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2020 Legislative Session “Capitol Report”

Published: October 23rd, 2020

Dean Mead’s Session Overview provides a summary of the important issues that took place in Tallahassee this year. The 2020 Regular Session completed March 19, just as the severity of the pandemic was spreading across the Nation. During the Session, 3,518 bills were filed. Ultimately, only 203 bills were approved. The 2020 budget developed by […]

Act Now! The Window of Opportunity to Use High Exemptions May be Closing Sooner Than Expected

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando

The results of the upcoming election on November 3, 2020 are unpredictable, but they will determine the course of the tax laws relating to estate planning for many years. If the Republican Party prevails in the presidential election and/or maintains control of the Senate, we are likely to see a continuation of the current tax […]

Dean Mead Celebrates 40 Years

Published: September 1st, 2020

Amid the current pandemic, Dean Mead is working diligently to help our clients navigate the various stimulus acts coming out of Washington, DC and Executive Orders from Tallahassee. As we press on through this unprecedented time, we reflect on 4 decades of serving our clients by celebrating our May 5 anniversary re-directing the firm’s anniversary […]

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 23 Dean Mead Attorneys in 2021 Edition

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Joseph Naberhaus

ORLANDO, Fla. – Twenty-three Dean Mead attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, and four attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year.” The attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” are listed below, followed by all attorneys recognized in the 2021 list. The Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year […]

Dean Mead, Lauren Detzel and David Akins Recognized by Chambers HNW Guide 2020

Published: July 27th, 2020

By: David J. Akins Lauren Y. Detzel

Dean Mead is pleased to announce that the firm, Lauren Y. Detzel and David J. Akins were recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth 2020 Guide, a publication directed specifically at the private wealth market. Dean Mead received the Band 3 ranking for its overall Private Wealth legal capabilities throughout Florida. Detzel ranks in the top tier in Florida […]

15 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized by 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List

Published: June 10th, 2020

FLORIDA – June 10, 2020 – Dean Mead announces that 15 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Florida Super Lawyers, an annual list of top-ranked lawyers. This also includes one attorney recognized as a “Rising Star,” an up-and-comer under the age of 40. The honorees are among a […]

It’s Official! (Part II) – Tax Day For Gift Tax Returns is Now July 15, 2020

Published: March 27th, 2020

By: Brad Gould

Today, the IRS released Notice 2020-20 amplifying the relief provided in Notice 2020-18 by postponing to July 15, 2020 the due day to file a Form 709 (United States Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Return) or pay Federal gift tax or generation-skipping transfer tax that was due on April 15, 2020.  This brings conformity to […]

Potential Estate Planning Issues Under the Proposed “For the 99.8 Percent Act”

Vincent J. Comito
Published: January 29th, 2020

By: David J. Akins Vincent J. Comito

The purpose of this article is to follow up on our previous article, “Estate Planning Issues and Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The 2026 sunset of the increased exemption amounts included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is not the only looming threat to the current transfer tax regime. On January […]