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Darryl Bloodworth Publishes Latest Book: We Who Remain

Published: June 16th, 2021

By: Darryl M. Bloodworth

We are pleased to congratulate Darryl M. Bloodworth, Of Counsel and a founding member of our firm, Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., for publishing his latest book and very first novel. We Who Remain is a legal drama in which the main character defends a difficult client in high stakes litigation while […]

Dean Mead’s Lee Dobbins Quoted in Knowhere News’ “Some waterfront property owners could be at risk of losing water access”

Published: May 12th, 2021

By: W. Lee Dobbins

In an article published on May 11 in Knowhere News, Lee Dobbins provides insight on an ongoing Broward County lawsuit and potential long-term impacts for some Treasure Coast waterfront property owners. In December 2020, a Broward County court found that a company called Hillsboro Inlet Investments owned and controlled a parcel of land running behind […]

How Early Legal Advice Can Make a Difference in Florida Procurement

Published: April 22nd, 2021

By: William D. Hall, III

Companies rush to get legal advice if they believe their bids for Florida procurement contracts were not reviewed fairly, but the most timely legal advice they can secure is early on when they prepare bid proposals. Front-end review of bid documents by lawyers familiar with state requests for proposals and invitations to negotiate may eliminate […]

Florida Proposed Corporate Income Tax “Piggyback” Legislation Reflects Complexities of State Conformity

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: April 19th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV Mark E. Holcomb

In developing its annual corporate income tax “piggyback” bill, the Florida Legislature is considering the impact of conforming to 2020 federal tax changes adopted by Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020[1] and Consolidated Appropriations Act.[2] Competing bills currently under consideration by the Senate (SB 7082, Amendment 763370) and […]

Florida Legislature Passes Significant Sales Tax Legislation

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: April 12th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV Mark E. Holcomb

The Florida Legislature passed the most significant Florida tax legislation in recent memory on April 8, 2021. The bill will substantially benefit Florida businesses and taxpayers. As we previously reported, Senate Bill 50 will modernize Florida’s sales and use tax system to impose tax collection obligations on remote sellers and marketplace providers. In addition, anticipated […]

February 2021 Update: COVID-19 Impacts on Florida’s Budget

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: March 30th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV

Today, the Florida Office of Economics and Demographics Research released the February Revenue Report providing details regarding receipts and distributions to the State’s general revenue fund during the month of February. This report generally reflects January 2021 retail sales tax activity. Florida’s general revenue fund is the main source of discretionary funding for the State.  […]

Florida Appeals Court Offers Glimpse at Evidence Refuting Undue Influence in Wills

Published: March 23rd, 2021

By: David P. Hathaway

When children are not treated equally in a will, there often is the suspicion that a favored heir took advantage of an elderly parent and exerted undue influence. At the same time, the law recognizes that parents have the right to favor one child over another if they write the will free of any coercion. […]

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert: Hillsborough County Tax Rate Reduced by Court Action

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: March 19th, 2021

By: Vicki L. Berman Mark E. Holcomb

The Florida Supreme Court recently invalidated the 1% transportation discretionary sales surtax approved by Hillsborough County voters in November 2018.[1] As a result, the Florida Department of Revenue advises that dealers cease collecting this 1% Hillsborough County surtax, effective immediately.[2] Commercial landlords and property managers should promptly reduce the tax rate charged in Hillsborough County […]