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Yearly Archives from 2013

Shareholder, Edward L.Birk, Elected Treasurer of Defense Trial Attorneys

Marks Gray Shareholder, Edward L. Birk  was elected Treasurer of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) during the Association’s annual meeting this month. A member of ADTA since 2003, Mr. Birk has held a variety of positions within the organization, most recently as a member of the Executive Council since 2010. The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) is comprised of some of the finest trial attorneys in the United States, the District of […]

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Michael B. Bittner Elected President of the Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel for 2013

Marks Gray, P.A. Shareholder, Michael B. Bittner has been elected President of the Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel for 2013. Mr. Bittner focuses his practice primarily on business and corporate law, commercial litigation, construction litigation and real property. Mr. Bittner became a Shareholder with Marks Gray on January 1, 2013. He is also a board member of Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida

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Marks Gray Shareholder, Giselle Carson, Keeping Businesses Informed on Evolving Immigration Reform

Lead Immigration attorney, Giselle Carson, has been busy providing up to date information on immigration issues.  From the topical release of the new Form I-9 to the H-1B Cap reached for 2014, businesses and individuals are kept abreast of the issues in real time.  Click to read her article titled, “Keep An Eye on Form I-9” published in the NFL chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) newsletter.  Click to read, May 7, An […]

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The FY 2014 H-1B Cap has been reached!

The FY 2014 H-1B Cap has been reached!  USCIS announced Friday that they have received a sufficient number of petitions for the 65,000 regular H-1B Visa limit and more than 20,000 petitions for the H-1B Masters cap.  They are no longer accepting 2014 H-1B petitions.  USCIS will conduct a random “lottery” to determine which petitions will be processed. USCIS has not said when this lottery will take place but is planning to release more information […]

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Shareholder, Jeptha F. Barbour named to Live for Today Board of Directors

Marks Gray attorney, Jeptha ‘Jep’ Barbour was named to the non-profit organization Live for Today. The foundation was formed to create adventure, encourage new experiences and uplift spirits through inspiring healthy lifestyles for young adults diagnosed with cancer. The mission statement of the foundation is to fous on living, not cancer. Co-founded by three young adults who are cancer survivors; Katie Pearsall, Kaitlyn Ash and Todd Blake . Mr. Barbour’s son attended school with Mr. Blake who was diagnosed at […]

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(E)I-94 Cards to Replace Paper Records

As referenced in our September 2012 immigration update, CBP will be making the paper I-94 card obsolete in the next few months, and automate the process.   Foreign Nationals will no longer receive a paper I-94 card upon entry.  They will receive a passport stamp and an electronic record will be created for the individual.   The paper I-94 will be available for printing by accessing, a website that is expected to be up 30 days […]

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