Chile Election

Chile’s Presidential Elections: We’re Paying Attention

On December 16, Chile will hold the second round of its presidential elections. Facing off will be José Antonio Kast, who obtained 27.91% of the first round vote, and Gabriel Boric, who came in second with 25.83%. Kast is commonly described as “far-right,” with “leftist” the preferred adjective for Boric. For Latin America watchers, these

gender-neutral passports

With U.S. Issuing Gender-Neutral Passports, Travelers Should Beware of Potential Risks

Non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming Americans can now obtain gender-neutral passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) with an X gender marker. Previously, the State Department had announced that applicants would be able to self-select their gender “as ‘M’ or ‘F,'” irrespective of the gender specified in other identity documents, and without a need

The U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program

The U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program: How to Make it Work for You

1. We’re The U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program and We’re Here to Help In this time of fragmented production strategies and far-flung supply chains, importing can be fraught with uncertainty, inefficiency, and risk. Add to this the disruptive effects of an exponential increase in trade volume, a multi-year pandemic, an overheated enforcement environment,

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President López Obrador Tells It Like It Is at North American Leaders’ Summit

On November 18, U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico and Prime Justin Minister Trudeau of Canada to the White House for the first North American Leaders’ Summit since 2016. The summit followed a U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue in September, and virtual and real-world meetings earlier this year with Canadian

Harris Bricken Attorneys Recognized as Southern California Rising Stars

Harris Bricken Attorneys Recognized as Southern California Rising Stars

Harris Bricken is pleased to announce attorney Hilary Bricken (2019-2021) is recognized as a Rising Star for the third consecutive year and attorneys Griffen Thorne and Jihee Ahn are recognized as Rising Stars for the first time in Super Lawyers’ 2021 Southern California issue. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of

Human Rights is Your Business

Human Rights is YOUR Business

1. Human Rights is Your Business In an interview last week on CNBC, billionaire investor Ray Dalio was asked how he reconciles China’s human rights record, including the recent disappearances of high-profile citizens such as Alibaba founder Jack Ma and former Grand Slam tennis champion Peng Shuai, with investing in the country. Dalio replied, “I can’t

Family Business Succession Planning

Family Business Succession Planning

Family business succession planning is critically important but far too often ignored or kicked down the road. Are you watching “Succession”? It’s an HBO drama on a family business that is a barely veiled satire of the succession drama that seems to have been playing out at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. for the past three

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GOOD Guys: Law Firm Leaders Edition; The Video

On September 23, 2021, Harris Bricken partner, Vince Sliwoski spoke on the GOOD Guys: Law Firm Leaders Edition panel. GOOD Guys (Guys Overcoming Obstacles to Diversity) is a program created by the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations to enlist male leaders in efforts to ensure that businesses are experiencing all of the financial and

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Harris Bricken Welcomes Robert Kossick to Its International Trade Practice

Harris Bricken welcomes international trade lawyer,  Robert M. Kossick, to its international trade practice, which provides strategic legal solutions for U.S. and international companies doing business and facing legal disputes across borders. With over twenty years of cross-border transaction experience, Robert is a board-certified international attorney and licensed customs broker whose practice has centered on

Investing in Spain Real Estate

Investing in Spain Real Estate as a Foreign Investor: The Video

For anyone who was unable to join our October 28th webinar, Investing in Spain Real Estate as a Foreign Investor, we’ve got you covered! Below, please find the full presentation for your viewing pleasure. Stay up to date on real estate investments by following The HB Blog.