Supporting Your Understanding of Liability under the Affidavit of Support

The I-864 form, also known as the Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA, can get you confused in 864 different ways (figuratively). What exactly is the affidavit of support? What is the liability of a sponsor under the I-864?  Allow Elkhalil Law, P.C. to silence your confusions in the following discussion: What exactly is the affidavit of …

What is the EB-6, The International Entrepreneurs Program?

On January 17, 2017, the United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) formally released the final rule to allow International Entrepreneurs to legally remain and work in the United States in a Parole status. The rule, included in 8 CFR 212.19, became effective as of July 16, 2017.  The new rule is aimed at providing an alternative method for those …

Handshake to Seal the Deal

You work so hard. You spend so many hours negotiating a deal. Before you turn the agreement to the lawyers to draft it, it happens. You got what you came for- a fantastic deal.  They get up, you get up, and you… handshake on it.  What does the handshake really mean? Do you really have a legally enforceable agreement or …

The U.S. Treasury Department Announces Key Regulations and Legislation to Counter Money Laundering and Corruption, Combat Tax Evasion

On May 5, 2016, The U.S. Treasury Department announced several actions to strengthen financial transparency and combat the misuse of companies to engage in illicit activities. Treasury announced a Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Final Rule, proposed Beneficial Ownership legislation, and proposed regulations related to foreign-owned, single-member limited liability companies (LLCs).  Together, these efforts target key points of access to the …

The Patriot Act for Business

To assist businesses in complying with the Patriot Act, this post reviews what the Patriot Act is, what the reporting requirements are, how a business can comply with the Act, what the OFAC is, and the consequences of non-compliance.

5 Things You Should Know About a Non-Disclosure Agreement

Non-disclosure agreements (NDA) are routinely used in business settings and can be one of the first steps in creating a business relationship between parties. However, there are 5 things you need to know about them if you are planning to enter into one.

A Brief Overview of the Non-Compete Agreement in Georgia

To help you better understand Non-Compete Agreements, this article will give a brief overview of what these agreements are, their elements, what they mean for employees and employers, their enforceability, and some best practices.