Category Business & Corporate Law

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 21 lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. BrownWinick would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2022 The Best Lawyers... Read More

H-1B Lottery Concluded – Petitions May Be Filed Beginning April 1

  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced earlier this week that the H-1B electronic registration process and the FY2021 lottery has concluded. Employers are now eligible to file a FY2021 H-1B cap-subject petition — provided they electronically registered the beneficiary in the H-1B registration process, and the registration... Read More

Iowa Workforce Development Changes Policy on Unemployment Benefits and PTO

  Iowa Workforce Development announced today that effective immediately, employees who are or will be laid off, or are unable to work for COVID-19-related reasons, will not be required to use all available paid leave before becoming eligible to receive Iowa unemployment benefits. This change is not retroactive and claims will not be backdated.... Read More

New Grant for Targeted Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19 — Apply Now!

  The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is offering grants of up to $10,000 for eligible small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19.  Eligible businesses include Targeted Small Businesses (TSB)—businesses owned by women, individuals with minority status, service-connected disabled veterans, and individuals with... Read More

COVID-19 Immigration Q&A for Employers

  What impact does “work-from-home” and “social distancing” have on my foreign labor force? Many non-immigrant visas (H-1B, L-1, TN, O, P, R, etc.) are tied to particular work-sites and activities performed at specific locations. Employers that are asking their employees to work from home may need to file new Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) or... Read More

'Cause Breaking Up is Easy To Do - Divisions: A New Way to Spin Off an Entity?

As we all know, sometimes bigger is not better. For one reason or another, a company might decide to spin off part of its business. For an example, think of DowDuPont Inc.’s recent spin-off of its materials science business (now Dow, Inc.) and its agriculture business, (now Corteva, Inc.). Traditionally, if an entity wants to effectuate a... Read More

Signing a Contract? Let's Chat First!

I had a prospective client call the other day who was hoping to get out of a purchase agreement for a new car. If you’ve bought a car before, you know how difficult that battle can be without a guaranteed return policy or a promise that you have “48 hours to change your mind.” This purchase agreement had no such language. Fortunately, we were able... Read More

BrownWinick Law Firm Ranked in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2020 "Best Law Firms" List

BrownWinick has been included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2020 "Best Law Firms" rankings[i]. The tenth edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® released the 2020 "Best Law Firms" rankings on November 1, 2019. Firms included in the 2020 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently... Read More

Failing to Follow OSHA Procedures Can Be Costly

No matter how many training sessions or precautions an employer might take, employee accidents and injuries are bound to happen. Most employers are necessarily familiar with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), a law that sets forth minimum safety standards employers must ensure in their workspaces. Creating an OSHA-compliant workspace... Read More

What are my Information Rights as an LLC Member?

When a limited liability company (“LLC”) is first formed, its owners are often eager to start doing business. In the pandemonium that comes along with getting a business up and running, the owners often overlook what business records and information the owners of the LLC may rightfully access going forward (often referred to as “information... Read More