News & Events

Mar
21
2017

Panel Discussion of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce in Zurich, Switzerland on March 29, 2017

Daniel Wuersch will be on a panel discussing U.S. product liability issues at an event organized by the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce in Zurich on March 29, 2017 –http://amcham.ch/events/p_events_ch.asp?EId=975&Chapter=Zurich.

Feb
24
2017

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) in Vienna, Austria, on 15-17 March, 2017

Partner Thilo C. Agthe will be a panelist at the Fourth International Colloquium on Secured Transactions hosted by Working Group VI of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) in Vienna, Austria, on 15-17 March, 2017. Mr. Agthe will discuss aspects of intellectual property law licensing in the context of international commercial transactions. […]

Feb
02
2017

Practice Alert On President Trump’s Travel Ban

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order relating to visa issuance, screening procedures and refugees. The Executive Order is entitled “Protecting The Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the U.S.”. Among other provisions, Section 3 of the Executive Order, “suspends” the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry of nationals from certain designated countries for […]

Jan
31
2017

North American International Toy Fair 2017 – February 18-21, 2017 in New York City

We are pleased to announce that Linda Shudy Lecomte, Esq, is speaking on Saturday, February 18, at 11 am at the Toy Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Center in a panel discussion of the USPTO and toy manufactures.      

Nov
21
2016

USCIS FEE INCREASES AS OF 12/23/2016

Effective December 23, 2016, fees for most applications and petitions filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase. The increases in fees range from as little as $15 to as much as hundreds of dollars for some common categories. What will change under the new Fee Rule: USCIS will increase its filing fees […]

Oct
14
2016

Vor der Praesidentenwahl: Wie denkt Amerika? [Leading up to the presidential election: What are Americans thinking?]

We are pleased to announce that Hilde Holland, Esq, is participating in IHK Schwaben’s  USA-Business-Lounge, a moderated panel discussion on the topic of “Wohin treibt America? Anmerkungen zu einem bizarren Praesidentschaftswahlkampf”[Which way America? Comments on a bizarre presidential election] as well as a Q & A session for visa and immigration to the USA. Join her on […]

Jul
21
2016

Supreme Court IP Activity Update June 2016

Enhanced Damages and Attorney’s fees easier to obtain PTAB decision on whether to institute IPR proceedings are final and unappealable PTAB use of “broadest reasonable claim construction” in determining validity in IPRs upheld. Enhanced Damages/Attorneys’ Fees:  Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., 136 S. Ct. 1923 (June 13, 2016): Supreme Court rejects the Federal […]

Jun
29
2016

Wuersch & Gering Wins Appeal Dismissing RICO and Fraud Case Against German Company

Wuersch & Gering won an appeal denying US jurisdiction over claims against LFoundry GmbH, a German technology company,  by our client’s bankrupt French subsidiary, LFoundry Rousset, SAS, and a class of individual French plaintiffs.  LFoundry GmbH, Atmel Corporation of California and its French subsidiary, Atmel Rousset, SAS, were sued in 2014 in the United States […]

Jun
27
2016

Article on Doing Business in the US

Daniel Wuersch wrote an article in Neue Zurcher Zeitung encouraging foreign companies to show respect for the complexity of the US legal system rather than succumbing to fear when doing business in the United States.

May
24
2016

U.S. DOL: Final Rule Significantly Increases Salary Required to Meet Several Overtime Exemptions

After receiving the directive from President Obama in 2014, last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its Final Rule to update and modernize regulations governing exemption of executive, professional and administrative employees from minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Last updated in 2004, the new regulations: increase the salary level […]

Apr
21
2016

FIRPTA Withholding Rate Increased from 10% to 15%

Operation of FIRPTA in General Under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (“FIRPTA”), gain from the disposition of a US real property interest (“USRPI”) by a non-US person is treated as income which is effectively connected with the conduct of a US trade or business and is therefore subject to income tax at […]

Feb
23
2016

Maria Luisa Palmese Joins Wuersch & Gering

We are pleased to announce that Maria Luisa Palmese joined our firm as a partner.  Ms. Palmese will bring patent and IP litigation capabilities to our intellectual property practice. Ms. Palmese has over 25 years of experience representing clients in patent litigation, prosecution and counseling, as well as trademark and design protection matters.  Ms. Palmese […]

Feb
01
2016

Wuersch & Gering Represents the NSI Group in its Acquisition of MI Technologies

Wuersch & Gering represented NSI-MI Holdings, LLC (a portfolio company of Quadrant Management, Inc.) in its acquisition of MI Technologies, LLC, a leading global supplier of radio frequency and microwave products, systems and services, and the related acquisition financing transaction. In February 2015, the NSI Group acquired Nearfield Systems, Inc., a leading provider of turn-key […]

Nov
13
2015

Using Your Drone for Your Business – The Sky is NOT the Limit

Anyone watching or reading the news over the last few months will have noticed an increase in stories concerning drones. These stories reach from the mundane (drones being used to inspect pipelines and powerlines) to the ridiculous (a man shooting down his neighbor’s drone with a shotgun). Drones are a fairly new technical innovation and, […]

