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2020 Victory Cup Initiative Storytelling Showcase

Published: February 19th, 2020

By: Jane Dunlap Callahan

The Victory Cup Initiative will hold its annual Storytelling Showcase on Thursday, February 20 at the Rollins College Ted and Harold Alfond Sports Center. Dean Mead is honored to continue its sponsorship and support the firm’s Jane Callahan, tax attorney and member of the Board of Directors for the Victory Cup Initiative. The Victory Cup […]

Join Us: 2020 Lay of the Land Conference

Published: February 18th, 2020

By: Michael D. Minton

Dean Mead is excited to announce another year of sponsorship for the 2020 Saunders Real Estate “Lay of the Land Conference” beginning Thursday, February 27 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. The firm serves as a Gold Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. Shareholder Michael Minton, will moderate a panel discussion on water policy […]

Email Service Requirements Inapplicable to Safe Harbor Notice

Published: February 13th, 2020

By: Michael J. Furbush

Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled last week that a notice of intent to seek sanctions does not have to comply with the formatting requirements for email service of court documents, walking back its own prior rulings that strict compliance was required. Law Offices of Fred C. Cohen, P.A. v. H.E.C. Cleaning LLC was […]

The Florida Department of Revenue Seeks Legislation to Use Businesses’ Credit Card Data Against Them

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: February 12th, 2020

By: Angela C. Bonds H. French Brown, IV

The Florida Department of Revenue is actively pursuing legislation to mandate payment settlement companies, such as banks and credit card companies, to annually report credit card and third-party sales transactions for all Florida businesses. The Department will then use this data to analyze any business’s tax collection, and to audit or levy assessments if the […]

Dean Mead Attorneys Featured on Small Biz Florida Podcast

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: February 7th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV Michael D. Minton

Tune in to the most recent segment of Small Biz Florida which features shareholders Michael Minton and French Brown on Episode 3. The attorneys paired up to discuss why a small business needs to engage and build a relationship with a qualified business attorney, the importance of understanding and dealing with tax issues upfront instead […]

New Bankruptcy Law Provides Restructuring Option Specifically for Small Businesses

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Published: February 6th, 2020

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

On February 19, 2020, a new law will go into effect that marks the most significant change to the Bankruptcy Code since the passage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005. The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) received broad bipartisan support from Congress and offers meaningful relief to small business owners by accommodating […]

The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: WOTUS from another POTUS

Published: February 5th, 2020

By: Dennis G. Corrick

On January 23, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) finalized a “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” to codify interpretation and application of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The rule is the most recent in a series of attempts by the agencies and the Obama […]

Potential Estate Planning Issues Under the Proposed “For the 99.8 Percent Act”

Vincent J. Comito
Published: January 29th, 2020

By: David J. Akins Vincent J. Comito

The purpose of this article is to follow up on our previous article, “Estate Planning Issues and Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The 2026 sunset of the increased exemption amounts included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is not the only looming threat to the current transfer tax regime. On January […]