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New SBA Payroll Protection Program under the CARES Act

Published: April 2nd, 2020

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

Relief for Small Business and Non-Profits A well-known part of the CARES Act is the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), which establishes a new SBA loan that can be forgiven if done properly.  Generally, businesses with less than 500 employees are eligible, also certain businesses with less than 500 employees per location – no collateral or […]

New Bankruptcy Law Provides Restructuring Option Specifically for Small Businesses

Published: February 6th, 2020

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

On February 19, 2020, a new law will go into effect that marks the most significant change to the Bankruptcy Code since the passage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005. The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) received broad bipartisan support from Congress and offers meaningful relief to small business owners by accommodating […]

Denise Dell-Powell Appointed to ABI’s Advisory Board

Published: October 18th, 2019

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

Denise Dell-Powell, Chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice group at Dean Mead, has been appointed to serve on ABI’s Advisory Board for the 25th Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop. The workshop will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida on July 23-26, 2020. Dell-Powell has more than 25 years of experience in […]

Denise Dell-Powell in ALFA’s June Newsletter

Published: June 29th, 2019

Dean Mead’s Chair of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Denise Dell-Powell, is featured in the June 2019 edition of ALFA’s Business Litigation newsletter.  The article highlights one of her most interesting cases where Denise represented a Lender in a Chapter 11 case in which the Debtor owned and operated a golf course in the Central Florida […]

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 […]

Denise Dell-Powell Joins Dean Mead as Chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group

Published: April 26th, 2019

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

Denise D. Dell-Powell has more than 25 years of experience in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and distressed property including CMBS foreclosures, workouts and bankruptcy matters. She has represented secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, Chapter 11 Trustees, Chapter 7 Trustees and unsecured creditors’ committees.  Her career also includes representation in the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare and agricultural […]

Fraudulent Conveyance Lessons for Debtors and Creditors

Published: October 23rd, 2018

By: Darryl M. Bloodworth

When the owner of a hotel transferred his stock to his wife shortly before he defaulted on a loan related to his ownership of another business, creditors cried foul. They filed suit, alleging that giving the stock to his wife without receiving any payment constituted fraudulent conveyance – an attempt to shield assets that could […]

17 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America 2017

Published: August 17th, 2016

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead recently announced that 17 of its lawyers were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2017.  The attorneys who are recognized and their fields of practice are as follows: Area of Practice Attorney Name Agriculture Law Michael D. Minton Bet-the-Company Litigation Darryl M. Bloodworth Commercial Litigation Darryl M. Bloodworth […]

St. Lucie County Education Foundation Awards $50,000 to School Board

Published: December 18th, 2015

By: Joel C. Zwemer

The Education Foundation of St. Lucie County (EDSLC) received $25,000 in a matching funds grant through the State of Florida School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program. The funds were provided by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF). Dean Mead shareholder, Joel C. Zwemer, was on hand along with fellow EDSLC Board members, to present […]

Seasoned Litigator Leslie White Joins Dean Mead in Orlando

Published: February 18th, 2015

By: Leslie S. White

ORLANDO, Fla. – Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., a business law firm with five offices across Florida and headquarters in Orlando, recently announced that Leslie White has joined its Orlando office as Of Counsel in the Litigation department. As a legal veteran with nearly 20 years of experience, White has devoted her career […]

Joel Zwemer authors Florida Bankruptcy Case Law Update

Published: November 19th, 2014

By: Joel C. Zwemer

Joel Zwemer, Shareholder in our Fort Pierce office, authored the September 2014 case summaries for Florida Bankruptcy Case Law Update (Business Law Section). To view this update in its entirety click HERE.   *Posted with permission from The Florida Bar.  

Dean Mead Named a 2015 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Published: November 10th, 2014

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead was named among the best law firms in the Orlando, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach Metropolitan Rankings in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas. The “Best Law Firms” […]

Eighteen Dean Mead Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2015®

Published: August 27th, 2014

Orlando, Fla. – Eighteen Dean Mead attorneys in 15 legal fields were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015® (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, South Carolina). The specific fields of practice and attorneys are as follows: Area of Practice Attorney Name Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lynn […]

Felipe Guerrero Graduates from The Florida Bar Leadership Academy Inaugural Class

Published: July 17th, 2014

By: A. Felipe Guerrero

Orlando, Fla. – The 2014 Florida Bar Annual Convention, held in Orlando, June 25-27 marked the graduation of Felipe Guerrero – a business litigation attorney with the law firm of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. in Orlando – from the William. Reece Smith, Jr. Florida Bar Leadership Academy. Guerrero was selected as […]