Column on Realty/Personalty Tax Classification Questions for Telecoms Published in JMTI

When a telecommunications provider installs equipment and related items (cabling, conduit, etc.) into or on real property and then used in the same place for years, it creates a question of whether the equipment should be treated as part of the realty itself or tangible personal property. The dilemma of this question was addressed in a recent Shop Talk column coauthored by DDH attorney Matthew Boch in the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives: "Telecoms Face Tough Tax Questions Surrounding Realty Versus Personalty Classifications." Matthew coauthored the article with his fellow panelists who spoke on the topic at Telestrategies Communications Taxation 2017. A reprint of the article is available on the DDH website. [More]

Agricultural Law- Arkansas Dicamba Update

Arkansas implemented a temporary ban on the sale and use of Dicamba while people continue to try to conclude why there may have been such extensive crop damage allegedly resulting from its use.

The temporary ban on Dicamba goes into effect July 11 and will last 120 days, at which time rules concerning Dicamba will revert back to their status prior to the ban. As of Friday, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, and Kansas were all reporting Dicamba complaints and, on Friday, Missouri issued a statewide stop sale which halted all sales and use of Dicamba pesticide products labeled for agricultural uses. Concerns lie ahead for both the producers who have invested in Dicamba as well as those who claim to have been damaged by the chemical, even now that the temporary ban has been implemented, since the Arkansas Plant Board has received over 633 complaints of alleged Dicamba misuse. [More]

Randy Bynum mentioned in Arkansas Business

Partner Randy Bynum was recently mentioned in an Arkansas Business article, “Medical Marijuana Rollout Sparks Interest Among Arkansas Entrepreneurs.”

On June 30, the state began accepting applications for those wishing to grow and sell marijuana for medical use. Bynum represents a client who hopes to open a cultivation facility and a dispensary in Arkansas, and he has been monitoring the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission since February. [More]

2017 Arkansas Tax Legislative Developments for the Environmental / Industrial Community

The May/June Arkansas Environmental Federation newsletter, Industries for the Environment, featured a summary of the 2017 Arkansas tax legislative developments likely of interest to AEF members, entitled "The Dust Settles: Arkansas Tax Developments from the 2017 Legislative Session," and authored by DDH attorneys Matt Boch and T.J. Lawhon. A reprint of the article is available here. [More]

Dover Dixon Horne Grows Practice with Addition of Adrienne Griffis

Dover Dixon Horne is pleased to welcome the addition of Adrienne Griffis, who joins the firm’s growing family law practice.

"I'm extremely pleased to have someone of Adrienne's legal ability and character joining our firm,” said Partner Gary Rogers, who leads the firm’s Family Law practice. “She will be a valuable asset to DDH providing quality legal services to our clients." [More]