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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

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
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 […]

2020 Legislative Session “Capitol Report”

Published: October 23rd, 2020

Dean Mead’s Session Overview provides a summary of the important issues that took place in Tallahassee this year. The 2020 Regular Session completed March 19, just as the severity of the pandemic was spreading across the Nation. During the Session, 3,518 bills were filed. Ultimately, only 203 bills were approved. The 2020 budget developed by […]

Dean Mead Team Represents Department of Financial Services in Latest Victory

On September 24, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Department of Financial Services in a case involving questions of statutory interpretation and financial liability for the state in Barnett v. State of Florida, Department of Financial Services. Dean Mead attorneys Peter Dunbar, Marc Dunbar, Daniel Russell, and Will Hall represented the […]

$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, […]