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Details Matter: Probate Litigation Edition

Published: November 30th, 2017

By: Brad Gould

Last year, we posted an article concerning United Bank v. Estate of Frazee, a Fourth District Court of Appeals probate case where an attorney for a creditor failed to comply with Florida’s e-filing rules.  The failure to comply with procedural rules in probate cases has once again arisen in Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals, […]

Michael Minton and Stephen Looney in Orlando Sentinel on Impact of GOP Tax Plan on Florida Businesses

Published: November 29th, 2017

By: Michael D. Minton Stephen R. Looney

Dean Mead attorneys, Michael Minton and Stephen Looney, were quoted in the article titled, Bill Nelson: GOP tax plan would burden Florida small biz published in the Orlando Sentinel November 21, 2017. The article highlighted Sen. Bill Nelson’s roundtable discussion with Orlando business owners on the impact of proposed tax packages in Florida.  Read the […]

USAmeriBank Features Interview with Melanie Griffin

Published: November 29th, 2017

By: Melanie S. Griffin

Melanie Griffin, managing shareholder of Dean Mead’s Tampa office, was interviewed by USAmeriBank’s Women Entrepreneurs (WE). Read the article here: Women in Leadership: 5 Questions with Melanie S. Griffin. In addition, Griffin was featured in The Small Magic podcast. The podcast was uploaded to the Library Guide for the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism at the […]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts Moves Forward in House and Senate

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Published: November 20th, 2017

By: Kyle C. Griffin Matthew J. Ahearn

On November 16, 2017, the House of Representative passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on a party-line vote (227-205), with several GOP representatives from California, New Jersey, and New York voting against the bill in part because it would reduce the deduction for state and local taxes. Later that same day, the Senate Finance Committee […]

Solar Tax Incentives Article Featured in Tax Section Bulletin

Published: November 15th, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb Michael D. Minton Dana M. Apfelbaum

Michael Minton, Mark Holcomb, and Dana Apfelbaum co-authored an article published in the Fall 2017 edition of the Tax Section Bulletin, a publication of The Florida Bar. “Florida’s Current Climate is Ripe for Solar Tax Incentives” discusses certain Federal, state and local tax incentives that benefit Florida’s business owners and residents who choose to implement […]

Mark Holcomb Speaks at 38th Annual Conference of the National Assn. of State Bar Tax Sections

Published: November 13th, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Tallahassee State and Local Tax lawyer, Mark E. Holcomb, was a guest speaker at the 38th Annual Conference of the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections in Washington, D.C. on October 27th. He joined fellow presenters, Gary R. Thorup and Raymond J. Freda, on the topic of, “Ethics and Multijurisdictional Practice Issues”.  A copy of the […]

Senate Releases Chairman’s Mark to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Published: November 10th, 2017

By: Kyle C. Griffin Matthew J. Ahearn

On November 9, 2017, the Joint Committee on Taxation released the Description of the Chairman’s Mark of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Chairman’s Mark”) that is scheduled for markup by the Senate Finance Committee on November 13, 2017. The Chairman’s Mark shows that the Senate’s concepts for tax legislation contain significant differences from the […]

Solar Farm Leasing Article Published in Farm Credit LEADER

Attorneys Michael D. Minton, Anna H. Long, Christopher R. D’Amico, and Dennis G. Corrick authored an article that is featured in the Fall issue of Farm Credit LEADER. The article, “Preserving Your Power: 10 Tips for Negotiating a Solar Farm Lease,” offers valuable advice on what things to consider when drafting the right terms and […]