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Monthly Archives from May 2014

Marks Gray Acknowledges its 2014 AV Preeminent® Top Rated Lawyer

Congratulations to Marks Gray attorneys for being selected by ALM and Martindale-Hubbell™ as 2014 AV Preeminent® Top Rated Lawyer – Martindale-Hubbell™’s highest legal ability and ethical standards rating. The following attorneys were selected: Jill F. Bechtold – Products Liability Law William M. Corley – Products Liability Law John R. Crawford – Trusts & Estates Law Stephen B. Gallagher – Products Liability Law James C. Rinaman – Products Liability Law Gerald W. Weedon – Products Liability […]

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Shareholder Michael B. Bittner's Appears in Trial Advocate Quarterly

Shareholder Michael B. Bittner’s article titled,’ Maronda Homes, Inc. of Florida v. Lakeview Reserve Homeowners Association: Expanding the Scope of Implied Warranties in Construct ion Defect Cases’ appears in Trial Advocate Quarterly, Spring 2014. In Maronda Homes, the Florida Supreme Court expanded the implied warranties of fitness and merchantability in construction litigation to include “offsite improvements” such as roads and water management systems. A statutory amendment while the litigation was pending, however, specifically excluded offsite […]

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Best Life Tips: Networking with Confidence in Today’s Business World

Clockwork Marketing’s Maxine McBride recently presented to Marks Gray attorneys on ‘best practices’ in networking in business. Ms. McBride provided useful tips on working a room, introductions, etiquette at business functions and more. To read more tips click here.

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June Visa Bulletin is Released

The  June 2014 Visa Bulletin is here.  It shows employment-based, third preference (EB3) category cutoff dates rolling back across the board, except for EB3 India and the Philippines. EB3 China is hit especially hard, with the priority dates retrogressing by full 6-years. Thefamily-based, second preference “A” (FB2A) category for spouses and (unmarried, minor) children of lawful permanent residents retrogresses by more than a year for all countries of chargeability.

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H-1B Cap Subject Selection Finalized

USCIS has announced that data entry of all FY2015 H-1B cap petitions has been completed. All H-1B cap petitions that were not chosen in the lottery will be returned over the next few weeks. As of May 6, receipts for selected petitions were also being mailed. For more information, please visit

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Electronic Travel History Now Available

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a new webpage that allows nonimmigrants the ability to obtain their five year arrival/departure travel history. Since the April 2013 launch, many foreign nationals have visited the CBP’s website to obtain a copy of their I-94 card. Now, they can also access their five year arrival and departure record history which can be used to facilitate the recapture of time spent abroad and to complete other immigration applications. To obtain the […]

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