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Amendment to Section 558.004 Corrects Ruling in Gindel v. Centex Homes

Published: July 15th, 2019

By: Michael J. Furbush Thomas P. Wert

Effective July 1, 2019, a notice of claim served under Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, will no longer serve to toll the statute of repose that applies to actions founded on a construction defect.  In Gindel v. Centex Homes, 267 So. 3d 403 (4th DCA 2018), which we wrote about in a “Final Judgment” article published […]

Florida Trend Recognizes 13 Attorneys as ‘Legal Elite’

Published: June 29th, 2019

  Thirteen Dean Mead attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2019. The list appears in the July edition of the publication and includes five of the firm’s shareholders who are members of the distinguished Hall of Fame. Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel, Peter M. Dunbar, Mark E. Holcomb, and Cari L. Roth […]

Denise Dell-Powell in ALFA’s June Newsletter

Published: June 29th, 2019

Dean Mead’s Chair of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Denise Dell-Powell, is featured in the June 2019 edition of ALFA’s Business Litigation newsletter.  The article highlights one of her most interesting cases where Denise represented a Lender in a Chapter 11 case in which the Debtor owned and operated a golf course in the Central Florida […]

Mark Holcomb and French Brown Speak at COST Seminar

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: June 28th, 2019

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

Dean Mead SALT attorneys, Mark Holcomb and French Brown, were among the featured speakers at the COST Southeast State Tax Seminar at Pfizer, Inc. in Memphis on June 27th.  Seminar topics highlighted an update on significant state tax issues for the Southeast States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. Please see […]

Vincent Comito Joins Estate & Succession Planning Department

Published: June 28th, 2019

We’re pleased to welcome Vincent Comito to Dean Mead’s Orlando office. His practice covers the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, and corporate tax law. In addition, he assists clients with property taxes and entity formation. Prior to joining Dean Mead, Mr. Comito was a law clerk at the Bird Law Group in Atlanta. […]

19 Attorneys Recognized by 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 […]