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EB-5 Immigrant Investor Process

Posted by Hani Khoury | May 03, 2024 | 0 Comments

An EB-5 visa, often referred to as an investor visa, permits foreign investors to attain permanent residency in the United States by making a substantial investment in a US business. This investment must result in the creation or preservation of at least 10 full-time jobs for American workers. E...

The Importance of an Islamic Prenuptial Agreement: Safeguarding Your Marital Rights Within Your Faith Tradition

Posted by Abed Awad | Apr 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

Islam considers marriage a sacred institution based on principles of mutual respect, trust, and fairness. According to the Prophet Muhammed (Pease Be Upon Him), marriage fulfills half of your deen (religious). Marriage is a beautiful journey of love and mercy with your partner. Unfortunately, marital disputes occur and challenges in the relationship may lead to conflicts and misunderstandings. It is important to have a clear and comprehensive prenuptial agreement rooted in Islamic principles to serve as a valuable safeguard, protecting the rights and interests of both spouses.

Administrative Professionals' Day

Posted by Hani Khoury | Apr 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

Administrative Professionals' Day, formally known as Secretaries' Day, is a special day celebrated annually on the last Wednesday of April to recognize and appreciate the work of administrative professionals in the workplace.

Is Real Estate a Good Investment?

Posted by Hani Khoury | Feb 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Like all investments, real estate investment is full of risk. The variables are many, the can't-miss propositions few. Where should the savvy money go? How does real estate fit into your overall portfolio?

The Importance of Building your Credit Score

Posted by Administrator | Jan 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

Your credit matters. How you manage your money today will impact your credit history and financial future. In Real Estate transactions, a credit score is more than just a number. It enables the lender to determine your responsibility & credibility as a borrower. Additionally, it functions as a...

What Is Probate -- and How You Can Avoid It

Posted by Hani Khoury | Jan 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Few things are as traumatic as dealing with the death of a loved one. Just as we're experiencing pain, legal issues hit us: Insurance companies, reading the will, investments — suddenly it's overwhelming. And perhaps the most difficult issue is probate.

What Is a 1031 Exchange?

Posted by Hani Khoury | Jan 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

The concept of a 1031 exchange is relatively simple: Reinvest the proceeds from the sale of a business or investment property into a like-kind investment in order to defer paying capital gains tax. It’s one of the most popular sections in the Federal tax code because it allows owners of rental, commercial or other business real property to save significantly.

Traveling outside the United States as a Green Card Holder

Posted by Hani Khoury | Dec 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

One of the many benefits of being a green card holder or a permanent resident is the opportunity to travel abroad and return to the U.S. without having to obtain a U.S. Visa. The trip, however, must be temporary, and individuals cannot remain outside the U.S. for more than one year. Leaving the U.S. permanently or taking a trip that exceeds the one-year mark will lead to the revoking of your status as a green card holder.

Advantages of Homeownership

Posted by Hani Khoury | Dec 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

"Home is where the heart is" is frequently used to express the sentimental attachment many people feel to their place of residence. It provides you with a feeling of stability. If you are financially prepared, homeownership can be not just one of the largest investments of your life, but also highly rewarding. Below are some of the benefits you will find in purchasing a home.

Protected Status (TPS) for Ethiopia

Posted by Hani Khoury | Dec 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Temporary Protected Status is designated to a foreign country by the Secretary of Homeland Security if the conditions in that country are temporarily preventing individuals to return safely. TPS is designated to certain countries or parts of countries either due to ongoing armed conflict, environmental disasters, an epidemic, or any other extraordinary and temporary conditions.

Four Ways Transportation Affects Commercial Site Selection

Posted by Hani Khoury | Dec 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

The methods of and routes for transportation both make a tremendous difference when selecting new commercial real estate sites to lease for a range of business purposes. Because the properties chosen for industries like hotel, shopping, and wholesale should be accessible for employees and consumers alike, always invest in places in proximity to highways, public transportation, and other transportation opportunities.

Using LLCs in Real Estate

Posted by Hani Khoury | Dec 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

Investing in real estate can be a complicated process. That is why many people turn to establishing limited liability companies, or LLCs, to account for all of the complex legal and tax implications of owning multiple properties. Before you advise someone on their options or choose one for yourself, here are some things you may want to know about LLCs in real estate.

Comprehending a Request for Evidence (RFE)

Posted by Hani Khoury | Nov 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

Receiving a request for evidence (RFE) from the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can be stressful especially after submitting a petition or application.  Every lawyer and ordinary individual know that RFEs come without a warning and with a deadline. Not obeying the deadline could mean the denial of a petition or application. In this article, we will define RFEs and how to avoid getting denied by USCIS because of the Request for Evidence.

Humanitarian Programs for Venezuelans

Posted by Hani Khoury | Oct 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

The United States announced a new procedure on October 12, 2022, that will permit Venezuelan nationals and members of their immediate families to enter the country. With the use of this procedure, Venezuelan citizens who are outside the country and do not possess U.S. entry documents can be e...

Wills vs. Trusts: Which One Is Best?

Posted by Abed Awad | Oct 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

You may be wondering whether to use a will or trust in passing along your assets. There's a common belief that using a trust can give you a break on estate taxes, but it's not necessarily the case. What are the significant differences between wills and trusts that can save you time, money and headaches? A trust is a pool of assets held for the benefit of a third party called a beneficiary. A trustee oversees the trust's disposition to the beneficiary. You can create a trust by establishing one in your will or while you are still alive — a living trust. The property in a trust remains in the trust until some specified event occurs — your death or the beneficiary reaching a certain age.

Office Update

Posted by Abed Awad | Oct 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Our office and services are open and operational. You can schedule an appointment with us by sending us an email or by calling the office. Our hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm. We thank you for business and cooperation.


Posted by Abed Awad | Mar 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our office is temporarily closed but we are working remotely. You can send us an email or call the office and leave a voicemail message and someone will get back to you within the next 24 hours. Please note that while we are checking our emails throughout the day, we will be checking our voicemai...


Posted by Abed Awad | Mar 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

As we continue to see cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) become more widespread throughout the U.S., we would like to share with you the infection prevention protocols we currently have in place. We have taken the following measures to ensure the health and safety of our clients and colleagues...


Posted by Abed Awad | Nov 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

On May 21 Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed legislation prohibiting judges in the state from considering foreign law in their rulings. The law declares that any court decision will be considered void if it relies “in whole or in part on any foreign law, legal code or system that would not gran...

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