All the latest firm news and industry updates from Whiteman Osterman & Hanna.

Brendan Venter, an Associate with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna's Immigration Practice Group, recently authored an article titled Dream On: The Elimination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Looking Ahead for Former “Dreamers” that was published in The Student Affairs Compliance Report & Analysis, a newsletter geared towards college/university student affairs staff. Please click here to view the article, which begins on page 5 of the newsletter.  [...]

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On October 17, Judge Derrick Watson, a Hawaii federal judge, granted a Temporary Restraining Order or TRO ) in the case Hawaii v. Trump, blocking the majority of the travel restrictions set forth in President Trump’s September 24, 2017 proclamation The TRO invalidated Trump's instruction only hours before it was set to be enforced on October 18, 2017. This decision is not the first time that the judiciary has invalidated Trump's immigration plans as Watson had also blocked the previous [...]

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Oct. 17, 2017

'Spirits of October'

On October 4th, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna teamed up with Schenectady County Community College to present an event celebrating and appreciating the recent boom of the microbrewery industry in our region. The “Spirits of October” event, hosted at our Schenectady office at the Electric City Innovation Center, drew in over 100 attendees. Together, we learned about SCCC’s Craft Beer Brewing program, whilst sampling beer, spirits, and elixirs from local businesses, and sampling [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna is a proud sponsor of the “Mission Awareness” partnership between CBS 6 and the Double H Ranch. The goal of this program is to raise awareness of the mission of the Double H Ranch, while also providing the opportunity for donations and volunteer support. CBS 6 will air a 60-minute documentary on the Double H Ranch on both CBS and CW 15. The program will feature “telethon breaks” with a call to action for viewers to make a donation. As [...]

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On September 27, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna joined UHY, Pioneer Bank, and the Business Review to present a co-hosted event on Cybersecurity. Panelists included Chris Meyer from Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Warren Zafrin, Director of Consulting from UHY Advisors, and Steven Lobel, Vice President of Anchor Agency. The panel discussion highlighted the measures businesses can take to protect against cyber threats, with a special focus on risk management, threat mitigation, and insurance.

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On September 24th, 2017, the Trump administration issued its latest Proclamation, revising the travel and immigration ban first set forth in March of this year. Here’s what you need to know: Which Countries Are Included? Unlike the previous Order, Sudan is not included in this ban. The countries that do have imposed restrictions are as follows: Suspension of persons seeking immigrant and nonimmigrant visas: Iran, North Korea, and Syria  Suspension of persons seeking immigrant [...]

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Congratulations to Whiteman Osterman & Hanna associate Nick Faso on his selection to the Leadership Tech Valley Class of 2018.  Leadership Tech Valley is a program of the Capital Region Chamber, and unites individuals from diverse fields and backgrounds to learn more about themselves as leaders and how to best serve their organizations and community. Ten monthly sessions, including opening and closing retreats, are held from September through June, followed by a graduation [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna partner Robert Stout is a featured alumni for Pace University's School of Law for the month of September.  Robert is a partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna's Clean Tech, Environmental, Municipal, Real Estate, and Real Estate Development, Zoning and Land Use  practices.  He received a Juris Doctor, cum laude, and a Certificate in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law in 2005.

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. hosted over 110 attendees at the Desmond Hotel on Tuesday, September 12 for a presentation on what companies need to do to prepare for the NYS Paid Family Leave Act which goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Presenters Bob Schofield and Monica Skanes from Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Joanne Schneider from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and Quinn Rapp-Ellis from the NYS Workers' Compensation Board provided an overview of the PFL [...]

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