Dean Mead Welcomes Attorney Ian A. Wiggins

Published: February 13, 2024 (Orlando, FL) Dean Mead announced Ian A. Wiggins has been hired as an Attorney in the firm’s Litigation Department. He is serving a broad range of clients, from business professionals to large corporations, providing legal counsel for matters involving business, real estate, and construction contract disputes. “At Dean Mead, our driving…

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Dean Mead Elects New Shareholders Chihos, Johnson, and Percopo

Published: February 1, 2024 (Orlando, FL) Dean Mead is proud to announce Kristilee Chihos, Jacqueline Johnson, and Joseph “Joe” Percopo were unanimously elected as the firm’s newest Shareholders. Kristilee is an attorney with the firm’s Real Estate department. Jacqueline and Joe are attorneys with the firm’s Estate & Succession Planning department. “Since its founding in…

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Dean Mead Exits Tallahassee Through Strategic Alliance with Jones Walker LLP

Published: December 28, 2023 (Orlando, FL) Established January 2019, the strategic alliance formed by Dean Mead and Jones Walker LLP has supported both firms as they serve clients throughout Florida. This alliance is furthered through Dean Mead’s decision to exit the Tallahassee market, effective January 1, 2024. “Dean Mead has successfully served clients for over…

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Effective January 1, 2024, CTA Reporting Requirements Will Require Information About Company Ownership

Published: December 11, 2023 (Orlando, FL) In their article “The Corporate Transparency Act: What You Need to Know” Dean Mead attorneys Stephen R. Looney and Christopher R. D’Amico detail the January 1, 2024 information requirements “Reporting Companies” in the United States will be required to report. These companies will be required to file “Beneficial Ownership…

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The Corporate Transparency Act: It Applies to More Than Just Corporations!

Published: December 8, 2023   On January 1, 2024 the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) goes into effect, creating a new reporting requirement for the vast majority of small businesses and family entities in the U.S. The CTA will require these entities– that are not generally subject to regulation– to report the identity of their “beneficial owners”…

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“The Role and Benefits of Conservation Easements” Details Opportunity for Realizing Land Value

Published: November 1, 2023 (Orlando, FL) Written by Dean Mead attorney Brian Stephens and University of Tennessee College of Law J.D. Candidate Myles Roth, “The Role and Benefits of Conservation Easements” details how conservation easements provide opportunity for owners of agricultural and undeveloped land realize the land’s value without having to sell to a third-party…

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The Role and Benefits of Conservation Easements in Protecting Land

Legal concepts related to the permanent preservation of the natural landscape have existed since the 1930s.  It took several more decades for federal and state governments to develop the necessary incentive packages to encourage landowners to take advantage of those concepts and, thereby, contribute to the conservation of natural places.  After much maturation, one specific…

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