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Florida Medicare/Medicaid Certified Providers at a Crossroads; Conflict Between Federal and Florida Law on the CMS Vaccination Mandate

Published: November 26th, 2021

By: Nichole M. Mooney

On November 18, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation, effective immediately, designed to limit COVID-19 vaccination mandates by or required for private employers. Florida Statute § 381.00317, was enacted to “stop the coercion” of the recent federal rules requiring employers to mandate employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new Florida law does prohibit vaccination mandates. […]

Dean Mead’s Lee Dobbins Discusses Fort Pierce Wavegarden Surf Park Featured in TCPalm Article

Published: October 20th, 2021

By: W. Lee Dobbins

Dean Mead real estate and land use law attorney, Lee Dobbins, was recently quoted in the article “Wavegarden surf park still riding a big wave of progress” in TCPalm written by Laurie K. Blandford. The article discusses the nation’s largest Wavegarden surf park coming to Fort Pierce and its continued development. Lee Dobbins is the […]

What’s Hidden in the New NCAA Athlete Endorsement Rules? Intellectual Property Considerations

Published: August 5th, 2021

By: David P. Hathaway

A new world in college athletics opened up on July 1 when a Florida law went into effect that allows student-athletes to accept payment for the use of their name, image or likeness. On the same day, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the governing body for college athletics, announced it was suspending its rules […]

Big Win for Agricultural Property Rights

Published: June 24th, 2021

By: Dennis G. Corrick John L. Wharton

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ruled that a nearly 50-year-old California regulation which requires agricultural businesses to allow union organizers to enter on their property for a minimum number of hours and days each year, is an unconstitutional taking without compensation. In this case, a California nursery and a shipping company challenged the regulation as […]

Dean Mead’s Lee Dobbins Quoted in Knowhere News’ “Some waterfront property owners could be at risk of losing water access”

Published: May 12th, 2021

By: W. Lee Dobbins

In an article published on May 11 in Knowhere News, Lee Dobbins provides insight on an ongoing Broward County lawsuit and potential long-term impacts for some Treasure Coast waterfront property owners. In December 2020, a Broward County court found that a company called Hillsboro Inlet Investments owned and controlled a parcel of land running behind […]

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert: Hillsborough County Tax Rate Reduced by Court Action

Published: March 19th, 2021

By: Vicki L. Berman Mark E. Holcomb

The Florida Supreme Court recently invalidated the 1% transportation discretionary sales surtax approved by Hillsborough County voters in November 2018.[1] As a result, the Florida Department of Revenue advises that dealers cease collecting this 1% Hillsborough County surtax, effective immediately.[2] Commercial landlords and property managers should promptly reduce the tax rate charged in Hillsborough County […]

Dean Mead Elevates Two Real Estate Attorneys in Orlando

Published: February 26th, 2021

By: Michael S. Dawkins Alexander L. Van Heyde

ORLANDO, FL – Dean Mead is proud to announce Michael Dawkins and Alexander Van Heyde have been elected shareholders in the firm’s Orlando office. Dawkins focuses his practice on all aspects of the acquisition, development, sale and leasing of real estate with a specific emphasis on complex commercial leasing. He negotiates retail, office and industrial […]

Florida’s Foreclosure Moratorium Has Ended. What Now?

Published: November 23rd, 2020

By: Leslie S. White

Florida’s moratorium on residential foreclosures expired at midnight on Sept. 30, 2020, when Gov. Ron DeSantis did not extend his previous orders that stopped both foreclosures and evictions that were related to COVID-19. This ends a long period of uncertainty for lenders and landlords that began with the governor’s first order in April. Since personal […]