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Yearly Archives from 2012

Marks Gray Announces Michael B. Bittner as Shareholder

Marks Gray, P.A is pleased to announce that on January 1, 2013 the firm named associate Michael B. Bittner to shareholder. Mr. Bittner has been with the firm for eight years; his practice focuses primarily on litigation and business including all aspects of construction defect litigation, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and business law. Mr. Bittner’s practice also includes civil trial defense in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, and products liability. He holds […]

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Shareholder Edward L. Birk Receives “Spirit of Giving “ Award

Marks Gray Shareholder, Edward L. Birk, received the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s 2012 “Spirit of Giving “award on December 12. Association members and area federal judiciary gathered to recognize the civil pro bono efforts of Mr. Birk and James H. Burke Jr. of the Federal Public Defender’s Office for his pro bono efforts in criminal cases. Mr. Birk was recognized for his work in the Middle District of Florida Jacksonville Division Civil […]

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James C. Rinaman, Jr. Honored by the Jacksonville Bar Association

Marks Gray attorney James C. Rinaman, Jr. was recognized this Veteran’s Day at the 2012 Jacksonville Military Appreciation luncheon with a newly created award in his honor. The James C. Rinaman Jr. Public Service Award states “In recognition of your extraordinary service to our profession, our community and our country. Your commitment and dedication to make the world a better place.” Mr. Rinaman served in the U.S. Army, Armor from 1955 to 1957 as 1st […]

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Pilot U.S./Canada Border Program Begins

From now until January 31, 2013, phase 1 of the Entry/Exit pilot program will take place, with DHS and the Canada Border Patrol Services taking biographic information from foreign nationals and legal permanent residents crossing at designated ports.  This collection of data is expected to facilitate an exchange of travelers’ information between the two countries and improve the flow of traffic and border security.  The following land ports will be participating in the pilot: Pacific Highway, […]

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Loews and DHS Promote Trusted Traveler Program

Loews Hotel & Resorts has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to encourage the enrollment and use of the Trusted Traveler Program among its guests.  Loews is offering First Platinum loyalty rewards members complimentary enrollment in the Global Entry program, which allows frequent, low-risk travelers the attractive benefit expedited screening and processing through TSA.   Loews is the first hotel brand to offer this service to travelers.  AMEX and Centurion also promote this program […]

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USCIS Launches Spanish Version of I-9 Central

On October 4th, USCIS launched a Spanish-language version of I-9 Central, an online resource center providing information and assistance related to the Form I-9, the most frequently accessed form on The website provides employers and employees one-click access at no charge to Spanish-language resources, tips, and guidance on properly completing the I-9 and understanding the I-9 process. USCIS also offers both E-Verify Self-Check, a service that allows job seekers to check their own employment […]

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