Archive for 2009

Never Say Never – The Estate Tax Will Be Repealed!

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando
Published: December 23rd, 2009

By: Matthew J. Ahearn

Well, Only for One Year…And Unless There Is Retroactive Tax Legislation The estate tax has been a hot topic in Washington, D.C. for many years. Since passing the 2001 Tax Act, Congress has been negotiating a resolution to universally recognized problems with the Act. The Act repeals the estate tax for 2010, replaces it with […]

DEAN MEAD NAMED ACQ FINANCE MAGAZINE 2009 CORPORATE TAX LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Published: December 22nd, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla., – Dean Mead was recognized by ACQ Finance Magazine as a “Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year.” The award recognizes organizations “that have performed to exceptional levels during the most difficult period that the global economy has experienced for decades.” ACQ Finance Magazine is an international publication aimed at business professionals. The […]

MINTON APPOINTED TO HARBOR BRANCH OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE FOUNDATION BOARD

Published: December 11th, 2009

MINTON APPOINTED TO HARBOR BRANCH OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE FOUNDATION BOARD Fort Pierce, Fla., – Michael D. Minton, a shareholder with the law firm of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer, was recently appointed to the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation Board. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) is a research institute of Florida Atlantic University and conducts ocean-related […]

Florida Estate Tax Apportionment

Published: December 5th, 2009

By: David J. Akins

      Determination of the source of payment of any estate tax, inheritance tax, generation-skipping transfer tax, or other tax levied or assessed under the laws of Florida or any other state, the United States, any other country, or any political subdivision thereof, imposed as the result of the death of an individual (sometimes hereafter referred […]

GUERRERO RE-ELECTED TO HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION BOARD

Published: November 30th, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. – A. Felipe Guerrero, an associate attorney in the Orlando office of Dean Mead, was re-elected to serve as the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida’s Bylaws Chair for 2010-2011. Guerrero practices in the area of real property litigation, commercial litigation and landlord/tenant matters. He earned his law degree from the University of […]

BLOODWORTH NAMED BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATOR OF THE YEAR

Published: November 25th, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla., – Darryl M. Bloodworth, a shareholder in the Orlando office of Dean Mead, has been named “Orlando Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year” for 2010. Bloodworth practices in the areas of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on contract disputes, directors’ liability issues, fiduciary litigation, probate litigation, business torts, eminent domain, rules of […]

HAINES CERTIFIED AS CIRCUIT CIVIL MEDIATOR

Published: November 4th, 2009

VIERA, FL. – Claudia F. Haines has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Civil mediator. Haines is an attorney with Dean Mead and practices in the firm’s Viera office. She represents clients in the area of business/corporate law with an emphasis on business combinations and divestitures, corporate governance and business […]

WEINGART APPOINTED TO FLORIDA 4-H FOUNDATION BOARD

Published: November 3rd, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. – Christine L. Weingart, an associate attorney in the Orlando office of Dean Mead, was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Florida 4-H Foundation. Weingart provides tax and business counsel to business owners on all types of business matters, including formation, termination and reorganizations of businesses. She earned her […]