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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 […]

Denise Dell-Powell Joins Dean Mead as Chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Published: April 26th, 2019

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

Denise D. Dell-Powell has more than 25 years of experience in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and distressed property including CMBS foreclosures, workouts and bankruptcy matters. She has represented secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, Chapter 11 Trustees, Chapter 7 Trustees and unsecured creditors’ committees.  Her career also includes representation in the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare and agricultural […]

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, […]

Mark Holcomb Elected as Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: February 19th, 2019

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Tallahassee, Fla. — Mark E. Holcomb, a shareholder in Dean Mead’s State and Local Taxation Practice Group in Tallahassee, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC). Holcomb was one of 12 new Fellows elected into the College’s ranks at the organization’s Annual Meeting in January. Fellows of the College […]

Florida DOR Publishes Report on Impacts to Florida Taxpayers due to TCJA

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: February 15th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

As previously discussed in multiple Dean Mead articles, the 2018 Florida Legislature did not have the time available to fully understand and estimate the impact from the 2017 Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Therefore, the Legislature directed the Florida Department of Revenue to conduct an analysis of the impacts on Florida taxpayers. You can find […]

New Homeowner? Time to Get Your Homestead

Published: February 15th, 2019

By: Brad Gould

Florida provides a generous property tax benefit to its residents – the homestead tax exemption. There are two significant benefits provided by this exemption: an annual reduction in ad valorem property taxes assessed on the homestead residence; and a cap on the value of the homestead residence. The latter is known as the Save Our […]