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Monthly Archives from January 2018

A Challenge for Readers: Who Qualifies as ‘the News Media’?

A perennial question in this internet age is, “Who exactly does qualify as the news media?” In the days when Gutenberg invented movable type, the number of printing presses could be counted on fingers and toes. Today, with the internet as every man or woman’s printing press, the number is infinite. For access to normally public records, forums, and events, such as public meetings and court hearings, the news media and the public have about […]

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When Does Joint Authorship Apply to a Copyright

How much do you have to contribute to a creative project to claim joint authorship? Periodically individuals call me and explain that they have been working on a book or a screenplay with a friend, and now they are not getting along due to a dispute over the content of the piece. They want advice on copyright issues and how to resolve the dispute. A great example of a very public dispute involves the authorship […]

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Required Minimum Distributions Part 2 – How Qualified Charitable Distributions Can Minimize the Tax Impact of RMDs

As discussed in part 1, the IRS requires you to begin withdrawing a minimum amount annually from traditional IRAs (and from most 401ks) once you reach age 70 ½. These minimum withdrawal amounts are called Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs). If you are one of the 3.4 million Americans who turn 70 in 2018 and own one or more of these accounts, you know that RMDs are in your near future. When RMDs are distributed from […]

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Associate Tyler J. Oldenburg Named Shareholder

Marks Gray, P.A. is pleased to announce attorney Tyler J. Oldenburg as a new shareholder. Mr. Oldenburg has been a member of the firm since 2011. His practice is focused on litigation, including all aspects of business disputes, non-compete litigation, bankruptcy as well as medical malpractice defense, premises liability and product liability.   Marks Gray President, Frederick H. Kent, III shared, “Tyler is a very talented attorney who will continue to serve our clients with the […]

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Is Probate Always Needed When a Loved One Dies?

When thinking about the transfer of assets after their death, many people often make one of two erroneous assumptions regarding probate (a court proceeding transferring assets to beneficiaries and/or heirs-at-law): They are married, so everything they own will go directly to their spouse upon their death; or They have a Will (last will and testament), so their assets go to the parties named in the Will without having to go through probate. Both of these […]

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Giselle Carson Speaks to the NE Florida Paralegal Association

On January 4, Marks Gray attorney Giselle Carson spoke about current issues in U.S. immigration, the growing shortage of high-skilled workers, and the global competition for talent at the Northeast Florida Paralegal Association’s continuing legal education luncheon. Giselle was honored to be invited and help keep these talented paralegals current with recent immigration law changes.

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