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Am I eligible for DACA?

Published: March 15th, 2017

To accommodate the thousands of individuals who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, the Department of Homeland Security announced the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This policy allows certain people to request their deportation to be deferred. In order to qualify, you must meet the following guidelines: AGE Under 31 on […]

Check out the latest highlights from Tallahassee @ Dean Mead’s Capitol Report

Published: April 16th, 2015

By: Martha J. Edenfield Peter M. Dunbar John L. Wharton

We’re nearing the end of week 7 of the Florida Legislative Session. Focus continues on implementation of Amendment 1 and comprehensive policy revisions to the state’s laws relating to water supply and water quality. The pending legislation dealing with these water issues is summarized below. The budget continues to be complicated by different positions on […]

Same Sex Marriages Have Begun in Florida

Published: January 5th, 2015

By: Brad Gould

Last August, we provided an update on the status of same sex marriages in Florida.   There have been several developments in two of the key cases discussed therein: Brenner v. Scott and Pareto v. Ruvin that have, for now, established that same sex marriages are allowed in Florida. In Brenner v. Scott, the U.S. District […]

New Developments in Florida on Same-Sex Marriage – Is the Supreme Court Next?

Published: August 25th, 2014

By: Brad Gould

In February, we discussed recent federal court decisions that overturn all or parts of the bans of same sex marriages in Kentucky and Virginia.  In that discussion, we mentioned that a suit had been filed in Miami-Dade County wherein twelve Floridians sought the right to get married in Florida.  For a review of that discussion, please […]

Michael Minton in UF Law Magazine on Perils & Opportunities of Environmental Change

Published: July 1st, 2014

By: Michael D. Minton

Michael D. Minton, Dean Mead Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Agribusiness Industry Team, was recently featured in UF Law Magazine’s Spring 2014 edition in an article, entitled, “Come Rain or Shine: Gator Lawyers Engage Perils and Opportunities of Environmental Change”. Minton is also the current Chairman of the UF Law Center Association.   Click here to access […]

Stephen Looney Speaks at NYU Tax Institute

Published: November 22nd, 2013

By: Stephen R. Looney

Dean Mead attorney Stephen Looney was a featured speaker at the 72nd NYU Tax Institute in San Francisco, California on November 20th, 2013.  Mr. Looney’s presentation was entitled Tax Effects of Converting Entities Under Check the Box, State Law Conversion Statutes, State Law Merger Statutes and “Manual” Conversions.  The presentation examined the federal tax consequences of changing […]

Gainesville Dean Mead Office Co-Hosts Federal Judicial Reception

Published: September 24th, 2013

On September 16, a number of local federal judges from the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, state judges from the Eighth Judicial Circuit, and over 100 lawyers and attendees from the UF law school gathered to honor the newest members of the federal bench at a reception hosted by the North Central Florida Chapter […]

“Florida Legislative Update” Series Kicks Off on May 30 in Orlando

Published: May 19th, 2013

By: Dennis G. Corrick Jonathan D. Wallace R. Mason Blake

May 3rd marked the end of the 2013 Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee.  Key legislation for Florida’s businesses and real estate community was enacted in several areas. Please join us on Thursday, May 30th at the Orange County Bar Association for an overview of the new laws and the changes imposed as a result of […]