Advertising and Marketing Rules of the Road: Avoiding Pitfalls, Protecting Your Brand, and Making Trouble for Your Competitors

From small family-owned businesses to large global corporations, a company's ability to execute an effective advertising and marketing campaign is critical to building a recognizable, durable brand and driving sales.  But what if your ads land your company in legal trouble, resulting in a court order enjoining your ad campaign and requiring you to pay Read More »

Applying for an H-1B Visa for Fiscal Year 2021

Background The H-1B category is an attractive employment-based option for U.S. employers seeking to hire foreign nationals in specialty occupations. Generally, in order to qualify for an H-1B visa, the employer must demonstrate to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (the "USCIS") that the following requirements are met: the job is a specialty occupation, Read More »

Wage and Salary History Inquiries Prohibited in New York

As part of Governor Cuomo's efforts to expand New York's anti-discrimination laws, the Governor signed new legislation which will effectively prohibit employers from making wage or salary inquiries with job applicants and employees.  The new law takes effect on January 6, 2020 and provides that no employer shall: a. Rely on the wage or salary Read More »

Janet E. Moon Joins Bousquet Holstein

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Janet E. Moon has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in the Immigration Practice Group. Janet concentrates her practice in the areas of family-based green card and visa applications, removing conditions, citizenship and naturalization; transitioning from a student exchange visitor status to employment; and employment-based petitions and visas, as well as complex admissibility or Read More »

Ryan Suser Perfects Appeal

Ryan Suser, a Member and Litigation Attorney in the firm’s Family Law / LGBTQ+ practice, has perfected an appeal in the Appellate Division for the Fourth Department.  The appeal, which will be argued on November 20, 2019 in Rochester, concerns the ability of a "non-biological" parent to obtain standing to seek visitation or custody with Read More »

Ryan Suser Wins at Trial

Ryan Suser, a Member and Litigation Attorney in the firm's Trusts and Estates Practice, has obtained a decision in his client's favor following two days of trial in the Onondaga County Surrogate's Court.  Suser successfully proved that the opposing party had "abandoned" the decedent under the New York State EPTL, resulting in forfeiture of that Read More »

Bousquet Holstein Announcements

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that Joseph J. Porcello has been elected a Member of the firm. In addition, Philip S. Bousquet has been re-elected to serve on the firm’s Board of Managers. Joe Porcello joined Bousquet Holstein in 2018, having practiced for over a decade at a top global law firm.  He helps clients resolve commercial Read More »

Erika H. Hooker Joins Bousquet Holstein

Bousquet Holstein is pleased to announce that Erika H. Hooker has joined the firm as an attorney in the Trusts and Estates and Agriculture Practice Groups. Erika’s background growing up and working in the Central New York agriculture community has provided her with the experience to address a diversity of legal matters associated with family farms. These Read More »