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Charles Egerton and Edward Waters on the Tax Consequences of a Mitigation Bank in the Journal of Passthrough Entities

Published: June 1st, 2018

By: Edward A. Waters Charles H. Egerton

Charles H. Egerton and Edward A. Waters, attorneys in Dean Mead’s Tax Department co-authored the article, “Update of the Tax Consequences of the Formation and Operation of a Mitigation Bank”, published in the Tax Tip column of the Journal of Passthrough Entities, Volume 21, Issue 3, May-June 2018, a publication of CCH.

Florida Land Development Permit Extensions for Hurricane Irma

Published: October 12th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On September 4, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-235 declaring a State of Emergency due to Hurricane Irma. The emergency declaration is for 60 days and will expire on November 3, 2017. Florida Statute 252.363 allows for the extension of the termination dates of certain land development approvals for the duration of any […]

Florida Land Development Permit Extensions for Tropical Storm Emily

Published: August 9th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On July 31, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-204 declaring a State of Emergency due to Tropical Storm Emily. The emergency declaration is for 60 days and will expire on September 29, 2017. Florida Statute 252.363 allows for the extension of the termination dates of certain land development approvals for the duration of […]

Land Development Permit Extensions – State of Emergency for Brush Fires Extended

Published: July 6th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On April 11, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-120 declaring a State of Emergency for the entire State of Florida due to extensive brush fires caused by drought conditions. The emergency declaration was for 60 days and would have expired on June 10.  However, on June 9, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order […]

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 […]

Zoning & Land Use Attorney, Lee Dobbins Obtains Expansion Approval for Private School in St. Lucie County

Published: September 3rd, 2015

By: W. Lee Dobbins

Zoning & Land Use Attorney, Lee Dobbins Obtains Expansion Approval for Private School in St. Lucie County Congratulations to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy and Dean Mead’s zoning and land use attorney, Lee Dobbins on the recent city approval for the school’s expansion in downtown Fort Pierce. Dobbins obtained approval for the school expansion from the […]

Dates Announced for 2015 Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference

Published: May 29th, 2015

Orlando, Fla. – The executive committee of the Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference (FAFMC) recently announced the dates for this year’s conference on August 27-28, 2015 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Some of the nation’s leading agricultural and economic experts will be in Orlando to address financial strategies impacting one of Florida’s top […]

Tax Court Denies Conservation Easement Deduction Because Property Did Not Constitute a “Qualified Real Property Interest”

Published: March 25th, 2015

By: Stephen R. Looney

In Balsam Mountain Investments, LLC,[1] the Tax Court took a very restrictive view of what qualifies as a “qualified real property interest” under Section 170(h)(2)(C), in granting summary judgment in favor of the IRS disallowing a charitable contribution deduction for a conservation easement. In 2003, Balsam Mountain Investments, LLC executed a perpetual conservation easement agreement […]