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Yearly Archives from 2015

Corporate Restructuring & Immigration Compliance

Print Article Why does it matter? Mergers and acquisition activity has been extremely robust in 2015 and is expected to continue. And, with the excitement of these transactions, the challenge of staying compliant with immigration matters is typically overlooked. Additionally, most attorneys engaged in these deals are not traditionally immigration attorneys and/or aware of the immigration compliance requirement or the serious consequences of inaction.  To properly advice companies and their board of directors and effectively […]

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JBA President Message: Lessons from My First Ultra-Marathon

By Giselle Carson Lesson # 2: We have more in us than we can imagine. As you plan for 2016, I invite you to think big and challenge yourself. On Sunday, I did my first ultra-marathon – a 50K run in the beautiful Guana Preserve. I was up at 5:00 am, drove to the Guana Park, lined up at 8:00 am, and ran for the next 5 hours and 20 minutes. I had plenty of […]

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Jacksonville Bar Bulletin: Stay positive and make 2016 your best year yet!

By Giselle Carson, Esq. – President – The Jacksonville Bar Association, and Immigration attorney at Marks Gray, P.A. The new year is slowly approaching and with the holiday season already upon us, many are re-evaluating some of their life choices. New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity to start making changes now, rather than next week, month or year. “A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb At the beginning […]

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Bar Bulletin: Remain steadfast and resilient and embrace life’s journey

By: Giselle Carson, Marks Gray, P.A. Shareholder, and President of The Jacksonville Bar Association Onipa’a was the theme for the 2015 Kona Triathlon Ironman Championship. This Hawaiian word means to remain steadfast, resilient and resolute and to remember and embrace what you have learned throughout the journey of life. I learned about Onipa’a while in Hawaii cheering for my husband, Jeff, who raced in this Ironman. Although I have participated in other Ironman competitions, there […]

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Marks Gray, P.A. Ranked Among 2016 ‘Best Law Firms’

(JACKSONVILLE, FL – November 05, 2015) Marks Gray, P.A., a Jacksonville-based, full-service law firm for 115 years, has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2016 rankings. Marks Gray has been ranked regionally in 8 practice areas. “As one of Jacksonville’s oldest law firms, we take great pride in our partnerships with our clients and providing them access to the most experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel,” said Marks Gray President, Jerry […]

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Handling Domain Names in the Wake of the New gTLDs

        By: Crystal T. Broughan, Esq. In May 2015, I had the good fortune to attend the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Annual Conference in San Diego, California. Each morning as I walked to the convention center and each afternoon when I walked back to the hotel, there were people standing on street corners with big signs saying “.sucks” (Dotsucks). There were also many cars with big “.suck” signs on their roof. In […]

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