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Melanie Griffin Co-Presents on Combating Rambo Litigators in Orlando

Published: May 23rd, 2017

By: Melanie S. Griffin

Melanie S. Griffin, managing shareholder of Dean Mead’s Tampa office, will be speaking at the National Business Institute (NBI) seminar titled, “Combating “Rambo” Litigators – Practical and Effective How-to’s“. Ms. Griffin will present on “Legal Remedies: What to do When all Else Fails” and “Ethics – When Behavior Crosses the Line”. The live seminar takes place on […]

Part I: Passive Activity Loss Limitation and Real Estate Professional Tax Rules

Published: May 18th, 2017

By: Stephen R. Looney

Taxpayers who engage in rental real estate activities will generally seek to have rental property losses from such activities characterized as non-passive. In several recent decisions, the Tax Court once again emphasized the importance of taxpayers being able to substantiate the time they claim to spend performing rental real estate services in order to qualify […]

Ciara Willis Appointed to The Florida Bar YLD Board of Governors

Published: May 16th, 2017

By: Ciara C. Willis

Ciara C. Willis, associate in Dean Mead’s Tampa office, has been appointed to serve on The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Board of Governors 2017-2018. Ms. Willis previously served for three (3) years on The Florida Bar YLD Law Student Division Board of Governors. During that time she served as the Public Relations Chair for the division, and […]

Charlie Egerton Presents at 69th Annual Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation

Published: May 12th, 2017

By: Charles H. Egerton

Charles H. Egerton, Founding shareholder in the firm’s Tax Department, is a featured speaker at the 69th Annual Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation being held at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia on June 9, 2017. A description of his presentation follows: “Optimizing Capital Gains in Real Estate Transactions” – There has […]

Melanie Griffin Authors Article on Human Connection in The Professional

Published: May 10th, 2017

By: Melanie S. Griffin

Melanie S. Griffin, Managing shareholder in Dean Mead’s Tampa office authored the article “Grandma 101: Human Connection Transcends Social Media” published in The Professional, Volume XIV, No. 1, Spring 2017. Ms. Griffin credits her Grandma for encouraging her to send handwritten notes to family and friends for most life events growing up. She has continued […]

Ed Waters Speaks During ABA Tax Section Meeting

Published: May 10th, 2017

By: Edward A. Waters

Edward A. Waters will be speaking at the 2017 May Meeting of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Taxation – S Corporation Committee, in Washington D.C. on Friday, May 12, 2017. A description of his presentation follows: “Converting Stock Sales to Assets Sales (and Back Again)” – Using Code sections 453(h) and 453B(h) in actual and deemed (338(h)(10) and 336(e)) […]

Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update – Week 9

After an extension to finish work on the budget, the 2017 Regular Legislative Session concluded on May 8, 2017. We will provide periodic updates as the Legislative Session continues, and for any relevant legislation, the full text of each bill and any amendments can be found on the legislative web sites. (;; and […]

Melanie Griffin Speaking at Deposition Boot Camp in Orlando

Published: May 4th, 2017

By: Melanie S. Griffin

Dean Mead shareholder, Melanie Griffin, is a featured speaker during the Deposition Boot Camp presented by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Business Law Section. The CLE program is being held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida. The CLE program covers topics such as, […]