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Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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DV-2020 Winners Get Six-Month Reprieve

A U.S. district judge extended DV-2020 visas for six months so they will not lapse while he renders a decision on plaintiffs’ challenge to Trump-era travel bans that are still in place.

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USCIS Clarifies Delays at Lockboxes in Issuing Receipt Notices for I-765 Employment Authorization for OPT

USCIS notified stakeholders that the agency continues to experience delays at certain lockboxes in issuing receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, based on eligibility categories relating to optional practical training (OPT) for F-1 students.

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ABIL Asks for Withdrawal of H-1B Lottery Rule Prioritizing Wages; DHS Delays Effective Date Until May 14

ABIL formally submitted a comment asking the Department to withdraw its final rule prioritizing wages in adjudicating H-1B applications. DHS delayed the effective date of the wage rule until May 14, 2021.

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What SlideBelts Teaches Us About False Claims Act Enforcement Against PPP Loan Fraud

When Brigham “Brig” Taylor filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief on behalf of his business in August 2019, he did not  know the world was about to be turned upside down by a raging global pandemic.

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SEC Releases Its 2021 Exam Priorities

The SEC, through its Division of Examinations, has published its exam priorities for 2021. According to the SEC, these priorities reflect certain practices and products that may present more risk to investors and/or the integrity of the U.S. capital markets. This article contains several items of interest to Registered Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers.

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Attorney Cameron Seybolt Appointed ACTEC Minnesota State Chair

Fredrikson & Byron attorney Cameron R. Seybolt

Cameron R. Seybolt has been appointed Minnesota State Chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a nonprofit association of more than 2,500 highly-credentialed trust and estate lawyers.

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FAQs on PPP First Draw Loans

This article addresses frequently asked questions and guidance regarding the initial PPP loans taken out by Borrowers (First Draw Loans).

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FAQs on Second Draw PPP Loans

This article addresses frequently asked questions and guidance regarding the eligibility of previous PPP loan recipients to receive a second PPP loan (Second Draw Loans).

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FAQs on New PPP Forgiveness Rules

This article addresses frequently asked questions and guidance regarding new PPP loan forgiveness rules and requirements.

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FAQs on SBA Review of PPP Loans

This article addresses frequently asked questions and guidance regarding updates and other reforms to the SBA’s review process of PPP loans.

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