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Department of Revenue Bulletin: Property Tax Relief for Citrus Equipment

Published: June 12th, 2018

By: Robert S. Goldman Dennis G. Corrick

On June 1, 2018 the Department of Revenue issued a bulletin which serves as a reminder of property tax relief available in tax year 2018 for certain citrus fruit packing and processing facilities. The bulletin, PTO 18-02, follows the 2018 enactment of a Florida law (Laws of Florida Ch. 2018-118) providing that tangible personal property […]

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Six Dean Mead Attorneys for Legal Excellence

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead has been ranked among the top Florida law firms in Chambers USA 2018 America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an annual publication by Chambers and Partners. The rankings include six of the firm’s attorneys in the categories of Tax and State and Local Taxation. The attorneys receiving the prestigious recognition include: […]

Taxpayer Rights in Florida: New Opportunity for Meaningful Reform

Published: April 20th, 2018

By: Mark E. Holcomb

The 2018 Florida Legislature granted greater independence and authority to the Department of Revenue’s office of Taxpayer Rights Advocate. Oversight of the Taxpayer Rights Advocate will shift from the Department to the Governor’s office; the Taxpayer Rights Advocate will also be responsible for recommending administrative and legislative changes to the Governor and legislative leadership to […]

Legislative Update Set for April 25th in Melbourne

Published: April 16th, 2018

Dean Mead and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast are pleased to present: The 2018 Florida Legislative Update Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Location:  Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place , Melbourne, FL 32901 The Legislative Session concluded in Tallahassee in March and as a result, key legislation for Florida’s […]

Tax Attorneys to be Featured at Lay of the Land Conference in Orlando

Published: March 15th, 2018

By: Michael D. Minton Charles H. Egerton Brad Gould

Please join us at the 2018 Saunders Real Estate “Lay of the Land Conference” on April 5 – 6, 2018 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Dean Mead is proud to sponsor the conference again this year. See all the details below.  Registration is now open at Attorneys Michael Minton, Charlie Egerton and […]

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 […]

Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update – 2017 Special Session A

The legislature concluded 2017 Special Session A on Friday, June 9. With respect to agricultural interests, the call of the 3-day special session was expanded during the session to include medical marijuana and the repair of the Herbert Hoover Dike. This report also includes updates on the Governor’s actions on legislation that passed during regular […]

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 […]