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Ayala Becomes ACAMS Member

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By Isabella Espinoza. Attorney Eduardo Ayala becomes a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS).    ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, skills and expertise of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing. In Eduardo’s words: “having so many international clients and given current world trends, I always thought important to be ACAMS certified. That way we…

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What is an E-2 Investor Visa to the United States?

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By Eduardo Ayala. An E-2 investor visa is a visa for citizens of certain countries to come to the U.S. to invest money in a business. To be eligible there must first be a “treaty of commerce and navigation” between the United States and the country of the foreign national.[1] For a list of treaty countries check the Department of State website list at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/fees/treaty.html….

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Five Amazing Books I Read In 2017

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By Eduardo Ayala. Normally I use this blog to give some news about our firm or share some recent research in one of our cases. Today, I make an exception. I want to use it to recommend you five amazing books I read in 2017.    1. The conscience of a conservative, Jeff Flake. Politically I am an independent. Maybe a little bit of libertarian. (I…

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Ayala’s client prevails in agricultural litigation against California corporation

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  Ayala obtained a ruling granting damages, interest, and cost for its client, a Peruvian company, in a dispute against a California business for not paying for shipments of almost 5000 pounds of fresh asparagus. The Complaint alleged that the failure to pay, under the excuse that the product was damaged, was a breach of contract and that it violated section 2 of the Perishable…

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When does a diplomat have “compelling reasons” not to return?

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  In certain situations, diplomats serving in the US face threats to their safety when their term is over and they have to go back to their home country. The reasons are diverse but are generally linked to political retaliation or change in circumstances in the home country. To address this situation, Section 13 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states that “[a]ny alien…

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Ayala Law PA files lawsuit in US Central District of California.

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Ayala Law PA has brought an action against a California commercial seed grower for negligence, breach of express and implied warranties, and violations of several federal statutes regulating seeds. As stated in the Complaint, the “Defendant . . . knowingly or with reckless disregard for the truth shipped Plaintiffs certain seeds, in such deteriorated condition that they caused substantial damages to Plaintiffs’ lands, crops, and…

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Ayala Law files breach of Contract action against major health organization.

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Ayala Law PA has brought an action against Simply Health Care (Simply) for breach of contract on behalf of its client, a local Miami medical center. The complaint alleges that simply arbitrarily terminated the agreement and after it did, it violated several post-contract obligations by systematically, and in coordination with other centers, harassing and providing false or misleading information to the patients. Simply has retained…

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Cómo contar las inversiones realizadas en EE.UU. para la Residencia Permanente.

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La visa de inmigrante EB-5 es una visa que permite hacerse residente permanente si invierte 1 millón de dólares (o 500k en ciertas circunstancias), y crea 10 puestos de trabajo para ciudadanos o residentes de los Estados Unidos. (Algún otro día hablaremos de lo que significa “10 puestos de trabajo”. Hoy quiero hablar sobre cómo contar la cantidad de 1 millón cuando ya ha invertido…

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How to Count Prior Investments in the US Towards an EB-5 Green-card

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  An EB-5 immigrant visa is a visa that allows you to become permanent resident if you invest 1-million dollars (or 500k in certain circumstances) and create 10-jobs for US citizens or residents. (Some other day we’ll talk about what “10-jobs” mean. Today I want to talk about how to count the 1-million amount when you have already invested money in the US). When funds…

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Ayala Law Obtains Visas for Plaintiff in Mass Tort Litigation

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  In what was an uphill process, Ayala Law obtained special visas for over 33-plaintiffs and witnesses to travel for litigation in the United States. The Plaintiffs-Applicants are Peruvian citizens from a remote, poor area of the city of La Oroya, Peru. The plaintiff are part of a case filed in federal court in Missouri where they are seeking recovery from several corporate and individual…

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