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Daryl Krauza Comments on Estate of William C. English

Published: July 7th, 2020

By: Daryl J. Krauza

Hospital’s Mistake Causes It to Lose Claim Filed Against Estate An unusual probate case that resulted in a hospital being unable to collect on a bill shows the importance of proper training for collections employees and in following the right procedures for alerting estates to claims, according to Dean Mead attorney Daryl J. Krauza. The […]

New Bankruptcy Laws Offer Immediate Relief for Farmers and Veterans

Published: March 12th, 2020

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

Three new bankruptcy laws that are designed to assist family farmers, military veterans, reservists and National Guard members received broad bipartisan support and have been enacted recently. These amendments to the Bankruptcy Code are designed to provide greater access to the bankruptcy courts, streamline the bankruptcy process, and honor farmers and members of the military […]

Email Service Requirements Inapplicable to Safe Harbor Notice

Published: February 13th, 2020

By: Michael J. Furbush

Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled last week that a notice of intent to seek sanctions does not have to comply with the formatting requirements for email service of court documents, walking back its own prior rulings that strict compliance was required. Law Offices of Fred C. Cohen, P.A. v. H.E.C. Cleaning LLC was […]

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 […]

Dan Russell Discusses Law and Policy of Marijuana in Florida

Published: January 24th, 2020

By: Daniel R. Russell

We are excited to highlight of counsel Daniel R. Russell as a panelist in the Federalist Society’s 2020 Florida Chapters Conference. The sixth annual conference will be held Friday, January 31 through Saturday, February 1 in Orlando at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Russell focuses his practice on civil and administrative litigation, government relations […]

Mediation Tips from David Hathaway

Published: January 17th, 2020

By: David P. Hathaway

A common thread in all litigation matters in Florida is that they will go to mediation before they go to trial. David Hathaway, Chair of the Litigation Department, offers a few tips to help litigants and their counsel get the most out of their mediation day. To view the video, please click here. For more […]

Dan Russell Quoted in Tallahassee Democrat on Cannabis

Published: December 30th, 2019

By: Daniel R. Russell

Dan Russell in our Tallahassee office was quoted in the article entitled, ‘Green rush’ investors turn skittish in Florida as Supreme Court ruling could upend industry, published in the Tallahassee Democrat on December 10, 2019. Litigation issues in the cannabis industry has created uncertainty for the future of recreational marijuana. With Florida regulating hemp, investors […]

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling 2020 is Now Published

Published: December 18th, 2019

By: Daniel R. Russell Marc W. Dunbar

Marc Dunbar and Dan Russell, attorneys in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office, co-authored the Florida chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling 2020. The content offers readers a solid overview of the latest laws and regulations. It covers issues in gambling laws and regulations including authorities and legislation, application for a license and license […]

David Hathaway Inducted Into Litigation Counsel of America

Published: November 22nd, 2019

By: David P. Hathaway

David Hathaway, Chair of Dean Mead’s Litigation Department, was inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America on October 24th during the 2019 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows. The conference was an opportunity for new and current fellows to network with one other and enhance their trial skills, as well as to address issues and […]

Supreme Court Closes Securities Fraud Loophole

Published: November 4th, 2019

By: Amy L. Judkins

Liability Imposed for Those Who Disseminate False Statements With Intent to Defraud One of the basic tenets of trading securities is that it is unlawful to induce their sale by either the use of false information or the omission of material facts. Essentially, you can’t trick someone into investing in securities. One of the key […]

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 […]

Eleventh Circuit Decision Highlights the Importance of Specificity in Licensing Agreements

Published: October 16th, 2019

By: David P. Hathaway

When a contract isn’t prepared carefully, the parties to the contract may discover when things go wrong that what they agreed to is not what they thought they were getting. This is especially true with intellectual property, such as a trademark. David P. Hathaway, Chair of Dean Mead’s Litigation Department, cautions business owners entering into […]

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 […]

Don’t Just Roll Over When a State Agency Rule Adversely Affects Your Business

Published: July 30th, 2019

By: William D. Hall, III

A recent Florida court decision that focused on the definition of “smokable tobacco” illustrates how businesses can successfully challenge unadopted agency policies that affect them adversely. Our state Legislature passes laws and then often gives agencies the authority to write the rules for enforcing the laws – the fine print of the law. Many regulations […]