Our Practice

Our Practice

Immigration | Bankruptcy & Anti-Discrimination Attorneys

At Sakhia Law Group, we practice & serve the client’s legal needs in the areas of:

 

We serve clients in all areas of immigration law, everywhere:

Our firm’s immigration practice is really impressive in quantum and breadth of representation.  From simple visa petitions, removal proceedings in courts, appeals with Board of Immigration Appeals to complex litigation in US District Courts, Circuit Court of Appeals, and certiorari to the US Supreme Court, we have done it all over the last 10 years.  Our success rate is impressive and we can serve your needs all over the US and beyond.

Bankruptcy & Adversarial Proceedings:

Please remember that in financial hard times, individuals, as well as businesses, may need out of the box thinking.  Bankruptcy laws are there to help.  However, understanding these laws and navigating through the requirements may be challenging.  Bankruptcy proceedings, when pursued properly may be the difference between success and failure.  Let us help you through the Bankruptcy proceedings, should you find yourself in a challenging situation on the financial front.

We have successfully represented clients whose bankruptcy petitions have been challenged either by the US DOJ, Trustee’s Office, and Debtors by way of initiating adversary proceedings.

Discrimination & Civil Rights Violations: 

We at Sakhia Law Group have handled numerous cases involving employers of varying scale.  Therefore, we can analyze the situation professionally, and competently so the employer would what they are facing. Armed with the right analysis and understanding of the law, we help employers make a good business decision concerning the matter in front of them.

We take care of our client’s interests in their hour of need.

Franchise Law Matters:

Sakhia Law Group prides itself on representing both start-ups and established franchisors. Our firm provides a full range of services in all aspects of developing, registering, offering for sale, operating, restructuring, and expanding franchisor businesses. We represent clients who offer franchises nationally, including international franchisors, in a variety of industries, including restaurant services, fashion businesses, home maintenance and improvement, hotel and lodging, business services, technology, real estate, pet food, and pet care, professional services, and child care services.

In summary, we are Immigration Discrimination and Bankruptcy Attorneys.  In addition, we handled Franchise related matters as well.


Immigration

Immigration cases handled across USA & beyond. Just a click away.

Immigration issues are our focus and this focus lets us stay up-to-date on the ever-changing nature of U.S. law. Every development and addition to the country’s laws are painstakingly researched and applied to your case.

We serve clients all over the world concerning various United States immigration procedures, involving the following but not limited to:

  • Asylum
  • Business/Employer Visas including but not limited to E, H & L categories
  • Labor Certification/Job Offer Sponsorship
  • Charitable/Religious Organizations
  • Deportation/Removal Proceedings
  • Family
  • Business
  • Investor Programs
  • All types of Non-immigrant visas
  • Naturalization
  • U Visa
  • T Visa
  • Permanent Resident Renewals
  • Appeals to Administrative Appeals Unit
  • Judicial Reviews of denied applications and petitions and much more…

We serve clients in all areas of immigration law, everywhere:

Our firm’s immigration practice is really impressive in quantum and breadth of representation.  From simple visa petitions, removal proceedings in courts, appeals with Board of Immigration Appeals to complex litigation in US District Courts, Circuit Court of Appeals, and certiorari to the US Supreme Court, we have done it all over the last 10 years.  Our success rate is impressive and we can serve your needs all over the US and beyond.

We can help you with all your immigration needs. Contact us today by emailing us at nhs@SakhiaLawGroup.com or by using the contact form below or call us at (972) 359-9274, to schedule a consultation with our law group.

Our process begins simply with a phone call or an email.  We will respond to your query, have a brief discussion with you to understand your situation and then if we determine that we can help you, we will schedule an appointment for you – in office or electronically – based on your choice and circumstances.  Our initial consultation is very thorough and will give you a complete assessment of your situation and options going forward. You can then decide if you wish us to represent your interest and get you the best result possible under the law.

Immigration Discrimination and Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Bankruptcy & Adversarial Proceedings

Sakhia Law Group has represented individuals and businesses in bankruptcy and debtor rehabilitation for over 10 years of service to all types of client, most of whom have never before dealt with the complexities and remedies available under the law – the objective being a fair settlement of obligations consonant with the rehabilitation of the debtor. In recent years, bankruptcy situations have become increasingly common, primarily as a result of the 1978 Bankruptcy Reform Act. By promoting greater flexibility in procedures, the Act eliminated the stigma associated with filing for protection. Reorganization of an ailing debtor has become a given of twenty-first-century business life. Our commitment to excellence in this field is furthered by the personal involvement of our firm members in every case – no matter the field, no matter the problem. A salient feature of the firm’s personal service is the practice pioneered by us of providing revenue and sales projections to aid the courts in administering a debtor’s rehabilitation. Our firm represents both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, so we have a special understanding of both sides of the issues.

