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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 […]

Stephen Looney Featured in The American Law Institutes’ The Practical Tax Lawyer

Published: September 2nd, 2021

By: Stephen R. Looney

Dean Mead attorney, Stephen R. Looney, was recently featured in the September issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Tax Lawyer. The article titled, “Demystifying the 20 Percent Deduction for Qualified Business Income Under Section 199A” broadly covers the Code section 199A final regulations and operational rules and definitions. Stephen R. Looney practices in Dean Mead’s Orlando […]

Updated General Revenue Forecast to Include Additional $2.6 Billion for State: What Does that Mean for Corporate Income Taxes?

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: August 20th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV

Earlier this week, the Revenue Estimating Conference updated its general revenue forecast to include an additional $2.6 billion for state fiscal years 2021-22 & 2022-23.  The addition of these revenues imply that the general revenues are now exceeding the State’s pre-COVID revenue forecasts; suggesting that Florida’s economy has recovered from the pandemic-related revenue losses seen […]

Twenty Dean Mead Attorneys have been Selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb

ORLANDO, Fla. – Twenty Dean Mead attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022, and three attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year.” The attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” are listed below, followed by all attorneys recognized in the 2022 list. The Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year 2022 […]

Florida Trend Magazine Recognizes Seven Attorneys as ‘Legal Elite’

Published: August 10th, 2021

Seven attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2021. The list includes four of the firm’s shareholders who are members of the distinguished Hall of Fame. Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel, Peter M. Dunbar and Mark E. Holcomb have consistently earned high rankings from their peers in the annual Legal Elite voting. The […]

15 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized by 2021 Florida Super Lawyers List

Published: August 10th, 2021

FLORIDA – June 2021 – Dean Mead announces that 15 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Florida Super Lawyers, an annual list of top-ranked lawyers. This also includes one attorney recognized as a “Rising Star,” an up-and-comer under the age of 40. Additionally, two of Dean Mead’s attorneys […]

What’s Hidden in the New NCAA Athlete Endorsement Rules? Intellectual Property Considerations

Published: August 5th, 2021

By: David P. Hathaway

A new world in college athletics opened up on July 1 when a Florida law went into effect that allows student-athletes to accept payment for the use of their name, image or likeness. On the same day, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the governing body for college athletics, announced it was suspending its rules […]

Florida issues Emergency Rules Regarding Remote Sales and Marketplace Providers

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: July 6th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV Mark E. Holcomb

Florida’s new remote seller and marketplace provider law went into effect July 1, 2021. Chapter 2021-2, Laws of Florida, imposes sales tax on “remote sales” and requires tax collection by sellers lacking a physical presence in Florida. The new law excludes small businesses from these requirements unless they make a “substantial number of remote sales,” […]