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Russia: Tightening the Screws, One Turn of the Screwdriver at a Time

As the war in Ukraine enters its sixth month, the U.S. and its allies continue to look for opportunities to undermine Russia’s ambitions using economic means. While this dynamic has played out primarily in the export realm, import policy is also proving to be a pressure point. A prime example of this involves the Biden

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Free Webinar: Southeast Asia Intellectual Property Roadshow featuring Fred Rocafort

Register HERE! Tune in as Harris Bricken attorney Fred Rocafort and other experts discuss IP enforcement and protection for companies doing business in Southeast Asia. Join policy makers, thought leaders, and experienced practitioners in the field of intellectual property (IP)—including speakers from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the U.S. Association of Southeast

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Arbitrations – Worth the Supposed Savings?

When I was starting my career as a lawyer in the early 2000s, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) became very popular. ADR includes mediation and arbitration. During that time in my career, I was working mostly on transactional matters and some of the senior lawyers told me it could be legal malpractice not to at least

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Harris Bricken Recognized by Chambers in 2022 Guide

Harris Bricken has once again been recognized by Chambers and Partners in its Chambers USA 2022 Guide. Chambers and Partners, a London-headquartered research company that publishes detailed rankings of the world’s leading law firms and lawyers, recently named Harris Bricken one of the top cannabis law firms in the United States and singled out two

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The Benefits of E-2 Visas Over EB-5 Visas

For many investors considering a U.S. investment-based visa, the EB-5 option seems increasingly less attractive. Fortunately, there is the E-2 Treaty Trader Visa, which can be an attractive option for investors who wish to obtain lawful status in the United States for themselves and their immediate family more quickly and at a lower cost than

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Bankruptcy Basics – Executory Contracts and Ipso Facto Clauses

In this post, I will discuss executory contracts and ipso facto clauses. These are both important basic concepts for bankruptcy proceedings, especially Chapter 11 proceedings (commonly known as a “reorganization” as opposed to a “liquidation” under Chapter 7). 1. Executory Contracts Though the name may sound daunting, an executory contract is simply a contract that

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Hilary Bricken and Jonathan Bench Named Super Lawyers Washington Rising Stars

Harris Bricken attorneys Hilary Bricken and Jonathan Bench have been named Super Lawyers Washington Rising Stars 2022. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Washington state, selected via a peer nomination process and based on the results of independent research. Selected lawyers are those who receive the highest point totals during the nomination,

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Why Dobbs Matters to International Companies and Visitors

With its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that held that the U.S. Constitution generally protected the right to an abortion. Following Dobbs, U.S. states will be free to regulate abortion as they see fit. While primarily a matter of import for

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State Law Differences in the U.S.

The differences between U.S. state laws can be considerable. For many observers from abroad, this is one of the most striking features of the American legal system. Understanding these differences is key for the success of foreign businesses that want to establish a presence in the United States. One key consideration is taxes. Most states

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Webinar: Challenges of Sourcing 5 Key Industrial Components in Mexico featuring Fred Rocafort

Register HERE! Join Harris Bricken attorney Fred Rocafort for a discussion hosted by East West Associates that will address the challenges of sourcing these 5 key industrial components from Mexico: Aluminum extrusion Castings & machined parts Forgings Metal stampings & Fabrication Injection molded & extruded plastics East West Associates will lead a Roundtable Discussion with