Updated FMLA Forms Released by the DOL

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has recently updated its standard Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms in an effort to comport with the Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), among other federal laws.  GINA, one of the lesser-known anti-discrimination statutes, prohibits the use of genetic information in making employment decisions, restricts employers from requesting, requiring or purchasing …

TJSL Hosts ABA Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Forum

Published:  February 20, 2015 by the Thomas Jefferson School of Law San Diego On Thursday, February 12, 2015, the TJSL Community Economic Development Clinic, Career Services, and the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law sponsored “Careers in Affordable Housing and Community Development Law.” Moderated by Adjunct Professor and supervising attorney of the Community Economic Development Clinic, Rebecca …

Ted Edwards and Danielle Barbour Wilson Join The Banks Law Firm

Sherrod Banks, President of The Banks Law Firm, announced that Ted Edwards and Danielle Barbour Wilson have joined the firm. Edwards joins the practice with a focus on commercial litigation and is a certified mediator, and Wilson joins the practice with a focus in business, commercial and employment litigation. Ted Edwards: Edwards chairs the firm’s litigation section. He counsels clients …

Sherrod Banks Elected Chair of the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

Sherrod Banks, CEO of The Banks Law Firm, was recently elected to serve as the 2014-15 Chair on the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. The ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law is a great resource for up-to-date information on the latest developments in affordable housing and community development law. The Forum provides educational …

2014 Triangle Golf Challenge: The Reception/Silent/Live Auction

A great time was had by all who attended The 2014 Triangle Golf Challenge Reception Thursday evening on June 12th.  Participants were treated to wonderful auction items, including jewelry, golf lesson packages, a weekend stay at the Washington Duke Inn, autographed photos and other items by celebrities such as Maya Angelou and Mohammed Ali, gourmet food items, vacation packages and …

NC Court of Appeals Examines the Meaning of “Ownership” for Property Tax Exemption in LIHTC Developments, and NC Supreme Court Refuses to Further Rule

By Sherrod Banks and Barbara Herrera In a case of first impression, the North Carolina Court of Appeals in In re Blue Ridge Housing of Bakersville LLC[i] upheld a North Carolina Tax Commission decision that Cane Creek Village, a low-income housing development created with low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), was tax exempt under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105-278.6(a)(8).  At issue was whether …