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Monthly Archives from October 2017

Shareholder and Jacksonville Aviation Authority Chair appears on This Week in Jacksonville

Marks Gray Business Immigration and Compliance Attorney Giselle Carson shares her vision to “Dazzle and Delight”, as the newly appointed Chair of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority ,on Sunday, October 29th, This Week in Jacksonville  show.  Ms. Carson discusses further development of Cecil Airport as well as the plan to add direct flights from Jacksonville to Los Angeles, California. In 2018, JAX celebrates its 50th anniversary at its current location. A new exhibit, “Jacksonville Takes Flight: North Florida […]

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Combined EAD and SSN Application Form Will Allow Faster Onboarding of New Employees

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) have teamed up to allow eligible foreign workers to apply for both an employment authorization document (EAD) and a Social Security number (SSN) using one new Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Previously, applicants had to file Form I-765 with USCIS to obtain their EAD, and then visit their local Social Security office in person and complete additional paperwork to get their SSN […]

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Two Green Card Success Stories

A little motivation to keep you going! Don’t let your doubts hold you back from being where you want to be. OUR goal is to help you cross your finish line and achieve YOUR goals. To that end, we want to share and congratulate two clients who recently received their green cards after working with us for several years and not giving up. Max and Tara and their employer, a medical group, have been clients […]

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Attention Entrepreneurs: Your Estate Plan May Be Outdated

Nine out of ten successful entrepreneurs have an estate plan, according to a recent survey. Unfortunately, 85% of those estate plans are over five years old. Due to changing tax laws, that means most of these entrepreneurs have estate plans that are out of date. That could mean missed tax savings or unforeseen tax liabilities.  To ensure you are not one of those nine entrepreneurs, we recommend scheduling an estate planning conference with our office. […]

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Can You Copyright a Tattoo?

The copyright for a tattoo design is often owned by the artist. But once that design is inked on the body, does that artist own the copyright of that image, too? In the popular NBA 2K video game series, players such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kenyon Martin, and DeAndre Jordan are depicted with their real-world tattoos. The copyrights to those tattoo designs are owned by Solid Oak Sketches, and the company is suing video […]

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Four Things Foreign Nationals Should Know about Traveling Abroad

Many foreign nationals travel abroad and renew their visas during the holidays. This process, however, is becoming more challenging, restrictive, and time-consuming. Here are answers to four FAQs that we often receive about this process. What should you do to prepare for the interview? Be informed. Thoroughly prepare for the expected – and expect the unexpected as well. Review the appointment notice. Bring all required documents in a concise and organized fashion, so the documents […]

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