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Potential Estate Planning Issues Under the Proposed “For the 99.8 Percent Act”

Vincent J. Comito
Published: January 29th, 2020

By: David J. Akins Vincent J. Comito

The purpose of this article is to follow up on our previous article, “Estate Planning Issues and Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The 2026 sunset of the increased exemption amounts included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is not the only looming threat to the current transfer tax regime. On January […]

Estate Planning Issues and Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Vincent J. Comito
Published: November 12th, 2019

By: David J. Akins Vincent J. Comito

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which took effect in 2018, significantly increased the gift/estate tax exemption and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax exemption amounts, which currently are $11,400,000 and are scheduled to increase to $11,580,000 in 2020 (this amount is $10,000,000 indexed for cost-of-living adjustments after 2010).  The temporary increase in exemption amounts is set […]

Lauren Detzel and David Akins Honored by Chambers HNW Guide 2019

Published: July 19th, 2019

Dean Mead announced today that Lauren Y. Detzel and David J. Akins have been ranked among the leading attorneys in Private Wealth Law by Chambers in its Chambers High Net Worth 2019 guide. Detzel ranks in the top tier in Florida in the Chambers HNW Private Wealth Law category, distinguished among only 10 attorneys at […]

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 […]