Posts Categorized: Recent Announcements

May 2014 Visa Bulletin

May 2014 Visa Bulletin posted Apr 9, 2014, 11:41 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Apr 9, 2014, 11:42 AM ] The Department of State has released the May 2014 Visa Bulletin, which can be found by CLICKING HERE.  The Visa Bulletin is published monthly by the Department of State and indicates who may apply… Read more »

March 2014 Visa Bulletin

March 2014 Visa Bulletin posted Feb 10, 2014, 2:59 PM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Feb 10, 2014, 2:59 PM ] The Department of State has released the March 2014 Visa Bulletin, which can be found by CLICKING HERE.  The Visa Bulletin is published monthly by the Department of State and indicates who may… Read more »

Can e-mails satisfy the statute of frauds and create binding contracts?

Can e-mails satisfy the statute of frauds and create binding contracts? posted Jan 13, 2014, 8:12 AM by Helen Partlow   [ updated Jan 13, 2014, 8:14 AM ] Contracts for the sale of real estate must be in writing and signed.  This requirement is often called the “Statute of Frauds” which can be traced… Read more »

February 2014 Visa Bulletin

February 2014 Visa Bulletin posted Jan 9, 2014, 2:25 PM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Jan 14, 2014, 2:54 PM ] The Department of State has released the February 2014 Visa Bulletin, which can be found byCLICKING HERE.  The Visa Bulletin is published monthly by the Department of State and indicates who may apply… Read more »

Rising Flood Insurance Premiums’ Impact on Massachusetts

Rising Flood Insurance Premiums’ Impact on Massachusetts posted Jan 7, 2014, 1:55 PM by Helen Partlow   [ updated Jan 7, 2014, 2:00 PM ] Most homeowner’s insurance policies do not include flood insurance in its coverage.  Before flood insurance, property owners who experienced devastation from floods were often left to their own devices when… Read more »

January 2014 Visa Bulletin

January 2014 Visa Bulletin posted Dec 13, 2013, 9:26 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Dec 13, 2013, 9:27 AM ] The Department of State has released the January 2014 Visa Bulletin, which can be found here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_6228.html.  The Visa Bulletin is published monthly by the Department of State and indicates who may apply for… Read more »

December 2013 Visa Bulletin

December 2013 Visa Bulletin posted Nov 12, 2013, 1:34 PM by Michael Vosilla The Department of State has released the December 2013 Visa Bulletin.  The Visa Bulletin is published monthly by the Department of State and indicates who may apply for an immigrant visa based on their preference category and priority date. Please note that… Read more »

November 2013 Visa Bulletin

November 2013 Visa Bulletin posted Oct 11, 2013, 1:57 PM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Oct 11, 2013, 2:00 PM ] The Department of State has released the November 2013 Visa Bulletin, which can be found here:   The Visa Bulletin is published monthly by the Department of State and indicates who may apply for… Read more »

SJC Rules on Retroactivity of Padilla

SJC Rules on Retroactivity of Padilla posted Sep 19, 2013, 8:45 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Sep 19, 2013, 8:45 AM ] In Commonwealth v. Sylvain, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held that the duty of defense counsel, that had been previously laid out in Padilla v. Kentucky, will become a retroactive… Read more »