News & Resources

The Trouble with Tom Brady’s Battle to Trademark ‘Tom Terrific’

Tom Brady’s attorneys recently filed a trademark application for the nickname ‘Tom Terrific,’ and the news quickly spurred backlash from fans of the New York Mets.  You see, legendary Mets pitcher Tom Seaver was dubbed ‘Tom Terrific’ by the media long before Brady was ever even a Patriot. Moreover, it seems the athlete’s attempt to get ahead of the bad press has only led to more scrutiny – and a likely denial – of his […]

Continue Reading

Jacksonville Bar Association’s Yoga on the Lawn

The Marks Gray immigration team recharged with the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Health and Wellness Committee program – Yoga on the Lawn of the courthouse, led by a wonderful Judge who is also a certified yoga instructor.   

Continue Reading

FAQs about RFEs: Understanding RFEs and How to Establish an H-1B Speciality Occupation – Part 2

Part 2 of this series answers more FAQs about RFEs, particularly as they relate to specialty occupations H-1B petitions. You can read Part 1 here. 3. The initial petition was approved without an RFE or extensive documentation. Why did we receive an RFE? While immigration laws and regulations have not significantly changed over the last few years, USCIS’ adjudicatory policies and procedures have changed significantly. For example, USCIS no longer accepts factual statements made by […]

Continue Reading

Marks Gray Celebrates 120 Years

Marks Gray, one of Jacksonville’s oldest and most respected law firms, is celebrating 120 years of service to Northeast Florida’s corporations and industry. The firm held a private celebration at its Southbank offices on Thurs. Nov. 14. The firm also recognized some of its longest-standing members, including James Rinaman, Jr., who practiced at the firm for 56 years before retirement and was influential in many events and cases that shaped Jacksonville, including consolidation. Retired members […]

Continue Reading

Shareholder Jeptha Barbour Receives Trial Lawyer of the Year

Shareholder Jeptha Barbour was chosen as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates. The annual meeting and awards dinner was held on November 15, 2019, at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Jep, a Jacksonville native, has practiced law at Marks Gray since 1982. Jep has an outstanding resume that continues to grow year after year.  Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/JepABOTA

Continue Reading