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Darryl Bloodworth Publishes Latest Book: We Who Remain

Published: June 16th, 2021

By: Darryl M. Bloodworth

We are pleased to congratulate Darryl M. Bloodworth, Of Counsel and a founding member of our firm, Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., for publishing his latest book and very first novel. We Who Remain is a legal drama in which the main character defends a difficult client in high stakes litigation while […]

How Early Legal Advice Can Make a Difference in Florida Procurement

Published: April 22nd, 2021

By: William D. Hall, III

Companies rush to get legal advice if they believe their bids for Florida procurement contracts were not reviewed fairly, but the most timely legal advice they can secure is early on when they prepare bid proposals. Front-end review of bid documents by lawyers familiar with state requests for proposals and invitations to negotiate may eliminate […]

Florida Appeals Court Offers Glimpse at Evidence Refuting Undue Influence in Wills

Published: March 23rd, 2021

By: David P. Hathaway

When children are not treated equally in a will, there often is the suspicion that a favored heir took advantage of an elderly parent and exerted undue influence. At the same time, the law recognizes that parents have the right to favor one child over another if they write the will free of any coercion. […]

Can You Require an Employee to Get a COVID Vaccine?

Published: January 7th, 2021

By: Nichole M. Mooney

Recent announcements regarding the availability of vaccines for the COVID-19 virus have been both exciting and concerning for some employers and employees. Vaccinations are being rolled out nationwide and (hopefully) soon will be available for the general population. Employers now need to consider how they will address questions and concerns with respect to the vaccination […]

Florida’s Foreclosure Moratorium Has Ended. What Now?

Published: November 23rd, 2020

By: Leslie S. White

Florida’s moratorium on residential foreclosures expired at midnight on Sept. 30, 2020, when Gov. Ron DeSantis did not extend his previous orders that stopped both foreclosures and evictions that were related to COVID-19. This ends a long period of uncertainty for lenders and landlords that began with the governor’s first order in April. Since personal […]

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 23 Dean Mead Attorneys in 2021 Edition

ORLANDO, Fla. – Twenty-three Dean Mead attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, and four attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year.” The attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” are listed below, followed by all attorneys recognized in the 2021 list. The Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year […]

Who’s Calling the Estate Planning Shots? Recognizing Client Incapacity and Undue Influence

Published: August 18th, 2020

By: Joseph K. Naberhaus

Elder abuse has been labeled “the crime of the 21st century,” and for good reason. According to the National Council on Aging, estimates of elder financial abuse and fraud costs to older Americans range from nearly $3 billion to more than $36 billion per year. What’s more, over 90% of reported elder abuse is committed […]

Small Business Shareholder Litigation: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Published: July 21st, 2020

By: A. Felipe Guerrero

As a business litigation attorney, Dean Mead Shareholder A. Felipe Guerrero sees a lot of business divorces. Guerrero says a typical situation he sees is a business with two shareholders, one with a majority interest that allows that person to make decisions for the business. They may have come together with the enthusiasm generated by […]

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 […]