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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 – What’s New for Renewable Energy?

Published: January 16th, 2018

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

We’ve previously written on the tax incentives available to promote renewable energy, including solar power. Our previous article is available here. In the legislative flurry that took place at the end of 2017, with the House and Senate bills for tax reform, many were concerned that federal tax incentives for renewable energy would disappear. Fortunately, […]

Administrative Law Judge rules that Petitioner cannot challenge rule for what is not in the rule

Published: January 12th, 2018

By: John L. Wharton

In the case of Pelican Bay Foundation v. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Pelican Bay argued that the Commission’s proposed rule should be invalidated based on the fact that a particular waterbody, the Clam Bay system in Collier County, was not included within the rule’s proposed slow speed zones. Prior to hearing, the City […]

Bill Townsend Honored with Coveted Franklin C. Latcham Award

Published: January 11th, 2018

By: William D. Townsend

Congratulations to William D. Townsend, SALT attorney in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office. Bloomberg Tax named Townsend as the 2017 recipient of the Franklin C. Latcham Award for Distinguished Service in State and Local Taxation. The award was presented at the BNA Annual Board dinner, held in New York in conjunction with the NYU State and […]

Eyes on the Legislature: The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Risk for Florida Corporate Taxpayers

Published: January 9th, 2018

By: Michael B. Dobson Robert S. Goldman

This is an alert to corporations subject to the Florida corporate income tax: The impact of the recently enacted Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Act”) on Florida tax revenue is unknown. During its 60 day regular session beginning today January 9, 2018, the Legislature will invariably consider whether the Act is likely to result […]

Melanie Griffin Featured in Local Publications for Spread Your Sunshine

Published: January 3rd, 2018

By: Melanie S. Griffin

Melanie Griffin, managing shareholder of Dean Mead’s Tampa office, was featured in an article by Tampa Bay Times. Read the article here: Sunday Conversation: Attorney Melanie Griffin succeeds by ‘Spreading Her Sunshine’. In addition, Griffin was featured in Business Observer. Griffin launched Spread Your Sunshine in 2017. At any given time, Griffin mentors two to […]