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IRS Investigations and Tax-Related Crimes

The arrival of tax season may be a stressful time for many business owners and individual filers.  IRS criminal investigators continue to aggressively pursue tax evaders, and IRS efforts have increased with additional manpower and funding.  These agents have particularly been focusing, in recent months, on investigations regarding tax evasion, [...]

By |2024-01-29T22:43:42+00:00January 29th, 2024|

What is a Target, Subject, and Witness in a White Collar Investigation?

White collar investigations necessarily impact many different people.  Federal and state white collar authorities use three different labels to categorize the individuals and companies they interact with: target, subject, and witness.  The Department of Justice’s policy is to inform individuals where they fall on the spectrum—target, subject, or witness. The [...]

By |2023-10-27T13:03:32+00:00October 16th, 2023|

Matthew P. Massey featured legal commenter in The New York Times

Matthew P. Massey was a featured legal commenter in The New York Times’ ongoing coverage of the Sam Bankman-Fried trial in article published on October 9, 2023.  He analyzed Mr. Bankman-Fried’s strategy of advancing an advice of counsel defense and addressed some of the challenges with such a strategy. [...]

By |2023-10-10T13:55:30+00:00October 9th, 2023|

The Inflation Reduction Act: A Renewable Energy Revolution?

August 16, 2023, will mark the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”) (Public Law 117-169). Although there has been, and continues to be, spirited debate around the policies embodied in the IRA, one thing is not debatable; the IRA --dubbed by some as the “Green [...]

By |2023-10-03T12:43:12+00:00August 14th, 2023|

Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Beggs & Lane Energy Attorneys

Beggs & Lane, R.L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Steve Griffin and Ed Holland have both been awarded top rankings in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA for their expertise in the areas of Energy and Natural Resources law. Published annually, the Chambers USA guide identifies the nation’s top law firms and attorneys through rigorous research and in-depth client interviews. Rankings are assessed on legal knowledge, experience, ability, effectiveness and client service, in addition to the strength and depth of a firm’s practice.

By |2023-10-03T12:31:49+00:00June 5th, 2023|

Motor Vehicle Accidents and the Rear End Presumption

Unfortunately, car accidents occur frequently in the state of Florida. According to preliminary data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2022, there were 381,156 car crashes across the state, with 242,622 involving injury and with 3,292 fatalities. Many of these accidents were rear end collisions. [...]

By |2023-10-03T12:38:00+00:00May 17th, 2023|

DEA Proposes Rule Allowing Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Many prescription medications are “controlled substances.”  Physicians who prescribe controlled substances for patients in Florida must adhere to strict legal requirements as to how controlled substances can be prescribed.  Typically, a physician must have an in-person consultation with the patient in order for the physician to prescribe controlled substances.  The [...]

By |2023-10-03T12:32:38+00:00March 6th, 2023|

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 |2023-10-03T12:42:33+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 |2023-10-03T12:38:45+00:00October 31st, 2022|
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