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Orlando to Host “Tax Reform” Seminar on Jan. 31: Sweeping Changes You Need to Know

Please join Dean Mead’s Tax and Estate Planning attorneys for a special seminar on Wednesday, January 31st at the Country Club of Orlando. Sweeping Changes You Need to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Wednesday, January 31st Registration:  7:45 a.m. Breakfast:  8:00 a.m. Program:   8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location:  The Country Club […]

Orlando to Host “Tax Reform” Seminar on Jan. 31: Sweeping Changes You Need to Know

Please join Dean Mead’s Tax and Estate Planning attorneys for a special seminar on Wednesday, January 31st at the Country Club of Orlando. Sweeping Changes You Need to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Wednesday, January 31st Registration:  7:45 a.m. Breakfast:  8:00 a.m. Program:   8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location:  The Country Club […]

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert: Complying with Florida’s New Rent Tax Rate

Published: December 21st, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb Vicki L. Berman

The Florida Legislature reduced the state commercial rentals tax rate from 6% to 5.8% for rental periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018. This article guides commercial landlords and property managers in complying with that rate change.  While the reduced tax rate applies to commercial rental consideration, it does not apply to other charges […]

Florida Land Development Permit Extensions for Hurricane Irma

Published: October 12th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On September 4, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-235 declaring a State of Emergency due to Hurricane Irma. The emergency declaration is for 60 days and will expire on November 3, 2017. Florida Statute 252.363 allows for the extension of the termination dates of certain land development approvals for the duration of any […]

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, […]

Lee Dobbins Quoted in TC Palm on Land Development Approvals

Published: September 19th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

Dean Mead shareholder and zoning and land use attorney, W. Lee Dobbins, is quoted in the article titled, ECONOMIC UPTURN: Treasure Coast construction on the rebound, published in the online edition of TC Palm, September 16, 2017. Dobbins and fellow Dean Mead shareholder, Dennis G. Corrick, both handle real estate matters in St. Lucie County and surrounding […]

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 […]

Florida Land Development Permit Extensions for Tropical Storm Emily

Published: August 9th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On July 31, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-204 declaring a State of Emergency due to Tropical Storm Emily. The emergency declaration is for 60 days and will expire on September 29, 2017. Florida Statute 252.363 allows for the extension of the termination dates of certain land development approvals for the duration of […]

HOA Blog Part V: Distinguishing Between Condo and HOA Fees, Fines, and Penalties

Published: July 10th, 2017

By: Brian M. Stephens Peter M. Dunbar

Back in Part 1 of this series, we noted that subtle distinctions exist between the rules regulating condominiums versus rules regulating homeowner’s associations. And, in keeping with that subtly, much of what has been discussed in Parts 2, 3, and 4, of this series is equally applicable to condo and homeowner’s associations. Here, however, it […]