Gregory Law Firm News:
In February 2018, the Gregory Law Firm sponsored a two-day training seminar in Collaborative Law for financial, mental health, and legal professionals to become certified in collaborative practice. Co-sponsors were the Birmingham Collaborative Alliance, the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, the Collaborative Law Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association, Walding, LLC, Level Four Wealth Management, Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP, and Kia Scott Law.
Steven P. Gregory has recently been named a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
On October 13, 2017, the Gregory Law Firm, in collaboration with co-counsel, asked the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to send the Equifax Data Breach litigation to the Northern District of Alabama.
The Gregory Law Firm, in collaboration with co-counsel, filed a nationwide class action against Equifax, Inc., on September 18, 2017.
Read an announcement regarding Steven Gregory in the Birmingham Business Journal.
In August 2017, the Gregory Law Firm became a member of the Birmingham Business Alliance.
In May of 2017, Steven Gregory completed domestic violence mediation training in Birmingham, Alabama.
In early 2017, the American Arbitration Association appointed Steven Gregory to its Commercial Panel of Arbitrators.
Read Steven Gregory’s review of Enrique’s Journey on his blog.
Steven Gregory joined the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals in late 2016.
Also in late 2016, Steven Gregory became a member of the Birmingham Collaborative Alliance, a network of legal, financial, and mental health professionals in Alabama dedicated to resolving conflicts through preservation of value and mutual respect.
The Gregory Law Firm is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
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Investors — did you know that the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) publishes an alphabetical list of all persons who have been banned from the securities industry? Here is a link to the list. Check it out and check out the Gregory Law Firm’s experience in securities litigation and arbitration.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains unchanged, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Why a Collaborative Divorce Makes Financial Sense from US News
This article from the New York Times (“Prince Needed a Will, But Maybe You Don’t”) on the failure of Prince to create an estate plan contains good general advice on wills and estate planning (though the correct term for a living will is “advance directive,” not “advanced directive.”). The form for a living will in Alabama is incorporated into the statute at Code of Alabama 22-8A-4.
Back in December, the SEC charged a number of immigration lawyers with accepting commissions for placing investors in EB-5 investment programs without being registered with the SEC. The SEC’s press release can be found here.
From the United States Customs & Immigration Service — The Wrong Help Can Hurt: Beware of Immigration Scams
A physician is named to one of those “Best Doctors” lists, despite the fact that he died sixteen years ago. With only a few changes, this scenario could be applied to similar lists of lawyers.