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Brad Gould Speaks at ABA Tax Section Meeting

Published: June 1st, 2018

By: Brad Gould

Fort Pierce, Fla. – Brad Gould – a shareholder at the law firm of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer – was the moderator of two panel discussions at the American Bar Association (ABA) Tax Section Meeting on May 11 – 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The topic was titled, Choice of Entity Under the 2017 […]

Charles Egerton and Edward Waters on the Tax Consequences of a Mitigation Bank in the Journal of Passthrough Entities

Published: June 1st, 2018

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, “Update of the Tax Consequences of the Formation and Operation of a Mitigation Bank”, published in the Tax Tip column of the Journal of Passthrough Entities, Volume 21, Issue 3, May-June 2018, a publication of CCH.

IN THE ZONE – The Opportunity Zone

Published: May 31st, 2018

By: Brian M. Stephens

Tax Reform Opens New Possibilities for Florida’s Real Estate Investors Ask a 6th grade student about the secret to successful real estate investments. The parroted answer might be – “location, location, location”. Ask a seasoned real estate developer the same question. The answer may be similar but with a slight refinement – like “find the […]

Actual Economic Outlay Doctrine Lives On

Published: May 31st, 2018

By: Stephen R. Looney

A back-to-back loan in the S corporation context refers to an arrangement in which an S corporation shareholder borrows funds from an unrelated or related third party, and then lends such funds to the S corporation.  A loan may be structured as a back-to-back loan at the outset to enable the shareholder to obtain a […]

Courts Look for Goldilocks Sweet Spot in Awarding Fees for RFA

Published: May 29th, 2018

By: Timothy W. Sobczak

After a plaintiff won a $2 million wrongful death verdict against two tobacco companies, his lawyers sought almost $1 million in attorney fees and expenses. Attorneys argued that the tobacco company defendants should reimburse the plaintiff for the enormous cost of proving facts that were so obviously truthful that they should not have been contested […]

Florida Department of Revenue Publishes Tax Refund Forms for Farms, Nursing Homes, and Assisted Living Facilities Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Published: May 29th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV

The 2018 Legislature created two sales tax refunds and a motor fuel tax refund for agricultural operations impacted by Hurricane Irma.[1]  Additionally, the Legislature created a sales tax exemption for equipment used to generate emergency electric energy at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Recently, the Department of Revenue published the forms necessary to apply […]