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Florida Corporate Income Taxpayers Must Separately Report Key TCJA Impacts

Published: September 10th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Mark E. Holcomb Robert S. Goldman

The Florida Legislature continues to grapple with the effects of the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Florida corporate income taxpayers.  Over the past two years, the Legislature decoupled Florida’s tax code from two significant TCJA provisions (bonus depreciation and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI)),[1] but largely left the effects of other domestic […]

Supreme Court Rules Ban on Scandalous Trademark Registrations Violates Free Speech

Published: August 27th, 2019

By: David P. Hathaway

There is little question that controversial product branding can set a company apart from the competition. It creates a buzz and causes people to take notice. Whether that buzz is sustainable over time is another question altogether, but the fact remains that the marketplace is constantly searching for the perfect mixture of branding that both […]

19 Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Published: June 19th, 2019

Orlando, Fla. – Florida Super Lawyers recently announced that 19 Dean Mead attorneys have been named to the publication’s annual list of top-ranked lawyers including three attorneys who are selected as rising stars in Florida for 2019.  The honorees are among a diverse list of the top attorneys, nominated by their own peers. No more […]

Wayfair: Formulating A Florida Response

Published: April 23rd, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman

Dean Mead state and local tax attorney, Robert S. Goldman, recently served as lead researcher and author of a comprehensive Florida TaxWatch report on a significant issue facing Florida’s legislature in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 21, 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. , 138 S. Ct. 2080 (2018). Read […]

Florida Court Green-Lights Invitations to Negotiate for State Contracts

Published: April 22nd, 2019

By: William D. Hall, III

A recent Florida Division of Administrative Hearings decision clarifies the invitation to negotiate (ITN) process and signals that the state has considerable flexibility in how far it can press ITN bidders to offer value-added services in bids. Dean Mead attorney William D. Hall, III, who represented the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) in the case, […]

Opportunity Zones to Be Presented by Dean Mead Attorneys at Lay of the Land Conference

Published: March 21st, 2019

By: Michael D. Minton Stephen R. Looney

Please join Dean Mead at the 2019 Saunders Real Estate “Lay of the Land Conference” on March 28-29, 2019 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Dean Mead is pleased to not only be the conference’s Gold Sponsor this year but also to have two of our attorneys, Michael Minton and Steve Looney, as event […]

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 – Part II

Published: February 4th, 2019

By: Brittany O. Finkbeiner H. French Brown, IV

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 – Part II Election Reform After Florida’s 2018 general election became the subject of national news, state leaders appear poised to address voting laws this session. Under Florida election law, if one candidate has a margin of victory of less than 0.5 percent over the second-place finisher, […]

Dean Mead Bolsters Government Relations Practice with Powerhouse Team from Jones Walker

Published: January 23rd, 2019

  Tallahassee, Fla. – January 23, 2019 – Dean Mead announced today that political insiders Marc W. Dunbar, Christopher Moya, and Jennifer P. Ungru will join its statewide government relations and lobbying practice on February 1, 2019.  Hailing from the Tallahassee office of national law firm, Jones Walker LLP, Dunbar, Moya, and Ungru bring three […]

Dean Mead Receives Recognition from 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Published: November 15th, 2018

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead was selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” which was recently released by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm was recognized for multiple practice areas in the Orlando, Tallahassee and West Palm Beach Metropolitan Rankings. Dean Mead also […]

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 24 Dean Mead Attorneys in 2019 Edition

Orlando, Fla. – Best Lawyers® released its list for The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. This year, there are 24 Dean Mead attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Dean Mead is pleased that the number of our lawyers who are honored continues to grow each year. Many are included for more […]

Florida Department of Revenue Conducts First Public Meeting Regarding TCJA Changes

Published: August 23rd, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV Mark E. Holcomb Robert S. Goldman

The December 22, 2017, effective date of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) afforded the Florida Legislature little time during its 2018 Regular Session to evaluate the potential impact of the TCJA’s many domestic and foreign provisions on Florida’s corporate income tax. As a result, the Legislature directed the Department of Revenue to […]

Florida Opioid Law – Impacts on Health Care Professionals

Published: July 30th, 2018

By: Michael B. Dobson

Florida HB 21 (on controlled substances), also commonly referred to as the Florida opioid law, went into effect on July 1, 2018. Most specifically, Florida’s new controlled substances prescribing law (HB 21) seeks to reduce opioid abuse by (1) increasing oversight of opioid prescribers and dispensers, (2) expanding the use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring […]

11 Dean Mead Attorneys Honored as Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine

Orlando, Fla. — Eleven Dean Mead attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2018. The list appears in the July edition of the publication. This year Cari L. Roth is inducted into The Legal Elite Hall of Fame joining fellow shareholders, Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel, Peter M. Dunbar and Mark E. Holcomb […]

Mark Holcomb Elected to Independent SALT Alliance Board of Directors

Published: January 28th, 2018

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Mark E. Holcomb, attorney in Dean, Mead & Dunbar’s Tallahassee office, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Independent SALT Alliance (ISA) for a two-year term.  ISA is a national network of 44 experienced state and local tax attorneys, accountants and consultants whose members include former large law firm and […]