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A Separate Writing: Devising Tangible Personal Property Outside a Will

Published: February 2nd, 2013

As far back as you can remember, you shared your father’s passion for cars.  You spent countless hours with him restoring old, collectable muscle cars and those are some of your most precious memories. Your father always told you that he was leaving his 1966 Corvette to you after he passed and your step-mother knew […]

A Sneak Peek at the 2013 Florida Legislative Session

Published: February 2nd, 2013

The 2013 session of the Florida legislature will commence on March 5, 2013. The session runs for 60 days and is scheduled to conclude on May 3, 2013. Since 2012 was a redistricting year, all of the legislative seats were up for election on the fall ballot. This resulted in some fairly significant changes in […]

An Interview with Jack Bovay – Advising Law Students with an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Published: February 4th, 2013

Teaching is one of Jack Bovay’s passions.  He is currently serving as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  In addition, he is the Managing Shareholder of Dean Mead’s Gainesville office. He is Board Certified in both Tax Law and Wills, Trusts & Estates Law.  We caught up with Jack for […]

Daryl Krauza Elected Shareholder

Published: February 4th, 2013

Dean Mead is pleased to announce that Daryl Krauza was elected as a Shareholder in the Litigation department. Mr. Krauza is located in Dean Mead’s Fort Pierce office. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law and litigation, real estate litigation, quiet title actions, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. In his practice, he […]

Dean Mead Sponsors UCF College of Medicine Luminary Series: “Diagnosing Lyme In the Nick of Time”

Published: February 2nd, 2013

In partnership with the UCF College of Medicine, Dean Mead is a featured sponsor of the community’s Luminary Series along with Fifth Third Bank. The programs are held twice a year to highlight different medical topics in the science community. Mollie Jewett, Ph.D. was the keynote speaker for the most recent seminar titled Diagnosing Lyme in […]

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute: 2013 Indian River Lagoon Symposium and Love Your Lagoon Gala

Published: February 2nd, 2013

Dean Mead Sponsors the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation “Love Your Lagoon Gala & Dinner” Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) Foundation hosted a dinner and gala with the theme “Love Your Lagoon” on the day after the Indian River Lagoon Symposium during the first week of February. Dean Mead shareholder, Michael Minton and his wife Misty, […]

Impact of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on Choice of Entity

Published: February 2nd, 2013

By: Stephen R. Looney

Although the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “2012 Act”) extends a number of expiring provisions retroactively for 2012 through 2013, in addition to making some “permanent” changes, the most hard fought provisions contained in the 2012 Act address changes to the tax rates applicable to certain higher income taxpayers. This article will focus […]

Kimberly B. Rezanka: Building Relationships with Clients and Community

Published: February 2nd, 2013

As a member of Dean Mead’s Board of Directors, Chair of the Real Estate Development Industry Team and the new Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Viera / Melbourne office, it’s hard to imagine how Kim Rezanka could possibly squeeze anything else into her busy schedule. Yet, she manages to balance all of her leadership roles […]

Paradigm Shift in Estate Planning

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Published: February 2nd, 2013

By: Matthew J. Ahearn

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) ends a tectonic shift in estate planning that began many years ago with the 2001 Bush tax cuts.  ATRA now provides every taxpayer with a $5 million estate tax exemption, adjusted annually (since 2011) for increases in the cost of living, and a top estate tax rate […]

President’s Message

Published: February 27th, 2013

By: Marc D. Chapman

This month I have taken the reigns to serve as the sixth President of Dean Mead for the next three years. It’s my distinct honor to work with my fellow shareholders, professionals, administrative staff and our valued clients as we enter this next phase of future growth and diversification. A little about my background… I […]