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Monthly Archives from June 2016

Shareholder Crystal Broughan's Latest Blog Post is Up!

  Marks Gray Shareholder and Intellectual Property Attorney Crystal Broughan authored her thoughts and tips for employers and business owners after the passage of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act in May of 2016. If you are unsure of how this will affect you and your business, reach out to Crystal’s IP team at Marks Gray today! The full post is available on the Marks Gray blog today! Look for more updates on the ever […]

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Alison H. Sausaman Elected to Board of Directors for Local Non-Profit

Associate Attorney Alison H. Sausaman to serve on Board of Directors of Angels for Allison           We are proud to announce that Associate Attorney Alison H. Sausaman was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for local non-profit, Angels for Allison. Congratulations, Ms. Sausaman! For more information about the inspirational work that Angels for Allison is doing in the Northeast Florida Community please visit  

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Marks Gray Attorneys Named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Rising Stars List

Ten Attorneys Named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Two to Rising Stars List Ten Marks Gray, P.A. attorneys have been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list and two attorneys have been selected to the 2016 Florida Rising Stars list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Florida are selected to receive these honors. The Marks Gray Attorneys on the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list and their categories of selection are […]

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Congratulations, Giselle!

Shareholder Giselle Carson prepares to close out her term as President of the Jacksonville Bar Association   We’d like to congratulate Shareholder Giselle Carson as she prepares to close out her year of service as President of the Jacksonville Bar Association. The staff of the Jacksonville Daily Record recently published an article with Ms. Carson’s reflections on her amazing journey into leadership. We are grateful to have Giselle on the Marks Gray team and thank […]

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Is Your Degree on the STEM Designated Program List?

For many of our readers, and especially foreign students on F-1 status knowing and understanding if their degree is a STEM Designated Degree Program is critical to plan for their immigration future. This designation can determine whether or not an F-1 student can benefit from the new 24-month STEM optional practical training (OPT) extension rule.  If so, the student can remain in the U.S. training and be gaining work experience  for a much longer time […]

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Are You Trying to Understand the New STEM OPT Rules?

I have tips for you!  Employers, foreign students, and schools are looking for best practices to complete the new Form I-983, Training Plan. With this in mind, I have published a White Paper to assist. The paper provides examples to complete the training program goals and objectives and measure the training effectiveness and outlines key provisions of the 24-month STEM extension. To read the paper in its entirety and download a copy, click here.

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