President Obama Signs Tax Extenders Bill Into Law

On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed H.R. 5771, the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014” (TIPA), into law. Generally, the bill provides for a one year extension (through 2014) of more than 50 individual, business and energy provisions, many of which have been in place for years but would have expired after 2013 if…

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Negotiating Use Restrictions On Property Near Hospitals

Medical office properties located near hospital facilities are sometimes subjected to publicly recorded use restrictions.  These restrictions are usually contained in deeds in the chain of title or separate declarations.  Typically, the use restrictions forbid future occupants from performing or providing specific types of medical services.  They also may contain more generic language which forbids…

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Laura Minton Young’s byline on TRIM Reports in Florida Today

Laura Young

Laura Minton Young’s byline titled, Know the ins and out of Truth in Millage reports, was published in Florida Today. Laura is a Board Certified real estate attorney in Dean Mead’s Viera office. The full article may be viewed HERE. This article has been posted with permission from Florida Today.

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Highlights from the Central Florida Partnership Forum on Regional Water Strategy

Michael Minton, shareholder and chair of Dean Mead’s Agribusiness Industry team was among the guest speakers at the Central Florida Partnership Regional Leadership Forum that was held on November 21st at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. The forum focused on Working Together to Advance a Regional Water Strategy. Below are some links to presentations that were…

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Brian Malec on Florida’s Family Trust Company Legislation in ActionLine

Brian Malec on Florida’s Family Trust Company Legislation   Brian M. Malec, attorney in our Orlando office, recently co-authored Florida Enacts Family Trust Company Legislation with Scott A. Bowman. The article was published in ActionLine; Fall 2014 edition. Brian was one of the principal authors of Florida’s Family Trust Company Legislation. Click HERE to view the article.

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Dean Mead Sponsors Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Indian River Lagoon Symposium 2015 and Love Your Lagoon Gala

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Indian River Lagoon Symposium 2015 and Love Your Lagoon Gala February 5-6, 2015 2015 HONOREE – Mr. Mark D. Perry Dean Mead to Sponsor the Love Your Lagoon Gala & Dinner Friday, February 6, 2015 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute HBOI – Florida Atlantic University, 5600 US 1…

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Steve Looney Speaks at 60th Annual William & Mary Tax Conference

Steve Looney, shareholder and chair of Dean Mead’s Tax Department spoke at the 60th Annual William & Mary Tax Conference in Williamsburg, VA, on November 7, 2014. He presented on “Reclassification Risks For Compensation Paid by S and C Corporations to Shareholder-Employees“. In addition to covering unreasonably high compensation in the “C” corporation context and unreasonably…

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