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15 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized by 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List

Published: June 10th, 2020

FLORIDA – June 10, 2020 – Dean Mead announces that 15 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 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. The honorees are among a […]

Security Company Not Liable for Pulse Shooting

Published: April 7th, 2020

By: Michael J. Furbush

On April 1, 2020, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld the dismissal of a negligence suit brought by victims of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub against the security company that employed the shooter, Omar Mateen.  The court ruled that the employer, G4S, did not owe a legal duty to protect the plaintiffs from […]

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

Published: March 31st, 2020

By: Thomas P. Wert

COVID-19 and Force Majeure Today My colleague Gabe was waiting for an answer from me as to whether his commercial tenant could legally stop paying rent during the COVID-19 crisis under a force majeure theory.  I told him the force majeure analysis today generally would not be much different than during the Great Influenza of […]

CARES Act

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 […]

New Bankruptcy Laws Offer Immediate Relief for Farmers and Veterans

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Published: March 12th, 2020

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

Three new bankruptcy laws that are designed to assist family farmers, military veterans, reservists and National Guard members received broad bipartisan support and have been enacted recently. These amendments to the Bankruptcy Code are designed to provide greater access to the bankruptcy courts, streamline the bankruptcy process, and honor farmers and members of the military […]

Join Us: 2020 Lay of the Land Conference

Published: February 18th, 2020

By: Michael D. Minton

Dean Mead is excited to announce another year of sponsorship for the 2020 Saunders Real Estate “Lay of the Land Conference” beginning Thursday, February 27 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. The firm serves as a Gold Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. Shareholder Michael Minton, will moderate a panel discussion on water policy […]

Email Service Requirements Inapplicable to Safe Harbor Notice

Published: February 13th, 2020

By: Michael J. Furbush

Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled last week that a notice of intent to seek sanctions does not have to comply with the formatting requirements for email service of court documents, walking back its own prior rulings that strict compliance was required. Law Offices of Fred C. Cohen, P.A. v. H.E.C. Cleaning LLC was […]

Dean Mead Attorneys Featured on Small Biz Florida Podcast

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: February 7th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV Michael D. Minton

Tune in to the most recent segment of Small Biz Florida which features shareholders Michael Minton and French Brown on Episode 3. The attorneys paired up to discuss why a small business needs to engage and build a relationship with a qualified business attorney, the importance of understanding and dealing with tax issues upfront instead […]