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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 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 […]

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 […]

Michael Minton Interviewed by Florida Trend About Tax Law Changes

Published: August 27th, 2018

By: Michael D. Minton

Michael Minton, Chair of Dean Mead’s Agribusiness and Solar Energy industry teams, was recently featured in the Viewpoints section of Florida Trend. The video interview, “The Impact of Recent Tax Law Changes on Florida,” appeared on August 16, 2018. Minton details how tax law changes, resulting from the recently passed Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, are […]

Florida Department of Revenue Conducts First Public Meeting Regarding TCJA Changes

Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: August 23rd, 2018

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

The December 22, 2017, effective date of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) afforded the Florida Legislature little time during its 2018 Regular Session to evaluate the potential impact of the TCJA’s many domestic and foreign provisions on Florida’s corporate income tax. As a result, the Legislature directed the Department of Revenue to […]

Jay Van Heyde to Speak at ESOP Seminar

Published: August 23rd, 2018

By: Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II

Shareholder Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II and PCE partner Will Stewart will present on the topic “Should you Consider an ESOP?” on September 12 for a seminar geared towards owners in the construction industry. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast catered by Dean Mead and PCE Location Associated Builders and Contractors’ […]