program changes require careful planning by employers By Tejas Shah September 2015 Given the flux and uncertainty within the H-2B program and the impact of the new IFR on recruitment timelines, employers with temporary worker needs during 2015 and the first half of 2016 are well-advised to begin planning now.
Reform of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Part II By Joshua Nygren January 2015 The second part in this four-part series. 
Reform of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Part III By Joshua Nygren March 2015 The third installment in this four-part series.
Reform of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Part IV By Joshua Nygren April 2015 The fourth and final installment in this series.
Seminar regarding new Supreme Court policy on foreign language interpreters March 2015 If you were unable to attend or tune-in on February 19, 2015, the program will be available on demand on Fast CLE at the ISBA Web site within four to six weeks of the recording date.
Sharing ideas for helpful Web sites By Susan M. Brazas April 2015 Which Web sites do you use frequently and think we should link to from our own Section page? Let us know!
Sometimes employer may lawfully ask for additional documents after internal I-9 audit By Michael R. Lied December 2015 How to advise a client following an internal audit of the client’s Forms I-9.
Undocumented, documented, or citizen? By Sofia Zneimer December 2015 This article maintains that the status of a non-citizen in the United States is not relevant and argues that such determination requires factual, statutory, regulatory, and case analysis, and requires expert opinion.
Updates in Swiss business law By Florian S. Jörg November 2015 Between January 1, 2015 and August 1, 2015, only one significant change has become effective from the perspective of Swiss business law.
Updates in Swiss business law By Florian S. Jörg April 2015 Significant changes that became effective between July 2014 and January 1st of this year.