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Florida Medicare/Medicaid Certified Providers at a Crossroads; Conflict Between Federal and Florida Law on the CMS Vaccination Mandate

Published: November 26th, 2021

By: Nichole M. Mooney

On November 18, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation, effective immediately, designed to limit COVID-19 vaccination mandates by or required for private employers. Florida Statute § 381.00317, was enacted to “stop the coercion” of the recent federal rules requiring employers to mandate employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new Florida law does prohibit vaccination mandates. […]

Brad Gould Presents on Estate and Gift Taxes to FICPA & MCEPC

Published: November 22nd, 2021

By: Brad Gould

Brad Gould, Dean Mead estate planning, corporate and tax law attorney in the Treasure Coast offices, recently gave two presentations on estate and gift tax updates. The first presentation was for the Florida Institute of CPAs University of Florida Accounting Conference. The other presentation was held virtually with Martin County’s Estate Planning Council, which is […]

Dean Mead Recognized in 2022 U.S. News Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” List

Published: November 8th, 2021

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead was selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” which was recently released by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm was recognized for multiple practice areas in the Orlando, Tallahassee and West Palm Beach Metropolitan Rankings. From the U.S. News & […]

Two Dean Mead Attorneys and Three Governmental Relations Professionals featured in Florida Politics’ Influence Magazine

Published: November 5th, 2021

By: Jennifer P. Ungru Peter M. Dunbar Christopher Moya

In the Fall 2021 edition of Florida Politics’ Influence Magazine, two Dean Mead Attorneys and three Governmental Relations Professionals were highlighted. In Briefings from the Rotunda on page 22, Jennifer Ungru is announced to be in charge of Dean Mead’s governmental relations and lobbying practice. Additionally, it covers that Dean Mead is expanding its practice […]

Lee Dobbins Discusses King’s Landing Project in TCPalm Article

Published: October 29th, 2021

By: W. Lee Dobbins

Dean Mead real estate and land use law attorney, Lee Dobbins, was recently quoted in the article “$110 million King’s Landing project moves ahead; Fort Pierce residents grumble over height changes” in TCPalm written by Olivia McKelvey. The article discusses that the new site plan for the King’s Landing project in Ft. Pierce was approved by the Planning Board. […]

Tom Wert Speaks at the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Annual Construction Industry Conference

Published: October 28th, 2021

On October 22nd, Board Certified Construction Lawyer and Dean Mead Shareholder Tom Wert spoke on a distinguished panel concerning Best Practices at the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ annual Construction Industry Conference.  Every year this event is a highlight for CPAs working in the construction industry.  Mr. Wert discussed the legal ramifications of pinched […]

Urgent Client Alert: Build Back Better Act Proposes Changes to Irrevocable Grantor Trusts

Published: October 26th, 2021

Last month we sent a Client Alert about the “Build Back Better Act” (the “Proposed Act”) which contains tax law changes that would negatively impact numerous estate planning initiatives.  The Proposed Act includes a couple of proposals that would eliminate many of the benefits of irrevocable grantor trusts (i.e., an irrevocable trust where the grantor […]

Dean Mead Welcomes Attorney Jordane Wong

Published: October 22nd, 2021

Tallahassee, FL – Dean Mead is pleased to announce the addition of Jordane P. Wong in the Tallahassee office. Wong practices in the areas of litigation and administrative law, particularly within the department of agriculture. Wong is a graduate of Florida State University College of Law where he was on the FSU College of Law […]