Dean Mead and The Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County cordially invites you to “Coffee Talk”, an informal roundtable discussion on the current economic climate, economic development issues and/or challenges in the county and cities.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Program
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
St. Lucie West Operations
760 NW Enterprise Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
“2012 Legislative Update: The Bills Impacting Florida’s Real Estate and Business Communities”
Key legislation for Florida’s business and real estate community was enacted in several areas even though the 2012 Florida legislative session was generally marked by the passage of only a few bills. Please join us for an overview of the new laws and the changes imposed as a result of these key bills. Learn how they will impact you and your clients’ businesses.
Some of the highlights addressed by the legislature include:
- Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption Amendment
- Water Quality Nutrient Criteria
- Casualty Insurance Reform
- Unemployment Compensation Tax Relief
- Two Growth Management – DRI Bills
- Statewide Environmental Resource Permitting Rules
- Construction Liens
- Tax on Transfer of Business Assets
- Implied Warranty
The program will feature three attorneys from Dean Mead:
R. Mason Blake practices in the Real Estate department. He has more than 30 years experience in commercial real estate, business, environmental and land use law. Mr. Blake represents clients in a variety of complex real estate transactions with a special emphasis in the development of large, mixed-use communities.
Dennis G. Corrick practices in the Real Estate department and he is a member of the Agribusiness Industry Team. Mr. Corrick has experience in every element of real estate purchase, ownership, governance and sale. In addition, he assists clients in land use and zoning matters, permitting and licensing, and in agreements governing the use of property such as covenants and restrictions, commercial and agricultural leases, easements and licenses.
Christine L. Weingart practices in the Tax department. She provides tax and business counsel to business owners, including corporations, LLCs and partnerships on all types of business matters. Her experience involves the formation, termination and reorganizations of businesses.