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2017 Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead has been ranked among the top Florida law firms in Chambers USA 2017 America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an annual publication by Chambers and Partners. The rankings include six of the firm’s attorneys in the categories of Tax and State and Local Taxation. The attorneys receiving the prestigious recognition include: […]

2017 Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update

The second week of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session is complete. We will provide periodic updates as the Legislative Session continues, and for any relevant legislation, the full text of each bill and any amendments can be found on the legislative web sites. (http://www.flsenate.gov; http://www.myfloridahouse.com; and http://www.leg.state.fl.us.) Updates from the last report are in bold […]

2017 Florida Pre-Legislative Session Agricultural Update

Interim committee meetings leading up to the 2017 Legislative Session continue. Bills are still entering the system on a daily basis, and committees are hearing increasingly more bills. We will provide periodic updates as the Legislative Session continues, and for any relevant legislation, the full text of each bill and any amendments can be found […]

New Public Records Requirements for Florida

Published: November 8th, 2016

By: Brittany O. Finkbeiner John L. Wharton

What do businesses contracting with the state need to know? When a private business enters a contract for services on behalf of a state agency, that business becomes subject to Florida’s Public Records Act for purposes of that contract. Although there are other factors that may come in to play in each case, a business […]

Protecting Trade Secrets Under Florida’s Public Records Act

Published: October 21st, 2016

By: Brittany O. Finkbeiner John L. Wharton

Providing documents to a state agency often results in those documents, and the information they contain, becoming public record. However, applying for a permit or otherwise interacting with an arm of the state or a local government does not necessarily mean that information kept as confidential will become public, if the right steps to protect […]

12 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2016

Published: June 28th, 2016

Twelve (12) Dean Mead attorneys were recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2016. The list appeared in the July 2016 issue of the magazine. The attorneys selected include: David J. Akins Darryl M. Bloodworth Lauren Y. Detzel Peter M. Dunbar Martha J. Edenfield Melanie S. Griffin Robert S. Griscti Stephen R. Looney Cari L. Roth William […]

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 24 Dean Mead Attorneys in 2019 Edition