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11 Dean Mead Attorneys Honored as Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb

Orlando, Fla. — Eleven Dean Mead attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2018. The list appears in the July edition of the publication. This year Cari L. Roth is inducted into The Legal Elite Hall of Fame joining fellow shareholders, Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel, Peter M. Dunbar and Mark E. Holcomb […]

Peter Dunbar Earns Florida Bar Board Certification in Condominium and Planned Development Law

Published: June 21st, 2018

Peter M. Dunbar

Tallahassee, FL — Dean, Mead & Dunbar announced today that Peter M. Dunbar, managing shareholder of the firm’s Tallahassee office, has earned Board Certification in Condominium and Planned Development Law from The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education. This is a significant milestone in Dunbar’s legal career because he is now distinguished as […]

Jury Refuses to Hold Homebuilder Liable for Home Invasion

Published: April 16th, 2018

Anna E. Ketcham Michael J. Furbush

A homebuilder faced a $6 million lawsuit after a pregnant woman was kidnapped and shot by intruders who entered an upscale residential subdivision through open gates. But a Florida jury took just 30 minutes on Feb. 28, 2018, to find for Meritage Homes in a negligent security case that rested largely on whether leaving the […]

HOA Blog Part V: Distinguishing Between Condo and HOA Fees, Fines, and Penalties

Published: July 10th, 2017

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 […]

HOA Blog Series Part IV: Why Are HOA Fees Important?

Published: January 25th, 2017

Brian M. Stephens Peter M. Dunbar

FAQs on HOA Fees In Part 3 of this series, we discussed the HOA rules – where they come from and what happens when homeowners don’t obey the rules. If polled, more likely than not, few homeowners could recite a majority of their HOA’s rules. One rule, however, would likely be recognized by all. That […]

HOA Blog Series Part III: What Happens When You Don’t Follow HOA Rules?

Published: November 15th, 2016

Brian M. Stephens Peter M. Dunbar

You’re not the boss of me… In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we learned what it means to live in a common interest community, generally, and what documents are used to establish the community – looking specifically at homeowners association controlled communities (“HOAs”). In this Part 3, we’ll consider the HOA rules […]

HOA Blog Series Part II: What Restrictions Exist in a HOA?

Published: September 12th, 2016

Brian M. Stephens Peter M. Dunbar

Understanding My HOA In part one of the series, we answered what it means to live in a neighborhood association. Basically, it means that you live in a distinct area and that area, along with each of the property owners within it, are subject to a set of rules and regulations. Those rules and regulations […]

HOA Blog Series Part I: What Does it Mean to Live in a HOA?

Published: August 9th, 2016

Brian M. Stephens Peter M. Dunbar

So, I live in an association….? It happens more than you might think. Home buyers get excited about purchasing a home in a surprisingly well manicured community. They later discover, upon receipt of the bill for their assessments, that their well-kept neighborhood costs money – their money. Florida community associations confuse people – somewhat unnecessarily. […]