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Wayfair: Formulating A Florida Response

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Published: April 23rd, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman

Dean Mead state and local tax attorney, Robert S. Goldman, recently served as lead researcher and author of a comprehensive Florida TaxWatch report on a significant issue facing Florida’s legislature in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 21, 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. , 138 S. Ct. 2080 (2018). Read […]

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, […]

Opportunity Zones Take Center Stage at Saunders Lay of the Land Conference

Published: April 2nd, 2019

By: Michael D. Minton Stephen R. Looney

Opportunity Zones – March 28 2019 (O2388011x9F8AD) The Saunders Real Estate “Lay of the Land” Conference took place on March 28 – 29th at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Dean Mead tax attorneys, Michael Minton and Steve Looney, took the stage this year at a breakout session to speak about Opportunity Zones. Established by […]

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, […]

Florida Politics Talks Scooters Bill with Christopher Moya

Published: March 22nd, 2019

By: Christopher Moya

A recent Florida Politics article, “Scooter bill coasts through first committee,” focuses on Florida House of Representatives Bill 453 (HB 453) – i.e., the scooters bill. With prevailing opinion of no controversy to HB 453, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee gave it a unanimous vote to continue its progress. In the article, Dean Mead’s […]

Opportunity Zones to Be Presented by Dean Mead Attorneys at Lay of the Land Conference

Published: March 21st, 2019

By: Michael D. Minton Stephen R. Looney

Please join Dean Mead at the 2019 Saunders Real Estate “Lay of the Land Conference” on March 28-29, 2019 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Dean Mead is pleased to not only be the conference’s Gold Sponsor this year but also to have two of our attorneys, Michael Minton and Steve Looney, as event […]

Chris Moya and Jennifer Ungru in Orlando Business Journal on 2019 Legislative Session

Published: March 14th, 2019

By: Jennifer P. Ungru Christopher Moya

In a recent Orlando Business Journal article, “Legislative preview: Orlando businesses should keep an eye on these proposals,” Dean Mead government relations professionals Chris Moya, director of strategy and management consulting, and Jennifer Ungru, corporate affairs advisor, provide insight on major bills that have the potential to change policies in industries throughout Florida.  The government […]

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 – Part II

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: February 4th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Brittany O. Finkbeiner

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 – Part II Election Reform After Florida’s 2018 general election became the subject of national news, state leaders appear poised to address voting laws this session. Under Florida election law, if one candidate has a margin of victory of less than 0.5 percent over the second-place finisher, […]