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Dean Mead Sponsored UCF College of Medicine: Luminary Series

Published: December 19th, 2012

As a partner of the UCF College of Medicine, Dean Mead is proud to be a featured sponsor of their ongoing Luminary Series.  This special event is held twice a year to highlight different medical topics in the science community.  Dr. Mollie Jewett, Ph.D. was the keynote speaker for the most recent seminar titled Diagnosing Lyme in the Nick […]

Steve Looney Quoted in Orlando Sentinel on Impact of Fiscal Cliff for Small Business Owners

Published: December 13th, 2012

The Orlando Sentinel recently featured Dean Mead’s tax department chair Steve Looney in its “Talking With…” column, which features “interviews with the movers and shakers in Central Florida business.” The story, titled “Tax issues for small-business owners to ponder as ‘fiscal cliff’ looms,” mines Steve’s expertise as a CPA-attorney with decades of experience counseling small businesses, […]

Matthew J. Ahearn – Bringing Communication Skills to Estate & Trust Law

Published: December 3rd, 2012

A good estate plan helps individuals and families with some of their most complex challenges:  planning the preservation of hard-earned financial assets, assuring the future care of a loved one, resolving the future direction of a family business, and ensuring that the plan is properly carried out according to the decedent’s wishes.  Matt Ahearn, Shareholder […]

Steve Looney published in Orlando Medical News about “The Perfect Storm: Tax Changes in 2013”

Published: November 27th, 2012

It’s inescapable. Turn on the news and you’ll hear that our country is on the precipice of a “fiscal cliff”… and Congress’ actions – or lack thereof – will have an immediate and tremendous impact on all of us. At Dean Mead, we’ve been helping our clients prepare for this eventuality for a while now. […]

CREW Honors Vicki Berman and Christine Weingart for “2012 Networking Deal of the Year”

Published: November 27th, 2012

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Orlando held the “Annual Celebration of Champions and 25th Anniversary Celebration” on Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Citrus Club in Orlando. There were more than 150 people in attendance for a sold-out event with a wonderful cocktail reception, dinner and silent auction.  Dean Mead attorneys, Vicki Berman and Christine […]

3.8% Tax On Net Investment Income Will Take Effect in 2013

Published: November 15th, 2012

By: Christopher R. D’Amico

Beginning on January 1, 2013, the 2010 Healthcare Act will subject “net investment income” to a 3.8% Medicare tax for taxpayers with adjusted gross income over $250,000.00 in the case of joint filers ($125,000.00 for married taxpayers filing separately, and $200,000.00 for other filers).  The imposition of the 3.8% Medicare tax on “net investment income” […]

In Florida, Your Mom is Entitled to a Share of Her Second Husband’s Estate

Published: November 2nd, 2012

By: Robert J. Naberhaus III David P. Hathaway

In Florida, Your Mom Is Entitled to a Share of Her Second Husband’s Estate – No matter what other beneficiaries might say by David P. Hathaway, Esq. and Robert J. Naberhaus III, Esq. Your mother lives in Florida and remarried there after your father died. Her second husband, who also was married previously, has passed […]

Dean Mead Ranked Among 2013 Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report

Published: November 1st, 2012

Dean Mead was ranked among the Best Law Firms in the Orlando and West Palm Beach Metropolitan Rankings in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.  Dean Mead is ranked as follows: Tier 1 Orlando • Commercial Litigation • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law • Litigation – Eminent […]