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FAST ACT Update

Feb 26, 2016 - Articles by

On the heels of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act’s (FAST ACT) December 4, 2015 signing by President Obama, the Federal Highway Administration issued a February 24, 2016 Memorandum discussing various provisions of the legislation, including size and weight restrictions for carriers operating on the interstate system. Click the attachment […]

“Good News” for Religious Schools

Feb 5, 2016 - Articles by

There is good news for religiously-affiliated organizations on the financing front. On September 16, 2002, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office granted its approval of Michigan Strategic Fund (“MSF”) revenue bond financing for the costs of land acquisition and construction of a new 73,100 sq. ft. school facility for our client, […]

USCIS New Virtual Assistant

Dec 7, 2015 - Articles by

US Citizenship and Immigration Service has launched a virtual assistant feature, “Emma”, on their website, www.uscis.gov.  Emma allows customers to quickly find information on a wide variety of topics related to U.S. Immigration.  She answers questions in plain English, as well as navigates queries to relevant USCIS web pages. Currently the […]

Lien Stripping

Jun 2, 2015 - Articles by

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the U.S. Bankruptcy Code does not allow Chapter 7 debtors to rid themselves of junior liens on home loans that are under water. This decision should benefit commercial lenders as debtors may not void a junior mortgage lien when the debt owed on […]

Property Brokers – Risks and Rewards

Apr 12, 2013 - Articles by

Many trucking companies are setting up property broker operations to handle excess freight or reduce operating costs and risks. Is this worthwhile? Do property brokers really avoid the financial risks that face trucking companies? While recent court cases suggest that being a property broker is not risk free, there still […]