Michael Minton Named Most Influential Business Leader by Florida Trend

Dean Mead Shareholder and past Firm President, Michael Minton has been recognized by Florida Trend in their Florida 500 publication. Selection spotlights professionals whom others in their communities or industry sectors turn to for leadership. Mr. Minton has been recognized on the Florida 500 list since its inception in 2018. Michael’s clients receive the benefit…

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Boozy Ice Cream is in the Gray: When is ice cream considered alcoholic?

The Background In August 2021, Tipsy Scoop LLC, a New York based purveyor of “boozy ice cream”, filed a petition for declaratory statement with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (DABT).  The petition requested that DABT opine on whether their alcohol infused ice creams and sorbets were legal to sell within Florida at…

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Daniel Russell Named Key Player in Florida’s Health Care Sector

Tallahassee, FL – Daniel Russell has been named Florida Health Care Power 100 by City and State Florida. The list identifies the most important figures in the sectors who are shaping the medical systems that serve Florida. Russell is recognized for being among the state’s top legal experts on regulated industries, including cannabis. He currently…

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Dean Mead Files a Response to Government’s Motion to Dismiss Fried’s Lawsuit Against Federal Government for Ban on Gun Possession by Marijuana Users

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Dean Mead filed a response to the Federal Government’s motion to dismiss on behalf of the firm’s client, Nikki Fried, who runs Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, against the Biden Administration over a federal law that prohibits marijuana users from possessing guns.  Regarding Dean Mead’s response to the…

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I Disagree with my Property Tax Assessment – What Next?

Each August, the elected property appraisers of Florida issue assessment notices captioned “Notice of Proposed Property Taxes” to property owners 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 property, and the mailing of the notices…

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Dean Mead Attorney Dan Russell Quoted by Law360 Article

In the article published on August 8, 2022, covering a brief filed by the US Department of Justice earlier that same day regarding the legality of medical marijuana patients owning firearms, Law360 quoted Dean Mead shareholder Dan Russell, who represents the plaintiffs who brought on this lawsuit.  Dan told Law360, “After a cursory review of…

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