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Melanie Griffin Receives the FSU 2017 Recent Alumni Achievement Award

Published: November 10th, 2017

By: Melanie S. Griffin

Congratulations to Melanie S. Griffin. She received the 2017 Recent Alumni Achievement Award, presented by FSU, at the 11th Annual Leadership and Scholarship dinner on November 2nd. The award was established by the Recent Alumni Board in 2011 to honor College of Business alumni from the past 10 years, who have made significant professional and […]

Hurricane Relief, Solar Energy, Cybersecurity and Tax Reform Among Notable Topics at Ag Conference

Published: November 8th, 2017

The 7th Annual Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference (FAFMC) was held at the B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista on November 2-3. More than 90 people (mostly Florida growers and farmers) were in attendance to learn about key issues ranging from hurricane recovery, tax strategies and cybersecurity, to cash flow, operational efficiency and reduced labor costs. […]

Brad Gould Elected to Treasure Coast Hospice Board

Published: November 8th, 2017

By: Brad Gould

Fort Pierce, FL — Brad Gould, a shareholder at the law firm of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Treasure Coast Hospice. The organization offers patients and their families a comprehensive, compassionate approach to palliative care, hospice services and grief support, while also building communities […]

Pete Dunbar Featured at Book Signing in Advance of Veterans Holiday

Published: November 8th, 2017

By: Peter M. Dunbar

Pete Dunbar, Managing Shareholder of Dean Mead & Dunbar, will be featured at a book signing Wednesday November 8th at Hearth and Soul in Tallahassee. Dunbar will share excerpts from his popular book, “Before They Were the Black Sheep: Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-214 and the Battle for the Solomon Islands.” This pre-holiday event salutes veterans, […]

Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida Launches New Foundation

Published: November 7th, 2017

By: A. Felipe Guerrero

Orlando, Fla. – The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida (HBACF) announced today that the organization has created The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida Foundation to support local law school students by providing them with financial and professional support to help them achieve their educational and professional goals. The Foundation is a collaborative effort […]

House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Contains Significant Tax Changes Impacting Estate Planning

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Published: November 3rd, 2017

By: Matthew J. Ahearn Brian M. Malec

On November 2, 2017, the House introduced the highly anticipated Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”).  If enacted in its current form, the TCJA would be the largest tax overhaul since 1986.  This Article will address certain provisions of the proposed legislation that impact estate planning. The TCJA generally maintains the current transfer tax regime […]