Articles About Agribusiness

Don’t Miss the Lay of the Land Conference on March 17th!

Published: February 16th, 2017

Dean Mead is a Gold Sponsor of the 2017 Lay of the Land Conference hosted by Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate. The program is being held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate on Friday, March 17, 2017. The annual program is an event for Florida land owners, investors, and others of related interests who […]

Widow Allowed to Expense Previously Expensed Farming Inputs

Published: January 17th, 2017

By: Brad Gould

Dean Mead is a Gold Sponsor of the 2017 Lay of the Land Conference hosted by Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate. The program is being held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate on Friday, March 17, 2017. The annual program is an event for Florida land owners, investors, and others of related interests who […]

Don’t Miss the Lay of the Land Conference on March 17th!

Published: February 16th, 2017

Dean Mead is a Gold Sponsor of the 2017 Lay of the Land Conference hosted by Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate. The program is being held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate on Friday, March 17, 2017. The annual program is an event for Florida land owners, investors, and others of related interests who […]

Widow Allowed to Expense Previously Expensed Farming Inputs

Published: January 17th, 2017

By: Brad Gould

In the case of Estate of Backemeyer v. Commissioner, 147 TC 17 (2016), the Tax Court held that the widow of a Nebraska farmer was entitled to expense farming inputs she inherited from her husband, who had expensed the same inputs during his life. Mr. Backemeyer, a corn and soybean farmer, purchased farming inputs consisting of seed, […]

Implementation of New Overtime Rules Put on Hold

Published: November 28th, 2016

By: Ciara C. Willis Nichole M. Mooney Melanie S. Griffin

On November 22, 2016, a federal court in Texas issued an order granting a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting implementation of the Department of Labor’s (the “DOL”) new overtime rules, which were scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016 and would affect approximately 4.2 million workers nationwide. As addressed in our prior article, the DOL finalized […]

Changes to Medical Marijuana Law Under Amendment 2

Published: November 21st, 2016

By: Brittany O. Finkbeiner John L. Wharton

Amendment 2, which passed during the 2016 General Election, creates more broad use of medical marijuana than that which was authorized under existing statutes adopted in 2014 and subsequently amended in 2015 and 2016. The amendment allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician. […]

Brad Gould Presents at 2016 AAA-CPA Fall Meeting & Education Conference

Published: November 18th, 2016

By: Brad Gould

Fort Pierce, Fla. – Brad Gould – a shareholder at the law firm of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer – served as a presenter at the 2016 Fall Meeting & Education Conference for the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs on November 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas. His topic titled, Tax and Succession Planning for Closely-Held Businesses, […]

Florida’s Water Crises: Can We Afford The Solutions? (Part II)

Published: November 15th, 2016

By: Michael D. Minton Brad Gould Dana M. Apfelbaum

With the renewed focus on water projects due to discharges from Lake Okeechobee and a recent surge in blue/green algae, there is also a renewed effort to involve private interests in the development of these projects. This series of articles addresses exceptions to the general rule that government payments received by private landowners as a […]

Water Management Districts Move Forward with North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan

Published: November 8th, 2016

By: John L. Wharton

On November 2nd, the stakeholder advisory committee of the North Florida Regional Water Supply Project, a joint effort of the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Suwannee River Water Management District, met for the last time. On November 3rd, the Suwannee River Water Management District held a public workshop on the draft North […]

The Pros & Cons of ESOPs – Is This Succession Planning Tool for You?

Published: October 26th, 2016

By: Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II

Many business owners who are at or nearing retirement age are facing the difficult task of developing a business succession plan in order to reap the benefits of years spent developing a successful business. Often times, there is no “next generation” to inherit or carry on the family business or no team of key management […]