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Going Abroad? Practical Considerations for Nonprofits Seeking International Expansion

November 21, 2017 at 12:11 PM - Nonprofits,


Charitable organizations around the world serve a critical purpose to help society, from protecting the environment to feeding the hungry. As organizations in the United States look for new ways to increase their impact, many seek to do so by expanding their activities across borders. If your organization is considering an international expansion, you should not underestimate the complexity of working in other countries, nor should you make assumptions about the applicable laws or legal structures.

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Deal Accelerators: 10 Potential Roadblocks to Online Product Launches and How to Avoid Them

November 14, 2017 at 6:45 PM - Online Product Launch


The launch of any new product is a highly collaborative process, involving many business units including design and engineering, distribution, marketing and finance, and finally, the legal team who oversees compliance and ensures protection of the company’s interests. However, the type of product being offered can impact the process considerably. Unlike physical goods and services, online products carry a unique set of business and legal issues. Further, because an online launch tends move quickly and iterate on existing online experiences, it is critical for the business team to be aware of potential pitfalls in order to avoid delays.

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Gina Wodarski: Employment Lawyer with a 360º Approach

September 30, 2017 at 12:22 PM - Employment Law


Last year, Outside GC welcomed Gina Wodarski to the New England team. We are thrilled to have her onboard, drawing on her extensive employment, benefits and litigation background, as well as her commitment to service on behalf of our clients.

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Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9

March 3, 2017 at 1:30 PM - Employment Law


USCIS has published an updated handbook for employers, providing detailed guidance for completing Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification). This version - dated January 22, 2017 - replaces the previous handbook and supports the recently revised Form I-9 (November 14, 2016).

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Immigration Alert: H-1B Visa Cap Filing Season begins 4/1/17

February 2, 2017 at 11:50 AM - Immigration


New H-1B visa petitions (including change of status petitions) can be filed with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services beginning April 1, 2017 for an effective start date of October 1, 2017.  H-1B petitions are accepted on a "first-come-first-serve" basis, and the demand for H-1B visas is expected to be very high again this year. We therefore plan to file all cap-subject Petitions on April 1, 2017.  As preparation can be time-consuming, employers should begin the filing process as early as possible.  If your company is seeking to hire H-1B cap-subject professional foreign workers and has not already initiated the process with us, you should contact Outside GC’s Immigration Team immediately.  

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Meet Outside GC's Budding Novelist: Lew Segal Publishes With All Due Respect

December 19, 2016 at 4:32 PM - On-Demand General Counsel


When Jon Levitt refers to his colleagues at Outside GC as a team of highly accomplished, “rock star” attorneys, he is only half-joking. The collective talent of the firm’s 60 lawyers is certainly a point of pride for Levitt and his co-founder and managing partner, Bill Stone. However, when used to describe the career achievements of long-time member, Lew Segal, nothing could seem more fitting.

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