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Yearly Archives from 2013

Gay Married Man in Florida Becomes First to Receive Approved Immigrant Petition After DOMA Decision

A Bulgarian immigrant, who had been living and studying in the U.S. for many years in order to preserve his documented status, was having dinner with his American husband Friday when they received notice that USCIS had approved his immigrant or “green card” petition.  Traian Popov became the first immigrant of a same sex marriage to receive this approval since the Supreme Court’s decision striking Section 3 of DOMA last week.  The Court’s recognition of same […]

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Marks Gray, P.A. wins Healthiest Employer Award

Marks Gray, P.A. was recently honored as one of Jacksonville’s Healthiest Employers in the small company (less than 100 employees) category by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Marks Gray offers entertaining and educational luncheons and seminars informing employees on healthy habits and choices including; making healthy meal choices, stress and management skills and personalized fitness choices.  Each year the wellness committee offers an on-site health clinic offering employees the opportunity to schedule time for routine care without taking time off work […]

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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Could Affect Immigration Bills

SCOTUS is expected to rule as soon as Monday on two landmark cases affecting same-sex marriage which could have immigration implications. Here’s a very interesting flowchart  from the NY Times on the possible Supreme Court outcomes:

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Marianne Lloyd Aho named 2013 Chair of the Year

Shareholder Marianne Lloyd Aho was named 2013 ‘Chair of the Year’ by the Jacksonville Bar Association for her service as Chair of its Community Outreach section. Ms. Aho has been a member of the JBA since 1991 and her involvement with the JBA has been extensive. She co-Chaired the Jacksonville Bar Association‘s Judicial Relations Committee from 2010 to 2012. Ms. Aho served on the Board of Governors from 1999-2003; and served as a Board Member of […]

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Fifteen Marks Gray, P.A. Attorneys Selected as 2013 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Eleven Marks Gray attorneys are listed as Florida Super Lawyers and four are named Florida Rising Stars in 2013 Florida Super Lawyers publication. Each year, no more than five percent of Florida attorneys receive this honor. Additionally, Shareholder Marianne L. Aho achieved Super Lawyers’ Florida Top 50 Women designation for 2013. Shareholder Jeptha F. Barbour was named in the Super Lawyers’ Florida Top 100 Attorneys. Marks Gray attorneys on the Florida Super Lawyers 2013 list […]

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Shareholder, Giselle Carson, Named Lawyer of the Year

Marks Gray Shareholder, Giselle Carson, was honored as the 2013 Lawyer of the Year at the April 25th Jacksonville Bar Association (JBA) Law Day luncheon.   A committee of past recipients chose her in recognition of her determined dedication and tireless efforts in the advancement of our community. She is the fourth woman to receive the award joining Audrey Moran (1998), Circuit Court Judge Karen Cole (2004), and Cindy Laquidara (2010).     Ms. Carson was in the United Kingdom […]

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