Gibney Attorneys to Present at 2014 Bay Area Mobility Management (“BAMM”) Annual Conference

Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty LLP attorneys Minal Shah and Deborah Davy will be presenting at the 2014 BAMM Annual Global Mobility conference.  BAMM is a relocation council in Northern California that provides networking and educational opportunities to all related industry professionals.  Ms. Shah will be moderating the panel entitled “Adapting to Global Changes:  Immigration, Tax
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Private Client Alert: IRS Revenue Procedure 2014-18 Extends Taxpayer Deadline to File Portability Elections

Beginning in 2011, the surviving spouse was able to inherit the portion of the deceased spouse’s unused estate tax exemption.  This was called portability of the exemption.  In order to qualify for portability the executor of the estate of a deceased spouse was required to timely file an Estate Tax return (Form 706) even though
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Immigration Alert: March 2014 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published the March 2014 Visa Bulletin which illustrates slight movement in the EB-2 category for China of approximately one month and no advancement in the EB-2 category for India. In the EB-3 category, priority cut-off dates for most countries will advance by three months to September 1, 2012
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Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty Attorneys to Present at CIS Wealth Conference in Russia

On February 18, 2014, Gibney Attorneys Rosanna M. Fox (Immigration Practice Group) and Meredith M. Mazzola (Tax and Estate Planning) will speak at the CIS Wealth St. Petersburg in Russia, a pan-regional conference for the leading professionals representing HNWI and UHNWI from Europe, the Americas, Middle East and CIS countries.  Ms. Fox and Ms. Mazzola
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Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty Presents at Breakfast Briefing Hosted By Private Asset Management (“PAM”) Magazine

On February 6, 2014, Gibney led a panel discussion at a briefing as part of PAM Magazine’s monthly breakfast series. Gibney Partner and Head of the Business Immigration Practice group, Stephen J.O. Maltby, served as moderator, and Gibney attorneys Rosanna M. Fox and Shai E. Dayan (Immigration Practice group) and Meredith M. Mazzola (Tax & Estate
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Brian W. Brokate Co-Chair’s PLI’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2014

On January 31, 2014, Gibney’s IP practice head, Brian Brokate, is again serving as Co-Chair for the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2014 run by the Practicing Law Institute (PLI). The conference consists of panel discussions composed of in-house counsel, attorneys from private practices and government agents that have expertise in the latest developments of Intellectual
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Immigration Alert: February 2014 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published the February 2014 Visa Bulletin, which continues to illustrate significant retrogression in the EB-2 category for the third consecutive month. In addition, as we saw last month, the February 2014 Visa Bulletin further confirms that there is no movement in any employment-based categories for India. Priority cut-off dates for
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Private Client Alert: Bankruptcy Protection for Inherited IRA’s

An important issue affecting many estate plans will soon be decided by the United States Supreme Court. Estate planners are often confronted with the question of whether their clients should leave their IRA’s outright to their heirs or whether to leave the IRA’s in trust.  The case to be decided by the Supreme Court, Clark v.
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Immigration Alert: January 2014 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published the January 2014 Visa Bulletin.  The December 2013 Visa Bulletin showed significant retrogression in the EB-2 category for India, true to predictions made by the DOS Visa Office in November. The January 2014 Visa Bulletin further confirms that in addition to the ongoing retrogression in the EB-2 category, there
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Immigration Alert: Time To Begin Preparation of H-1B CAP FY 2015 Petitions

On April 1, 2014, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to cap limits for the fiscal year (FY) 2015.  Although April may seem far off, several factors including increasing demands for H-1B workers, an anticipated high volume of Labor Condition Application (LCA) filings, and the possibility of another
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