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Dean Mead Sponsors 2020 Florida Tax Institute Featuring Speaker Steve Looney

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando
Published: January 24th, 2020

By: Lauren Y. Detzel Matthew J. Ahearn Stephen R. Looney

The Florida Tax Institute will hold its annual three-day conference in Tampa beginning on Wednesday, February 12, at the Tampa Marriott Water Street. We are pleased to sponsor this institute for the second consecutive year. The program features top, nationally recognized speakers on tax, business and estate planning issues. It is developed for attorneys, accountants, […]

Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2020

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: December 5th, 2019

By: Mark E. Holcomb Vicki L. Berman

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert:    Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2020 The Florida Legislature has, again, reduced the state commercial rentals tax rate for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2020.  Local option (county) surtax rates, however, remain unchanged.  While the reduced state tax rate applies to commercial rental consideration, […]

Jay Van Heyde in i4 Business on ESOPs

Published: December 3rd, 2019

By: Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II

Jay Van Heyde is quoted in the article entitled, ESOPS Give Employees and Exiting Owners ‘Skin in the Game’, published in the November 2019 edition of i4 Business magazine.  The articles gives readers unique insight on how companies can benefit from an Employee Stock Ownership Program. “ESOPs work best for certain types of companies,” Van […]

Estate Planning Issues and Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Vincent J. Comito
Published: November 12th, 2019

By: David J. Akins Vincent J. Comito

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which took effect in 2018, significantly increased the gift/estate tax exemption and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax exemption amounts, which currently are $11,400,000 and are scheduled to increase to $11,580,000 in 2020 (this amount is $10,000,000 indexed for cost-of-living adjustments after 2010).  The temporary increase in exemption amounts is set […]

Dean Mead Attorneys Co-Author Chapter in Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure

Published: November 5th, 2019

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum Brad Gould

Brad Gould and Dana Apfelbaum, attorneys who practice in Dean Mead’s Treasure Coast offices, co-authored a chapter entitled, Tax Considerations in Eminent Domain Proceedings. Their chapter is published in the 11th Edition of Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, by The Florida Bar and distributed by LexisNexis. It discusses procedural and factual requirements for qualifying […]

Jay Van Heyde Gives Legal Update in ESOP|Report

Published: October 28th, 2019

By: Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II

Jay Van Heyde authored a guest column entitled, Ninth Circuit Reverses Position on Arbitration of ERISA Claims, published in the September issue of ESOP|Report, a monthly publication by the ESOP Association. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued both a published opinion (Dorman v. The Charles Schwab Corporation, 2019 WL 3926990 (9th Cir., August […]

Dana Apfelbaum’s Guest Column in Treasure Coast Business Magazine

Published: October 23rd, 2019

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

Dana Apfelbaum authored a guest column entitled, Choose the Right Structure When Starting Your Business, published in Treasure Coast Business magazine’s 2019 fall edition. Apfelbaum is a business law, tax and estate planning attorney who practices in Dean Mead’s Treasure Coast offices. Starting and running a business requires making important decisions. Different business entities can […]

A Refresher On Current Solar Tax Incentives: It’s Important To Act Fast

Published: October 15th, 2019

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum Michael D. Minton

In an article published by Solar Industry Magazine on October 10, Michael Minton and Dana Apfelbaum discuss solar tax incentives and how to take advantage of these opportunities. Code § 48(a) provides for an energy credit, commonly known as the investment tax credit (ITC), equal to 30% of the cost basis of qualifying energy property […]