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Mediation Tips from David Hathaway

Mediation
Published: January 17th, 2020

By: David P. Hathaway

A common thread in all litigation matters in Florida is that they will go to mediation before they go to trial. David Hathaway, Chair of the Litigation Department, offers a few tips to help litigants and their counsel get the most out of their mediation day. To view the video, please click here. For more […]

Dan Russell in Orlando Business Journal on Full Marijuana Legalization

Published: January 15th, 2020

By: Daniel R. Russell

Dean Mead attorney Dan Russell’s interview with the Orlando Business Journal last week provided his viewpoint about the possibility of Florida legalizing recreational marijuana in 2020. Full legalization of marijuana would either have to be approved by a majority vote on the proposed amendment by voters or by the state’s legislature in a bill. When […]

Dean Mead Attorneys Assist Jewett Orthopedic in Significant Transaction with Orlando Health

Congratulations to our client, Jewett Orthopedic, and to Orlando Health for achieving one of the most significant transactions in the history of Orlando’s healthcare community. Orlando Health acquires Jewett, to open $250 million orthopedic hospital made front-page headlines in the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday.  Steve Looney, Chair of Dean Mead’s Corporate and Tax department, led […]

Dan Russell Quoted in Tallahassee Democrat on Cannabis

Published: December 30th, 2019

By: Daniel R. Russell

Dan Russell in our Tallahassee office was quoted in the article entitled, ‘Green rush’ investors turn skittish in Florida as Supreme Court ruling could upend industry, published in the Tallahassee Democrat on December 10, 2019. Litigation issues in the cannabis industry has created uncertainty for the future of recreational marijuana. With Florida regulating hemp, investors […]

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling 2020 is Now Published

Published: December 18th, 2019

By: Marc W. Dunbar Daniel R. Russell

Marc Dunbar and Dan Russell, attorneys in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office, co-authored the Florida chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling 2020. The content offers readers a solid overview of the latest laws and regulations. It covers issues in gambling laws and regulations including authorities and legislation, application for a license and license […]

Caleb Hinton Joins Real Estate Department

Published: December 17th, 2019

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

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
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, […]

Jay Van Heyde in i4 Business on ESOPs

Published: December 3rd, 2019

By: Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II

Jay Van Heyde is quoted in the article entitled, ESOPS Give Employees and Exiting Owners ‘Skin in the Game’, published in the November 2019 edition of i4 Business magazine.  The articles gives readers unique insight on how companies can benefit from an Employee Stock Ownership Program. “ESOPs work best for certain types of companies,” Van […]