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Speaking Event: Kenneth M. Bloom on Special Needs Planning for People with Disabilities (Money Smart Week)

  Kenneth M.  Bloom, JD, CPA, Partner, from Latimer LeVay Fyock LLC will discuss special needs trusts, the new ABLE Act and related planning for families with disabled adults and children. Money Smart Week® (MSW) is a national education campaign Read the full article…

Speaking Engagement: Kenneth M. Bloom on The Impact of Divorce on Special Needs Planning

LLF Partner Kenneth M. Bloom spoke at the ICLE Special Needs Institute about Divorce and Special Needs Planning this past Friday. He addressed the complex issues in a divorce that need to be determined, and tackled, when a spouse, child or Read the full article…

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Janet Wagner on Paralegal Responsibilities in commercial transactions

LLF’s own Janet Wagner will be speaking to College Of DuPage students about Paralegal responsibilities in Commercial Transactions.   Date of Event: February 24th, 2016 @ 4:45PM Location:  College of Dupage Berg Instructional Center 425 22nd Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

LLF’s Janet Wagner is Speaking Tonight at the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn

Topic of Discussion: Money in Politics When: 7:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, February 18, 2016 Where: Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane St., Glen Ellyn The entire community is invited to come out to hear from the members of the League of Women Voters Read the full article…

H-1B/L-1 Visa Fee Increase

On Friday, December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2016. The bill includes a 10-year temporary H-1B/L-1 Visa Fee Increase for Read the full article…

Guidance for Employers Conducting Internal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Audits

Guidance for Employers Conducting Internal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Audits Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), employers are required to verify work authorization of employees by using Form I-9. In an effort to comply with federal law, employers Read the full article…

UPDATE on DHS STEM OPT Extension Rule

Earlier this month we alerted employers and foreign workers that a federal district court vacated the 2008 STEM optional practical training (OPT) rule, but stayed the vacatur until February 12, 2016, to allow DHS the opportunity to reissue the rule Read the full article…

50th Anniversary of the 1965 Immigration Act

This month marks the golden anniversary of the enactment of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (the “1965 Act”).  On October 3, 1965, at a ceremony at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, the Act was signed into Read the full article…

DHS Extension Of Student Visa Program Ruled Deficient

Last month a D.C. federal judge found deficient a 2008 DHS rule which allows F-1 visa students pursing STEM degrees to receive an additional 17 months of OPT training in the U.S. Despite this finding, the judge has allowed the Read the full article…

USCIS and DOS Announce Changes to Permanent Residence Application Process

On September 9, 2015, USCIS announced that in conjunction with the Department of State (DOS), it is revising the procedures for determining when an application for adjustment of status may be filed.  This change implements part of President Obama’s November Read the full article…