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Dean Mead Welcomes New Associate in Tallahassee

Published: August 24th, 2017

By: Michael B. Dobson

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 […]

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 […]

19 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized by Florida Super Lawyers

Published: June 15th, 2017

Orlando, Fla. – Florida Super Lawyers recently announced that 19 Dean Mead attorneys have been named to the publication’s annual list of top-ranked lawyers including three attorneys who are selected as rising stars in Florida for 2017.  No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected. Lauren Y. Detzel, Chair of […]

Six Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized for Legal Excellence by Chambers and Partners

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: […]

Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update – Week 7

The seventh week of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session concluded on April 21, 2017. 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 […]