2020年度元合回顾特辑 – 荣誉篇

11月 16, 2020

   


 



“AIOLA成员”是由美国法律倡导者协会(AIOLA)评议选定的候选人,该协会致力于在各州倡导律师最高法律服务标准,其候选人必须在该领域拥有杰出成就并获得该领域同行的积极推荐,且只有不到1%的律师会被邀请。我所王珺律师不仅被邀请成为AIOLA的成员,同时获得“房地产法领域最杰出法律倡导者”荣誉。

“全美前10%房地产领域杰出律师称号”经由多轮评议,仅授予在各自领域中被公认为有杰出成就的律师,各州的杰出律师名额一般均不超过该州律师总数的10%。我所王珺律师自2018至2020年连续三年获得此称号。

“2020年纽约大都会地区超级律师闪耀新星”是由《超级律师》通过对70多个类别细分领域的执业律师进行独立调查、同业提名和同行评估,对获得同行高度认可且取得专业成就的杰出律师授予的奖项,纽约大都会区有且仅有2.5%的律师荣获该称号。我所赵笑竹律师荣获此称号。

“国际咨询专家”是由经验丰富的律所、金融及咨询公司组成的全球联盟,致力于为客户提供可满足其国际业务需求的专业解决方案。该联盟每年都会评选出在过去12个月中取得成功并获得客户及同行一致好评的律师。我所王珺律师、赵笑竹律师荣获2020年国际咨询专家奖。

“马奎斯世界名人录”创始于1898年,在传记资料领域享有全面和权威的盛誉,收录标准极高,被收录者均在各自领域享有显著成就、突出贡献及知名度。我所王珺律师被收录入马奎斯世界名人录。

“The Real Deal”是美国访问量最大的300个网站之一,专注于提供最新的纽约房地产交易信息、数据,其统计市场实际数据及核心指标,具有相当的权威性。疫情来袭,经济下行,政府办公停滞,人员跨境受阻,这一切使得纽约这一全球房产交易主要市场面临巨大挑战。面对种种不利因素,元合律师事务所纽约办公室迎难而上,在挑战中抓住机遇,凭借出色的专业能力和敬业精神,在众多国际大型知名律师事务所中脱颖而出,在The Real Deal发布的本年度纽约房地产交易排名中荣膺第34名。

联邦政府停摆对移民相关案件影响

1月 3, 2019

由于政府预算提案未能通过,自2018年12月22日起,美国联邦政府已进入部分停摆状态。然而,此次部分停摆不会影响“关键政府人员”(如执法机关),“已经获得预算”项目以及“自费服务”项目等三类政府运作。

大部分移民局下属移民类项目属于后两类范围,所以受到的影响会比较有限(如采用了Premium Processing的加急服务)。但是,请注意有部分移民局下属项目(如E-Verify和EB-5投资移民项目)属于“政府拨款项目”,故有可能受到政府停摆影响而造成延迟或暂停。在移民局给出进一步具体通知后,我们会在第一时间通知收到影响的客户。

同时,请知悉,虽然在美国海外使领馆办理签证属于“自费项目”,但是美国国务院可能因为政府停摆影响导致的事务积压而延后签证的审批和发放。如您有进一步的问题欢迎随时与您的案件负责律师取得联系。

Cap Gap for Students Without a Rejection or Decision

5月 15, 2017

USCIS announced on May 3, 2017, that data entry for FY2018 has been completed and that petitions not selected in lottery would begin to be returned. However, it may take several weeks for all unselected petitions to be returned. In the interim, for those cases where neither a receipt nor a rejection notice has been received, students may continue to benefit from an automatic cap-gap extension until a rejection notice is received. Once such a notice is received, a student has the standard 60-day grace period starting from the date of the rejection notice or their program end date, whichever is later, to prepare for and depart the United States.

Impact of “Hire American” Provision in New Executive Order Remains to Be Seen

4月 24, 2017

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed his latest Executive Order “Buy American and Hire American.” The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) observed that while today’s announcement reflects the administration’s desire to move toward reforms to the H-1B program, there will be no immediate changes or impacts on H-1Bs. Simply put, it appears that the agencies are asked to review policies related to all visa programs and recommend changes to root out “fraud and abuse,” and to propose additional reforms so that H-1B visas are awarded to the most skilled or highest-paid applicants.

AILA President William A. Stock said, “Today’s announcement brings to mind a famous phrase from Shakespeare’s MacBeth: ‘full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.’ While the agencies are being asked to undertake a review of the H-1B program, the reality is that many of the changes contemplated by the administration will require legislative action, or at minimum, the lengthy rulemaking process. Rather than ‘sound and fury,’ what we really need is President Trump and Congress to work together on immigration reform that will bring our legal immigration system into the twenty-first century, so we have a system that works for us all.”

Stock continued: “Our immigration system is critical to all geographic and industry sectors, not just Silicon Valley. H-1B workers help transform state and local economies across the nation, from Boise, ID, to Raleigh, NC, Des Moines, IA, and Lincoln, NE. H-1B workers are vital to our healthcare system, and to our manufacturing and energy industries. Any reforms proposed by the Trump Administration as a result of this Executive Order should be based on facts and data, not innuendo and anecdote, and must ensure that our immigration system, including the H-1B program, remain viable tools for U.S. businesses seeking to build and maintain a globally competitive workforce.”

AILA Doc. No. 17041850

For the complete executive order please see Buy-American-Hire-American