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INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK UPDATE: Belize Joins Madrid System

Effective February 24, 2023, brand owners will have a new option to protect their trademarks in Belize. Belize On November 24, 2022, the Government of Belize deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), making it the 113th member of the Madrid [...]

By |2022-12-15T19:07:09+00:00December 5th, 2022|

Tax Extensions for Victims of Hurricane Ian

In the wake of a disaster, the last thing anyone thinks about is taxes. Things like checking on loved ones, food, and shelter, and surveying the damage are at the forefront of the immediate aftermath. However, with clean-up and recovery from a natural disaster taking place over a period that [...]

By |2022-11-28T15:07:01+00:00November 28th, 2022|

“No-Fault” and “Full Coverage” Two Frequent Misnomers of Auto Insurance in Florida

Two terms used interchangeably from clients regarding their auto insurance are “No-Fault” and “Full Coverage”.  These terms are frequently misunderstood. What do they really mean? Florida is a “No-Fault” State. What does this really mean? Many assume that because Florida is called a “No-Fault” state, this means that no party [...]

By |2022-11-04T19:37:03+00:00October 31st, 2022|

Beggs & Lane Welcomes Carllee J. Godwin

Carllee J. Godwin Beggs & Lane is pleased to announce that Carllee J. Godwin has joined the firm as an associate in the Pensacola office. Ms. Godwin previously interned with the firm during her time at the University of West Florida while she was earning her B.A. degree.  She also [...]

By |2022-10-21T21:30:29+00:00October 21st, 2022|

Beggs & Lane Welcomes James Hays Mathis Jr.

James Hays Mathis Jr. Beggs & Lane is pleased to announce that James Hays Mathis Jr. has joined the firm as an associate and manager of the firm's Destin office. Hays represents individuals and businesses in general civil litigation, probate litigation, and catastrophic injury litigation. Hays has been practicing law [...]

By |2022-10-21T21:40:06+00:00October 21st, 2022|

Florida Minimum Wage Increase Effective September 30, 2022

Effective September 30, 2022, Florida’s minimum hourly wage increased from $10 per hour to $11 per hour for standard employees.  For qualified tipped employees, the minimum hourly wage increased from $6.98 per hour to $7.98 per hour.  Florida’s minimum hourly wage will continue to increase by $1 each year until [...]

By |2022-10-21T20:05:08+00:00September 30th, 2022|

Beggs & Lane Attorneys Receive Positive Appeal Opinion

John H. Adams, Cecily Parker Congratulations to Beggs & Lane attorneys John H. Adams and Cecily Parker for their recent appellate victory in a contested probate matter before the Florida First District Court of Appeal. John and Cecily’s client petitioned the probate court to appoint his mother’s longtime friend and [...]

By |2022-08-22T15:07:04+00:00August 22nd, 2022|

Beggs & Lane Welcomes J. Jerome Miller

J. Jerome Miller Beggs & Lane is pleased to announce J. Jerome (Jerry) Miller has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Destin office, where his practice will focus on estate planning, probate and trust administration, elder law, guardianship, and local government law. Prior to joining the firm, Jerry [...]

By |2022-10-21T21:40:51+00:00August 1st, 2022|
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