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Monthly Archives from September 2016

Crystal Broughan to Receive Award at the BizTech Innovation Luncheon

I am pleased to announce that I will be receiving the award for “Best Intellectual Property Attorney” in Jacksonville, Florida at the upcoming Jacksonville Business Journal’s BizTech Innovation Awards luncheon on October 20th. This event will honor Jacksonville area businesses that are making strides in developing, employing and utilizing technology in their own company and/or for their clients. If you’d like to attend the luncheon and/or the Expo being held at the conclusion of the luncheon, […]

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FAQ: H-1B and Cap Exempt Organizations

Can you benefit from the H-1B Cap-Exemption? The H-1B cap is one of the current greatest concerns and challenges for employers seeking to hire professional foreign nationals. Employers are challenged by the limited (capped) number of H-1B visas available and the oversubscribed demand for these visas (the cap is typically reached within the first five days of filing).

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Immigration Success Story: Employment-Based EB-2

Employment-Based Green Card for Physical Therapist We regularly help clients in petitioning for permanent resident status (“green card”) for their employees with specialized knowledge and advanced degrees. This month, we are highlighting the success story of a Doctor of Physical Therapy who was able to obtain a green card. Previously, we worked to prepare H-1B petitions for him on behalf of his employer. We were very happy to learn that his employer, a highly successful […]

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Giselle Carson Elected as Officer on JAA Board

Immigration Attorney and Shareholder Giselle Carson was elected to serve as Vice Chairwoman of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Board on Monday night. Ms. Carson, who originally served as Treasurer of the Board, was appointed by Governor Scott in 2014. The JAA oversees airport issues in Duval County.

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Crystal T. Broughan named Best Intellectual Property Attorney in Jacksonville Business Journal 2016 BizTech Innovation Awards

Shareholder and Intellectual Property Attorney Crystal T. Broughan was recently named the Best Intellectual Property Attorney in Jacksonville in the 4th Annual BizTech Innovation Awards hosted by the Jacksonville Business Journal. She will receive her award at their upcoming awards luncheon on Thursday, October 20th. We will share more information and links to the article about her practice as the event approaches.   Congratulations, Ms. Broughan!

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Did You Know? Facts About Foreign Students in America and Why You Should Hire Them

To compete in the global economy, U.S. employers need foreign talent. Download this FREE printable resource here. The average U.S. college graduate leaves his/her first job in less than 2 years following graduation. The average F-1 student remains in his first job 6 to 7 years after graduation. The total cost for an employer to sponsor two H-1B visas over the course of 6 years is roughly $10,000. These costs are minor compared to the costs […]

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