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23 Nov 2020

Maritime Update: “Borrowed Employee” Entitled Only to LHWCA Compensation, No Tort Suit

Waukesha Pearce Industries, Inc. employed Milorad Raicevic as an offshore platform mechanic beginning in 2008. While still employed by Waukesha Pearce, Raicevic worked on an offshore platform owned by Fieldwood Energy located on the outer continental shelf in the Gulf…


23 Nov 2020

Maritime Update: 11th Circuit Upholds Application of DOHSA for Jet Crash Into Sea

A recent decision of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the application of the Death on the High Seas Act (“DOHSA“) to a death when a jet crashed into the sea. In the case of LaCourse v PAE Worldwide,…


20 Nov 2020

BHBM Tax Law Alert | IRS Clarifies Position on Deductibility of Expenses Covered by PPP Loans

WELCOME Thank you for subscribing to our firm’s Tax Law Alert. If you have any questions pertaining to this information, please contact our tax law group. FEDERAL UPDATE IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Carried Interest Rules On November 18th 2020, the IRS…


12 Nov 2020

Maritime Update: Federal Law Controls State Law on Outer Continental Shelf

The legislation known as the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) for the exploration and development of the resources offshore applies the state law of the adjacent state if no federal statute applies and if it is not inconsistent with…


10 Nov 2020

Maritime Update: Court Enforces One-Year Limitation on Cruise Line Ticket

On November 6, 2020 in an unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Melancon vs. Carnival Corporation affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff passenger’s personal injury claim against a cruise line. Plaintiff filed…


6 Nov 2020

Maritime Update: Fifth Circuit to Rehear Sanchez Case on Seaman Status En Banc

Gilbert Sanchez was injured when he tripped on a pipe welded to the deck of a jacked-up offshore drilling rig. He filed a negligence action against Smart Fabricators of Texas (“SmartFab”), claiming seaman status under the Jones Act. The District…


26 Oct 2020

2020 BHBM CPA Seminar (Webinar) | POSTPONED

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer’s 37th Annual virtual Seminar for Certified Public Accountants previously scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2020 has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for…


20 Oct 2020

Maritime Update: An Instructive Look at the Current State of Maritime Law

Admiralty law has evolved since the days when it was entirely judge-made. Since the early 20th century, when Congress began legislating in this area, the role of the courts has changed from leader to follower, from promulgation to interpretation. As…


12 Oct 2020

BHBM Tax Law Alert | SBA Clarifies Change of Ownership Procedures for Entities That Have Received PPP Funds

WELCOME Thank you for subscribing to our firm’s Tax Law Alert. If you have any questions pertaining to this information, please contact our tax law group. FEDERAL UPDATE U.S. Small Business Administration Clarifies Change of Ownership Procedures for Entities That…


6 Oct 2020

Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes To Avoid | Call for a Complimentary Consultation

Estate Planning can be complex, but its core purpose is simple: to transfer assets in a tax efficient manner that addresses family needs and goals. The following are some of the most common estate planning mistakes that people make. Familiarizing…


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