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Just Announced Flexibility for In-Person I-9 Verification

On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security used its discretionary authority to allow flexibility for the in-person Form I-9 verification requirements. Here is what you need to know. Who Is Eligible for This Flexibility? If you’re an employer practicing social distancing because of the pandemic, you can now remotely review new hires identity and employment authorization documents. This flexibility only applies to employees working remotely. If the employee is physically present at […]

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To our Friends and Clients:

Marks Gray is working diligently to provide legal services and best-in-class client relations throughout the Coronavirus situation. Our offices are currently open and our team remains available in-person, by phone or by email to help you. While the pandemic provides much uncertainty, our commitment to you has not changed. We are mindful of the needs and concerns of our employees and have taken extensive steps to provide a safe working environment in our office locations […]

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Emergency Bridge Loans for Florida Small Businesses to Help with Coronavirus Relief

I work with many small and medium-sized businesses on a regular basis. It goes without saying that the impact of the COVID-19 virus has been substantial to many small businesses in Florida and throughout the United States. Because of this, the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida is trying to get the following message out to as many small businesses in Florida as possible: “Florida small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus […]

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Florida Courts Taking Actions to Minimize Personal Appearances in Courts Due to COVID-19

Marks Gray attorneys and team members to assist clients in navigating temporary restrictions and are working hard to minimize the impact on your important legal work and issues. On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, The Supreme Court of Florida issued an Administrative Order with new instructions to help mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the courts, court participants and the general public. While Courts will continue to hear essential proceedings, the Order suspended legal […]

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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 […]

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Attorney Crystal Broughan Appointed to the INTA’s Anti-counterfeiting Committee

Marks Gray attorney Crystal Broughan was appointed to the International Trademark Association’s Anti-counterfeiting Committee for a two-year term January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021. The Antercounterfeiting Committee develops and advocates INTA’s policy regarding anti-counterfeiting and enforcement issues. The committee monitors developments in treaties, legislation, regulations and other enforcement mechanisms in various jurisdictions, conduct analysis and proposes policy recommendations to the INTA Board. The committee members draft and submit reports, interact with anti-counterfeiting organizations worldwide […]

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