Please remember that in financial hard times, individuals, as well as businesses, may need out of the box thinking.  Bankruptcy laws are there to help.  However, understanding these laws and navigating through the requirements may be challenging.  Bankruptcy proceedings, when pursued properly may be the difference between success and failure.  Let us help you through the Bankruptcy proceedings, should you find yourself in a challenging situation on the financial front.

We have successfully represented clients whose bankruptcy petitions have been challenged either by the US DOJ, Trustee’s Office, and Debtors by way of initiating adversary proceedings.

If you wish to discuss your legal options out of the financial jam, we can help. Contact us today by emailing us at nhs@SakhiaLawGroup.com or by using the contact form below or call us at (972) 359-9274, to schedule a consultation with our law group.

Immigration Discrimination and Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Discrimination & Civil Rights Violations

Everyone has civil rights set out in the United States Constitution. When a government official, employer, or another party violates your civil rights, the law entitles you to certain compensation and legal relief if you bring a legal claim against them. Civil rights & discrimination cases can be complex, so you always want to seek help from a lawyer who has a thorough understanding of civil rights laws and violations.

While employers can decline to hire a potential candidate for a position in their employ or terminate an existing employee for legitimate reasons where the employer-employee relationship is at-will, such termination cannot be based on grounds that are prohibited under the law including discrimination based on the grounds enumerated below.

The goal is to uphold the Constitution and ensure that everyone receives the protection of the laws that our society depends upon.

Zealous Victim Representation

At Sakhia Law Group, we strive to defend the rights of individual who may have suffered discrimination on the grounds of:

  • Age
  • Caste
  • Disability
  • Language
  • Name
  • National Origin
  • Race or Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Medical Condition
  • Being Pregnant
  • Domestic Status
  • Criminal Record
  • Domestic violence, sexual abuse victim
  • Creditworthiness

Like so many others who have benefited from our services, we will be happy to assist you in your claim of discrimination where it is meritorious.

Immigration Discrimination and Bankruptcy Attorneys

Defending Employers Facing Discrimination Charges

In the ever-changing legal environment, an experienced legal team staying informed of the evolution in the legal landscape can be a valuable defense tool.

At Sakhia Law Group you can expect to receive honest and legally sound advice on any matter you find yourself presented with requiring defense against the charge of discrimination.  You can expect to receive opinion which is candid, competent, and rooted firmly in the law as it currently exists.

You can count on us for capable legal representation in the courtroom and out of court resolution.

Result Oriented Legal Representation

We at Sakhia Law Group have handled numerous cases involving employers of varying scale.  Therefore, we can analyze the situation professionally, and competently so the employer would what they are facing. Armed with the right analysis and understanding of the law, we help employers make a good business decision concerning the matter in front of them.

We take care of our client’s interest in their hour of need.

If you believe your civil rights have been violated, we can help. Contact us today by emailing us at nhs@SakhiaLawGroup.com or by using the contact form below or call us at (972) 359-9274, to schedule a consultation with our law group.

Immigration Discrimination and Bankruptcy Attorneys

Franchise Law

Franchise Legal Services for Franchisors & Franchisees

Services for Franchisors 

Sakhia Law Group assists franchisorswith matters ranging from the development of franchise business programs and the structuring of franchise business entities to maximize business flexibility and protect assets to the preparation and registration (where required) of franchise disclosure documents (FDDs) as well as the filing of trademarks and the management of licensing and intellectual property.

 Services for Franchisees

We provide an equally broad range of services to franchisees: assisting single-unit operators and multi-unit operators with acquiring and selling franchises and territories; reviewing FDDs; reviewing and negotiating franchise agreements, multi-unit and area development agreements, leases, and other contracts; forming business entities; and in the formation and representation of franchisee associations.

Franchise Dispute Resolution

Our firm brings these same qualities to resolving franchise disputeson behalf of franchisors, franchisees, and franchisee associations for clients locally and throughout the U.S. Our firm engages in matters in state and federal courts as well as through arbitration and mediation, when appropriate.

 Services For Franchisors

Sakhia Law Group prides itself on representing both start-ups and established franchisors. Our firm provides a full range of services in all aspects of developing, registering, offering for sale, operating, restructuring, and expanding franchisor businesses. We represent clients who offer franchises nationally, including international franchisors, in a variety of industries, including restaurant services, fashion businesses, home maintenance and improvement, hotel and lodging, business services, technology, real estate, pet food, and pet care, professional services, and child care services.

For start-ups, we assist in (i) determining whether franchising is the proper method to further develop a business, (ii) creating a franchise program, (iii) drafting franchise disclosure documents (FDD) and other franchise-related agreements, and (iv) preparing and filing disclosure documents for state registration where necessary.

