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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 […]

Kyle Griffin Presents at The Florida Bar Tax Section 2017 Organizational Meeting

Published: July 10th, 2017

By: Kyle C. Griffin

Kyle C. Griffin, Associate in Dean Mead’s Estate and Succession Planning and Tax departments, presented on the topic Review of Developments in Transfer Taxation for Year 2016-2017 at the Tax Section of The Florida Bar 2017 Organizational Meeting on July 1, 2017. The program was hosted at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, June 30 – July 4, […]

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

Published: July 10th, 2017

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

As we’ve discussed in Part I and Part II, the renewed focus on water projects due to discharges from Lake Okeechobee and the occurrences of blue/green algae is accompanied by a renewed effort to involve private landowners in the development of water attenuation projects. We’ve now explored the exceptions to the general rule that government […]

Land Development Permit Extensions – State of Emergency for Brush Fires Extended

Published: July 6th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On April 11, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-120 declaring a State of Emergency for the entire State of Florida due to extensive brush fires caused by drought conditions. The emergency declaration was for 60 days and would have expired on June 10.  However, on June 9, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order […]

Anna Long Presents on Real Estate Transactions in West Palm Beach

Published: July 5th, 2017

By: Anna H. Long

Anna H. Long, Of Counsel in Dean Mead’s Orlando office, will be speaking at the National Business Institute (NBI) seminar titled, “Real Estate Transactions From A to Z“. Long will present on “Environmental Considerations in Real Estate Transactions”. The 2 day seminar takes place August 14-15, 2017 at Holiday Inn Palm Beach-Airport Conference Center in […]

Dean Mead Partners with St. Lucie Chamber and EDC to Host Legislative Luncheon

Published: June 30th, 2017

By: Peter M. Dunbar

Dean Mead is pleased to sponsor the upcoming “Legislative Update Luncheon” on Monday, July 24, 2017.  The location is Club Talavera at Verano in Port St. Lucie.  The list of legislators who are participating in the panel discussion are as follows: Senator Joe Negron  (confirmed) Senator Jack Latvala (confirmed) Representative Gayle Harrell  (confirmed) Representative Erin […]

Mark Holcomb: the tax attorney who saved the day for Expedia

Published: June 30th, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Dean Mead attorney, Mark Holcomb, is featured in the June 2017 edition of Super Lawyers magazine. The article titled,  “Mark Holcomb: the tax attorney who saved the day for Expedia”, describes how the Tallahassee based SALT lawyer successfully defended online travel companies through the Florida Supreme Court in litigation filed by multiple counties claiming unpaid […]

FSU Alumni Association Honors Melanie Griffin with The Inspire Award

Published: June 30th, 2017

By: Melanie S. Griffin

Florida State University Alumni Association will be honoring Melanie S. Griffin, Managing Shareholder in Dean Mead’s Tampa office, as a recipient of The Inspire Award. Griffin is one of four FSU Women of Distinction being recognized on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at The Tampa Club. The Inspire Award recognizes alumnae who have distinguished themselves as leaders within their industry […]