Legal News Archive: 2018

  • 12.19.2018

    Environmental Notes - January 2019

    Click on the image below for a full PDF of the Environmental Newsletter.
  • 12.10.2018

    Lawsuits Regarding ADA-Compliant Websites Spike in 2018

    When discussing the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”),[1] most would think of handicapped ramps, accessible bathroom stalls, or motion or button-activated doors. 
  • 12.09.2018

    New Export Requirements for Emerging and Foundational Technologies

    The U.S. is adopting a major change in the export control laws.  Under the recently enacted Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (“ECRA”),[1] the Commerce Department is imposing a new category of export controls on “emerging” and “foundational” technologies. 
  • 12.04.2018

    DHS Proposal Could Drastically Change H-1B Cap Filing Seasons

    The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Notice”) on Friday that would require companies seeking first-time H-1B approvals subject to the statutory cap or lottery (also known as “cap-subject H-1B petitions”) to...
  • 11.30.2018

    Gift and Estate Tax Update: Making Large Gifts Now Should Not Harm Estates After 2025

    The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service recently issued proposed regulations, addressing a major concern of practitioners and their clients stemming from changes made under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “2017 Tax Act”).  The major...
  • 11.27.2018

    Plan Administrators' 2018 Year-End Checklist

    Plan administrators should review the following actions to be taken before the end of 2018 and focus on what to expect for 2019.
  • 11.16.2018

    Protecting Your Company in a Trade War

    New international trade disputes have been occurring on almost a weekly basis.  Actions on Chinese unfair trade practices, steel and aluminum tariffs, NAFTA amendments, auto tariffs, solar panel safeguards and foreign retaliatory actions are all underway. 
  • 11.16.2018

    Estate Planning Adjustments for Tax Year 2019

    Many estate planning provisions of the Internal Revenue Code contain brackets, exemptions, exclusions, deductions, or other figures that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) adjusts annually for inflation.
  • 11.16.2018

    Appalachian Power issues RFP for Up to 200 MW of Solar in Virginia

    On November 15, 2018, American Electric Power Service Corporation and Appalachian Power Company (“APCo”) released a request for proposals (“RFP”) for up to 200 MWac of solar energy resources.  
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