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Don’t Just Roll Over When a State Agency Rule Adversely Affects Your Business

Published: July 30th, 2019

By: William D. Hall, III

A recent Florida court decision that focused on the definition of “smokable tobacco” illustrates how businesses can successfully challenge unadopted agency policies that affect them adversely. Our state Legislature passes laws and then often gives agencies the authority to write the rules for enforcing the laws – the fine print of the law. Many regulations […]

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 […]

Fraudulent Conveyance Lessons for Debtors and Creditors

Published: October 23rd, 2018

By: Darryl M. Bloodworth

When the owner of a hotel transferred his stock to his wife shortly before he defaulted on a loan related to his ownership of another business, creditors cried foul. They filed suit, alleging that giving the stock to his wife without receiving any payment constituted fraudulent conveyance – an attempt to shield assets that could […]