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

Published: August 9th, 2016

By: 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. […]

Florida’s Fifth DCA Weighs In On The Scope of Easements For Ingress And Egress

Published: June 1st, 2015

By: Joel C. Zwemer

Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals has issued a decision concerning the dimensions and scope of an easement.  In Condron, et.al. v. Arey, et.al.,  the Fifth District Court of Appeals held that an easement for ingress and egress over an area described as a “10 foot easement over and across a parcel of land” means […]

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 […]

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 […]

Laura Minton Young’s byline on TRIM Reports in Florida Today

Published: December 11th, 2014

By: Laura Minton Young

Laura Minton Young’s byline titled, Know the ins and out of Truth in Millage reports, was published in Florida Today. Laura is a Board Certified real estate attorney in Dean Mead’s Viera office. The full article may be viewed HERE. This article has been posted with permission from Florida Today.

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 […]

Kim Rezanka featured by columnist Matt Reed in Florida Today

Published: January 7th, 2014

Kim Rezanka, Dean Mead’s managing shareholder of the Viera/Melbourne office, was featured by Florida Today’s, Opinion Columnist, Matt Reed. The article appears in the January 7, 2014 issue and can be viewed online here: http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140107/COLUMNISTS0207/301070003/Matt-Reed-One-lawyer-many-local-controversies This article has been posted with permission.

Kim Rezanka featured on The Matt Reed Show, produced by FLORIDA TODAY

Published: January 6th, 2014

Viera office managing shareholder, Kim Rezanka, was interviewed for The Matt Reed Show in December 2013. Reed is the Opinions editor/columnist for FLORIDA TODAY. They discussed Ms. Rezanka’s law practice and her role in some recent high profile cases in Brevard County, including: cell phone tower disputes, the Daily Bread soup kitchen, Walgreens, and helicopter tours, to name a few. The program […]