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Florida Medicare/Medicaid Certified Providers at a Crossroads; Conflict Between Federal and Florida Law on the CMS Vaccination Mandate

Published: November 26th, 2021

By: Nichole M. Mooney

On November 18, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation, effective immediately, designed to limit COVID-19 vaccination mandates by or required for private employers. Florida Statute § 381.00317, was enacted to “stop the coercion” of the recent federal rules requiring employers to mandate employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new Florida law does prohibit vaccination mandates. […]

Two Dean Mead Attorneys and Three Governmental Relations Professionals featured in Florida Politics’ Influence Magazine

Published: November 5th, 2021

By: Jennifer P. Ungru Peter M. Dunbar Christopher Moya

In the Fall 2021 edition of Florida Politics’ Influence Magazine, two Dean Mead Attorneys and three Governmental Relations Professionals were highlighted. In Briefings from the Rotunda on page 22, Jennifer Ungru is announced to be in charge of Dean Mead’s governmental relations and lobbying practice. Additionally, it covers that Dean Mead is expanding its practice […]

Lee Dobbins Discusses King’s Landing Project in TCPalm Article

Published: October 29th, 2021

By: W. Lee Dobbins

Dean Mead real estate and land use law attorney, Lee Dobbins, was recently quoted in the article “$110 million King’s Landing project moves ahead; Fort Pierce residents grumble over height changes” in TCPalm written by Olivia McKelvey. The article discusses that the new site plan for the King’s Landing project in Ft. Pierce was approved by the Planning Board. […]

Urgent Client Alert: Build Back Better Act Proposes Changes to Irrevocable Grantor Trusts

Published: October 26th, 2021

Last month we sent a Client Alert about the “Build Back Better Act” (the “Proposed Act”) which contains tax law changes that would negatively impact numerous estate planning initiatives.  The Proposed Act includes a couple of proposals that would eliminate many of the benefits of irrevocable grantor trusts (i.e., an irrevocable trust where the grantor […]

Dean Mead’s Lee Dobbins Discusses Fort Pierce Wavegarden Surf Park Featured in TCPalm Article

Published: October 20th, 2021

By: W. Lee Dobbins

Dean Mead real estate and land use law attorney, Lee Dobbins, was recently quoted in the article “Wavegarden surf park still riding a big wave of progress” in TCPalm written by Laurie K. Blandford. The article discusses the nation’s largest Wavegarden surf park coming to Fort Pierce and its continued development. Lee Dobbins is the […]

Proposed Build Back Better Act Includes Tax Changes Significantly Impacting Estate Planning

Published: September 27th, 2021

On September 13, 2021, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee released the proposed “Build Back Better Act” (the “Proposed Act”).  The House Ways and Means Committee advanced its portion of the Proposed Act on September 15, 2021, which addresses numerous fiscal issues, including many tax increases.  This Alert will provide a brief […]

Dean Mead Attorneys Michael Minton & Amanda Govin Interviewed by

Published: September 17th, 2021

By: Amanda L. Govin Michael D. Minton

Dean Mead Agribusiness attorneys, Michael Minton and Amanda Govin, were recently interviewed for an article on the website The article titled “Carbon Markets for Agriculture Still a Work in Progress” discusses how carbon marketing for agriculture is becoming a popular topic of conversation again. Even large agricultural companies like Corteva and Bayer are currently developing […]

Dean Mead Successfully Leads State’s Defense in Methadone Litigation

Published: September 13th, 2021

By: William D. Hall, III

When the state of Florida faced litigation over its award of rights to open new methadone clinics, it turned to a Dean Mead regulatory attorney to defend its decisions. In the end, Dean Mead successfully defended every award at issue. This was a good example of how parties on both sides of disputes such as […]