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CREW Orlando Recognizes 2 Dean Mead Attorneys

Published: November 10th, 2016

By: Anna H. Long Vicki L. Berman

Vicki L. Berman and Anna H. Long, attorneys in Dean Mead’s Real Estate Department, were recipients of the Outstanding Networking Achievement of the Year Award during Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Orlando’s 13th Annual Celebration of Champions Awards Gala on November 4, 2016. Fellow CREW Orlando members who also received this award for the collaboration […]

Water Management Districts Move Forward with North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan

Published: November 8th, 2016

By: John L. Wharton

On November 2nd, the stakeholder advisory committee of the North Florida Regional Water Supply Project, a joint effort of the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Suwannee River Water Management District, met for the last time. On November 3rd, the Suwannee River Water Management District held a public workshop on the draft North […]

New Public Records Requirements for Florida

Published: November 8th, 2016

By: John L. Wharton

What do businesses contracting with the state need to know? When a private business enters a contract for services on behalf of a state agency, that business becomes subject to Florida’s Public Records Act for purposes of that contract. Although there are other factors that may come in to play in each case, a business […]

Lauren Detzel Nominated to ACTEC’s Board of Regents

Published: November 3rd, 2016

By: Lauren Y. Detzel

Congratulations to Lauren Detzel! She was nominated to The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Board of Regents during their Fall Meeting on October 23rd in Charleston. She will serve an initial 3 year term (until 2020). The Board of Regents is the governing body of ACTEC and consists of 39 members. About ACTEC: Established […]

Stephen Looney Presents at 75th NYU Institute on Federal Taxation

Published: November 2nd, 2016

By: Stephen R. Looney

Stephen R. Looney, Chair of Dean Mead’s Tax department presented on “Choice of Entity Revisited — 2016 and Beyond” during New York University’s 75th Institute on Federal Taxation in New York City, NY on October 27, 2016. His presentation addressed considerations in selecting the most advantageous choice of entity for specific applications, including the operating business, […]

The Pros & Cons of ESOPs – Is This Succession Planning Tool for You?

Published: October 26th, 2016

By: Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II

Many business owners who are at or nearing retirement age are facing the difficult task of developing a business succession plan in order to reap the benefits of years spent developing a successful business. Often times, there is no “next generation” to inherit or carry on the family business or no team of key management […]

Hunters and Ranchers Beware Screwworm Re-emerges in Monroe County

Published: October 24th, 2016

By: Brian M. Stephens

Not since the 1960s have biologists seen screwworm widely present in the United States. Recently, wildlife officials in Monroe County, Florida, noted the loss of a number of endangered Key deer, and the United States Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of screwworm in Key deer in Big Pine Key and surrounding islands. That federal […]

Protecting Trade Secrets Under Florida’s Public Records Act

Published: October 21st, 2016

By: John L. Wharton

Providing documents to a state agency often results in those documents, and the information they contain, becoming public record. However, applying for a permit or otherwise interacting with an arm of the state or a local government does not necessarily mean that information kept as confidential will become public, if the right steps to protect […]