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Florida Court Green-Lights Invitations to Negotiate for State Contracts

Published: April 22nd, 2019

By: William D. Hall, III

A recent Florida Division of Administrative Hearings decision clarifies the invitation to negotiate (ITN) process and signals that the state has considerable flexibility in how far it can press ITN bidders to offer value-added services in bids. Dean Mead attorney William D. Hall, III, who represented the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) in the case, […]

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 […]

Brian Malec Elected Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Published: April 15th, 2019

By: Brian M. Malec

Brian M. Malec, a shareholder in the Estate and Succession Planning department of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).  He is one of 124 lawyers in Florida and 2,500 lawyers across the globe to have earned this distinguished […]

Florida Medical Marijuana Issues Discussed by Dan Russell in Orlando Business Journal

Published: April 12th, 2019

By: Daniel R. Russell

In two recent Orlando Business Journal articles by Ryan Lynch, Dean Mead government relations attorney Dan Russell provided insight into what Florida’s legalization of medical marijuana could signify for the state. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed Senate Bill 182 into law, legalizing smokable medical marijuana, including whole-flower cannabis. In the first article, “Here’s what […]

New Florida Corporate Income Tax Credits Explained by French Brown

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: April 2nd, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

State and Local Taxation (SALT) attorney French Brown recently authored “INSIGHT: Florida Corporate Income Tax Credits Help Recipients and Taxpayers Through New Law,” which appeared as an article in Bloomberg Tax. Brown focuses on three new tax credit improvements that are meant to encourage corporations to participate in the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program. […]

Dean Mead Supports Victim Service Center’s Cheers to Change Gala

Published: April 1st, 2019

The Victim Service Center of Central Florida (VSC) will host their annual Cheers to Change Gala on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Orlando Museum of Art. Dean Mead is proud to sponsor the event again this year. For more information about this event, click HERE. Proceeds from this event allows VSC to provide direct […]

Appeals Court Hands Florida Taxpayers Historic Victory on Property Tax Assessments

Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
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, […]

Inspirational Backus & Butcher Exhibition Supported by Dean Mead

For a limited time, the exhibit of “Backus & Butcher and the Florida Landscape” is on display at the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery in Fort Pierce. The Dean Mead Team in the offices of Fort Pierce and Stuart is honored to sponsor the Backus & Butcher exhibition that includes captivating artwork by two visionary […]