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French Brown Comments on Florida Amendment 2 Issue

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: September 28th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, French Brown, was quoted in the recent article “Amendment 2 gets $4 million boost from Florida Realtors,” which in appeared in Florida Politics. Brown stated, “If property tax values are allowed to increase unchecked in the future — if Amendment 2 fails — then it can certainly hit all Floridians in […]

Pre-Suit Notice of Defect Is An “Action” for Purposes of Statute of Repose

Published: September 21st, 2018

By: Michael J. Furbush Thomas P. Wert

In a case of first impression, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled last week that a construction defect action against a homebuilder was timely because the mandatory pre-suit notice of defect was sent to the builder before the ten-year statute of repose lapsed, even though the lawsuit was filed outside the ten-year period.   The […]

Florida Trend Recognizes Michael Minton and Peter Dunbar as Influential Business Leaders

Published: September 13th, 2018

By: Peter M. Dunbar Michael D. Minton

The inaugural “Florida 500” was released this week by Florida Trend magazine. Dean Mead attorneys Michael D. Minton and Peter M. Dunbar are highlighted among the 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in Florida. Only 48 people are included in the publication’s “Law” category. As part of the profile about Minton, Florida Trend indicates, “An important […]

Dean Mead Welcomes New Associate to Orlando Office

Amy L. Judkins - Dean Mead Litigation Attorney
Published: September 12th, 2018

By: Amy L. Judkins

Amy L. Judkins joined Dean Mead’s Orlando office as an associate in the Litigation department. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters. Prior to joining Dean Mead, Judkins was a judicial clerk for The Honorable Paul G. Byron, U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida, and she was a judicial intern for […]

The Florida DOR’s Thirteen TCJA Topics – A Closer Look

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: September 7th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman Mark E. Holcomb

Many states, like Florida, adopt or “piggyback” the Internal Revenue Code as the starting point for calculating their state corporate income tax, subject to certain modifications. The Florida Legislature’s adoption of the Internal Revenue Code in effect on January 1, 2018, which includes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, has potentially broad ramifications for Florida […]

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 24 Dean Mead Attorneys in 2019 Edition

Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb

Orlando, Fla. – Best Lawyers® released its list for The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. This year, there are 24 Dean Mead attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Dean Mead is pleased that the number of our lawyers who are honored continues to grow each year. Many are included for more […]

Early Forensic Review of Hurricane Flood Damages Saves Client from Financial Disaster

Published: September 6th, 2018

By: Timothy W. Sobczak Mark R. Leavitt

When a Florida couple’s house was nearly washed away by flood waters associated with Hurricane Irma, it appeared they had no legal recourse. Storms and the huge amount of rain they bring are acts of God under the law; often, a victim’s only relief is to seek whatever assistance is available through FEMA. But once […]

I Disagree with my Property Tax Assessment – Should I Petition the Value Adjustment Board?

Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Published: August 29th, 2018

By: Robert S. Goldman

In August each year, the elected local property appraisers of Florida issue assessment notices captioned “Notice of Proposed Property Taxes” to the owners of property in their counties. For historical reasons, these are generally referred to as “TRIM” notices. In addition to other information, the TRIM notices show the assessed value of the property, and […]