Sunday, June 22, 2014
Attorney's Michael D. Kendall and Nicholas V. Pulignano, Jr. Awarded America's Most Honored Professionals
Congratulations to attorney’s Michael D. Kendall and Nicholas V. Pulignano, Jr. Mr. Kendall and Mr. Pulignano were awarded, America’s Most Honored Professionals by The American Registry. This award is for continuous professional recognition – an accomplishment realized by the Top 10% of American Professionals. The first award of its kind, the America's Most Honored Professionals distinction is the only cross-industry and cross-profession honor based on quantitative analysis of authenticated public recognitions. The award only goes to successful individuals who have been publicly recognized for professional excellence with multiple honors from trade groups, peers, clients and the press.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Intellectual Property attorney, Crystal T. Broughan Speaks at Florida Insurance Fraud Educational Conference
Intellectual Property and Insurance Defense attorney, Crystal T. Broughan was a speaker at the 2014 FIFEC Conference. Crystal's presentation, ‘Milo & Broughan MRI Clinic - The Many Different Views of a Clinic’ The presentation will focused on: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics are becoming more and more aggressive in marketing the services they provide to patients. Philip Milo, a claim representative with State Farm and Crystal will explore the issues surrounding an MRI that claims representatives, investigators and lawyers should consider when handling PIP, BI and UM cases.
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Nine Marks Gray attorneys are listed as Florida Super Lawyers and four named Florida Rising Stars in the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers publication. Each year, no more than five percent of Florida attorneys receive this honor. Marks Gray attorneys on the Florida Super Lawyers 2014 list and their categories of selection are as follows: Jeptha F. Barbour, Personal Injury General: Defense Edward L. Birk, Communications Giselle Carson, Immigration William M. Corley, Personal Injury Products: Defense John R. Crawford, Estate Planning & Probate Susan S. Erdelyi, Employment & Labor Frederick H. Kent, III, Real Estate Nicholas V. Pulignano, Jr., Business Litigation Gerald W. Weedon, Business Litigation Marks Gray attorneys and primary practice area selected for inclusion in the 2014 Rising Star category: Jill F. Bechtold, General Litigation Michael D. Kendall, Civil Litigation Defense Meagan L. Logan, Civil Litigation Defense Heath L. Vickers, Civil Litigation Defense "To have thirteen of our attorneys recognized by Florida Super Lawyers is simply a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our lawyers,” said Gerald W. Weedon, President of the Marks Gray law firm and Super Lawyer designate.
Intellectual Property Attorney, Crystal T. Broughan and Immigration Attorney, Giselle Carson Present at PAF
Marks Gray is pleased to announce, Of Counsel Crystal T. Broughan will be presenting ‘RACE TO SPACE: Intellectual Property’ and Shareholder, Giselle Carson will present, 'ALIEN vs. PREDATOR: Immigration' at the 2014 Spring Seminar sponsored by the Paralegal Association of Florida and hosted by the First Coast Chapter being held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville- Riverfront. The seminar, titled ‘Black Holes & Supernovas (in the legal universe)’ is NALA approved for 11.0 hours of CLE credit (including 3.0 hours of Ethics). Ms. Broughan’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property matters such as, trademark, patent and copyright infringement cases. She prepares and files trademark and copyright applications, licensing agreements, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements for a wide variety of clients. In addition, she represents clients before the Trademark Trials and Appeals Board on trademark disputes. Ms. Carson practices in the areas of U.S. and international immigration, business and corporate law and civil litigation.
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 Law
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 improvements from the scope of the warranties. Michael’s article summarizes the decision and explains why the law in this area remains uncertain Mr. Bittner’s practice focuses primarily on litigation and business including all aspects of construction defect litigation, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and business law. Mr. Bittner’s practice also includes civil trial defense in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, and products liability. Mr. Bittner represents corporate clients and individuals in a variety of disputes, including complex commercial litigation, business torts, foreclosure, landlord/tenant, restrictive covenants, contract actions, employment matters, and pre-judgment and post-judgment collections.