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19th Annual ‘Beautiful People’ List Recognizes Dennis Corrick

Published: December 30th, 2015

By: Dennis G. Corrick

Dean Mead real estate attorney and shareholder, Dennis G. Corrick, was once again named one of St. Lucie County’s ‘Beautiful People’ for community activism. He first made this list in 2013 in the same area. Earlier this year, Corrick received the Kathryn Basile Champion for Children Award as recognition for his leadership of the campaign […]

Vicki Berman Honored with Outstanding Achievement Award by CREW Orlando

Published: December 23rd, 2015

By: Vicki L. Berman

ORLANDO, Fla. – Vicki L. Berman, a 30-year veteran of the real estate industry and attorney at Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Orlando during the organization’s 12th Annual Celebration of Champions gala on November 12, 2015. The award for […]

Kim Rezanka Appointed to Commission on Ethics by Governor Rick Scott

Published: December 22nd, 2015

Viera, Fla. – Kimberly B. Rezanka, Managing Shareholder of Dean Mead’s Viera office, was appointed to the Florida Commission on Ethics by Governor Rick Scott. Rezanka is a seasoned litigator with 23 years of experience representing business entities and individuals in matters involving complex business contracts and concerns. She also focuses her practice on cases […]

President Obama Signs PATH Act Into Law

Published: December 21st, 2015

By: Brad Gould

Last week, Congress passed H.R. 2029, The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH).  The PATH Act would extend for varying degrees of time, some permanently, many expired tax provisions. Our initial summary of the PATH Act can be found here.  On Friday, President Obama signed the PATH Act into law. As a result, taxpayers have a […]

St. Lucie County Education Foundation Awards $50,000 to School Board

Published: December 18th, 2015

By: Joel C. Zwemer

The Education Foundation of St. Lucie County (EDSLC) received $25,000 in a matching funds grant through the State of Florida School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program. The funds were provided by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF). Dean Mead shareholder, Joel C. Zwemer, was on hand along with fellow EDSLC Board members, to present […]

Vicki Berman Honored by CREW Orlando with Outstanding Achievement Award

Published: December 18th, 2015

By: Vicki L. Berman

Vicki L. Berman, shareholder in Dean Mead’s Real Estate department, was honored with the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Orlando “Outstanding Achievement” award during their 12th Annual Celebration of Champions gala on November 12, 2015. The award for “Outstanding Achievement” honors a CREW Orlando member who best exemplifies CREW Orlando over at least a ten […]

Common Interest Associations’ Ability to Collect Past Due Assessments

Published: December 17th, 2015

By: Brian M. Stephens

Homeowners’ associations (“HOAs”) across Florida run into problems when it comes to trying to collect past due assessments. This problem is especially apparent in cases where the owner’s unit for which the past due assessments were owed has entered foreclosure. Generally, a foreclosure proceeding by a senior lien holder – like a lender who forwarded […]

Tax Extenders are (almost) Here

Published: December 16th, 2015

By: Brad Gould

In what has replaced Santa Claus as the most anticipated December arrival [for U.S. taxpayers at least], Congress reached a bipartisan agreement to retroactively extend numerous tax benefits that expired at the end of last year. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH) was announced by Congress late last night.  PATH needs […]