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Florida DOR Publishes Report on Impacts to Florida Taxpayers due to TCJA

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: February 15th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

As previously discussed in multiple Dean Mead articles, the 2018 Florida Legislature did not have the time available to fully understand and estimate the impact from the 2017 Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Therefore, the Legislature directed the Florida Department of Revenue to conduct an analysis of the impacts on Florida taxpayers. You can find […]

New Homeowner? Time to Get Your Homestead

Published: February 15th, 2019

By: Brad Gould

Florida provides a generous property tax benefit to its residents – the homestead tax exemption. There are two significant benefits provided by this exemption: an annual reduction in ad valorum property taxes assessed on the homestead residence; and a cap on the value of the homestead residence. The latter is known as the Save Our […]

Five Phases of the Business Litigation Lifecycle

Published: February 15th, 2019

By: Daryl J. Krauza

If you haven’t been involved in litigation before, the process can seem overwhelming at first glance. The term “Business Litigation” covers a wide variety of cases including breach of contract, partnership or shareholder disputes, disputes between owners of a business, real property, and even cases outside of a traditional business context like probate and trust […]

Can I Inherit Debt?

Published: February 15th, 2019

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

When a loved one dies, there are two primary considerations: the transfer of the deceased’s property to the heirs; and the payment of the deceased’s debts. In fact, one of the most common questions from potential probate clients is, “Do I inherit debt?” The short answer is no, however, the assets of the deceased are […]

Charlie Egerton Receives Honor for Years of Devoted Service to YMCA

Published: February 6th, 2019

By: Charles H. Egerton

Charlie Egerton, one of the founding members of Dean Mead, received the John W. Sterchi Award from the YMCA of Central Florida. At the 2018 Festival of Trees Donor Dinner, Dan Wilcox, president & CEO of YMCA of Central Florida, announced that Charlie was the recipient of the honor this year. Charlie was recognized for […]

No More Second Bites at the Apple for Plaintiffs on Damages

Amy L. Judkins - Dean Mead Litigation Attorney
Published: February 5th, 2019

By: Amy L. Judkins

Plaintiffs sometimes are so focused on proving liability that they don’t pay enough attention to proving the scope of actual or economic damages. While most Florida district courts generally have taken the stance that a plaintiff only gets an opportunity at the first trial to prove measurable damages, the Third District in South Florida was […]

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 – Part II

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: February 4th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Brittany O. Finkbeiner

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 – Part II Election Reform After Florida’s 2018 general election became the subject of national news, state leaders appear poised to address voting laws this session. Under Florida election law, if one candidate has a margin of victory of less than 0.5 percent over the second-place finisher, […]

Dean Mead Sponsors Florida Cattlewoman Event

Published: February 4th, 2019

By: Dennis G. Corrick

The Florida Cattlewomen (FCW) held their Fun Shoot event on January 5 at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee, FL. The event was sponsored by the Dean Mead Agribusiness Industry Team. Proceeds from the event go to the FCW scholarship program. Attorneys Dennis Corrick and Brian Stephens were in attendance at the Fun Shoot with Stephens leading […]