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Dean Mead Welcomes Prominent Utilities Attorney Martin Friedman

Dean Mead Attorney Martin S. Friedman
Published: January 4th, 2019

By: Martin S. Friedman

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead recently announced that Martin S. Friedman has joined the firm’s Orlando office. Friedman represents a broad range of Florida utilities as lead counsel. Throughout his 38-year career, he has handled 130 utility acquisitions totaling more than $3 billion. Friedman is widely recognized as a seasoned litigator and transactional attorney representing […]

Gov. Rick Scott Signs Monumental Water Bill That Rewards Central Florida’s Planning Approach

Published: January 21st, 2016

By: Michael D. Minton

Gov. Rick Scott signed one of the more important water bills in Florida’s history on January 21, and while it has benefits for the entire state, it is particularly important for Central Florida. The law is an affirmation of everything we’ve been doing to address water conservation and supply in Central Florida. The earlier version […]

Florida Legislature Passes Long-awaited Water Bill

Published: January 15th, 2016

By: John L. Wharton

In the face of opposition from some environmental groups and newspaper editorial writers, on January 13, the second day of the 2016 legislative session, the Florida Senate cleared SB 552, characterized by its supporters as a comprehensive water protection bill. The next day, the House followed suit. A veto of the bill by Gov. Scott […]

SB 536: DEP’s Report on Expansion of Beneficial Use of Reclaimed Water, Stormwater, and Excess Surface Water

Published: September 2nd, 2015

By: John L. Wharton

SB 536: DEP’s Report on Expansion of Beneficial Use of Reclaimed Water, Stormwater, and Excess Surface Water Acknowledging that the availability of a sustainable water supply is an essential element of Florida’s future, the 2014 legislature directed that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) produce a comprehensive study to determine whether reclaimed water, stormwater, and […]

To Save Water, Let it Meander

Published: April 17th, 2015

By: Dennis G. Corrick

Unlike California, Florida has a lot of water. But our average 59 inches of rainfall comes unevenly throughout the year, and we have limited storage to hold it until it is needed. And much of peninsular Florida has been artificially drained over the years, so most of its natural wide, shallow storage is no longer […]