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Articles About State and Local Taxation

Orlando to Host “Tax Reform” Seminar on Jan. 31: Sweeping Changes You Need to Know

Please join Dean Mead’s Tax and Estate Planning attorneys for a special seminar on Wednesday, January 31st at the Country Club of Orlando. Sweeping Changes You Need to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Wednesday, January 31st Registration:  7:45 a.m. Breakfast:  8:00 a.m. Program:   8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location:  The Country Club […]

Orlando to Host “Tax Reform” Seminar on Jan. 31: Sweeping Changes You Need to Know

Please join Dean Mead’s Tax and Estate Planning attorneys for a special seminar on Wednesday, January 31st at the Country Club of Orlando. Sweeping Changes You Need to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Wednesday, January 31st Registration:  7:45 a.m. Breakfast:  8:00 a.m. Program:   8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location:  The Country Club […]

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 […]

Mark Holcomb Speaks at 38th Annual Conference of the National Assn. of State Bar Tax Sections

Published: November 13th, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Tallahassee State and Local Tax lawyer, Mark E. Holcomb, was a guest speaker at the 38th Annual Conference of the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections in Washington, D.C. on October 27th. He joined fellow presenters, Gary R. Thorup and Raymond J. Freda, on the topic of, “Ethics and Multijurisdictional Practice Issues”.  A copy of the […]

Mark Holcomb Speaks at COST 48th Annual Meeting in Orlando

Published: October 27th, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Mark Holcomb, SALT attorney in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office, spoke at the Council on State Taxation (COST) 48th Annual Meeting in Orlando on October 25th, on Best Practices in Handling Audits and Appeals.  Mr. Holcomb co-presented with Curtis Osterloh and John Trippier. Their presentation slides are provided here. 2017 Presentation – COST Audit Appeals PPT The Council On […]

Mark Holcomb Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Article

Published: September 29th, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Dean Mead State and Local Taxation attorney, Mark E. Holcomb, is quoted in the article titled, “DISH Network Tax Case Seeking Audience Before Supreme Court” and published in the Daily Tax Report® section of Bloomberg BNA, Number 182, September 21, 2017. Reproduced with permission from Daily Report for Executives, 182 DER (September 21, 2017). Copyright 2017 […]

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 […]

Bluegrass and Sunshine: Sales and Use Taxation of the Equine Industry in Kentucky and Florida

Published: August 30th, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb

By Erica L. Horn and Mark E. Holcomb[1] The equine industry has a long and esteemed history in the United States, with the first Thoroughbred races dating back to the early days of our nation. Thousands of people still gather each year at the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ […]