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Fall 2013

Dean Mead Sponsors Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference

Published: November 8th, 2013

Dean Mead served as the exclusive law firm sponsor of the third annual Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference. on October 21 – 22, 2013 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.  The conference was designed to elevate educational programming, technology and networking benefits for attendees. Some of the nation’s leading agricultural and economic experts were in Orlando to address […]

Dennis G. Corrick: Committed to Business, Agriculture Community and Family

Published: November 8th, 2013

By: Dennis G. Corrick

Since joining Dean Mead in 2000, Fort Pierce office shareholder Dennis Corrick has become an integral part of the St. Lucie County community – counseling its businesses, advising on the optimal land and water use stewardship, and offering leadership to non-profit service organizations. With a client base that includes agribusiness, developers and general mid-sized businesses, […]

15 Tips for a Successful Mediation

Published: November 8th, 2013

By: David P. Hathaway

Civil lawsuits are most often resolved by a mediated settlement agreement, which could have an infinite variety of settlement numbers and terms. What result a party achieves, after months or even years of litigation, is in large part a function of what happens on the day of mediation. Mediation is therefore the most important day […]

Homestead: Estate Planning Considerations

Published: November 8th, 2013

By: Robert J. Naberhaus III

There are many benefits under Florida law applicable to a Florida resident’s primary residence, also known as the resident’s “homestead.”  Homestead in this article refers to residential real property and is limited to one-half of an acre of contiguous land if located in a municipality, or 160 acres of contiguous land if located outside a […]

Vicki Berman Receives National CREW Award

Published: November 7th, 2013

Vicki Berman, Shareholder in Dean Mead’s Real Estate department, was presented with the National CREW “Impact Award” recognizing her efforts in Member to Member Business within the CREW organization. The award was presented at the CREW Network National Convention in Dallas, Texas on October 10th. CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) is a national organization with over […]

New TAM May Curtail Ability of Community Development Districts to Issue Tax-Exempt Bonds

Published: November 8th, 2013

By: Charles H. Egerton

Please note:  This Tax Tip column was published in the September–October 2013 issue of The Journal of Passthrough Entities, a publication of Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting. Introduction: On May 9, 2013, a Technical Advice Memorandum1 (the “TAM”) was issued with respect to a community development district (“CDD”) in Florida. Although the CDD and the developer that was instrumental in […]