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Multiple Emergency Declarations Make Eighteen Month Permit Extensions Available in Certain Florida Counties

Published: December 7th, 2016

By: W. Lee Dobbins

This summer, Governor Scott issued Executive Order Nos. 16-155, 16-156 and 16-204 declaring a State of Emergency for Palm Beach, Lee, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties due to toxic algae blooms in local water ways. The emergency declaration was for 120 days from the date of the original Executive Order on June 9, 2016. In […]

Floating Aquatic Vegetative Tilling: Can We Put Water-Hyacinths to Good Use?

Published: January 28th, 2016

By: Dennis G. Corrick

By now, the issue of nutrients in Florida’s waters is well-recognized. Runoff from urban and agricultural systems and the loss of natural wetlands have combined to raise levels of nutrients, primarily phosphorus and nitrogen, in natural systems. These can lead to blooms of algae and general imbalances of the systems. In estuaries, such as the […]

Must-reads to Understand Florida and its Water

Published: December 10th, 2015

By: Dennis G. Corrick

If you’ve ever been subjected to the punishment of having to read dense government reports that analyze our water problems, the last thing you’re probably looking for is a book-length treatise on water issues. I’m going to recommend some reading on water, and I promise that you won’t feel like you’re being punished. As a […]

Anna Long Presents on Codes, How to Handle Building Officials/Inspectors, Environmental Issues

Published: June 25th, 2015

By: Anna H. Long

Anna H. Long presented during the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando (AAGO) Legal Panel on June 19. Her presentation titled, Codes, How to Handle Building Officials/Inspectors, Environmental Issues (When Things Aren’t So Green or Clean), includes several tips to follow before, during and after an inspection. The PowerPoint presentation is available here: Codes, How to Handle Building Officials/Inspectors, Environmental Issues (When […]

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 […]

“Water Wise” in Forward Florida

Published: January 2nd, 2015

By: Michael D. Minton

Michael Minton’s byline titled, Water Wise, was published in the December 2014 edition of Forward Florida – a publication of the Central Florida Partnership. Michael D. Minton is a shareholder and the chair of the Dean Mead law firm’s Agribusiness Industry Team. He was vice chairman of the governing board of the South Florida Water […]

Dean Mead Works with Local, Regional and State Leaders to Resolve Florida’s Water Issues

Published: November 5th, 2014

By: Michael D. Minton Dennis G. Corrick

Statewide, Florida averages between 48 to 60 inches of rain annually. How is it, then, that Florida experiences such major water shortfalls? The reason is the state’s water management system, historically, was designed to drain rainfall from inland areas to the coast as rapidly as possible to keep land usable for commercial and residential development, […]

Florida Agriculture Financial Mgmt. Conference – Nov. 13 & 14

Published: October 24th, 2014

By: Michael D. Minton

The Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference Returns November 13-14, 2014 Omni ChampionsGate Resort in Orlando Agribusiness experts present risk management strategies to address the complex financial and business challenges Florida agriculturalists face every day. The 2014 Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference held in Orlando will address key financial issues producers face. Analyzing financial performance, evaluating […]