Archive for 2013

Dean Mead Sponsors ULI Program on Jan. 15th – The Future of Florida’s Space Coast

Published: December 31st, 2013

Candid Conversation:  The Future of Florida’s Space Coast Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Orange County Bar Association 880 North Orange Avenue, Orlando 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Candid Conversation and Q&A Florida-based space exploration is only getting started, and NASA’s Trey Carlson and Space Florida’s Frank DiBello will explain why. Join […]

Charlie Egerton Elected 2014 Annual Campaign Chair for YMCA of Central Florida

Published: December 30th, 2013

By: Charles H. Egerton

Charles Egerton, shareholder at Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., was elected as the 2014 Annual Campaign Chair for YMCA of Central Florida. The press release published by The YMCA of Central Florida on December 10, 2013 can be viewed here: CHE to Lead 3800 Y Volunteers as Annual Support Chair Posted with […]

Dennis Corrick Named One of St. Lucie County’s ‘Beautiful people’

Published: December 27th, 2013

By: Dennis G. Corrick

Dean Mead attorney, Dennis G. Corrick was named as one of St. Lucie County’s ‘beautiful people’ for community activism. The article, entitled, “‘Beautiful people’ enrich lives in St. Lucie” was published in the December 1st, 2013 edition of the St. Lucie News Tribune.  

Lee Chotas Appointed to Florida Real Estate Commission by Governor Rick Scott

Published: December 19th, 2013

Elias (Lee) Chotas, shareholder at Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. in Orlando, Florida was appointed to the Florida Real Estate Commission by Governor Rick Scott. The press release issued by the Governor’s Press Office on December 13, 2013 can be viewed here: Florida Real Estate Commission

Steve Looney Quoted in Orlando Sentinel about the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

Published: December 18th, 2013

By: Stephen R. Looney

Steve Looney, chair of Dean Mead’s Tax department, is quoted in an article titled, “Big tax bills could hit underwater owners” in the December 18, 2013 edition of the Orlando Sentinel. The article about the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act expiring is provided here: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-mortgage-debt-forgiveness-20131213,0,3353972.story.

Recent USDA Citrus Greening Strike Force

Published: December 12th, 2013

By: Dennis G. Corrick

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the creation of a multi-agency “emergency response framework” to address citrus greening. The framework is intended to better coordinate resources to fight this disease, which has threatened to cripple Florida’s citrus industry. The framework brings together USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Agricultural Research Service […]

Steve Looney Speaks at University of Texas 61st Annual Taxation Conference

Published: December 6th, 2013

Dean Mead attorney Stephen Looney was a featured speaker at the University of Texas 61st Annual Taxation Conference held in Austin, Texas on December 5th, 2013.  Mr. Looney’s presentation was entitled “Compensation Reclassification Risks for S and C Corporations.”  The presentation discussed how the IRS and the Courts are addressing the reclassification of compensation and other payments […]

Are Community Association Managers Practicing Law?

Published: December 6th, 2013

By: A. Felipe Guerrero

Formal Advisory Opinion Request Could Change the Activities that May be Legally Performed by Community Association Managers Restrictions on who can practice law date back to the colonial period in our country’s history.[1] The obvious concerns relate to the quality of legal services that someone who is not trained and licensed as an attorney may […]