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News Bulletin – Hurricane Michael – IRS Filing Deadline and Relief Expansion

Published: October 12th, 2018

By: Michael D. Minton

Important notification related to the Hurricane Michael IRS Filing Deadline Notice: A Joint Letter to Florida Senator Bill Nelson and Senator Marco Rubio was submitted by Dean Mead attorney Michael Minton, Chair of The Florida Bar Tax Section, and Deborah Curry, President & CEO of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). The letter […]

Dean Mead Sponsors Florida Citrus Sports Feast on the 50 Event

Published: October 12th, 2018

By: Thomas P. Wert

Dean Mead is pleased to be the name sponsor of the Official Alumni Village at the Florida Citrus Sports ”Feast on the 50” event. It starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Proceeds from the event will benefit the FCSports Foundation Summer Camp in their effort to improve […]

Employer Oversteps in Banning Dreadlocks

Published: October 10th, 2018

By: Nichole M. Mooney

An employer was in the crosshairs of a federal discrimination lawsuit after rescinding an African-American woman’s offer of employment because she wore her hair in dreadlocks and refused to change them. The employer prevailed before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, but businesses nonetheless should be cautious, says Nichole M. Mooney, […]

Eighth Annual Crystal Ball Corporate Cocktail

Published: October 5th, 2018

By: Mark R. Leavitt

The Central and Northeastern Florida Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation will hold their Eighth Annual Crystal Ball Corporate Cocktail on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Reception Center in Maitland. Dean Mead is one of several businesses sponsoring the event this year. The evening will be filled with live entertainment, […]

Dean Mead Sponsors Feed the Need

Published: October 3rd, 2018

By: Jane Dunlap Callahan

Join Dean Mead and the Christian Service Center on Thursday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tap Room at Dubsdread to help your neighbors in need! Feed the Need will be an evening full of food, music, wine and dancing, all for a great cause. This year’s focus is helping families through the Love […]

Jay Van Heyde Speaks to Construction Companies about ESOPs

Published: October 2nd, 2018

By: Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II

Dean Mead ESOP attorney, Jay Van Heyde, and PCE partner, Will Stewart, presented an informative seminar to the ABC Central Florida Chapter on Sept. 12th. Their topic covered key benefits of creating an ESOP for founders and owners in the construction industry. View their full presentation video here.

French Brown Comments on Florida Amendment 2 Issue

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: September 28th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, French Brown, was quoted in the recent article “Amendment 2 gets $4 million boost from Florida Realtors,” which in appeared in Florida Politics. Brown stated, “If property tax values are allowed to increase unchecked in the future — if Amendment 2 fails — then it can certainly hit all Floridians in […]

Pre-Suit Notice of Defect Is An “Action” for Purposes of Statute of Repose

Published: September 21st, 2018

By: Michael J. Furbush Thomas P. Wert

In a case of first impression, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled last week that a construction defect action against a homebuilder was timely because the mandatory pre-suit notice of defect was sent to the builder before the ten-year statute of repose lapsed, even though the lawsuit was filed outside the ten-year period.   The […]