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2020 Legislative Session “Capitol Report”

Published: October 23rd, 2020

Dean Mead’s Session Overview provides a summary of the important issues that took place in Tallahassee this year. The 2020 Regular Session completed March 19, just as the severity of the pandemic was spreading across the Nation. During the Session, 3,518 bills were filed. Ultimately, only 203 bills were approved. The 2020 budget developed by […]

Act Now! The Window of Opportunity to Use High Exemptions May be Closing Sooner Than Expected

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando

The results of the upcoming election on November 3, 2020 are unpredictable, but they will determine the course of the tax laws relating to estate planning for many years. If the Republican Party prevails in the presidential election and/or maintains control of the Senate, we are likely to see a continuation of the current tax […]

Dean Mead Team Represents Department of Financial Services in Latest Victory

On September 24, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Department of Financial Services in a case involving questions of statutory interpretation and financial liability for the state in Barnett v. State of Florida, Department of Financial Services. Dean Mead attorneys Peter Dunbar, Marc Dunbar, Daniel Russell, and Will Hall represented the […]

$595M Surfing Center and Village May Come to Fort Pierce

Published: September 23rd, 2020

By: W. Lee Dobbins

In an article published by the TCPalm on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Lee Dobbins discusses a $595M development that may come to Fort Pierce. The nation’s largest “WaveGarden,” or simulated surfing park, is slated to come to Midway Road as part of a 200-acre community development. The community is expected to feature 800 residential homes, […]

Proposed Treasury Regulations Offer Guidance to TCJA Section 1031 Changes

Published: September 15th, 2020

By: Amanda L. Govin Charles H. Egerton Christopher R. D’Amico

On June 11, 2020, the IRS released Proposed Treasury Regulations under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”), offering guidance on the post-TCJA (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) changes to Section 1031. Section 1031 of the Code was created in 1921 to allow for nonrecognition of gain or loss on the exchange of […]

Dean Mead Celebrates 40 Years

Published: September 1st, 2020

Amid the current pandemic, Dean Mead is working diligently to help our clients navigate the various stimulus acts coming out of Washington, DC and Executive Orders from Tallahassee. As we press on through this unprecedented time, we reflect on 4 decades of serving our clients by celebrating our May 5 anniversary re-directing the firm’s anniversary […]

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 23 Dean Mead Attorneys in 2021 Edition

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Joseph Naberhaus

ORLANDO, Fla. – Twenty-three Dean Mead attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, and four attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year.” The attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” are listed below, followed by all attorneys recognized in the 2021 list. The Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year […]

Who’s Calling the Estate Planning Shots? Recognizing Client Incapacity and Undue Influence

Dean Mead Attorney Joseph Naberhaus
Published: August 18th, 2020

By: Joseph K. Naberhaus

Elder abuse has been labeled “the crime of the 21st century,” and for good reason. According to the National Council on Aging, estimates of elder financial abuse and fraud costs to older Americans range from nearly $3 billion to more than $36 billion per year. What’s more, over 90% of reported elder abuse is committed […]