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Hurricane Relief, Solar Energy, Cybersecurity and Tax Reform Among Notable Topics at Ag Conference

Published: November 8th, 2017

The 7th Annual Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference (FAFMC) was held at the B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista on November 2-3. More than 90 people (mostly Florida growers and farmers) were in attendance to learn about key issues ranging from hurricane recovery, tax strategies and cybersecurity, to cash flow, operational efficiency and reduced labor costs. […]

Florida’s Current Climate is Ripe for Solar Energy Tax Incentives

Published: October 20th, 2017

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

The 7th Annual Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference (FAFMC) was held at the B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista on November 2-3. More than 90 people (mostly Florida growers and farmers) were in attendance to learn about key issues ranging from hurricane recovery, tax strategies and cybersecurity, to cash flow, operational efficiency and reduced labor costs. […]

Hurricane Relief, Solar Energy, Cybersecurity and Tax Reform Among Notable Topics at Ag Conference

Published: November 8th, 2017

The 7th Annual Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference (FAFMC) was held at the B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista on November 2-3. More than 90 people (mostly Florida growers and farmers) were in attendance to learn about key issues ranging from hurricane recovery, tax strategies and cybersecurity, to cash flow, operational efficiency and reduced labor costs. […]

Florida’s Current Climate is Ripe for Solar Energy Tax Incentives

Published: October 20th, 2017

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

For a number of years, certain Federal, state and local tax incentives have been available to promote, among other things, the importance of renewable energy like solar power. These incentives benefit Florida’s business owners and residents who choose to implement solar energy systems on their property.  Although this article will focus on opportunities for solar […]

Loans Available to Growers Through Citrus Emergency Loan Program

Published: October 19th, 2017

By: Dennis G. Corrick

Florida Governor Rick Scott has expanded the previously-authorized Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan to include Florida’s citrus businesses. Small business owners may qualify for up to $50,000, and citrus growers up to $150,000, in interest-free, short-term loans under the program. Funds made available under this program are not grants. They are not intended to be the […]

Hurricane Relief Front and Center at Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference

Published: October 11th, 2017

Orlando, Fla. – In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma’s $2.5 billion in damage to Florida’s agriculture industry, state leaders are aiming their attention at financial aid for growers. It’s just one of the key issues that will be addressed at the 7th Annual Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference (FAFMC) on November 2 – 3, 2017 […]

Nothing but Net

Published: October 9th, 2017

By: Brian M. Stephens Anna H. Long Michael D. Minton

The potential for development and widespread use of renewable energy sources has always been plagued by a single question – are they financially feasible?  Solar generated energy is no exception.  At the heart of the financial viability question for solar energy is a concept called “net metering”.  Loosening restrictions related to net metering, some say, […]

2017 Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference: November 2-3, 2017

Published: September 18th, 2017

The seventh annual Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference (FAFMC) will be held November 2-3, 2017 at the B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Outstanding program lineup this year includes: Hurricane Relief – Overview of Financial Funding Available 180 Days to Maximum Profit – Analyzing Efficiencies in Your Operation Agriculture Farmland Valuations as Florida’s […]

22 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among Best Lawyers in America 2018

Published: September 8th, 2017

By: Cari L. Roth Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II

Best Lawyers® 2018 Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead recently announced that 22 lawyers were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2018.  The attorneys who are recognized in their fields of practice are as follows: Name of Lawyer Practice Area(s) for Recognition David J. Akins Tax Law;  Trusts and Estates David P. Barker Real Estate […]

Bluegrass and Sunshine: Sales and Use Taxation of the Equine Industry in Kentucky and Florida

Published: August 30th, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb

By Erica L. Horn and Mark E. Holcomb[1] The equine industry has a long and esteemed history in the United States, with the first Thoroughbred races dating back to the early days of our nation. Thousands of people still gather each year at the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ […]