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Success Story: “We faced an extremely tight timeline.”

“We engaged Giselle Carson and her team to extend our petition connected with our L-1/L-2 visas. We faced an extremely tight timeline, and with their professionalism and dedication, they were able to help us achieve our goal.” “Giselle was able to provide us with a clear explanation of the process and set reasonable expectations. She is extremely knowledgeable on the current immigration laws and worked tirelessly to achieve a desirable outcome.” “Not only is this […]

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Marks Gray, P.A. Selected to 2019 Best Law firms by U.S. News & World Report

Marks Gray, P.A. has been selected to 2019 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for the ninth consecutive year. “The fact that we’ve been recognized each year, beginning with the award’s inception, reflects the level of service we provide our clients and the dedication of all our attorneys to our profession,” Marks Gray, P.A. President Frederick H. Kent, III said. Marks Gray, P.A. earned the ranking of a Tier 1 law firm in Jacksonville in […]

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Companies Should Take Note of This Street Artist Win

A Los Angeles federal judge recently rejected General Motors’ attempt to dismiss a lawsuit by a street artist whose parking garage mural was used in a 2016 Cadillac ad campaign without permission. That may seem like no big deal – after all, it’s not like the artist has won the case yet. However, it could open the floodgates for other street artists to sue for damages when their work is depicted without their permission. The […]

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Florida Supreme Court Decides Not to Weigh in on Release of Parkland Shooting Surveillance

When a tragedy like the Parkland shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School occurs, there tend to be two schools of thought where the release of information is concerned. On the one hand, Florida’s Public Records Act protects the rights of citizens and news organizations to access certain kinds of evidence and information to monitor how well government is functioning. On the other, governing and investigative bodies often have a vested interest in withholding some of […]

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Book Excerpt: What Is the L-1 Visa?

Giselle Carson discusses the L-1 visa in depth in her book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students, available on Amazon.Here is a brief excerpt from the L-1 visa chapter. L-1 Visas are a useful and effective vehicle for multinational companies to establish or expand their presence in the U.S., and to bring in qualified personnel. For example, the owner or manager of a manufacturing company abroad […]

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Expect More Form I-9 Audits: Are You Ready?

A client who received an ICE visit recently said to me, “Giselle, I don’t want to see them here again. How can we best prepare?” As promised in October of 2017, throughout this year employers have experienced a ramping up of I-9 audits and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) visits. These audits have been carried out against employers both large and small. ICE has stated that it wants employers to expect I-9 audits to be […]

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