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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 […]

Lauren Detzel Interview Featured in the “Hall of Champions” Podcast Series

Published: October 9th, 2019

        Lauren Detzel has been blazing the trail for women in the legal industry for 42 years. She began her practice in Florida during a time when female lawyers, let alone female tax lawyers, were rare.  When she first started practicing law in 1977, there may have only been 10 women lawyers […]

Lauren Detzel and David Akins Honored by Chambers HNW Guide 2019

Published: July 19th, 2019

Dean Mead announced today that Lauren Y. Detzel and David J. Akins have been ranked among the leading attorneys in Private Wealth Law by Chambers in its Chambers High Net Worth 2019 guide. Detzel ranks in the top tier in Florida in the Chambers HNW Private Wealth Law category, distinguished among only 10 attorneys at […]

Vincent Comito Joins Estate & Succession Planning Department

Published: June 28th, 2019

We’re pleased to welcome Vincent Comito to Dean Mead’s Orlando office. His practice covers the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, and corporate tax law. In addition, he assists clients with property taxes and entity formation. Prior to joining Dean Mead, Mr. Comito was a law clerk at the Bird Law Group in Atlanta. […]

19 Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Published: June 19th, 2019

Orlando, Fla. – Florida Super Lawyers recently announced that 19 Dean Mead attorneys have been named to the publication’s annual list of top-ranked lawyers including three attorneys who are selected as rising stars in Florida for 2019.  The honorees are among a diverse list of the top attorneys, nominated by their own peers. No more […]

Brian Malec Elected Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Published: April 15th, 2019

By: Brian M. Malec

Brian M. Malec, a shareholder in the Estate and Succession Planning department of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).  He is one of 124 lawyers in Florida and 2,500 lawyers across the globe to have earned this distinguished […]

What Clients Should Expect in Mediation

Mediation
Published: March 8th, 2019

By: David P. Hathaway

Clients sometimes think mediation will produce a kumbaya moment where both sides will work out a compromise that leaves everyone feeling good about the outcome of a dispute. Conversely, there are those who are so sure of the strength of their case that they expect nothing less than a full vindication. Having been through countless […]

Estate Planning and Probate Issues Seminar Presented by Dean Mead

Dean Mead Attorney Robert Naberhaus
Dean Mead Attorney Joseph Naberhaus
Published: February 19th, 2019

By: Robert J. Naberhaus III Joseph K. Naberhaus

Dean Mead’s Estate & Succession Planning Department presents an educational seminar on Estate Planning and Probate Issues You Need to Know Attorneys Robert J. Naberhaus III and Joseph K. Naberhaus will provide details and impacts of important estate planning and probate issues. Subjects presented during the seminar will include: Estate Planning Aspects of Retirement Plans […]