Yearly Archives: 2017

Understanding Homeowners Insurance Policies

By Terrie Didier Insurance policies can be complicated and sometimes require a flowchart to determine whether a loss is or is not covered after considering the exclusions and the exceptions to the exclusions. But some basic points for understanding insurance policies are discussed below. • There are eight general forms [...]

By |2017-09-26T17:00:52+00:00September 26th, 2017|

Marc Huff Earns LLM in Taxation

Beggs & Lane is pleased to announce that partner Marc Huff has earned an LL.M.  degree in taxation from the University of Alabama School of law. “We congratulate Marc on earning this advanced law degree.  The LL.M in taxation makes Marc particularly well qualified to advise clients on complex estate [...]

By |2017-09-11T12:23:00+00:00September 11th, 2017|

Amy P. Slaman Selected To Leadership Okaloosa Program

Beggs & Lane is pleased to announce that Amy P. Slaman has been selected to participate in the 2017-2018 Leadership Okaloosa program. Leadership Okaloosa is an esteemed leadership training and development program with a 26 year history of being a vital part of the growth and development of Okaloosa County’s [...]

By |2018-04-05T13:39:25+00:00August 30th, 2017|

Jeff Stone To Assume New Role As Vice President-General Counsel And Corporate Secretary For Gulf Power

Beggs & Lane congratulates Jeff Stone on his new role as Vice President-General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Gulf Power. During his 33 years at the firm, Jeff represented Gulf Power in numerous regulatory proceedings before the Florida Public Service Commission, including the initial creation of the Purchased Power Capacity [...]

By |2018-02-01T15:42:00+00:00August 3rd, 2017|

The Department of Labor Intends to (Eventually) Revise Its 2016 Rule Increasing Salary Minimums for Certain Overtime Exemptions

By Russell F. Van Sickle As of June 30, 2017, last year’s controversial Department of Labor (DOL) rule increasing the minimum annual salary for most overtime exemptions to $913 per week ($47,476 annually) can now be declared dead.  However, the DOL has not abandoned its plans to increase the minimum [...]

By |2017-07-05T12:28:12+00:00July 5th, 2017|

Section 1031 Exchanges and Proposed Reforms

The 1031 Exchange: Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code provides an exception from the rule requiring the current recognition of gain or loss realized upon the sale or exchange of property. Under §1031(a), no gain or loss is recognized if property held for productive use in a trade or [...]

By |2020-01-23T16:04:55+00:00June 19th, 2017|

Beggs & Lane Prevails in Premises Liability Appeal

Charlie Wiggins of Beggs & Lane recently obtained a favorable decision from Florida’s First District Court of Appeal for one of the firm’s clients, a local beverage distributor. The case involved a trip-and-fall claim against the distributor. The plaintiff alleged that he fell over a beer pallet located near the [...]

By |2017-09-20T14:23:38+00:00April 21st, 2017|
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