Why Should I Hire an Immigration Attorney

By: Raad Ahmed

Throughout the immigration process, there are many reasons to hire an attorney. Not only is a lawyer likely to give you a better chance at achieving your goals; you might achieve them more quickly with a lawyer as well. Here are some of the pitfalls that a good immigration attorney can help you avoid.  Let’s say you’re seeking to immigrate via a familial sponsor, which is a very common route to take. Once you’ve settled on a sponsor, they’ll need to file an immigrant visa petition, which must be approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The sponsor must further be able to prove that he or she has sufficient resources to support the applicant, by filing an Affidavit of Support.

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Skip Tracing Services

below are a few skip-tracing services:

  • Credit search
  • Social security search
  • Postal verification
  • DMV verification
  • Asset search
  • Surrogates search
  • Bankruptcy, liens & judgment search
  • Business credit report
  • Dun & Bradstreet search
  • Foreclosures search
  • Marriage & divorce search
  • Person search
  • Relative search
  • Address & phone search
  • Background search

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5 unusual laws in Utah

By: Faith Heaton Jolley

25540894The 2015 Utah legislative session came to a close Thursday, and several new laws were passed. While many of these new laws are prudent and useful, there are several current laws that are a bit strange that you may not have even been aware of.  Here are five strange Utah laws that you may not have realized were laws. And remember, most of these laws probably went into effect because someone attempted these actions. Continue reading

Are You Getting Screwed at Your Internship?

By: Ashish Walla

InternsNow that summer’s about to begin, everyone’s excited about starting their new internships. A solid internship can help you in your career by providing you with networking opportunities, giving you new experiences, and helping you gain some new skills. However, not all internships are created equal. Let’s find out if your employer is taking advantage of you.  Here’s the situation that raises eyebrows: you’re an intern working for a private entity, and yet you don’t get paid for your work. This creates a serious issue because your employer might be violating laws that are designed to protect you. Continue reading

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights: What’s the Difference?

By: Raad Ahmed

You know that you need to protect your intellectual property, but if you’ve never even been through the process before, it can be tough to know exactly which type of protection you need. There are three main forms of IP protection: patents, trademarks, and copyrights. In order to figure out which one you need, you’ll need to consider what type of work you’ve created. Below, we’ll give a broad overview of all three; if you’re ever in doubt, a good IP lawyer can help set you on the right path.

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How to Register Your Small Business Online

By: Raad Ahmed

How to Survive—and Thrive!—When You Take Your Small Business Online  It’s easier than ever to set up an online business, but the field (whatever your field may be) is more crowded than ever. Below, some tips on what you’ll need to get started—and what you’ll need to stand out in the new marketplace.  How to survive: Register your trademarks. You’ll need a name (or DBA) for your business, and you’ll need to make sure it’s available. The same goes for any other trademarks you might wish to use for your business.

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How to Avoid a Future Unpaid Interns Lawsuit


Screen-shot-2013-11-12-at-9.35.40-PM-560x295Given the increasing number of unpaid internship lawsuits over the past several months, the latest being the one filed this past week against Burberry, here is an article we posted last year.  Social change is generally brought about through the courts: Brown v. Board of EducationRoe v. Wade andUnited States v. Windsor spring immediately to mind. Plaintiffs’ attorneys are primarily the engineers of that change. Most unpaid intern lawyers want to induce social change by ending illegal unpaid internships, but not all unpaid internships. We are against worker exploitation but we are not against career advancement. Right now, it looks as if the only way to end illegal unpaid internships may be to end unpaid internships altogether. But if it is possible to throw out the bathwater instead of the baby and the bathwater, such an option is definitely worth pursuing. Continue reading