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COVID-19 Impacts on Florida’s June Tax Revenues

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: July 28th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

Yesterday, the Florida Office of Economics and Demographics Research released the June Revenue Report providing details regarding receipts and distributions to the State’s general revenue fund during the month of June, which reflects May sales tax activity. Florida’s general revenue fund is the main source of discretionary funding for the State.  This January, the State’s […]

Dean Mead, Lauren Detzel and David Akins Recognized by Chambers HNW Guide 2020

Published: July 27th, 2020

By: David J. Akins Lauren Y. Detzel

Dean Mead is pleased to announce that the firm, Lauren Y. Detzel and David J. Akins were recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth 2020 Guide, a publication directed specifically at the private wealth market. Dean Mead received the Band 3 ranking for its overall Private Wealth legal capabilities throughout Florida. Detzel ranks in the top tier in Florida […]

I Disagree with my Property Tax Assessment – Should I Petition the Value Adjustment Board?

Published: July 24th, 2020

In July and August each year, the elected local property appraisers of Florida issue assessment notices captioned “Notice of Proposed Property Taxes” to the owners of property in their counties. For historical reasons, these are generally referred to as “TRIM” notices. In addition to other information, the TRIM notices show the assessed value of the […]

Small Business Shareholder Litigation: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Published: July 21st, 2020

By: A. Felipe Guerrero

As a business litigation attorney, Dean Mead Shareholder A. Felipe Guerrero sees a lot of business divorces. Guerrero says a typical situation he sees is a business with two shareholders, one with a majority interest that allows that person to make decisions for the business. They may have come together with the enthusiasm generated by […]

Witnesses No Longer Required for Florida Leases

Published: July 10th, 2020

Before July 1, 2020, Section 689.01, Florida Statutes required that all leases with a term of longer than one year had to be signed in the presence of two witnesses. This requirement applied to both residential and commercial leases. On June 27, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 469, which removed  the “two subscribing witnesses” […]

Daryl Krauza Comments on Estate of William C. English

Published: July 7th, 2020

By: Daryl J. Krauza

Hospital’s Mistake Causes It to Lose Claim Filed Against Estate An unusual probate case that resulted in a hospital being unable to collect on a bill shows the importance of proper training for collections employees and in following the right procedures for alerting estates to claims, according to Dean Mead attorney Daryl J. Krauza. The […]

Brad Gould Appointed to Chair S Corporations Committee of American Bar Association

Published: July 1st, 2020

By: Brad Gould

FORT PIERCE, Fla., July 1, 2020 – Brad Gould, a shareholder in Dean Mead’s Stuart and Fort Pierce offices, has been appointed as chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) S Corporations Committee for 2020-2022, effective today. Gould previously served as vice chair of the ABA S Corporations Committee. The ABA […]

COVID-19 Impacts on Florida May Tax Revenues

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: June 26th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

Florida’s general revenue fund is the main source of discretionary funding for the State. This January, the State’s economists estimated that the State would receive $36.2B in general revenue during the State’s fiscal year: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Of that amount, approximately $12.5B (34.5%) was expected to be received in March through […]