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Tax

Dean Mead’s Tax Department handles tax planning issues for businesses and individuals.  The attorneys in our department have extensive experience in a full range of tax specialties and areas, including sales and purchases of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning for real estate transactions, debt restructuring, tax controversies, state and local tax issues, agribusiness, employee benefits, ESOPs, and with all types of business entities, including LLCs, S and C corporations, partnerships, charitable and other not-for-profit organizations.

 

2013 Seminar Series

Dean Mead’s Real Estate Development Industry Team kicked-off the 2013 Seminar Series with a timely presentation on March 27 in front of 80 attendees at the Orange County Bar Association in Orlando. The presentation featured Dean Mead attorneys, Stephen R. Looney, Charles H. Egerton, and Steven C. Lee.

The program was titled: “Will the Recent Tax Changes Have a Major Impact on Your Real Estate Investments?”. They discussed the recently enacted American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, together with the new 3.8% tax on investment income that was added to the Code as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but first became effective for tax years beginning in 2013, are likely to have a significant impact on real estate investments. This program explored these new provisions as they relate to real estate and examine the use of both new and old strategies to minimize their impact to the extent reasonably possible.

We have also provided the attached outline from the presentation.

 

Pitfalls and Planning for the Tax Consequences of Loan Workouts and Debt Restructuring

Our Tax Department works closely with our real estate, litigation and health law attorneys to provide our clients with advice for structuring or planning their transactions in the most tax efficient manner possible.  The expertise of our team allows us to focus on a wide array of tax issues with an unparalleled degree of depth and experience to address our clients’ needs.

The majority of our tax attorneys have Master’s Degrees in taxation, many are board certified as experts in tax law by The Florida Bar, a few members hold CPA certificates, and two members are Fellows of the American College of Tax Counsel. Three members of our Tax Team have been honored as the “Outstanding Tax Lawyer of the Year” by the Tax Section of The Florida Bar. Additionally, several members of our Tax Team have been named as “Outstanding Tax Attorneys” by The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA, Legal 500, Florida Trend magazine, and Orlando Magazine.  In addition, one of the firm’s founding shareholders, Charlie Egerton, is the past Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Tax Section.

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