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19 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized by Florida 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 […]

No Statute of Limitations on Enforcing Lost Mortgage Notes, Court Rules

Published: June 6th, 2019

By: Leslie S. White

A January 2019 decision by the Florida First District Court of Appeal was a big win for lenders who lose mortgage notes, according to Dean Mead shareholder Leslie S. White, a creditors’ rights attorney in the firm’s Orlando office. While this doesn’t happen too often, White said notes occasionally are lost when banks merge or […]

Dean Mead and Space Coast EDC Offers Legislative Update on June 12th

Published: June 6th, 2019

By: Peter M. Dunbar

The Legislative Session concluded in Tallahassee in May and as a result, key legislation for Florida’s business and real estate community was enacted in several areas. Please join us for an overview of the new laws and the changes imposed as a result of these key bills. Learn how they will impact the future of […]

Tax Refunds And Rate Reductions Ahead For Florida Companies

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: May 29th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, French Brown, authored a guest column that was published in Law360 Tax Authority on May 15, 2019. The passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act caught Florida flat-footed. The 2018 regular legislative session started just two weeks after the TCJA’s passage and concluded 62 days later. During that time, […]

Florida Legislative Update: Significant Changes Ahead for Healthcare Providers

Published: May 15th, 2019

By: Jennifer P. Ungru

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session focused on healthcare and made significant changes to the delivery system of healthcare.  The Legislature opened regulatory structures in an effort to expand competition, with the ultimate goal of lowering costs to the consumer. The issue that got the most attention – the Certificate of Need program for the general […]

Dean Mead Sponsors IRSC 7th Annual Entrepreneurship and Small Business Conference

Published: May 6th, 2019

Indian River State College is hosting the 7th Annual Entrepreneurship and Small Business Conference on Tuesday, May 7th from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The conference is during National Small Business Week –  a national recognition event to honor small business owners. Dean Mead is proud to sponsor the conference designed to highlight and create […]

Agriculture Issues for 2019

Published: April 30th, 2019

Week eight of the 2019 Regular Legislative Session is complete. Bills relating to agriculture are summarized below. Updates from the previous report are in bold print. The full text of each bill and any amendments can be found on the legislative web sites. (;; and Water and Natural Resources C-51 Reservoir Project: SB 92 by Senator […]

Steve Looney and Brad Gould to Speak at Florida Bar Tax Section Meeting

Published: April 30th, 2019

The Florida Bar Tax Section will hold their Annual Meeting May 2-4, 2019 at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. In addition, they will offer a seminar on May 3rd from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 pm. Dean Mead attorneys Steve Looney and Brad Gould will be speaking on the topic of Deep Dive on IRC 199A at […]