David Hathaway on Drones, Technology and Patent Laws in OBJ

Published: February 15th, 2017

By: David P. Hathaway

Dean Mead shareholder, David P. Hathaway, is quoted in the Orlando Business Journal‘s technology series on drone surveillance. Part one, Drone lawyer: Disney idea could inspire other industries, was published in the Orlando Business Journal, February 10, 2017 online edition. Part 2,  Buzz kill: Local attorney shares laws, tech ahead that could halt drone surveillance, was published […]

2017 Florida Pre-Legislative Session Agricultural Update

Interim committee meetings leading up to the 2017 Legislative Session continue. Bills are still entering the system on a daily basis, and committees are hearing increasingly more bills. 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 […]

Mark Leavitt Quoted in Florida Today on Eminent Domain

Published: February 14th, 2017

By: Mark R. Leavitt

Dean Mead litigation attorney, Mark R. Leavitt, is quoted in the article titled, Is a Slice of Jetty Park up for Grabs to Developers?, published in the online edition of Florida Today, February 3, 2017. Read the article here: Is a Slice of Jetty Park up for Grabs to Developers?

When Do Disclaimer Clauses Bar Fraud Claims?

Published: February 14th, 2017

By: Darryl M. Bloodworth

When Do Disclaimer Clauses Bar Fraud Claims: Billington v. Ginn-La Pine Island, Ltd., 192 So.3d 77 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016) Background of Case The Plaintiff was an investor from the UK who had invested in Bobby Ginn developments previously. In the 2004-06 time frame, he bought two lots in Bella Collina, a high end development in Lake […]

Give Hope and Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament

Published: February 10th, 2017

Dean Mead is a sponsor of the Give Hope And Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament taking place on February 25, 2017 at The MEZZ in Downtown Orlando. The fundraising event is hosted by the Give Hope Foundation, Inc. to raise money for children and families battling pediatric cancer. When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm […]

Charles Egerton and Edward Waters on Character Freezing Provisions in the Journal of Passthrough Entities

Published: February 6th, 2017

By: Edward A. Waters Charles H. Egerton

Charles H. Egerton and Edward A. Waters, attorneys in Dean Mead’s Tax Department co-authored the article “Do Not Overlook the Impact of the Character Freezing Provisions on Real Estate Transactions by or with a Passthrough Entity” published in the Tax Tip column of the Journal of Passthrough Entities, Vol. 20, No.1, January-February 2017.