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Brad Gould Speaks at ABA Tax Section Meeting

Published: June 1st, 2018

By: Brad Gould

Fort Pierce, Fla. – Brad Gould – a shareholder at the law firm of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer – was the moderator of two panel discussions at the American Bar Association (ABA) Tax Section Meeting on May 11 – 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The topic was titled, Choice of Entity Under the 2017 […]

Brad Gould Speaks at ABA Tax Section Meeting

Published: June 1st, 2018

By: Brad Gould

Fort Pierce, Fla. – Brad Gould – a shareholder at the law firm of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer – was the moderator of two panel discussions at the American Bar Association (ABA) Tax Section Meeting on May 11 – 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The topic was titled, Choice of Entity Under the 2017 […]

Tariffs on Solar Energy Cells and Panels Announced

Published: January 25th, 2018

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

Tariffs on imported energy cells and panels were announced on January 22. The tariff is to be imposed for the next four years, beginning at 30% and decreasing gradually to 15%. The first 2.5 gigawatts of imported solar cells will be exempt from the tariff, in which the exemption is designed to allow existing solar […]

Michael Minton Interview on Solar Farming in Florida Grower Magazine

Published: January 22nd, 2018

By: Michael D. Minton

Michael Minton, chair of Dean Mead’s Agribusiness and Solar Energy industry teams, was featured in Florida Grower magazine on the hot topic of solar farming in Florida and the revenue opportunity for landowners with the right tract of land. Existing farmland has proven to be attractive to the power companies because they tend to have less […]

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 – What’s New for Renewable Energy?

Published: January 16th, 2018

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

We’ve previously written on the tax incentives available to promote renewable energy, including solar power. Our previous article is available here. In the legislative flurry that took place at the end of 2017, with the House and Senate bills for tax reform, many were concerned that federal tax incentives for renewable energy would disappear. Fortunately, […]

Michael Minton in Citrus Industry Magazine on Solar Energy Farms

Published: December 12th, 2017

By: Michael D. Minton

Michael D. Minton, Chair of Dean Mead’s Agribusiness Industry Team and Solar Energy Team, was quoted in the article titled, Solar Energy from Abandoned Groves, published in the Citrus Industry Magazine. Minton hints on some of the highlights from his team’s presentation at the Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference, held in November. “Some growers have […]

Solar Tax Incentives Article Featured in Tax Section Bulletin

Published: November 15th, 2017

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

Michael Minton, Mark Holcomb, and Dana Apfelbaum co-authored an article published in the Fall 2017 edition of the Tax Section Bulletin, a publication of The Florida Bar. “Florida’s Current Climate is Ripe for Solar Tax Incentives” discusses certain Federal, state and local tax incentives that benefit Florida’s business owners and residents who choose to implement […]

Solar Farm Leasing Article Published in Farm Credit LEADER

Attorneys Michael D. Minton, Anna H. Long, Christopher R. D’Amico, and Dennis G. Corrick authored an article that is featured in the Fall issue of Farm Credit LEADER. The article, “Preserving Your Power: 10 Tips for Negotiating a Solar Farm Lease,” offers valuable advice on what things to consider when drafting the right terms and […]

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. […]