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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 […]

Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2020

Published: December 5th, 2019

By: Vicki L. Berman Mark E. Holcomb

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert:    Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2020 The Florida Legislature has, again, reduced the state commercial rentals tax rate for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2020.  Local option (county) surtax rates, however, remain unchanged.  While the reduced state tax rate applies to commercial rental consideration, […]

Landlords: During Lease Negotiations, Be Aware of Co-tenancy Provisions

Published: August 8th, 2016

It is becoming increasingly common for tenants, particularly retail tenants in shopping centers, to require the inclusion in their leases of provisions allowing the termination of the lease or modification of lease terms if another tenant of the shopping center fails to materialize or discontinues operation of their business. Usually such provisions relate to the […]

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 […]

Kim Rezanka featured by columnist Matt Reed in Florida Today

Published: January 7th, 2014

Kim Rezanka, Dean Mead’s managing shareholder of the Viera/Melbourne office, was featured by Florida Today’s, Opinion Columnist, Matt Reed. The article appears in the January 7, 2014 issue and can be viewed online here: This article has been posted with permission.

Kim Rezanka featured on The Matt Reed Show, produced by FLORIDA TODAY

Published: January 6th, 2014

Viera office managing shareholder, Kim Rezanka, was interviewed for The Matt Reed Show in December 2013. Reed is the Opinions editor/columnist for FLORIDA TODAY. They discussed Ms. Rezanka’s law practice and her role in some recent high profile cases in Brevard County, including: cell phone tower disputes, the Daily Bread soup kitchen, Walgreens, and helicopter tours, to name a few. The program […]