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How Much Will It Cost to Register My Trademark? – Part Two

The most common question I hear from potential clients is, “How much will it cost to register my trademark?” Since there are many variables that come into play when registering a trademark, there is no set answer. In this three-part blog series, I share the issues that need to be considered before an estimated price can be provided. In my first post, I covered some of the initial, basic questions you will need to answer. […]

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Update: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

On October 3, USCIS resumed premium processing for alltypes of H–1B petitions. Premium processing for H–1B petitions and other selected types of employment-based cases is available for an additional government filing fee of $1,225. In exchange, your petition is processed within fifteen calendar days.

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Have a Disabled Family Member? Consider a Special Needs Trust

If your family includes someone with a disability who qualifies for government benefits such as Medicaid or SSI, you may want to consider a special needs trust as a part of your estate plan. The government typically only provides for essential needs, so your loved one receiving these benefits is likely to be at or even below the poverty level. Some of our clients supplement what the government provides through gifts, payments of rent, etc., […]

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How Much Will It Cost to Register My Trademark? – Part One

The most common question I hear from potential clients is, “How much will it cost to register my trademark?” Since there are many variables that come into play when registering a trademark, there is no set answer. In this three-part blog series, I will share the issues that need to be considered before an estimated price can be provided. This first post covers the initial, basic questions that you will need to answer. Are you […]

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Shareholder Giselle Carson Shares Tips For Foreign Travelers in HR Matters

In the the November edition of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Jacksonville newsletter HR Matters, Immigration attorney, Giselle Carson, provides answers to four popular FAQs she is often asked about for the process of foreign nationals traveling abroad and renewing their visas during the holiday season. The article titled, Four things you should know about travel for your foreign employees provides guidance on what should the employee do to prepare for the interview, what is the interview like, […]

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Book Excerpt: Benefits of an O-1 Visa over an H-1B

Considering the limitations of the H-1B visa, we encourage our clients to consider alternative work visas, such as the O-1 visa. Here is an excerpt from the “O-1 Visa for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievements” chapter in Giselle Carson’s book Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students, which is available for purchase on Amazon. Overview The O-1 visa is especially helpful for highly accomplished athletes, […]

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