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Dean Mead Sponsors 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting School

Join us at the 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School being hosted by the Florida Chamber Foundation. Dean Mead is one of several businesses to sponsor the event this year. Look for us in the Exhibit Hall at booth # 124. July 17-20, 2018 Location: JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort Address: 400 South Collier […]

Dean Mead Sponsors 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting School

Join us at the 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School being hosted by the Florida Chamber Foundation. Dean Mead is one of several businesses to sponsor the event this year. Look for us in the Exhibit Hall at booth # 124. July 17-20, 2018 Location: JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort Address: 400 South Collier […]

11 Dean Mead Attorneys Honored as Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine

Orlando, Fla. — Eleven Dean Mead attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2018. The list appears in the July edition of the publication. This year Cari L. Roth is inducted into The Legal Elite Hall of Fame joining fellow shareholders, Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel, Peter M. Dunbar and Mark E. Holcomb […]

FINDING YOUR ZONE – Florida’s Opportunity Zones Confirmed

The U.S. Treasury announced exciting news for eager investors this week in publishing the approved list of qualified sites for the new Opportunity Zones for all 50 states. Florida successfully had 427 Opportunity Zones approved from its list – creating unique areas in every Florida County upon which improvements may be developed using this new […]

Peter Dunbar Earns Florida Bar Board Certification in Condominium and Planned Development Law

Published: June 21st, 2018

By: Peter M. Dunbar

Tallahassee, FL — Dean, Mead & Dunbar announced today that Peter M. Dunbar, managing shareholder of the firm’s Tallahassee office, has earned Board Certification in Condominium and Planned Development Law from The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education. This is a significant milestone in Dunbar’s legal career because he is now distinguished as […]

21 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Florida Super Lawyers

Orlando, Fla. – Florida Super Lawyers recently announced that 21 Dean Mead attorneys have been named to the publication’s annual list of top-ranked lawyers including five attorneys who are selected as rising stars in Florida for 2018. The honorees are among a diverse list of the top attorneys, nominated by their own peers. No more […]

Department of Revenue Bulletin: Property Tax Relief for Citrus Equipment

Published: June 12th, 2018

By: Robert S. Goldman Dennis G. Corrick

On June 1, 2018 the Department of Revenue issued a bulletin which serves as a reminder of property tax relief available in tax year 2018 for certain citrus fruit packing and processing facilities. The bulletin, PTO 18-02, follows the 2018 enactment of a Florida law (Laws of Florida Ch. 2018-118) providing that tangible personal property […]

Taxpayer Rights in Florida: New Opportunity for Meaningful Reform

Published: April 20th, 2018

By: Mark E. Holcomb

The 2018 Florida Legislature granted greater independence and authority to the Department of Revenue’s office of Taxpayer Rights Advocate. Oversight of the Taxpayer Rights Advocate will shift from the Department to the Governor’s office; the Taxpayer Rights Advocate will also be responsible for recommending administrative and legislative changes to the Governor and legislative leadership to […]

Legislative Update Set for April 25th in Melbourne

Published: April 16th, 2018

Dean Mead and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast are pleased to present: The 2018 Florida Legislative Update Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Location:  Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place , Melbourne, FL 32901 The Legislative Session concluded in Tallahassee in March and as a result, key legislation for Florida’s […]