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Appeals Court Hands Florida Taxpayers Historic Victory on Property Tax Assessments

Published: April 1st, 2019

By: Robert S. Goldman

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Appeals Court Hands Florida Taxpayers Historic Victory on Property Tax Assessments

Published: April 1st, 2019

By: Robert S. Goldman

A Florida appellate court has delivered a huge win for taxpayers who contest property tax assessments. The decision was issued in Darden Restaurants Inc. v. Singh, Case No. 5D16-4049 (Fla. 5th DCA March 1, 2019).  “The ruling ensures that taxpayers will now have a fighting chance” in those cases, said Dean Mead’s Robert S. Goldman, […]

What Clients Should Expect in Mediation

Published: March 8th, 2019

By: David P. Hathaway

Clients sometimes think mediation will produce a kumbaya moment where both sides will work out a compromise that leaves everyone feeling good about the outcome of a dispute. Conversely, there are those who are so sure of the strength of their case that they expect nothing less than a full vindication. Having been through countless […]

Five Phases of the Business Litigation Lifecycle

Published: February 15th, 2019

By: Daryl J. Krauza

If you haven’t been involved in litigation before, the process can seem overwhelming at first glance. The term “Business Litigation” covers a wide variety of cases including breach of contract, partnership or shareholder disputes, disputes between owners of a business, real property, and even cases outside of a traditional business context like probate and trust […]

No More Second Bites at the Apple for Plaintiffs on Damages

Published: February 5th, 2019

By: Amy L. Judkins

Plaintiffs sometimes are so focused on proving liability that they don’t pay enough attention to proving the scope of actual or economic damages. While most Florida district courts generally have taken the stance that a plaintiff only gets an opportunity at the first trial to prove measurable damages, the Third District in South Florida was […]

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 […]

Florida Supreme Court: Upholding Substance Over Form in Email Service Requirements

Published: January 23rd, 2019

By: Michael J. Furbush

The Florida Supreme Court recently clarified the lingering confusion surrounding the proper method for service of proposals for settlement. The court finally put to rest the argument that the Rules of Judicial Administration require proposals for settlement to be served by email in accordance with rule 2.516. The court also did lawyers in the state […]