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

By: Joseph K. Naberhaus Robert J. Naberhaus III

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 […]

Robert Naberhaus Elected Board Chairman of Community Foundation for Brevard

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

By: Robert J. Naberhaus III

The Community Foundation for Brevard, a public grantmaking organization dedicated to serving Brevard County, has announced new officers for 2019 and three newly appointed board members. Dean Mead Estate Planning attorney Robert Naberhaus, a shareholder in Dean Mead’s Viera office, has been elected as chairman of the board for the organization. Naberhaus has been a board […]

New Homeowner? Time to Get Your Homestead

Published: February 15th, 2019

By: Brad Gould

Florida provides a generous property tax benefit to its residents – the homestead tax exemption. There are two significant benefits provided by this exemption: an annual reduction in ad valorem property taxes assessed on the homestead residence; and a cap on the value of the homestead residence. The latter is known as the Save Our […]

Can I Inherit Debt?

Published: February 15th, 2019

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

When a loved one dies, there are two primary considerations: the transfer of the deceased’s property to the heirs; and the payment of the deceased’s debts. In fact, one of the most common questions from potential probate clients is, “Do I inherit debt?” The short answer is no, however, the assets of the deceased are […]

Trust Disclosure – Devil Is in the Details

Dean Mead Attorney Joseph Naberhaus
Published: November 26th, 2018

By: Joseph K. Naberhaus

Trust Disclosure – Devil Is in the Details Greed and misunderstandings can throw sand into the workings of family trusts, and one of the primary ways the law protects beneficiaries is to require trustees to make regular accounting disclosures of how they manage trusts. If disclosure suggests a trustee has breached a fiduciary duty, beneficiaries […]

Dean Mead Receives Recognition from 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Published: November 15th, 2018

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead was selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” which was recently released by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm was recognized for multiple practice areas in the Orlando, Tallahassee and West Palm Beach Metropolitan Rankings. Dean Mead also […]