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International Business Advisory - Employment-Based Immigration, Fifth Preference
Anna Richardson Smith discusses Employment-Based Immigration, Fifth Preference in the latest issue of K&C's International Business Advisory. Click the pdf icon above to access the newsletter.
By Anna Richardson Smith and International

NCUA Board of Directors Policies - Which Ones Truly Require Action?
Andy Keeney presented NCUA Board of Directors Policies - Which Ones Truly Require Action on April 30, 2014.
By E. Andrew Keeney and Lender Representation

Credit Union Legal Update - Summer 2014
The K&C Credit Union Team recently published the Summer 2014 newsletter featuring the NCUA's list of required policies for Board of Directors of credit unions. 
By E. Andrew Keeney and Lender Representation

Title Insurance Client Alert - New Statute and Statutory Amendments to Virginia Real Estate Law
The Governor of Virginia recently signed two bills that will significantly affect real estate law in Virginia. Copies of both bills are attached.
By James L. Windsor and Title Insurance & Title Resolution

Cybersecurity Client Alert - Payment Card Information Data Breaches: What Business Owners Probably Do Not, But Should, Know.
If your business accepts credit or debit cards, i.e., payment cards, as a form of payment, take note – whether caused by the innocent mistake of an employee or the intentional theft by a hacker, the odds are that you will experience a data breach that compromises the security of payment card information in your business’s possession stored electronically as “cardholder data.”
By Marc E. Darnell and Cybersecurity Response Team

International Business Advisory - Distribution Agreements Under International Sales Laws
Unless specifically disclaimed by agreement of the parties, most sales contracts entered into by U.S. companies to export or import goods are governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). With the exception of the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, most of our major trading partners have joined the USA as 'contracting states' under the CISG.
By Charles V. McPhillips and International

Private Client Services Update - Long Term Care Insurance... Is it Here for the Long Haul?
With increasing life expectancies and soaring medical and healthcare costs, even the most junior of those in the workforce and beyond are facing fears about how they and their family members will be able to pay the costs associated with the care they may require as seniors, while still preserving at least a portion of what they worked so hard for during their lifetimes for the benefit of their family members and favorite charities upon their passing.
By Vonda W. Chappell and Private Client Services