Dan Russell Quoted in Tallahassee Democrat on Cannabis

Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization

Dan Russell in our Tallahassee office was quoted in the article entitled, ‘Green rush’ investors turn skittish in Florida as Supreme Court ruling could upend industry, published in the Tallahassee Democrat on December 10, 2019. Litigation issues in the cannabis industry has created uncertainty for the future of recreational marijuana. With Florida regulating hemp, investors…

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International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling 2020 is Now Published

Marc Dunbar and Dan Russell, attorneys in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office, co-authored the Florida chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling 2020. The content offers readers a solid overview of the latest laws and regulations. It covers issues in gambling laws and regulations including authorities and legislation, application for a license and license…

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Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2020

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert:    Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2020 The Florida Legislature has, again, reduced the state commercial rentals tax rate for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2020.  Local option (county) surtax rates, however, remain unchanged.  While the reduced state tax rate applies to commercial rental consideration,…

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Jay Van Heyde in i4 Business on ESOPs

Jay Van Heyde is quoted in the article entitled, ESOPS Give Employees and Exiting Owners ‘Skin in the Game’, published in the November 2019 edition of i4 Business magazine.  The articles gives readers unique insight on how companies can benefit from an Employee Stock Ownership Program. “ESOPs work best for certain types of companies,” Van…

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Legal Aid Society Hosts Annual Breakfast of Champions

Anna Long and Jane Callahan

The Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. held their 12th Annual “Breakfast of Champions” on November 21 at the Amway Center. Dean Mead was pleased to participate as a Table sponsor at the popular event where attendees learn more about the community services provided by the Legal Aid Society. Attorneys Tom…

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David Hathaway Inducted Into Litigation Counsel of America


David Hathaway, Chair of Dean Mead’s Litigation Department, was inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America on October 24th during the 2019 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows. The conference was an opportunity for new and current fellows to network with one other and enhance their trial skills, as well as to address issues and…

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Pete Dunbar Featured at Book Signing in Tallahassee

Pete Dunbar Patsy Palmer

Pete Dunbar, Managing Shareholder of Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office, had a lot of fun with friends and colleagues at Hearth & Soul last week signing his new book titled, The Modern Republican Party in Florida. Dunbar co-authored the book with Mike Haridopolos, founder and owner of MJH Consulting, former president of the Florida Senate and…

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French Brown featured in Orlando Sentinel on Corporate Income Tax

Homestead Tax Exemption

H. French Brown IV, a SALT attorney in our Tallahassee office was featured in the article, In Florida, 99% of companies pay no corporate income tax — with lawmakers’ blessing | Special Report, published in the Orlando Sentinel on November 13, 2019. Business is booming in Florida, where a low-tax business climate is preserved by…

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