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Is Intellectual Property a Constitutional Right?

By Stephen D. Wilson | October 16, 2018 Did you know that the United States Constitution has an intellectual property (IP) clause? The IP Clause of the U.S. Constitution (1787) The U.S. Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787.  Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution grants Congress [...]

By |2018-10-22T12:52:44+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Should U.S. Brand Owners Be Worried About Brexit?

By Stephen D. Wilson | September 25, 2018 In an increasingly global, crowded, and competitive market, savvy U.S. brand owners recognize the strategic benefits, value, and necessity of protecting their trademarks and other intellectual property (IP) beyond U.S. borders.  The United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) are important [...]

By |2018-10-22T12:53:59+00:00September 27th, 2018|

Tax Court: Real Estate Professional Allowed Losses Under IRC § 469

The United States Tax Court recently issued an opinion which provides a good analysis of the passive activity loss limitations of Internal Revenue Code § 469 and their applicability to those involved in managing rental real estate. In Birdsong v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2018-148 (Sept. 10, 2018), the petitioners, husband [...]

By |2018-09-25T15:26:56+00:00September 25th, 2018|

1st DCA: Church Failed To Timely Contest Tax Assessment

Florida’s First District Court of Appeal recently held a church’s complaint challenging the denial of an ad valorem tax exemption should be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. In doing so, the court provided a good review of the statutory requirements for a taxpayer to maintain an action contesting [...]

By |2020-01-23T16:03:48+00:00August 22nd, 2018|

Beggs & Lane Attorneys Named 2018 Florida Super Lawyers

Beggs & Lane is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers magazine has recognized four of its partners for 2018. J. Nixon Daniel III was selected as a Super Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice; John H. Adams was selected as a Super Lawyer in the area [...]

By |2018-08-10T14:22:39+00:00July 3rd, 2018|

Jessica Andrade Selected to Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2019

Beggs & Lane is pleased to announce that Jessica Andrade has been selected to participate in the Greater Pensacola Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) class of 2019. This 10-month program brings together a cross-section of community-minded men and women in order to foster an understanding of the issues facing the [...]

By |2018-08-10T14:23:31+00:00June 25th, 2018|

Judgment for Defense Contractor in Dispute Over $90 Million Award

Following a nearly three-week trial, Beggs & Lane attorneys Nix Daniel and Jack Zoesch obtained a defense verdict in favor of a local government contractor and its principals. The trial concluded an extensive litigation that centered on a $90 million contract award to the firm’s client by the U.S. Army [...]

By |2018-05-18T02:28:58+00:00May 18th, 2018|
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