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Yearly Archives from 2017

Shareholder Susan S. Erdelyi to speak at Florida Law Alliance Fall Employment Law Conference

Marks Gray employment attorney, Susan S. Erdelyi will speak at the Florida Law Alliance Fall Employment Law Conference in Fort Lauderdale on November 10, 2017. Ms. Erdelyi will join Michael Farrell, Esq., Miami District Director of  the EEOC, to present Recent Changes in EEOC Investigations at the conference.  Ms. Erdelyi recently published a post on the Florida Law Alliance website titled Transparency,  Efficiency and the EEOC Portal System. As the City Attorney for the City of Jacksonville Beach, Ms. Erdelyi […]

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Shareholder Giselle Carson Completes Kona Ironman

Marks Gray is proud to announce Shareholder   Giselle Carson completed the Kona Ironman on Saturday, October 14th in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This is Ms. Carson’s fifth Ironman. Ms. Carson shares why she is committed to triathlons, fitness and growing her practice with dedication and perseverance, “A triathlon in general is a wholesome sport, personal choices and performance gains and successes go hand in hand.  I made the choice to dedicate many weekends to long hours of training.  I […]

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Shareholder Edward L. Birk Launches a New Blog

Marks Gray, P.A. is pleased to announce attorney Edward L. Birk recently launched a new blog, Media and First Amendment Law.  Mr. Birk is a thought leader and frequent speaker on first amendment law. In his first blog installments he discusses; The Difference Between Fake News and a Media Error: What We Can Learn from Las Vegas and Tom Petty  and Lawsuit Threats from Movie Mogul Weinstein: Are They Real?   Mr. Birk practices in the areas […]

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USCIS Policy Guidance on H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption

This May, USCIS issued an important policy memorandum about the H-1B master’s cap exemption. In order to qualify for the exemption, the institution granting your master’s degree must be considered a US institution of higher education, as defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), at the time you received your master’s degree. If the institution is qualified after your graduation date, you are not eligible for the master’s cap exemption and must enter the general H-1B […]

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INTA’s Careers in Trademark Law Panelist at FSU College of Law

The International Trademark Association and FSU College of Law featured Crystal Broughan as a panelist for their event, “Careers in Trademark Law: A Panel Discussion for Law Students,” on October 11, 2017. The IP Law Society at the FSU College of Law partnered with the INTA Academic Committee to provide inspiration to students interested in Intellectual Property Law.  Crystal and two other Florida IP attorneys shared their thoughts and advice on career opportunities in trademark […]

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IRS Provides Help for Those Impacted by Hurricane Irma

As we work to recover from Hurricane Irma, the IRS and Congress have provided some help in the form of extensions for filing returns and paying taxes as well as significant tax relief measures that recently became law. Among other things, these provisions include: New employment-related tax credits, Increased and more widely available tax deductions for personal casualty losses, Favorable changes to the rules regarding early withdrawals from retirement plans, An increase in the amount […]

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