2020 Changes to Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure

Wed 2 Dec 10:03 | Posted by on News

Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure 5, 5(b), 33, and 34 were amended effective July 1, 2020, following adoption by the Tennessee Supreme Court and approval by the Tennessee General Assembly.  The amendments to Rules 5 and 5(b) focus on electronic service through e-filing.  The amendments to Rules 33 and 34 clarify what is required of a party responding to discovery and are an attempt by the Tennessee Supreme Court to encourage parties to resolve discovery …

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Penalties for Failure to Report Taxable Income During Taxpayer’s Lifetime Can Be Recovered after Death from His Probate Estate and/or Beneficiaries

Tue 1 Dec 04:49 | Posted by on News

A recent ruling by a federal court demonstrates how important it is to work closely with your attorney to meet applicable IRS reporting requirements.  Failure to do so can have negative financial consequences for both you and your heirs.  On September 28, 2020, in U.S. v. Wolin, Case No. 17-CV-2927 (RRM) (CLP), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York held that the tax penalty for a decedent’s failure to report his …

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Jennifer L. Sneed Elected Vice-President of Estate Planning and Probate Section of MBA

Wed 23 Sep 11:21 | Posted by on News

BHAMM associate Jennifer L. Sneed has been elected Vice-President of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Memphis Bar Association (MBA) for the 2020-21 year.  Jennifer focuses her practice on estate administration, wills and trusts, residential real estate issues, guardianships for minors, conservatorships for adults with disabilities, and powers of attorney, as well as litigating will contests, trust disputes, and undue influence claims.

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BHAMM Receives Extraordinary Recognition from Best Lawyers in America

Wed 9 Sep 03:49 | Posted by on News

Lawyers in the Firm have again received extraordinary recognition from Best Lawyers in America, an organization that relies on local peer reviews to distinguish those lawyers who exemplify the highest level of professional skill and accomplishment.  The 2021 edition, released on August 20, 2020, lists Scott B. Peatross as “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis for the subject area of Trusts and Estates.  And for the third year, John J. Heflin, III, is listed as …

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$1M Arbitration Award

Thu 21 Nov 02:46 | Posted by on News

During the summer of 2019, John Heflin and Jack Heflin represented a cotton merchant in an arbitration proceeding against a mill to recover damages for breach of contract. The mill first sought to delay delivery of the cotton which it contracted to purchase from our client, then attempted to cancel the contracts in their entirety before any of the cotton was delivered. John Heflin and Jack Heflin filed an arbitration claim with the Board of …

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