Family Wealth Compass – October 2017

Below is the most recent edition of the Family Wealth Compass. This publication offers a timely roundup of estate and trust planning tips, information and news, courtesy of Gunster’s private wealth services attorneys; please contact any team member for more information. Trump tax plan As many of you already know, the Trump Administration, with input from Republican […]



H-1B premium processing now available for all petitioners

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on October 3, 2017 that it has resumed premium processing for all H-1B extension of stay petitions. As such, premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions.  H-1B visas provide skilled workers for a wide range of specialty occupations, including information technology, engineering, finance and […]


SEC issues guidance on pay ratio disclosures

On September 21, the SEC issued two interpretations intended to assist companies in preparing the pay ratio disclosures called for under Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K. First is a formal SEC interpretive release providing guidance on: the use of reasonable estimates, assumptions and methodologies, and statistical sampling; and the use of internal records pertaining to non-US employees, […]






Securities and Exchange Commission ‘closely monitoring’ impact of Hurricane Harvey

On August 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a press release stating that it is “closely monitoring” the impact of Hurricane Harvey on investors and markets. The release focuses on issues affecting the maintenance of orderly markets, such as enabling investors to have access to their accounts, and warns that the enforcement division will […]



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