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HOA Blog Series Part I: What Does it Mean to Live in a HOA?

Published: August 9th, 2016

By: Peter M. Dunbar Brian M. Stephens

So, I live in an association….? It happens more than you might think. Home buyers get excited about purchasing a home in a surprisingly well manicured community. They later discover, upon receipt of the bill for their assessments, that their well-kept neighborhood costs money – their money. Florida community associations confuse people – somewhat unnecessarily. […]

Opportunities Abound for Developers in Brevard County

Published: March 31st, 2016

By: Brian M. Stephens

If you’re a developer and you’re not paying attention to Brevard County and Florida’s Space Coast, you’re missing out. Brevard County should be on every development company’s radar. The County boasts many traits, unique among Florida’s other coastal counties, which promise a safe and prosperous financial future. Sure, Brevard County has over 70 miles of […]

Permit Extensions Available. Act Quickly.

Published: September 15th, 2015

By: Anna H. Long

Recently, Governor Scott issued two Executive Orders declaring a state of emergency in the state.  The first, Executive Order 15-158, was issued on August 6, 2015 for the following counties: Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Taylor due to severe weather systems that brought substantial rain and flooding. This state of emergency is in effect until October 5, […]

Florida Legislature Passes CS/HB 7023 – Permit Extensions for Two Years

Published: July 16th, 2014

By: W. Lee Dobbins

In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Florida legislature passed bills giving landowners the right to obtain two-year extensions of certain types of development permits simply by sending a letter to the permitting agency. This year the Florida legislature passed CS/HB 7023, which contains provisions very similar to the bills passed in 2009 through 2012. […]

Brevard County Property Appraiser to speak at July 29th Property Tax Seminar

Published: July 16th, 2014

By: Laura Minton Young R. Mason Blake

Real Estate Tax Valuations and Tips on Exemptions It is that time of year when TRIM notices will go out and property owners will be reviewing their property values and exemptions that are applicable for the 2014 tax year. Dean Mead and the office of the Brevard County Property Appraiser, Dana Blickley, invite you to […]

Michael Minton Speaks at Central Florida Partnership’s Regional Leadership Forum

Published: June 27th, 2014

By: Michael D. Minton

Michael D. Minton, Chair of Dean Mead’s Agribusiness Industry Team, served as a guest speaker at the Central Florida Partnership’s Regional Leadership Forum. His presentation was entitled, “Connecting Our Shared Values with Our Shared Future”.  The event was held Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. Presentation links, seminar materials, and photos are […]

Beware! A Warning for Projects Obtaining Service from the St. Lucie County Water and Wastewater Utility District

Published: May 28th, 2014

By: W. Lee Dobbins

If you are considering developing a project in St. Lucie County that will be platted, you should pay close attention to which utility will provide water and sewer service to your property.  If the property will be served by the St. Lucie County Water and Wastewater Utility District, you could be required to make some […]

“Post-Session Highlights” from the 2014 Florida Legislative Session

Published: May 6th, 2014

By: Peter M. Dunbar Martha J. Edenfield John L. Wharton

Dean Mead’s Government Relations, Lobbying and Administrative Law industry team are pleased to provide a summary report of the highlights from the 2014 Florida Legislative Session. May 6, 2014 Dean Mead is pleased to present this post-session report of legislation that may be of interest to your business. The bill numbers are shown below under […]