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Marks Gray Forms Comprehensive Business Advisory Team

Marks Gray, one of Jacksonville’s oldest and most respected law firms practicing business law, announces it has launched a comprehensive business advisory team that combines all legal counsel and services that businesses need arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. The practice is the first business-focused team of its kind in the region and can serve clients across Florida. Businesses face a myriad of legal issues because of COVID-19. These could include HR […]

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Is Probate Always Needed When a Loved One Dies?

When thinking about the transfer of assets after their death, many people often make one of two erroneous assumptions regarding probate (a court proceeding transferring assets to beneficiaries and/or heirs-at-law): They are married, so everything they own will go directly to their spouse upon their death; or They have a Will (last will and testament), so their assets go to the parties named in the Will without having to go through probate. Both of these […]

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Florida Residential Landlord Updates in the Time of COVID-19

The year 2020 has placed a lot of pressure on residential landlords in Florida. Caught between a rock and a hard place, many are unable to evict non-paying tenants but seeing no similar relief for the mortgages, taxes, and insurance payments required during the same period. This will continue through at least September 1, 2020, in Florida after Gov. DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-180 which placed a moratorium on mortgage foreclosures and residential tenant evictions. […]

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