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Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 24 Dean Mead Attorneys in 2019 Edition

Orlando, Fla. – Best Lawyers® released its list for The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. This year, there are 24 Dean Mead attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Dean Mead is pleased that the number of our lawyers who are honored continues to grow each year. Many are included for more than […]

David Hathaway Quoted in Orlando Business Journal on Challenging a Will or Trust

Published: August 16th, 2018

By: David P. Hathaway

David P. Hathaway, an attorney in Dean Mead’s Orlando office and chair of the Trust and Estate Litigation Practice Group, was recently quoted in the Orlando Business Journal article “To Sue or Not to Sue.” The article spotlights some contentious factors that may be unexpected, unique or unclear but can end up in court. Hathaway’s […]

Dana M. Apfelbaum Earns Florida Bar Board Certification in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law

Published: August 15th, 2018

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

Fort Pierce, FL — Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer announced today that Dana M. Apfelbaum, shareholder in the firm’s Fort Pierce office, has earned Board Certification in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law from The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education. This is a significant achievement in Apfelbaum’s legal career, as she is now […]

Lauren Detzel and David Akins Receive Top Rankings in Chambers HNW Guide 2018

Published: August 13th, 2018

By: Lauren Y. Detzel David J. Akins

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead announced today that Lauren Y. Detzel and David J. Akins have been ranked among the leading attorneys in Private Wealth Law by Chambers in its Chambers High Net Worth 2018 guide, which was recently released. Detzel ranks in the top tier Band 1 in Florida in the Chambers HNW Private […]

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Section 199A Deduction

Published: August 9th, 2018

By: Stephen R. Looney

On August 8, 2018, the IRS issued Proposed Regulations under Section 199A as enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which generally provides a deduction of 20% of an owner’s allocable share of the “qualified business income” (“QBI”) from a pass-through entity (S corporation, partnership, LLC taxed as a partnership) or sole proprietorship. The […]

Florida DOR Seeks Input for TCJA Impact Analysis

Published: August 9th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman Mark E. Holcomb

The Florida Department of Revenue is currently examining the impact of the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Florida’s corporate income tax system. As part of that process, the Department is soliciting input from taxpayers regarding the effects of the TCJA. The Department’s evaluation will likely identify options for changing the Florida Corporate […]

Florida Homestead Law Seminar to be Presented by Dean Mead

Published: August 6th, 2018

By: Joseph K. Naberhaus Robert J. Naberhaus III

Dean Mead’s Estate & Succession Planning Department presents an educational seminar on A Primer on Florida Homestead Law Attorneys Robert J. Naberhaus III and Joseph K. Naberhaus will discuss the following topics: What is Florida Homestead? Restrictions on Devise Exemption from Creditors Estate Administration Issues Elective Share Issues Irrevocable Homestead Trusts Waiver of Homestead Rights […]

Florida Property Tax Litigation: Procedural Traps for the Unwary

Published: August 3rd, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman Mark E. Holcomb

A recent appellate court decision illustrates a common procedural trap befalling taxpayers in the minefield of Florida property tax litigation. Among the jurisdictional requirements to judicially challenge a property tax assessment is the taxpayer’s continuing obligation to either timely challenge or pay the amount of taxes assessed for subsequent years during which the first suit […]