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Recent Court Decisions Offer Conflicting Guidance on Trademarks

Published: February 2nd, 2018

By: David P. Hathaway

While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, every business expects rivals to keep hands off its trademarks. A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and an earlier ruling by the trial court in the same case send a mixed message for trademark holders, said David P. Hathaway, […]

Steve Looney Q&A and Podcast Featured on the Legal Executive Institute Blog

Published: February 1st, 2018

By: Stephen R. Looney

Stephen R. Looney, Shareholder in Orlando and Chair of the Tax department, recently was interviewed by Thomson Reuters about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Read the Q&A and listen to the podcast here at Legal Executive Institute Blog: “I would say certainly for the next several years, while everybody is trying to figure […]

Mark Holcomb Elected to Independent SALT Alliance Board of Directors

Published: January 28th, 2018

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Mark E. Holcomb, attorney in Dean, Mead & Dunbar’s Tallahassee office, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Independent SALT Alliance (ISA) for a two-year term.  ISA is a national network of 44 experienced state and local tax attorneys, accountants and consultants whose members include former large law firm and […]

Tom Wert Elected to Board of Governors of The Florida Bar for the Ninth Judicial Circuit

Published: January 26th, 2018

By: Thomas P. Wert

Thomas P. Wert, Board Certified Construction Lawyer in Dean Mead’s Orlando office, was elected without opposition to the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. This news is mentioned in today’s Orlando Sentinel and the Orlando Business Journal. Wert has practiced in the area of business litigation, with an emphasis […]

Pete Dunbar Presents at Standing Room Only Communities Association Meeting

Published: January 25th, 2018

By: Peter M. Dunbar

Pete Dunbar, Managing Shareholder of Dean Mead & Dunbar in Tallahassee, spoke at Space Coast Communities Association meeting on Saturday, January 20th in Cocoa Beach. Dunbar presented on Fiduciary Responsibility and More! Immediately following, Dunbar greeted guests at his book signing for the latest edition of The Condominium Concept: A Practical Guide for Officers, Owners, Realtors, Attorneys, and Directors of […]

Tariffs on Solar Energy Cells and Panels Announced

Published: January 25th, 2018

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

Tariffs on imported energy cells and panels were announced on January 22. The tariff is to be imposed for the next four years, beginning at 30% and decreasing gradually to 15%. The first 2.5 gigawatts of imported solar cells will be exempt from the tariff, in which the exemption is designed to allow existing solar […]