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$595M Surfing Center and Village May Come to Fort Pierce

Published: September 23rd, 2020

By: W. Lee Dobbins

In an article published by the TCPalm on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Lee Dobbins discusses a $595M development that may come to Fort Pierce. The nation’s largest “WaveGarden,” or simulated surfing park, is slated to come to Midway Road as part of a 200-acre community development. The community is expected to feature 800 residential homes, […]

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 23 Dean Mead Attorneys in 2021 Edition

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Joseph Naberhaus

ORLANDO, Fla. – Twenty-three Dean Mead attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, and four attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year.” The attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” are listed below, followed by all attorneys recognized in the 2021 list. The Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year […]

Small Business Shareholder Litigation: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Published: July 21st, 2020

By: A. Felipe Guerrero

As a business litigation attorney, Dean Mead Shareholder A. Felipe Guerrero sees a lot of business divorces. Guerrero says a typical situation he sees is a business with two shareholders, one with a majority interest that allows that person to make decisions for the business. They may have come together with the enthusiasm generated by […]

Witnesses No Longer Required for Florida Leases

Published: July 10th, 2020

Before July 1, 2020, Section 689.01, Florida Statutes required that all leases with a term of longer than one year had to be signed in the presence of two witnesses. This requirement applied to both residential and commercial leases. On June 27, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 469, which removed  the “two subscribing witnesses” […]

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 […]