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International Lawyers Network Welcomes a New Member Firm in Poland

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Zieba & Partners, Poland!

Zieba & Partners is a recently launched Polish law firm, made up of business-oriented lawyers and tax experts who have backgrounds in both domestic and international law firms. Their growing firm consists of just over 40 professionals specializing in a number of key practice areas and industry sectors.

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Who’s who legal. Restructuring & insolvency 2019, ITALY.

Who's who legal. Restructuring & insolvency 2019, ITALY.
  • Who’s Who Legal is a leading legal guide and has recently published a Guide on the legal sector in Italy. In this Guide Exp Legal, in person of Avv. Giorgio Cherubini, has been indicated as leader for restructuring, as a result of an independent search conducted among professionals from various Countries.
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Twenty-two Howard & Howard Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars

ROYAL OAK, Mich., September 17, 2019 – Twenty-two Howard & Howard attorneys were recently named to Michigan Super Lawyers® and Michigan Rising Stars 2019 as a result of a patented selection process. This process includes peer evaluation and independent research.  Only five percent of the attorneys in Michigan were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and one half percent to Rising Stars.

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John M. Hessel Named 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – First Amendment

Lewis Rice is proud to announce that The Best Lawyers in America® has named Lewis Rice member John M. Hessel as “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – First Amendment for 2020 in the St. Louis metropolitan area. This is the seventh time in the past 10 years that John has received the “Lawyer of the Year” award. He previously received the “Lawyer of the Year” award for Municipal Law in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016 and for Litigation – First Amendment in 2014 and 2018. Best Lawyers has also included him in its annual list every year since 2009 for Commercial Litigation, Municipal Law, Litigation – Municipal, and Litigation – First Amendment.

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Tax Traps for Foreign Real Estate Investors

Bill Griffin‘s article, “Tax Traps for Foreign Real Estate Investors,” was published in the September issue of SumNews. The article identifies some of the most common areas where nonresident foreign investors may need specialized tax advice to avoid costly mistakes.

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Department of Family and Medical Leave Provides Further Guidance on the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

On October 1, 2019, the payroll tax for the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFML) will go into effect, following a three-month delay to give employers more time to prepare for the rollout of the program and for the newly created Department of Family and Medical Leave (the Department) to provide further guidance on the law. Two points on which the Department provided further guidance are discussed below.

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ILN members collaborate outside of the network

Susan Gross Sholinsky of Epstein Becker Green and Jennifer Smuts of Connolly Gallagher LLP are both involved in 2020 Women on Boards, a campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. Boards of Directors to 20% or greater by the year 2020. Both women are co-chairs of their respective cities and have planned the National Conversation on Board Diversity events for later this year. 2019’s National Conversation is taking places in almost 40 cities, including Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Tampa, Washington, D.C. and Wilmington. During this event, thousands of C-Suite and senior executives will discuss the topic “Now Is the Time: How Can We Held Each Other and Seek Allies to Find a Corporate Board Seat?”

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IBC proceedings maintainable against a company whose name has been struck off by the Registrar of Companies

 

The Hon’ble National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (“NCLAT”) has held that the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (“CIRP”) can be initiated against a company whose name has been struck off by the Registrar of Companies (“ROC”) on an application filed under section 7 or section 9 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”) by any creditor or workman of such company.

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California Supreme Court Holds That Employees Cannot Recover Allegedly Unpaid Wages in Lawsuits Brought Under PAGA

We have frequently written about California’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”), a unique statute that allows private individuals to file suit seeking “civil penalties” on behalf of themselves and other “aggrieved employees.”

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Howard & Howard Continues Expansion of Chicago Office; Welcomes Three New Attorneys

Royal Oak, Michigan-based law firm Howard & Howard recently welcomed Christopher A. Cali, Daniel A. Cotter, and Tejal S. Desai. Expanding the firm’s corporate and business litigation practices, all three will practice out of the Chicago, Illinois office.

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