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Florida Corporate Income Taxpayers Must Separately Report Key TCJA Impacts

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: September 10th, 2019

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

The Florida Legislature continues to grapple with the effects of the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Florida corporate income taxpayers.  Over the past two years, the Legislature decoupled Florida’s tax code from two significant TCJA provisions (bonus depreciation and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI)),[1] but largely left the effects of other domestic […]

Supreme Court Rules Ban on Scandalous Trademark Registrations Violates Free Speech

Mediation
Published: August 27th, 2019

By: David P. Hathaway

There is little question that controversial product branding can set a company apart from the competition. It creates a buzz and causes people to take notice. Whether that buzz is sustainable over time is another question altogether, but the fact remains that the marketplace is constantly searching for the perfect mixture of branding that both […]

Pre-filed Legislation Would Impose Florida Sales Tax Collection Responsibilities on Remote Sellers and Marketplace Providers

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: August 21st, 2019

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

Florida is one of only two sales tax-imposing states that have not implemented the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal 2018 decision[1] authorizing states to impose sales tax collection responsibilities on remote sellers lacking a physical presence in the state.  That dubious distinction would end under recently filed proposed legislation.  Senate Bill 126 by Sen. Joe Gruters […]

Increased Florida Corporate Tax Collections Estimated to Trigger $540M in Refunds

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: August 14th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Increased Florida Corporate Tax Collections Estimated to Trigger $540M in Refunds Statewide and 2019 Tax Rate Reduction to 4.459% As previously reported by Dean Mead, Florida’s corporate income taxpayers will be receiving a significant tax refund in spring 2020 and a retroactive corporate tax rate reduction for 2019 (Tax Refunds and Rate Reductions Ahead for […]

Estate Planning & Probate Issues You Need to Know

Dean Mead Attorney Joseph Naberhaus
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Naberhaus
Published: August 9th, 2019

By: Joseph K. Naberhaus Robert J. Naberhaus III

Join Us! Attorneys Rob Naberhaus and Joey Naberhaus will offer an interactive Q&A session covering timely issues. Subjects presented during the seminar will include: Who’s Calling the Shots? (Contesting Wills & Trusts) Client Alertness Pre-Death Challenge Can or Can’t Contest Guardianship Undue Influence Common Law Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Location: […]

New Law Voids Some Hospital-Imposed Noncompetes on Physicians

Published: August 7th, 2019

By: Claudia Haines Jones

A law went into effect on July 1 that takes a first step in correcting the negative impact of noncompete agreements that force doctors to abandon patients in order to preserve a hospital’s (or medical practice’s) monopoly in a medical specialty. The change is good news for patients in rural counties who have been abruptly […]

Don’t Just Roll Over When a State Agency Rule Adversely Affects Your Business

Published: July 30th, 2019

By: William D. Hall, III

A recent Florida court decision that focused on the definition of “smokable tobacco” illustrates how businesses can successfully challenge unadopted agency policies that affect them adversely. Our state Legislature passes laws and then often gives agencies the authority to write the rules for enforcing the laws – the fine print of the law. Many regulations […]

Pete Dunbar Quoted in Tampa Bay Times on 2007 Condo Law

Published: July 19th, 2019

A 2007 statute, intended to help with post-hurricane condo redevelopment, might now be used to force Tampa Bay seniors out of their homes. Our own Pete Dunbar, an expert on condo law and a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, weighs in on the issue in the article ‘How a billion-dollar company could […]