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Robert L. Jones, III Becomes Board Certified in Tax Law by the Florida Bar

Beggs & Lane, RLLP is pleased to announce that Robert L. Jones, III has achieved the honor of recognition by the Florida Bar as Board Certified in Tax Law. Board certification provides a way for the public to identify attorneys that have met a specific list of strict standards that are prescribed by Florida’s Supreme Court, including having practiced law for a minimum of five years, passing a peer review […]

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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 Corps of Engineers. The plaintiff claimed that the firm’s client breached an alleged teaming agreement by not subcontracting the award […]

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Kevin M. Helmich has been asked to act as a guest lecturer for the Human Development & Family Studies graduate program at Iowa State University, Course HD FS 484: Estate Planning for Families. Mr. Helmich’s presentation is entitled “The Probate Process – A View from the Clouds”. The presentation will be made April 16, 2018, and is designed to introduce the students to the real life issues that are routinely […]

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Beggs & Lane Welcomes Ed Holland

Beggs & Lane is pleased to welcome G. Edison (Ed) Holland, Jr. back to the firm. Mr. Holland recently retired as president and CEO of Southern Company Holdings and executive vice president of Southern Company Services. Prior to these roles, he served as president, CEO, and Chairman of Mississippi Power and as executive vice president and general counsel to Southern Company. Mr. Holland joined Southern Company subsidiary Gulf Power in […]

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Robert L. Jones, III Elected President of the Estate Planning Council of Northwest Florida

Robert L. Jones, III, a partner in the firm’s Pensacola office, was elected President of the Estate Planning Council of Northwest Florida on September 19, 2017. He will serve a 1 year term beginning January, 2018 ending in December, 2018. Mr. Jones serves as Practice Group Manager for the firm’s Corporate and Tax practice groups and is a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice group. Mr. Jones practices […]

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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 planning, tax and business law issues, “ said J. Nixon Daniel, III, Managing Partner of Beggs & Lane. Marc’s practice […]

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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 leaders. Participants of this program are selected for their desire to strengthen their leadership skills and better the Okaloosa County […]

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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 Cost Recovery Clause and the Environmental Compliance Cost Recovery Clause, as well as eight base rate reviews. “While we will […]

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Robert L. Jones, III Selected to Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2018

Beggs & Lane is pleased to announce that Robert L. Jones, III has been selected to participate in the Greater Pensacola Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) class of 2018. 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 Greater Pensacola Region and develop the leadership skills necessary to resolve them. Since 1982, more than 1,500 of our […]

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Beggs & Lane Attorney Represents Iraq War Veteran in Fair Housing Litigation

Beggs & Lane partner John H. Adams was recently mentioned in an article published in the Pensacola News Journal for his representation of Matthew Kopcsak, a disabled Iraq War veteran. Mr. Adams filed suit in Federal Court on behalf of Mr. Kopcsak. The law suit alleges that Mr. Kopcsak was deprived of his rights under the Fair Housing Act when his request to move a service animal into the home […]

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