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French Brown featured in Orlando Sentinel on Corporate Income Tax

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: November 15th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

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 […]

Estate Planning Issues and Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Vincent J. Comito
Published: November 12th, 2019

By: David J. Akins Vincent J. Comito

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which took effect in 2018, significantly increased the gift/estate tax exemption and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax exemption amounts, which currently are $11,400,000 and are scheduled to increase to $11,580,000 in 2020 (this amount is $10,000,000 indexed for cost-of-living adjustments after 2010).  The temporary increase in exemption amounts is set […]

Dean German Presents Community Portrait to Bob Mead

Published: November 6th, 2019

By: Robert W. Mead, Jr.

We all enjoyed a special celebration with Dr. Deborah German, Dean of the UCF College of Medicine, who visited our Orlando office on Monday. She presented Bob Mead with a community portrait commemorating the firm’s commitment to education. Dean Mead established the first endowed scholarship at the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine. The […]

Winning Design Team for National Pulse Memorial & Museum Announced

Published: November 6th, 2019

By: Vicki L. Berman

The onePULSE Foundation selected the winning team to design the National Pulse Memorial & Museum to honor the 49 lives that were lost on June 12, 2016. Coldefy & Associés with RDAI, Xavier Veilhan, dUCKS scéno, Agence TER, Prof. Laila Farah, and Orlando-based HHCP Architects have been selected to design the National Pulse Memorial & […]

Dean Mead Attorneys Co-Author Chapter in Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure

Published: November 5th, 2019

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum Brad Gould

Brad Gould and Dana Apfelbaum, attorneys who practice in Dean Mead’s Treasure Coast offices, co-authored a chapter entitled, Tax Considerations in Eminent Domain Proceedings. Their chapter is published in the 11th Edition of Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, by The Florida Bar and distributed by LexisNexis. It discusses procedural and factual requirements for qualifying […]

Supreme Court Closes Securities Fraud Loophole

Published: November 4th, 2019

Liability Imposed for Those Who Disseminate False Statements With Intent to Defraud One of the basic tenets of trading securities is that it is unlawful to induce their sale by either the use of false information or the omission of material facts. Essentially, you can’t trick someone into investing in securities. One of the key […]

Jay Van Heyde Gives Legal Update in ESOP|Report

Published: October 28th, 2019

By: Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II

Jay Van Heyde authored a guest column entitled, Ninth Circuit Reverses Position on Arbitration of ERISA Claims, published in the September issue of ESOP|Report, a monthly publication by the ESOP Association. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued both a published opinion (Dorman v. The Charles Schwab Corporation, 2019 WL 3926990 (9th Cir., August […]

Dana Apfelbaum’s Guest Column in Treasure Coast Business Magazine

Published: October 23rd, 2019

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

Dana Apfelbaum authored a guest column entitled, Choose the Right Structure When Starting Your Business, published in Treasure Coast Business magazine’s 2019 fall edition. Apfelbaum is a business law, tax and estate planning attorney who practices in Dean Mead’s Treasure Coast offices. Starting and running a business requires making important decisions. Different business entities can […]