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Dean Mead Opens New Office in Tallahassee

Published: December 6th, 2013

By: Martha J. Edenfield Peter M. Dunbar John L. Wharton

Dean Mead Continues Florida Growth with New Office in Tallahassee  Well-known attorneys strengthen firm’s governmental relations and regulatory capabilities Tallahassee, Fla. – Dean Mead announced today the opening of their new office in Tallahassee, located at 215 South Monroe Street. With offices already in Orlando, Fort Pierce, Viera and Gainesville, the Tallahassee location expands Dean […]

Tax Court Holds that Conservation Reserve Program Payments From USDA Are Subject to Self-Employment Tax

Published: December 3rd, 2013

By: Stephen R. Looney

In Morehouse,[1] the Tax Court held that the payments received by the taxpayers from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) constituted self-employment income subject to the self-employment tax imposed under Section 1401. The taxpayer owned a number of acres of land in South Dakota, which he did not personally farm […]

Jane Callahan in GuideStar Blog on “Five Year-End Considerations for Nonprofits”

Published: December 1st, 2013

By: Jane Dunlap Callahan

Jane D. Callahan, shareholder, authored an article entitled, “Five Year-End Considerations for Nonprofits”. The article was featured in the GuideStar Blog on November 25, 2013. To read the entire article, please visit  

Congress Again Discussing Closing of Purported S Corporation “Loophole”

Published: November 25th, 2013

By: Stephen R. Looney

Tax Analysts has obtained a copy of a list of tax breaks which Democrats are targeting for savings as part of the Joint Conference Committee on the Budget.[1]  The list highlights the so-called “S corp loophole,” which the Budget Committee states “is a loophole … that allows certain wealthy professionals to avoid paying payroll taxes […]

Michael Minton Authors Hunting Article Titled “My Grand Slam Quest”

Published: November 24th, 2013

By: Michael D. Minton

Michael Minton, shareholder in Dean Mead’s Fort Pierce office, authored a story about his hunting experience and achieving The Grand Slam. Please click on the link here to read his story.    MDM Grand Slam 93013

Stephen Looney Speaks at NYU Tax Institute

Published: November 22nd, 2013

By: Stephen R. Looney

Dean Mead attorney Stephen Looney was a featured speaker at the 72nd NYU Tax Institute in San Francisco, California on November 20th, 2013.  Mr. Looney’s presentation was entitled Tax Effects of Converting Entities Under Check the Box, State Law Conversion Statutes, State Law Merger Statutes and “Manual” Conversions.  The presentation examined the federal tax consequences of changing […]

Dean Mead Sponsors ULI Program: Space Coast Economy Leaps Ahead

Published: November 22nd, 2013

  Getting Ahead of Change: Space Coast Economy Leaps Ahead Nearly 100 people attended the ULI Brevard County Program on Wednesday, November 20th at the all new Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral – the centerpiece of Brevard County’s changing economy. Attendees at this exclusive event had the chance to explore this iconic structure while learning about Space […]

Members of Diagnostic Imaging LLC Subject to Self-Employment Taxes

Published: November 22nd, 2013

By: Stephen R. Looney

In Reither v. Commissioner, 112 AFTR2d 2013-6074 (D. N.M.), the court rejected on summary judgment a radiologist’s and his wife’s claim that they were not liable for self-employment tax on their distributive share of income from a diagnostic imaging LLC taxed as a partnership.  Although not clear from the facts of the case, presumably all […]