Oct
26
2015

Immigration Seminars Frankfurt/Duesseldorf November 2015

We are pleased to advise you that Hilde Holland, Esq., the partner leading our U.S. Immigration Division, is giving two immigration seminars in Germany in November 2015. November 9, 2015, IHK Frankfurt: “Praxisworkshop: Visa-und Einwanderungsrecht USA, 13:30 to 16:30 For details see: http://www.frankfurt-main.ihk.de/veranstaltungen/8/44183/Praxisworkshop_Visa-_und_Einwanderungsrecht_USA/index.html#763. November 11, 2015, IHK Duesseldorf: Visa-Sprechstunde USA, 9:00 to 14:00 For details […]

Oct
01
2015

Wuersch & Gering Represents ASH Group in its Acquisition of Meyer Products and Swenson Spreader

Wuersch & Gering represented ASH Group in its acquisition of Meyer Products LLC and Swenson Spreader LLC from the Louis Berkman Work Products Company LLC. ASH Group is a leading European manufacturer of ice and snow removal and street cleaning equipment with approximately $350 million in sales and 1,300 employees worldwide. This acquisition marks ASH […]

Sep
16
2015

Wuersch & Gering Obtains Antitrust Summary Judgment

Wuersch & Gering recently obtained a rare antitrust summary judgment dismissing a complaint asserting Robinson-Patman Act claims.  Courts rarely dismiss antitrust claims at the summary judgment stage because the application of economic and competition law to contested facts often does not render such motions ripe for pre-trial adjudication.  In this case, evidentiary holes in the […]

May
29
2015

Wuersch & Gering Represents ARC Group and Quadrant Metals on its Acquisition of Advanced Forming.

Wuersch & Gering represented ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARCW) (“ARCW”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Quadrant Metals Technologies, LLC (“QMT”) in ARCW’s recent acquisition of Advanced Forming Technology, Inc. for $43 million in cash and convertible note, with acquisition financing of $25 million provided to QMT by T.D. Bank, N.A.  

May
04
2015

Wuersch & Gering Admits New Partner, Peter C. Noyes

The partners of Wuersch & Gering LLP are pleased to announce the admission of Peter C. Noyes to our partnership. Peter Noyes joined our firm as a Senior Counsel in 2010. His practice focuses on corporate transactions and securities law, with an emphasis on investment management, including advice to private investment funds and investment advisers […]

Apr
16
2015

U.S. Immigration & Employment Law Seminar

Human Resources Professionals, Recruiters and Employers, this is your opportunity to gain U.S. Immigration and Employment Law knowledge.  Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 9am to 5pm. See attached for full details.

Feb
03
2015

Wuersch & Gering Advises Evatec on U.S. Part of its Acquisition

Wuersch & Gering Advises Evatec on U.S. Part of its Acquisition of Oerlikon’s Advanced Technologies Segment Wuersch & Gering represented Evatec Ltd. in the acquisition of Oerlikon’s Advanced Technologies business in the United States.  This acquisition was part of Evatec’s acquisition of Oerlikon Group’s global Advanced Technologies business (http://www.evatecnet.com/about-us/news-archive/acquisition-of-oerlikons-advanced-technologies-segment).  Wuersch & Gering’s team included Daniel […]

Sep
02
2014

Maureen R. Monaghan Joins Our Firm

Maureen R. Monaghan has joined our firm as senior counsel in our taxation group.

Nov
21
2013

USD2.35 Billion Madoff Victim Fund For Indirect Victims of Madoff Fraud

Direct and indirect investors in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities may now begin submitting claims to the USD2.35 Billion Madoff Victim Fund to recover their losses.  

Oct
24
2013

Piercing the Corporate Veil

Francesco Di Pietro will chair and speak at the AIJA seminar taking place in Rome, Italy from October 24-26, 2013 on Piercing the Corporate Veil.  See attached AIJA program for more details.  

Dec
11
2012

Wuersch & Gering Represents LGT Capital Partners in its Acquisition of Clerestory Capital Advisors

Wuersch & Gering LLP represented LGT Capital Partners in its acquisition of Clerestory Capital Advisors, a New York-based investment advisory firm focused on real estate funds, co-investments and secondary investments.  

Nov
14
2012

Janet R. Murtha Joins our Firm

Janet R. Murtha has joined our firm as a partner in our corporate group.  Ms. Murtha’s practice focuses on structuring and advising private investment vehicles,  and securities, commodities and derivatives regulation. View Ms. Murtha’s profile here.    

Jun
11
2012

Marco E. Palmese joins our Firm

Marco E. Palmese joined our firm as a partner in our corporate department. Mr. Palmese’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and securities law. He is bi-lingual Italian/English and regularly represents Italian and other European clients.   View Mr. Palmese’s information here.  

Apr
02
2012

Wuersch & Gering Represents ARC Group on its Acquisition of Quadrant Metals

Wuersch & Gering represented ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq:  ARCW) in its recent acquisition of Quadrant Metals Technologies, LLC for $31.4 million in stock.