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Same Sex Marriages Have Begun in Florida

Published: January 5th, 2015

By: Brad Gould

Last August, we provided an update on the status of same sex marriages in Florida.   There have been several developments in two of the key cases discussed therein: Brenner v. Scott and Pareto v. Ruvin that have, for now, established that same sex marriages are allowed in Florida. In Brenner v. Scott, the U.S. District […]

New Developments in Florida on Same-Sex Marriage – Is the Supreme Court Next?

Published: August 25th, 2014

By: Brad Gould

In February, we discussed recent federal court decisions that overturn all or parts of the bans of same sex marriages in Kentucky and Virginia.  In that discussion, we mentioned that a suit had been filed in Miami-Dade County wherein twelve Floridians sought the right to get married in Florida.  For a review of that discussion, please […]

Michael Minton in UF Law Magazine on Perils & Opportunities of Environmental Change

Published: July 1st, 2014

By: Michael D. Minton

Michael D. Minton, Dean Mead Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Agribusiness Industry Team, was recently featured in UF Law Magazine’s Spring 2014 edition in an article, entitled, “Come Rain or Shine: Gator Lawyers Engage Perils and Opportunities of Environmental Change”. Minton is also the current Chairman of the UF Law Center Association.   Click here to access […]

Stephen Looney Speaks at NYU Tax Institute

Published: November 22nd, 2013

By: Stephen R. Looney

Dean Mead attorney Stephen Looney was a featured speaker at the 72nd NYU Tax Institute in San Francisco, California on November 20th, 2013.  Mr. Looney’s presentation was entitled Tax Effects of Converting Entities Under Check the Box, State Law Conversion Statutes, State Law Merger Statutes and “Manual” Conversions.  The presentation examined the federal tax consequences of changing […]

Gainesville Dean Mead Office Co-Hosts Federal Judicial Reception

Published: September 24th, 2013

On September 16, a number of local federal judges from the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, state judges from the Eighth Judicial Circuit, and over 100 lawyers and attendees from the UF law school gathered to honor the newest members of the federal bench at a reception hosted by the North Central Florida Chapter […]

“Florida Legislative Update” Series Kicks Off on May 30 in Orlando

Published: May 19th, 2013

By: R. Mason Blake Jonathan D. Wallace Dennis G. Corrick

May 3rd marked the end of the 2013 Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee.  Key legislation for Florida’s businesses and real estate community was enacted in several areas. Please join us on Thursday, May 30th at the Orange County Bar Association for an overview of the new laws and the changes imposed as a result of […]

Pass-Throughs Still the Preferred Choice of Entity in 2013 and Beyond

Published: January 16th, 2013

By: Christopher R. D’Amico

A number of commentators have suggested that since the maximum marginal individual federal income tax rate has risen to 39.6% and now exceeds the maximum marginal federal tax rate applicable to C Corporations of 35%, that it might be wise to convert pass-through entities (like partnerships, S Corporations and LLCs taxed as partnerships or S […]

CREW Honors Vicki Berman and Christine Weingart for “2012 Networking Deal of the Year”

Published: November 27th, 2012

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Orlando held the “Annual Celebration of Champions and 25th Anniversary Celebration” on Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Citrus Club in Orlando. There were more than 150 people in attendance for a sold-out event with a wonderful cocktail reception, dinner and silent auction.  Dean Mead attorneys, Vicki Berman and Christine […]