Conservation Easements – Landowner Guide – The Pathway to Conservation

Published: June 20, 2024 Published by SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate, “Conservation Easements – Landowner Guide – The Pathway to Conservation” provides an overview of conservation easements, their benefits, legal considerations, and tax implications. Published in collaboration with Dean Mead attorneys Austin Alderman, Stephen R. Looney, Michael D. Minton, and Brian M. Stephens, the…

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Dean Mead Hires Attorney Justin M. Robinson

Published: June 18, 2024 (Orlando, FL) Justin Robinson has joined Dean Mead’s Corporate and Tax Department where he will advise clients on a myriad of tax issues, including business sales and purchases, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits, ESOPs, and charitable giving. “Justin joins Dean Mead having developed foundational experience in tax law,” shares Stephen Looney,…

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Attorneys Brian Stephens & Stephen Looney Speak on Federal and State Tax Consequences of Conservation Easements

Published: June 14, 2024 (Orlando, FL) Due to their experience addressing legal matters for conservation easements across Florida, attorneys Brian Stephens and Stephen Looney were invited to speak to SVN Saunders “Rooted in Land Workshop” attendees, representing landowners and industry leaders from throughout the state of Florida. Presenting “Legal Creation & Tax Consequences of Conservation…

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Dean Mead’s Tax Practice Receives Top Ranking by Chambers USA

Published: June 7, 2024 (Orlando, FL) Conducting one-on-one interviews with in-house counsel and third-party experts, Chambers USA continues to rank Dean Mead’s Tax Practice with high rankings. Regarded as the world’s leading legal data and analytics provider, Chambers USA has highlighted top lawyers and law firms across the USA for over two decades. Qualities on…

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Commercial Properties Sales Tax Reduction Effective June 1, 2024

Published: May 30, 2024 On April 8, 2024, the Florida Department of Revenue released Tax Information Publication 24A01-02 which reduces state sales tax due on all rent for commercial properties from 4.5% to 2.0%, effective on June 1, 2024. This new tax rate affects all rental payments for occupancy occurring after June 1st regardless of when…

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Dean Mead Welcomes Attorney Jenna F. Barbato

Published: May 22, 2023 (Orlando, FL) Jenna Barbato has joined Dean Mead’s Real Estate Department where she will focus on transactional real property law and land use. Jenna joins Dean Mead with experience representing sellers, purchasers, owners, and developers as they navigate the real estate industry. “Having served as an attorney with a well-known boutique…

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Attorney Nichole Mooney Pens Article Addressing Pending Changes to Workers

Published: May 9, 2024 (Orlando, FL) In her article “Game-Changing Updates for Workers: Non-competes & Exempt Employee Compensation”, attorney Nicky Mooney reviews recent initiatives predicted to reshape the landscape of employment. The first half of the article addresses the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) announcement a Final Rule which will prohibit most employers from entering into…

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