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Melanie Griffin Appointed to Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority

Published: August 18th, 2017

By: Melanie S. Griffin

Melanie S. Griffin, Managing Shareholder of Dean Mead’s Tampa office, was appointed to the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority by Governor Rick Scott. Griffin provides commercial litigation, intellectual property, and labor and employment services to businesses and addresses the trust and probate litigation and agribusiness needs of prominent Florida families. Griffin’s appointment is for […]

Dean Mead’s Legislative Update Series Draws Big Crowd in Brevard County

Published: August 16th, 2017

By: Peter M. Dunbar

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Dean Mead partnered with the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast to host more than 90 people at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto for the 2017 Florida Legislative Update. Guest speakers featured on the panel included Senator Debbie Mayfield, Senator Jack Latvala, Representative Thad Altman, and Representative Tom Goodson. Pete […]

I Disagree with my Property Tax Assessment: Should I Petition The Value Adjustment Board?

Published: August 15th, 2017

By: Robert S. Goldman

In August each year, the elected local property appraisers of Florida issue assessment notices captioned “Notice of Proposed Property Taxes” to the owners of property in their counties. For historical reasons, these are generally referred to as “TRIM” notices. In addition to other information, the TRIM notices show the assessed value of the property, and […]

Florida Land Development Permit Extensions for Tropical Storm Emily

Published: August 9th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On July 31, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-204 declaring a State of Emergency due to Tropical Storm Emily. The emergency declaration is for 60 days and will expire on September 29, 2017. Florida Statute 252.363 allows for the extension of the termination dates of certain land development approvals for the duration of […]

Dana Apfelbaum Elected to United Way of St. Lucie County Board of Directors

Published: August 8th, 2017

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

Dana M. Apfelbaum has been elected to the Board of Directors for the United Way of St. Lucie County. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of community problems by helping children and families achieve their potential through education, helping families become financially stable and independent, improving people’s health & well-being, […]

Steve Looney Presents on Choice of Entity in Light of Tax Reform

Published: August 4th, 2017

By: Stephen R. Looney

Stephen R. Looney, Chair of Dean Mead’s Tax department, presented on “Choice of Entity in Light of Tax Reform,” at the Wealth Planning For High Net-Worth Individuals and Owners of Closely Held Companies portion of the New York University Summer Tax Institute in New York City on Friday, July 28, 2017. A description of the presentation […]

IPT Welcomes New Officers

Published: August 2nd, 2017

By: Robert S. Goldman

Atlanta, Georgia – The Institute for Professionals in Taxation® (IPT), a nonprofit educational organization that serves professionals working in state and local taxation across the United States and Canada, is proud to announce the election of several new officers and Board of Governors for the 2017 – 2018 term. Robert S. Goldman, CMI, Esq., of […]

Robert Goldman Elected President of the Institute of Professionals in Taxation

Published: July 20th, 2017

By: Robert S. Goldman

Robert S. Goldman, State and Local Taxation attorney in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office, was elected President of the Institute of Professionals in Taxation on July 9, 2017. He will serve a 1 year term ending 2018. IPT is a national state and local tax (SALT) organization with 4,000 members, mostly Fortune 500 and Big Four […]