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Florida Voters Approve Two Property Tax-Related Constitutional Amendments

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: November 4th, 2020

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Florida voters approved two amendments to the Florida Constitution that appeared on the November 3, 2020 general election ballot. These amendments expand existing homestead property tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans with permanent combat-related disabilities and for portability of the general homestead exemption benefit.  A third amendment, not directly tax-related but with implications for […]

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 […]

Act Now! The Window of Opportunity to Use High Exemptions May be Closing Sooner Than Expected

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando

The results of the upcoming election on November 3, 2020 are unpredictable, but they will determine the course of the tax laws relating to estate planning for many years. If the Republican Party prevails in the presidential election and/or maintains control of the Senate, we are likely to see a continuation of the current tax […]

Proposed Treasury Regulations Offer Guidance to TCJA Section 1031 Changes

Published: September 15th, 2020

By: Amanda L. Govin Charles H. Egerton Christopher R. D’Amico

On June 11, 2020, the IRS released Proposed Treasury Regulations under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”), offering guidance on the post-TCJA (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) changes to Section 1031. Section 1031 of the Code was created in 1921 to allow for nonrecognition of gain or loss on the exchange of […]

Dean Mead Celebrates 40 Years

Published: September 1st, 2020

Amid the current pandemic, Dean Mead is working diligently to help our clients navigate the various stimulus acts coming out of Washington, DC and Executive Orders from Tallahassee. As we press on through this unprecedented time, we reflect on 4 decades of serving our clients by celebrating our May 5 anniversary re-directing the firm’s anniversary […]

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 23 Dean Mead Attorneys in 2021 Edition

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Joseph Naberhaus

ORLANDO, Fla. – Twenty-three Dean Mead attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, and four attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year.” The attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” are listed below, followed by all attorneys recognized in the 2021 list. The Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year […]

COVID-19 Impacts on Florida’s General Revenue Fund & Economic Forecast

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: August 14th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

Today, the Florida Revenue Estimating Conference met to estimate and forecast the State’s future general revenue collections for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Executive Summary of the Conference is available by clicking here. Florida’s general revenue fund is the main source of discretionary funding for the State.  At the […]

I Disagree with my Property Tax Assessment – Should I Petition the Value Adjustment Board?

Published: July 24th, 2020

In July and August each year, the elected local property appraisers of Florida issue assessment notices captioned “Notice of Proposed Property Taxes” to the owners of property in their counties. For historical reasons, these are generally referred to as “TRIM” notices. In addition to other information, the TRIM notices show the assessed value of the […]