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Join Us: 2020 Lay of the Land Conference

Published: February 18th, 2020

By: Michael D. Minton

Dean Mead is excited to announce another year of sponsorship for the 2020 Saunders Real Estate “Lay of the Land Conference” beginning Thursday, February 27 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. The firm serves as a Gold Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. Shareholder Michael Minton, will moderate a panel discussion on water policy […]

Caleb Hinton Joins Real Estate Department

Published: December 17th, 2019

By: Caleb G. Hinton

We’re pleased to welcome Caleb Hinton to Dean Mead’s Orlando office. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions that involve leasing and the representation of developers in the acquisition and development of commercial real estate properties. Prior to joining our firm, Hinton worked at another law firm in Southwest Florida. He has experience […]

Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2020

Published: December 5th, 2019

By: Vicki L. Berman Mark E. Holcomb

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert:    Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2020 The Florida Legislature has, again, reduced the state commercial rentals tax rate for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2020.  Local option (county) surtax rates, however, remain unchanged.  While the reduced state tax rate applies to commercial rental consideration, […]

Pete Dunbar Quoted in Tampa Bay Times on 2007 Condo Law

Published: July 19th, 2019

A 2007 statute, intended to help with post-hurricane condo redevelopment, might now be used to force Tampa Bay seniors out of their homes. Our own Pete Dunbar, an expert on condo law and a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, weighs in on the issue in the article ‘How a billion-dollar company could […]

Three Attorneys Speak at Environmental Permitting School

Published: July 17th, 2019

By: John L. Wharton Cari L. Roth Anna H. Long

Dean Mead is a sponsor of the 33rd Annual Florida Environmental Permitting School in Marco Island, taking place on July 16 – 19th. Florida Environmental Network, Inc. (FENI) is part of the Florida Chamber Foundation’s ongoing effort to keep its members and other business organizations informed of the numerous environmental and growth management laws and […]

Florida Trend Recognizes 13 Attorneys as ‘Legal Elite’

Published: June 29th, 2019

  Thirteen Dean Mead attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2019. The list appears in the July edition of the publication and includes five of the firm’s shareholders who are members of the distinguished Hall of Fame. Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel, Peter M. Dunbar, Mark E. Holcomb, and Cari L. Roth […]

19 Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Published: June 19th, 2019

Orlando, Fla. – Florida Super Lawyers recently announced that 19 Dean Mead attorneys have been named to the publication’s annual list of top-ranked lawyers including three attorneys who are selected as rising stars in Florida for 2019.  The honorees are among a diverse list of the top attorneys, nominated by their own peers. No more […]

Public-Private Partnerships Explained by Dean Mead Attorneys in Law360

Published: April 19th, 2019

By: Michael D. Minton Brad Gould Dana M. Apfelbaum

“The Tax Price Tag On Public-Private Partnerships” was recently authored by Dean Mead attorneys Dana Apfelbaum, Brad Gould and Michael Minton and published by Law360. The authors open the article with the following as part of an overview of public-private partnerships: Public-private partnerships between federal, state and local governmental agencies and private landowners provide an […]

Appeals Court Hands Florida Taxpayers Historic Victory on Property Tax Assessments

Published: April 1st, 2019

By: Robert S. Goldman

A Florida appellate court has delivered a huge win for taxpayers who contest property tax assessments. The decision was issued in Darden Restaurants Inc. v. Singh, Case No. 5D16-4049 (Fla. 5th DCA March 1, 2019).  “The ruling ensures that taxpayers will now have a fighting chance” in those cases, said Dean Mead’s Robert S. Goldman, […]

Chris Moya and Jennifer Ungru in Orlando Business Journal on 2019 Legislative Session

Published: March 14th, 2019

By: Jennifer P. Ungru Christopher Moya

In a recent Orlando Business Journal article, “Legislative preview: Orlando businesses should keep an eye on these proposals,” Dean Mead government relations professionals Chris Moya, director of strategy and management consulting, and Jennifer Ungru, corporate affairs advisor, provide insight on major bills that have the potential to change policies in industries throughout Florida.  The government […]