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Florida Legislative Update: Significant Changes Ahead for Healthcare Providers

Published: May 15th, 2019

By: Jennifer P. Ungru

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session focused on healthcare and made significant changes to the delivery system of healthcare.  The Legislature opened regulatory structures in an effort to expand competition, with the ultimate goal of lowering costs to the consumer. The issue that got the most attention – the Certificate of Need program for the general […]

Dean Mead Sponsors IRSC 7th Annual Entrepreneurship and Small Business Conference

Published: May 6th, 2019

Indian River State College is hosting the 7th Annual Entrepreneurship and Small Business Conference on Tuesday, May 7th from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The conference is during National Small Business Week –  a national recognition event to honor small business owners. Dean Mead is proud to sponsor the conference designed to highlight and create […]

Agriculture Issues for 2019

Published: April 30th, 2019

Week eight of the 2019 Regular Legislative Session is complete. Bills relating to agriculture are summarized below. Updates from the previous report are in bold print. The full text of each bill and any amendments can be found on the legislative web sites. (;; and Water and Natural Resources C-51 Reservoir Project: SB 92 by Senator […]

Steve Looney and Brad Gould to Speak at Florida Bar Tax Section Meeting

Published: April 30th, 2019

The Florida Bar Tax Section will hold their Annual Meeting May 2-4, 2019 at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. In addition, they will offer a seminar on May 3rd from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 pm. Dean Mead attorneys Steve Looney and Brad Gould will be speaking on the topic of Deep Dive on IRC 199A at […]

Denise Dell-Powell Joins Dean Mead as Chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Published: April 26th, 2019

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

Denise D. Dell-Powell has more than 25 years of experience in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and distressed property including CMBS foreclosures, workouts and bankruptcy matters. She has represented secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, Chapter 11 Trustees, Chapter 7 Trustees and unsecured creditors’ committees.  Her career also includes representation in the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare and agricultural […]

Wayfair: Formulating A Florida Response

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Published: April 23rd, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman

Dean Mead state and local tax attorney, Robert S. Goldman, recently served as lead researcher and author of a comprehensive Florida TaxWatch report on a significant issue facing Florida’s legislature in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 21, 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. , 138 S. Ct. 2080 (2018). Read […]

Florida Court Green-Lights Invitations to Negotiate for State Contracts

Published: April 22nd, 2019

By: William D. Hall, III

A recent Florida Division of Administrative Hearings decision clarifies the invitation to negotiate (ITN) process and signals that the state has considerable flexibility in how far it can press ITN bidders to offer value-added services in bids. Dean Mead attorney William D. Hall, III, who represented the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) in the case, […]

Public-Private Partnerships Explained by Dean Mead Attorneys in Law360

Published: April 19th, 2019

By: Michael D. Minton Brad Gould Dana M. Apfelbaum

“The Tax Price Tag On Public-Private Partnerships” was recently authored by Dean Mead attorneys Dana Apfelbaum, Brad Gould and Michael Minton and published by Law360. The authors open the article with the following as part of an overview of public-private partnerships: Public-private partnerships between federal, state and local governmental agencies and private landowners provide an […]