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Five Tips for Buying Commercial Property for Your Business

Published: January 27th, 2016

By: W. Lee Dobbins

Are you considering buying commercial property, so you can build a building for your business? Before you take that step and become a land developer, you need to do your due diligence. Here are five items that should be at, or close to, the top of your list of priorities: Zoning Do you know what […]

Permit Extensions Available. Act Quickly.

Published: September 15th, 2015

By: Anna H. Long

Recently, Governor Scott issued two Executive Orders declaring a state of emergency in the state.  The first, Executive Order 15-158, was issued on August 6, 2015 for the following counties: Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Taylor due to severe weather systems that brought substantial rain and flooding. This state of emergency is in effect until October 5, […]

Tax Court Holds that Sale of Real Property Resulted in Ordinary Income Rather than Capital Gain

Published: August 26th, 2015

By: Stephen R. Looney

In Fargo,[1] the Tax Court held that a couple had ordinary income from a property sale by a partnership in which they were partners because the property was sold in the ordinary course of business.  The taxpayer, husband and wife, were partners in Girard Development, L.P. (GDLP), an entity subject to the partnership procedures under […]

Dean Mead Expands Commercial Real Estate Practice with Addition of Anna Long

Published: February 18th, 2015

By: Anna H. Long

ORLANDO, Fla. – Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., a business law firm with five offices across Florida and headquarters in Orlando, recently announced that Anna Long has joined its Orlando office as Of Counsel in the Real Estate department. As a seasoned lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, Long has devoted […]

Negotiating Use Restrictions On Property Near Hospitals

Published: December 22nd, 2014

Medical office properties located near hospital facilities are sometimes subjected to publicly recorded use restrictions.  These restrictions are usually contained in deeds in the chain of title or separate declarations.  Typically, the use restrictions forbid future occupants from performing or providing specific types of medical services.  They also may contain more generic language which forbids […]

Florida Legislature Passes CS/HB 7023 – Permit Extensions for Two Years

Published: July 16th, 2014

By: W. Lee Dobbins

In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Florida legislature passed bills giving landowners the right to obtain two-year extensions of certain types of development permits simply by sending a letter to the permitting agency. This year the Florida legislature passed CS/HB 7023, which contains provisions very similar to the bills passed in 2009 through 2012. […]

Brevard County Property Appraiser to speak at July 29th Property Tax Seminar

Published: July 16th, 2014

By: R. Mason Blake Laura Minton Young

Real Estate Tax Valuations and Tips on Exemptions It is that time of year when TRIM notices will go out and property owners will be reviewing their property values and exemptions that are applicable for the 2014 tax year. Dean Mead and the office of the Brevard County Property Appraiser, Dana Blickley, invite you to […]

Michael Minton Speaks at Central Florida Partnership’s Regional Leadership Forum

Published: June 27th, 2014

By: Michael D. Minton

Michael D. Minton, Chair of Dean Mead’s Agribusiness Industry Team, served as a guest speaker at the Central Florida Partnership’s Regional Leadership Forum. His presentation was entitled, “Connecting Our Shared Values with Our Shared Future”.  The event was held Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. Presentation links, seminar materials, and photos are […]