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Changes to Medical Marijuana Law Under Amendment 2

Published: November 21st, 2016

Brittany O. Finkbeiner John L. Wharton

Florida HB 21 (on controlled substances), also commonly referred to as the Florida opioid law, went into effect on July 1, 2018. Most specifically, Florida’s new controlled substances prescribing law (HB 21) seeks to reduce opioid abuse by (1) increasing oversight of opioid prescribers and dispensers, (2) expanding the use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring […]

Florida Opioid Law – Impacts on Health Care Professionals

Published: July 30th, 2018

Michael B. Dobson

Florida HB 21 (on controlled substances), also commonly referred to as the Florida opioid law, went into effect on July 1, 2018. Most specifically, Florida’s new controlled substances prescribing law (HB 21) seeks to reduce opioid abuse by (1) increasing oversight of opioid prescribers and dispensers, (2) expanding the use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring […]

Steve Looney to Speak at the NYU 76th Tax Institute

Published: September 26th, 2017

Stephen R. Looney

Steve Looney, Chair of Dean Mead’s Corporate and Tax Department, will be among the guest speakers at the NYU 76th Institute on Federal Taxation. A description of his presentation topic is provided below. October 26th CHOICE OF ENTITY FOR OWNERS OF A CLOSELY HELD BUSINESS WITH TAX LEGISLATION ON THE HORIZON This presentation explores the […]

Changes to Medical Marijuana Law Under Amendment 2

Published: November 21st, 2016

Brittany O. Finkbeiner John L. Wharton

Amendment 2, which passed during the 2016 General Election, creates more broad use of medical marijuana than that which was authorized under existing statutes adopted in 2014 and subsequently amended in 2015 and 2016. The amendment allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician. […]

Brad Gould Appointed as Vice-Chair of S Corps. Committee of the ABA Tax Section

Published: July 8th, 2016

Brad Gould

Fort Pierce, Fla. – Brad Gould – a shareholder at the law firm of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer – has been appointed Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Tax Section S Corporations Committee for 2016-2017.  His two-year term started on July 1, 2016. His appointment as one of the leaders of the organization reflects the […]

Claudia Haines Jones Tapped as Managing Shareholder of Dean Mead’s Viera Office

Published: April 1st, 2016

Claudia Haines Jones

Viera, Fla. – Dean Mead recently announced that Claudia Haines Jones has been named as the new Managing Shareholder of the Viera office and elected to serve on the Firm’s Board of Directors. She took the reins on March 16, 2016.  In her role, Jones oversees the day-to-day operations and long-term planning for the Viera […]

Check out the latest highlights from Tallahassee @ Dean Mead’s Capitol Report

We’re nearing the end of week 7 of the Florida Legislative Session. Focus continues on implementation of Amendment 1 and comprehensive policy revisions to the state’s laws relating to water supply and water quality. The pending legislation dealing with these water issues is summarized below. The budget continues to be complicated by different positions on […]

Tax Court Recharacterizes Portion of Bonus Paid to Physician as Nondeductible Dividend

Published: April 7th, 2015

Stephen R. Looney

In Midwest Eye Center, S.C.,[1] the Tax Court held that $1 million of a $2 million bonus paid to the physician sole shareholder of a personal service corporation was a non-deductible dividend distribution. Under the facts of the case, the taxpayer, a C corporation, conducted an ophthalmology surgery and care center during the tax years at […]

Eighteen Dean Mead Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2015®

Published: August 27th, 2014

Orlando, Fla. – Eighteen Dean Mead attorneys in 15 legal fields were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015® (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, South Carolina). The specific fields of practice and attorneys are as follows: Area of Practice Attorney Name Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lynn […]