For existing franchisors, we conduct a comprehensive review of the franchisor’s current disclosure document and related agreements to (i) make certain that the agreements are current and state of the art both legally and technically, (ii) ensure that the franchisor has complied with all state and federal regulations and (iii) create agreements that help insulate the franchisor from problems that often arise during the franchisor-franchisee relationship.

For all franchisor clients, we provide the full range of legal services:

  • Preparation and registration of FDDs
  • Preparation of a detailed memorandum analyzing the franchisor’s current disclosure document and agreements along with proposed modifications
  • All matters relating to franchise law compliance and the development of an in-house compliance department
  • Negotiating and closing franchise sales
  • All matters relating to the franchisor-franchisee relationship, including dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Drafting any and all agreements
  • The best methods to protect and license trademarks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property
  • All real estate matters, including property acquisition, leases and sublease, and drafting agreements with third parties
  • Methods to minimize legal and business risk exposure in connection with the franchise system
  • The development of the optimal corporate structure for enabling the franchisor and its affiliates to separate their various streams of revenue from one another, thereby shielding valuable assets from possible litigation
  • Day-to-day business counseling

 Franchisor Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

We represent franchisors in litigation, as well as in arbitration and mediation, throughout the U.S. On behalf of franchisor clients, we bring claims against franchisees to enforce non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, to protect the franchisor’s trademarks, services marks, trade dress, and other intellectual property, and defended franchisor clients in actions brought by franchisees relating to alleged breaches of franchise agreements and violations of disclosure laws.

Can your business be franchised?

To help you determine whether you can franchise your business, we suggest that you think about the following:

Question #1: Do you have a proven business concept?

Potential franchisees want to know that your franchise business concept has proven to be successful. Success can be measured in many different ways, including the profitability of your business, the number of years you have operated your business, the number of units you have operated, the size of your operation, and the strength and awareness of your brand.

Question #2: Do you have a strong brand?

Franchising is a method of expanding your business by granting to a franchisee the license to operate a franchise using your trade name, trademark and trade dress. Other than the value of the knowledge of how to operate your business, much of the value associated with purchasing a franchise is attributed to the strength of the brand. At Einbinder Dunn & Goniea, we can register your trademark and help develop the legal framework to protect and strengthen your brand.

 Question #3: Is your business concept different from current businesses in the marketplace?

You can differentiate your business in many ways, including offering unique products and/or services, offering products and services at reduced prices, offering higher quality products or services, targeting different markets, or implementing a distinctive marketing strategy.

 Question #4: Can you teach others how to operate your business?

One of the keys to franchising is teaching franchisees how to replicate the way you operate your business. The easier it is to teach your proven business methods to a franchisee, the quicker it is for that franchisee to be up and running, and the more likely that franchisee will be able to duplicate the success of your business.

 Question #5: Does your business have regional, national, and/or international appeal?

The more marketable your franchise system is across various geographic areas, the greater the chance of success for your franchise system. Some franchise concepts do not work as well in certain geographic areas as they do in others. It is important to understand how marketable your franchise concept is and what geographic areas your franchise concept would appeal to. This market analysis would help you maximize the potential of your franchise system in those geographic areas that your franchise would operate in.

Question #6: Do you have a strong management team in place?

Running a franchise system involves a different skill set than operating your current business. To develop a successful franchise system, you will need, for example, personnel who can conduct the training program, employees who are knowledgeable in marketing and building brand awareness, and a sales staff to generate leads for potential franchisees as well as potential customers for the franchise system.

Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) and Registration

The law governing franchise disclosure is complex and evolving, requiring the attention of a firm with dynamic experience. We assist start-up and established franchisors nationwide in complying with franchise disclosure and registration requirements. The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) franchise rule, as amended in 2007, requires franchisors to prepare and provide to a prospective franchisee a franchise disclosure document (FDD) within a specified period of time before completing the sale of a franchise to that prospective franchisee. Certain states require that the FDD be registered.

Our firm prepares FDDs as required by the FTC including related agreements to ensure that franchisor clients have complied with all applicable state and federal regulations, including various disclosure timing requirements. We also represent franchisors in complying with registration requirements in the 13 states (California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin) where such registrations are required before the FDD can be disseminated to potential franchisees and used to sell a franchise in that state. In addition, there are several other states, such as Florida, that require franchisors to file documents with that state or provide that state with notice before selling a franchise there. We also assist in such filings.

For established franchisors, our firm assists clients with ongoing registration requirements and the filing of annual reports.

If you wish to learn more about how franchising works, we can help. Contact us today by emailing us at nhs@SakhiaLawGroup.com or by using the contact form below or call us at (972) 359-9274, to schedule a consultation with our law group.

Immigration Discrimination and Bankruptcy Attorneys.

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