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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+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 5th, 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+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

Who Would Want a “Crummey” Trust?

By: Kevin M. Helmich, Esq. Through a consistent program of annual exclusion gifting, an individual can dramatically reduce the size of his or her taxable estate. For those persons fortunate enough to have an estate with a value in excess of the unified credit equivalent ($5.49 million in 2017), an [...]

By | 2017-02-16T17:56:01+00:00 February 16th, 2017|