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Brian Malec Elected Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Published: April 15th, 2019

By: Brian M. Malec

Brian M. Malec, a shareholder in the Estate and Succession Planning department of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).  He is one of 124 lawyers in Florida and 2,500 lawyers across the globe to have earned this distinguished […]

Trust Disclosure – Devil Is in the Details

Dean Mead Attorney Joseph Naberhaus
Published: November 26th, 2018

By: Joseph K. Naberhaus

Trust Disclosure – Devil Is in the Details Greed and misunderstandings can throw sand into the workings of family trusts, and one of the primary ways the law protects beneficiaries is to require trustees to make regular accounting disclosures of how they manage trusts. If disclosure suggests a trustee has breached a fiduciary duty, beneficiaries […]

Brad Gould Earns Florida Bar Board Certification in Tax Law

Published: June 21st, 2018

By: Brad Gould

Fort Pierce, FL — Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer announced today that Brad Gould, shareholder in the Fort Pierce office, has earned Board Certification in Tax Law from The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education. This is a significant milestone in Gould’s legal career because he is now distinguished as a specialist and […]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts Moves Forward in House and Senate

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando
Published: November 20th, 2017

By: Matthew J. Ahearn

On November 16, 2017, the House of Representative passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on a party-line vote (227-205), with several GOP representatives from California, New Jersey, and New York voting against the bill in part because it would reduce the deduction for state and local taxes. Later that same day, the Senate Finance Committee […]

Senate Releases Chairman’s Mark to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando
Published: November 10th, 2017

By: Matthew J. Ahearn

On November 9, 2017, the Joint Committee on Taxation released the Description of the Chairman’s Mark of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Chairman’s Mark”) that is scheduled for markup by the Senate Finance Committee on November 13, 2017. The Chairman’s Mark shows that the Senate’s concepts for tax legislation contain significant differences from the […]

House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Contains Significant Tax Changes Impacting Estate Planning

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando
Published: November 3rd, 2017

By: Matthew J. Ahearn Brian M. Malec

On November 2, 2017, the House introduced the highly anticipated Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”).  If enacted in its current form, the TCJA would be the largest tax overhaul since 1986.  This Article will address certain provisions of the proposed legislation that impact estate planning. The TCJA generally maintains the current transfer tax regime […]

2018 Inflation Adjusted Transfer Tax Exclusions and Exemptions

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando
Published: October 26th, 2017

By: Matthew J. Ahearn

On October 19, 2017, the IRS published in Rev. Proc. 2017-58 inflation adjusted exemptions and exclusions from the Federal gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, which are summarized in the following table: Inflation Adjustments for Federal Transfer Tax Exclusions and Exemptions 2017 2018 Gift Tax Annual Exclusion $14,000 $15,000 Estate and Gift Tax Lifetime Exemption […]

Section 2704 Proposed Regulations Withdrawn!

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando
Published: October 19th, 2017

By: Matthew J. Ahearn Brian M. Malec

Last August, Dean Mead reported on the issuance of proposed regulations under Code section 2704 that would have significantly curtailed valuation discounts applicable to transfers of interests in closely-held family businesses for tax purposes.  These proposed regulations were seen as one of the most important developments in the estate planning community in recent memory, and […]