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Marks Gray Celebrates 120 Years

Marks Gray, one of Jacksonville’s oldest and most respected law firms, is celebrating 120 years of service to Northeast Florida’s corporations and industry. The firm held a private celebration at its Southbank offices on Thurs. Nov. 14. The firm also recognized some of its longest-standing members, including James Rinaman, Jr., who practiced at the firm for 56 years before retirement and was influential in many events and cases that shaped Jacksonville, including consolidation. Retired members […]

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Attorney Crystal Broughan Appointed to the INTA’s Anti-counterfeiting Committee

Marks Gray attorney Crystal Broughan was appointed to the International Trademark Association’s Anti-counterfeiting Committee for a two-year term January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021. The Antercounterfeiting Committee develops and advocates INTA’s policy regarding anti-counterfeiting and enforcement issues. The committee monitors developments in treaties, legislation, regulations and other enforcement mechanisms in various jurisdictions, conduct analysis and proposes policy recommendations to the INTA Board. The committee members draft and submit reports, interact with anti-counterfeiting organizations worldwide […]

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In the Community & Profession

Building a Better World The Marks Gray immigration team is honored to partner with amazing clients who are designing and building a better world. Bowling for a Cause The Marks Gray law firm bowling team supports the Small Business Resource Network in Northeast Florida! This team included Crystal T. Broughan, Kevin P. Russell, Austin Sherman, Dawn Waldenmaier, Logan McEwen and Giselle Carson.  

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Attorney John R. Crawford Explains How to Avoid Probate

The disadvantages of probating a will are many. The probate process is expensive, time-consuming, and intrusive. Court costs, attorney fees, personal representative fees, bonds, and accounting fees all add up. Marks Gray, P.A. attorney John R. Crawford details the disadvantages of probate and how to best avoid it.  If your estate is probated without a will, the costs of probate may be even greater. The probate process is a notoriously protracted legal procedure. Studies in […]

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Attorney Gerald W. Weedon named a 2019 Ultimate Attorney

Marks Gray, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorney Gerald “Jerry” W. Weedon has been selected as a 2019 Ultimate Attorney by the Jacksonville Business Journal. The Ultimate Attorney list honors those who have helped elevate the legal profession and have shaped Jacksonville’s business community. Weedon was recognized for corporate law and litigation. Mr. Weedon has practiced law with Marks Gray since 1976. He is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, The Florida Bar, […]

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Edward L. Birk attends Forum on Communications Law

Florida News Media & First Amendment attorney Ed Birk served as a faculty member during the 2019 Media Advocacy Workshop at the American Bar Association’s annual Forum on Communications Law in Miami Beach. The workshop provides an opportunity for law students and young media attorneys to hone their skills advocating legal interests associated with free speech and a free press, both of which are fundamental rights in our Constitution. Twenty students participated in the advocacy […]

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