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Monthly Archives from July 2018

Summer-Mid-Year Estate Planning Review

Co–authored by Kristine M. Scott, Estate Planning Associate School is out, the kids are home, and you’re traveling to new places and spending time with your family. It’s summer time! While going out on the boat sounds like a good idea, try to make time to take a fresh look at your estate plan before things get busy with school activities and fall events. Life changes every day, and your estate plan should evolve with your life. Keeping […]

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Judge Confirms: You Can Be Fired for Flipping Off the President without Violating Your First Amendment Rights

At the end of last year, I shared about the case of Juli Briskman, who was photographed flipping the bird at President Trump’s motorcade. Her company, which oversees government contractors, fired her after she shared the photo on social media. Briskman then filed a wrongful termination claim. Now we know the outcome of that claim. As I expected, freedom of speech did not help Briskman get her job back. The First Amendment protects us from […]

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What You Need to Know about the Travel Ban

The US Supreme Court upheld the third, re-engineered version of President Trump’s travel ban by a vote of 5 to 4. This decision will add another brick to the invisible wall creating negative disruption to businesses, families, and our country’s prosperity. We already had and now will have an enhanced “extreme vetting” process for all visa processing. The United States has some of the most comprehensive visa screening procedures in the world, which include identity, security, and […]

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It Looks Like a Duck, It Quacks Like a Duck, But It… Might Not Be a Duck?

Crystal Broughan is grateful that E. Paul Cuffe, our summer guest blogger and a summer law clerk at Marks Gray, P.A., co-authored this article.  Many are familiar with the duck test. It’s a popular reasoning exercise where habitual characteristics are used to identify unknown subjects: if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. Unfortunately, this test may not prove helpful when applying […]

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Can I Travel While My Petition Is Pending?

The answer depends on a number of factors. What type of petition have you filed? Is your current visa expired? Are you changing employers? Download this FAQs PDF to learn more.

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Giselle Carson’s journey to become a United States Citizen is featured on genwnow.com

Shareholder Giselle Carson shared her personal journey in escaping the authoritarian Castro regime to Montreal, Canada then immigrating to the United States where she settled with her husband, Jeff, and became an attorney. Her experience provides a unique skill set to counsel those immigrating to the United States. The determination and effort her clients have  while searching for greater opportunities to change their current circumstances is both personal and professionally fulfilling to her practice. Please read the entire […]

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