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Bill Townsend Honored with Coveted Franklin C. Latcham Award

Published: January 11th, 2018

By: William D. Townsend

Congratulations to William D. Townsend, SALT attorney in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office. Bloomberg Tax named Townsend as the 2017 recipient of the Franklin C. Latcham Award for Distinguished Service in State and Local Taxation. The award was presented at the BNA Annual Board dinner, held in New York in conjunction with the NYU State and […]

Bill Townsend Honored with Coveted Franklin C. Latcham Award

Published: January 11th, 2018

By: William D. Townsend

Congratulations to William D. Townsend, SALT attorney in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office. Bloomberg Tax named Townsend as the 2017 recipient of the Franklin C. Latcham Award for Distinguished Service in State and Local Taxation. The award was presented at the BNA Annual Board dinner, held in New York in conjunction with the NYU State and […]

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert: Complying with Florida’s New Rent Tax Rate

Published: December 21st, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb Vicki L. Berman

The Florida Legislature reduced the state commercial rentals tax rate from 6% to 5.8% for rental periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018. This article guides commercial landlords and property managers in complying with that rate change.  While the reduced tax rate applies to commercial rental consideration, it does not apply to other charges […]

22 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among Best Lawyers in America 2018

Published: September 8th, 2017

By: Cari L. Roth Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II

Best Lawyers® 2018 Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead recently announced that 22 lawyers were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2018.  The attorneys who are recognized in their fields of practice are as follows: Name of Lawyer Practice Area(s) for Recognition David J. Akins Tax Law;  Trusts and Estates David P. Barker Real Estate […]

Dean Mead Welcomes New Associate in Tallahassee

Published: August 24th, 2017

By: Michael B. Dobson

Michael B. Dobson joined Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office as an associate. His practice focuses on Governmental Relations, Real Property, Public Records and Administrative law. Prior to joining the firm, Dobson worked as a staff attorney for the Florida House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee. In that role, he drafted and analyzed legislation, counseled legislators […]

Dean Mead’s Legislative Update Series Draws Big Crowd in Brevard County

Published: August 16th, 2017

By: Peter M. Dunbar

Melbourne, Florida was the next stop on the tour around the state featuring Dean Mead’s 2017 Legislative Update Series on July 26th.  More than 90 people came out to hear special guests Senator Debbie Mayfield, Senator Jack Latvala, and Representative Thad Altman. Pete Dunbar, of Dean Mead’s Tallahassee Office, moderated the discussion. Special thanks to our […]

Dean Mead Partners with St. Lucie Chamber and EDC to Host Legislative Luncheon

Published: June 30th, 2017

By: Peter M. Dunbar

Dean Mead is pleased to sponsor the upcoming “Legislative Update Luncheon” on Monday, July 24, 2017.  The location is Club Talavera at Verano in Port St. Lucie.  The list of legislators who are participating in the panel discussion are as follows: Senator Joe Negron  (confirmed) Senator Jack Latvala (confirmed) Representative Gayle Harrell  (confirmed) Representative Erin […]

Mark Holcomb: the tax attorney who saved the day for Expedia

Published: June 30th, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Dean Mead attorney, Mark Holcomb, is featured in the June 2017 edition of Super Lawyers magazine. The article titled,  “Mark Holcomb: the tax attorney who saved the day for Expedia”, describes how the Tallahassee based SALT lawyer successfully defended online travel companies through the Florida Supreme Court in litigation filed by multiple counties claiming unpaid […]

Eleven Dean Mead Attorneys Honored as 2017 Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine

Orlando, Fla. – Eleven Dean Mead attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2017. The list appears in the July 2017 edition of the publication. This year Mark E. Holcomb is inducted into The Legal Elite Hall of Fame joining fellow members, Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel and Peter M. Dunbar among the […]