Dec. 13, 2016

On-Boarding With The New I-9 Form

Effective January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use a revised I-9 form which has been issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), a component of the Department of Homeland Security.  Until then, either the current form (dated March 8, 2013) or the new one (dated November 14, 2016) will be […]

Nov. 2, 2016

Updates to the Cuban Embargo

As a result of recent changes, there may be more opportunities for US citizens to do business in Cuba (or with Cuban businesses).

Oct. 28, 2016

Medical Marijuana Updates for Growers, Processors and Dispensaries

Medical Marijuana is one step closer to reality with recent temporary and draft regulations published by the state of Pennsylvania.

Jul. 1, 2016

Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania – For Growers and Dispensers

The medical marijuana law has different impacts for interested parties – physicians and potential growers and dispensers.

Jun. 9, 2016

Cuba: Open for Business?

There may be opportunities to do business in Cuba, but the fact remains that there is still an overall embargo in place, limiting commercial relations.

Apr. 7, 2016

Should your U.S. company worry about overseas bribes?

We all know that it is illegal to bribe foreign government officials in order to get (or retain) business. The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it is cracking down on companies that offers these bribes.

Apr. 5, 2016

Charter School 101

Despite over 6,700 charter schools across the U.S. and almost daily news reporting, many people still do not have a clear understanding of them.

Feb. 22, 2016

Pay Attention to “Boilerplate” in International Contracts

Imagine your company signs a lucrative deal to sell products to a large multinational company based in Germany. Then, imagine that your products are shipped to a small affiliate of that multinational in Moldova. After delivery, there is a dispute over the quality of your goods, and your customer refuses to pay. You believe that […]

Feb. 17, 2016

My Summer with Scalia

Seventeen years ago, in the summer after my first year at the Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law, the school offered students a “Capitals of Europe Tour.” This was a program that toured various centers of power in the European Union, sprinkled with classes on comparative law. The highlight of the trip’s itinerary […]

Feb. 10, 2016

Complying with U.S. Export Laws

The Pennsylvania Department of State has issued notices regarding two separate scams being circulated to Pennsylvania businesses. The most recent scam relates to post card solicitations being mailed from a phony company named the “Business Compliance Division.”