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Force Majeure: COVID-19 and a Look Back at the Great Influenza of 1918 – Part One

Published: March 30th, 2020

By: Thomas P. Wert

About a half an hour after Orange County, Florida issued Emergency Executive Order No. 2020-04, shuttering all non-essential businesses in Central Florida, my colleague Gabe sent me a text, “My commercial tenant just served me with a force majeure notice!  Can he do that?”  Apparently, Gabe’s tenant is attempting to be excused from the payment […]

It’s Official! (Part II) – Tax Day For Gift Tax Returns is Now July 15, 2020

Published: March 27th, 2020

By: Brad Gould

Today, the IRS released Notice 2020-20 amplifying the relief provided in Notice 2020-18 by postponing to July 15, 2020 the due day to file a Form 709 (United States Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Return) or pay Federal gift tax or generation-skipping transfer tax that was due on April 15, 2020.  This brings conformity to […]

CARES: Frequently Asked Questions

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Published: March 27th, 2020

By: Dennis G. Corrick Denise D. Dell-Powell

How will loan forgiveness work? The loan will be made by a bank, and after June 30 (or later if the federal government extends the covered period), the borrower will submit a request and documentation of the covered payroll costs, mortgage and/or rent payments and utilities.  The bank must consider and respond to the request […]

Updated – Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passed: What Employers Need To Know

Published: March 26th, 2020

By: Nichole M. Mooney

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA). The Department of Labor has clarified the effective to be April 1, 2020. This is one of several relief acts addressing relief due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. [1] For employers and employees, three provisions of the FFCRA have immediate impact. Division […]


Published: March 26th, 2020

By: Dennis G. Corrick

Late Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved HB 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to promptly approve it, and the President has publicly indicated that he will sign it. This analysis assumes that it will proceed through both of those steps unchanged. CARES […]

Congress Passes Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Late last night the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).  The House of Representatives is scheduled to pass CARES tomorrow and the President has publicly stated he will sign it.  CARES will be the second stimulus package from the federal government addressing economic impact wrought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. […]

Florida Department of Revenue Emergency Orders Regarding Sales and Property Tax: March 26, 2020

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: March 26th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

Today, the Department of Revenue Executive Director Jim Zingale issued two emergency orders related to sales & use tax and property taxes.    Sales and Use Tax – Emergency Order # 20-52-DOR-002 This order only applies to: sales and use tax, tourist development tax, new tire fees, rental car surcharge, prepaid wireless E-911 fee, lead […]

COVID-19 Update from Dean Mead

Published: March 23rd, 2020

By: Marc D. Chapman

Dean Mead is continuing to monitor the developing situation with COVID-19, and our hearts go out to those impacted by the virus. Our number one priority at Dean Mead is the health, safety and well-being of our employees, our clients, families and the community. Currently all Dean Mead offices throughout Florida are open and operational. […]