Monthly Archives: August 2013

"The 15 In HR 1151; Landmark Bill Marks A Milestone," Steve LaTourette mentioned

McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies President Steve LaTourette was mentioned in the HighBeam Research article “The 15 In HR 1151; Landmark Bill Marks A Milestone.”

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http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-338739295.html

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"Dear Congress, Steven LaTourette Is Over You," Steven LaTourette featured

McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies President Steve LaTourette was featured in the NationalJournal article “Dear Congress, Steven LaTourette Is Over You.”

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http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/dear-congress-steven-latourette-is-over-you-20130805

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U.S. Department of Labor Provides a Reminder to Plan Sponsors and Committees of Certain Fiduciary Responsibilities

Some mutual funds (and possibly other funds) that are made available by a 401k plan for investment by its participants may make payments to the plan’s record-keeper (and perhaps other service providers) for certain services in connection with the plan’s investment. Advisory Opinion 2013-03A (“Opinion”), which was issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) on July 3, 2013, addresses whether certain payments of this type might be deemed “plan assets” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). Significantly, the DOL also points out obligations of plan sponsors and committees (and any other fiduciary responsible for making payment decisions) in choosing to approve and to continue such arrangements, since failure to do so could result in liability to these fiduciaries.

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Ronald Fieldstone participates in EB-5 press conference

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Ronald Fieldstone

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone participated in a press conference in New York City on July 15. Mr. Fieldstone and two immigration attorneys he works closely with were interviewed by six journalists from various Chinese publications. He spoke in connection with certain SEC related items and the state of EB-5 regulations. The press conference was arranged by a client who has a number of regional centers and projects throughout New York, New Jersey and Florida.

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William Anaya quoted in Law360 on a court decision to back EPA

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William Anaya

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner William J. Anaya was recently quoted in a Law360 article titled “10th Circ. Haze Plan Ruling Leaves States at EPA’s mercy.” The article, published on July 22, discusses a decision by the Tenth Circuit to back the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to reject Oklahoma’s emissions control plan for haze-causing pollution. Mr. Anaya offers his thoughts on the challenges still facing the court.

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Ronald Fieldstone and Anthony Kang featured in China Business Network segment

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Ronald Fieldstone

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Anthony Kang

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone and Associate Anthony Kang were recently interviewed for a segment with the China Business Network regarding foreign investments in Miami. The segment focused on foreign investments in Miami and what attracts investors to South Florida. The segment opens with the notion that the Miami Heat helped the city gain visibility to foreigners who otherwise would not necessarily think to come to Miami to invest. Mr. Kang discussed the different types of investors that come here (typically high net-worth individuals/entities). Mr. Fieldstone discussed EB-5 investment opportunities.

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Senate Confirms a "Full" 5 Member NLRB That Includes 3 Union Lawyers – Are You Ready?

A post on our colleagues’ Management Memo blog will be of interest to hospitality employers: “The Senate Has Confirmed a ‘Full’ 5 Member NLRB That Includes 3 Union Lawyers – Are You Ready?” by Adam C. Abrahms and Steven M. Swirsky of Epstein Becker Green.

Following is an excerpt:

On July 30th the Senate confirmed career union lawyer Kent Hirozawa (D) and retired AFL-CIO Associate General Counsel Nancy Schiffer (D) as well as seasoned management labor lawyers Philip Miscimarra (R) and Harry Johnson (R) to serve on the National Labor Relations Board. The Senate also confirmed current NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce (D).

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Public-Private Partnership Bill sponsored by Miguel Diaz de la Portilla signed by Florida Govenor Scott

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Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

On July 23, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 85, relating to public-private partnership, alongside one of the bill’s sponsors, Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner and State Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla. HB 85 relates to the public-private partnership to help streamline the process to create private investment opportunities toward public projects. It also created a commission that establishes consistent guidelines for public private partnership selection and review procedures. In addition, it outlines financing provision to allow public entities to lend funds to private enterprises and to use federal loans and commercial loans. “Governor Scott’s mission is to create a job for every Floridian who wants one. Our public-private partnership legislation will create even more job opportunities for families in Miami-Dade and all across Florida,” said Miguel at the signing.

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Ronald Fieldstone publishes article for LatinBiz on EB-5 funding small businesses

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Ronald Fieldstone

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone authored an article titled “Foreign Investors Program Credited as Lifeline to Capital for Small Business Enterprises” for LatinBiz, a publication of the Latin Business Club of America. Ronnie discusses how EB-5 is leading the way to provide foreign investment dollars to small businesses across the country. He also offers tips to small business owners for obtaining EB-5 funding.

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Ronald Fieldstone participates in EB-5 press conference

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Ronald Fieldstone

Miami Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone participated in a press conference in New York City on July 15. Ronnie and two immigration attorneys he works with were interviewed by six journalists from various Chinese publications. He spoke in connection with certain SEC related items and the state of EB-5 regulations. The press conference was arranged by a client who has a number of regional centers and projects throughout New York, New Jersey and Florida.

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