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15 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among Orlando’s Best Lawyers®

Published: March 31st, 2017

Fifteen Dean Mead Orlando attorneys were recognized in the annual Best Lawyers® of 2017 list, recently published in Orlando Magazine, April, 2017 issue. In addition, David J. Akins was recognized as the 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Orlando and Marc D. Chapman was named the 2017 Litigation – Trusts and Estates “Lawyer […]

When Do Disclaimer Clauses Bar Fraud Claims?

Published: February 14th, 2017

By: Darryl M. Bloodworth

A restrictive covenant is an agreement that limits an employee’s right to compete against his or her former employer. Under Florida’s non-compete statute, section 542.335, Florida Statutes, a restrictive covenant may be enforced by the employer’s successors only if the agreement expressly authorizes it. This creates a possible defense to enforcement any time there is […]

15 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among Orlando’s Best Lawyers®

Published: March 31st, 2017

Fifteen Dean Mead Orlando attorneys were recognized in the annual Best Lawyers® of 2017 list, recently published in Orlando Magazine, April, 2017 issue. In addition, David J. Akins was recognized as the 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Orlando and Marc D. Chapman was named the 2017 Litigation – Trusts and Estates “Lawyer […]

When Do Disclaimer Clauses Bar Fraud Claims?

Published: February 14th, 2017

By: Darryl M. Bloodworth

When Do Disclaimer Clauses Bar Fraud Claims: Billington v. Ginn-La Pine Island, Ltd., 192 So.3d 77 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016) Background of Case The Plaintiff was an investor from the UK who had invested in Bobby Ginn developments previously. In the 2004-06 time frame, he bought two lots in Bella Collina, a high end development in Lake […]

Implementation of New Overtime Rules Put on Hold

Published: November 28th, 2016

By: Ciara C. Willis Nichole M. Mooney Melanie S. Griffin

On November 22, 2016, a federal court in Texas issued an order granting a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting implementation of the Department of Labor’s (the “DOL”) new overtime rules, which were scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016 and would affect approximately 4.2 million workers nationwide. As addressed in our prior article, the DOL finalized […]

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 […]

Dean Mead Continues Growth with the Addition of Joey Naberhaus in Viera

Published: October 19th, 2016

By: Joseph K. Naberhaus

Viera, Fla. – Dean Mead, a business law firm with five offices across Florida, announced that Joseph “Joey” Naberhaus has joined its Viera office as Of Counsel in the Litigation department. He focuses his practice on matters involving trust and estate litigation, guardianships, commercial and business litigation, and real property disputes.  He also has significant […]

Dean Mead Continues Growth with Addition of Ciara Willis in Tampa

Published: September 30th, 2016

By: Ciara C. Willis

Tampa, FL – Dean Mead, a business law firm with five offices across Florida, announced that Ciara C. Willis has joined its Tampa office as Associate in the Litigation department. Willis focuses her practice in a variety of general commercial litigation matters, including contracts and business disputes, labor and employment matters, securities litigation and wills, trusts […]

17 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America 2017

Published: August 17th, 2016

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead recently announced that 17 of its lawyers were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2017.  The attorneys who are recognized and their fields of practice are as follows: Area of Practice Attorney Name Agriculture Law Michael D. Minton Bet-the-Company Litigation Darryl M. Bloodworth Commercial Litigation Darryl M. Bloodworth […]

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 […]