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Dean Mead Welcomes 12 New Attorneys

Published: April 28th, 2017

Dean Mead has welcomed a dozen new attorneys in all five (5) offices to continue the firm’s strategy of expanding its statewide footprint. View the firm’s latest ad highlighting the twelve (12) new attorneys and their practice areas in Florida Trend magazine, May 2017 edition. Learn more about each attorney by viewing their bios here: David […]

Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update – Week 7

The seventh week of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session concluded on April 21, 2017. We will provide periodic updates as the Legislative Session continues, and for any relevant legislation, the full text of each bill and any amendments can be found on the legislative web sites. (http://www.flsenate.gov; http://www.myfloridahouse.com; and http://www.leg.state.fl.us.) Updates from the last report […]

Michael Minton Inducted Into Florida Blue Key

Published: April 26th, 2017

By: Michael D. Minton

On Saturday, April 22nd, Michael Minton was inducted into Florida Blue Key in Gainesville, Florida.  Florida Blue Key is the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary organization in the state of Florida. The chapter was founded in 1923 and is filled with the best and brightest leaders from the University of Florida and beyond. The tapping ceremony […]

Florida Brush Fires Allow Land Development Permit Extensions

Published: April 18th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On April 11, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-120 declaring a State of Emergency for the entire State of Florida due to extensive brush fires caused by drought conditions. The emergency declaration is for 60 days. Florida Statute 252.363 allows for the extension of the termination dates of certain land development approvals for […]

2017 Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update – Week 5

The fifth week of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session has concluded. We will provide periodic updates as the Legislative Session continues, and for any relevant legislation, the full text of each bill and any amendments can be found on the legislative web sites. (http://www.flsenate.gov; http://www.myfloridahouse.com; and http://www.leg.state.fl.us.) Updates from the last report are in bold […]

2017 Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update – Week 4

The fourth week of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session has concluded. This week was the last scheduled week of regular House subcommittee meetings. House full committees will continue to meet, however bills that were not heard in subcommittee by now most likely will not be considered and we will start to remove them from the […]

Michael Minton Attends Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Capitol Days

Published: March 31st, 2017

By: Michael D. Minton

Managing Shareholder of Dean Mead’s Fort Pierce office and Agribusiness Industry Team Chair, Michael D. Minton, attended the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Capitol Days in Tallahassee, Florida, March 21-23, 2017. Minton who is also a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors attended the Governor’s Reception hosted by Gov. Rick Scott at the Governor’s […]

15 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among Orlando’s Best Lawyers®

Published: March 31st, 2017

Fifteen Dean Mead Orlando attorneys were recognized in the annual Best Lawyers® of 2017 list, recently published in Orlando Magazine, April, 2017 issue. In addition, David J. Akins was recognized as the 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Orlando and Marc D. Chapman was named the 2017 Litigation – Trusts and Estates “Lawyer […]