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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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Avoid Common Legal Pitfalls of Start-up Businesses

You have a vision for a product or service. So, you create a start-up business and start plowing ahead, ready to make that vision a reality. But did you take a moment to stop and protect your vision? You cannot protect an idea itself, but there are many important ways you should safeguard confidential information related to your start-up. Ask recipients to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before sharing sensitive information. Mark communication and documents […]

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Tweets, DACA, and Immigration Reform

President Trump started 2018 with a tweet saying “Democrats are doing nothing for DACA… We are about RESULTS”. And Marks Gray immigration attorney Giselle Carson, JALA Director of the Refugee Immigration Project Mariana Munoz, and former DACA student “Maria” started their 2018 speaking with Melissa Ross on WJCT’s First Coast Connect on January 2 about the DACA program. The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a program that protected young undocumented immigrants who came to […]

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Immigration Outlook for 2018

As we begin 2018, we expect ongoing efforts to transform and limit our legal immigration system without Congress’ approval. Some of the policies and changes being looked at include: Eliminating the work authorizations for certain H-1B spouses; Overhauling the H-1B program, including a new definition of “specialty occupation” and reworking the definitions of “employment” and “employer-employee relationship”; A modified H-1B cap selection process based upon degrees and wages; Reform for the F-1 student program that […]

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