The U.S. Department of State has added a new social media question to its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms. Effective June 1, applicants filling out Forms DS-160 and DS-260 must provide the government with a list of all phone numbers, email addresses, international travel and deportation statuses from the last five years, as well as to the usernames for each social media platform (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) they have used in that time frame.
Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring co-chair Scott Markowitz wrote a New York Law Journal article, “The Bankruptcy Times They Are Changing: Real Estate Developers Beware,” which appeared in the publication’s special report on Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy. The article explores some of the significant trends Scott has seen over the last 30 years that he has been representing middle-market debtors in Chapter 11 cases in New York City with respect to what the Bankruptcy Code denominates as “single asset real estate” cases.
On June 5, 2019, the New York State Bar Association held a CLE program entitled, "Motion Practice Before the Commercial Division – New York County.” The program was remarkable in that the panelists were all eight of the current Justices of the Commercial Division in New York County, together live and in person. Justices Borrok, Cohen, Friedman, Masley, Ostrager, Scarpulla, Schecter and Sherwood all spoke candidly about their preferences and pet peeves in the course of motion practice (and beyond) in their courtrooms. In this alert, Litigation partner Richard Schoenstein explores key takeaways from the panel.