Mintz Levin Presents Program Highlighting Legal Developments Impacting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community

06.01.2012 - Boston, MA

Human Rights Campaign General Counsel Robert Falk Featured Speaker

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. will host an informative, cross-disciplinary program focused on the latest developments in the law impacting the LGBT community on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the firm’s Boston office.

Robert Falk, General Counsel of the Human Rights Campaign, along with Mintz Levin Members Peter Miller, Reena Thadhani and Doug Hauer will cover a range of issues involving estate planning, immigration and same-sex marriage, among others.

“President Obama’s historic announcement supporting same-sex marriage and the landmark ruling issued today by the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, provides a striking background for this important and timely forum,” said Jennifer Rubin, Chair of Mintz Levin’s Diversity Committee and a Member of the firm’s Employment, Labor and Benefits Section.

Mr. Falk will provide updates on the Human Rights Campaign’s latest initiatives at the federal level including the impact of President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, current legal challenges to DOMA and the complex issues DOMA raises for LGBT couples and families.

Mr. Miller and Ms. Thadhani will cover practical issues faced by same-sex couples regarding estate, gift, retirement, and life insurance planning as well as the latest developments in approaches to pre-marital and co-habitation agreements for same sex couples and their families.

Mr. Hauer will discuss evolving immigration law issues including green card planning and family unification issues in light of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). He will also address recent changes to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of State, creative immigration and global mobility planning for LGBT families and couples, EB-5 visas as a strategic path to a green card for a dual national same-sex couple, the validity of a Massachusetts marriage certificate in a foreign country and the doctrine of comity and current immigration legal considerations for transgendered individuals.

Registration for the program begins at 5:00pm. Discussions begin at 5:30pm followed by a networking reception at 7:00pm. For more information and to register for the event, please click here.

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