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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 […]

Best Lawyers in America 2020 Recognizes Three Dean Mead Attorneys

Published: March 2nd, 2020

By: Stephen R. Looney Michael D. Minton Robert S. Goldman

Best Lawyers in America has named three Dean Mead attorneys among their top ranked 2020 Lawyers of the Year in each of their respective metropolitan cities and practice areas. The attorneys are: Stephen R. Looney named as the 2020 Orlando Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law Michael D. Minton named as the 2020 West […]

Dan Russell in Orlando Business Journal on Full Marijuana Legalization

Published: January 15th, 2020

By: Daniel R. Russell

Dean Mead attorney Dan Russell’s interview with the Orlando Business Journal last week provided his viewpoint about the possibility of Florida legalizing recreational marijuana in 2020. Full legalization of marijuana would either have to be approved by a majority vote on the proposed amendment by voters or by the state’s legislature in a bill. When […]

Dean Mead Attorneys Assist Jewett Orthopedic in Significant Transaction with Orlando Health

Congratulations to our client, Jewett Orthopedic, and to Orlando Health for achieving one of the most significant transactions in the history of Orlando’s healthcare community. Orlando Health acquires Jewett, to open $250 million orthopedic hospital made front-page headlines in the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday.  Steve Looney, Chair of Dean Mead’s Corporate and Tax department, led […]

Jay Van Heyde in i4 Business on ESOPs

Published: December 3rd, 2019

By: Joseph J. Van Heyde

Jay Van Heyde is quoted in the article entitled, ESOPS Give Employees and Exiting Owners ‘Skin in the Game’, published in the November 2019 edition of i4 Business magazine.  The articles gives readers unique insight on how companies can benefit from an Employee Stock Ownership Program. “ESOPs work best for certain types of companies,” Van […]

Dean Mead Attorneys Co-Author Chapter in Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure

Published: November 5th, 2019

By: Brad Gould Dana M. Apfelbaum

Brad Gould and Dana Apfelbaum, attorneys who practice in Dean Mead’s Treasure Coast offices, co-authored a chapter entitled, Tax Considerations in Eminent Domain Proceedings. Their chapter is published in the 11th Edition of Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, by The Florida Bar and distributed by LexisNexis. It discusses procedural and factual requirements for qualifying […]

Jay Van Heyde Gives Legal Update in ESOP|Report

Published: October 28th, 2019

By: Joseph J. Van Heyde

Jay Van Heyde authored a guest column entitled, Ninth Circuit Reverses Position on Arbitration of ERISA Claims, published in the September issue of ESOP|Report, a monthly publication by the ESOP Association. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued both a published opinion (Dorman v. The Charles Schwab Corporation, 2019 WL 3926990 (9th Cir., August […]

Dana Apfelbaum’s Guest Column in Treasure Coast Business Magazine

Published: October 23rd, 2019

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

Dana Apfelbaum authored a guest column entitled, Choose the Right Structure When Starting Your Business, published in Treasure Coast Business magazine’s 2019 fall edition. Apfelbaum is a business law, tax and estate planning attorney who practices in Dean Mead’s Treasure Coast offices. Starting and running a business requires making important decisions. Different business entities can […]

Increased Florida Corporate Tax Collections Estimated to Trigger $540M in Refunds

Published: August 14th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Increased Florida Corporate Tax Collections Estimated to Trigger $540M in Refunds Statewide and 2019 Tax Rate Reduction to 4.459% As previously reported by Dean Mead, Florida’s corporate income taxpayers will be receiving a significant tax refund in spring 2020 and a retroactive corporate tax rate reduction for 2019 (Tax Refunds and Rate Reductions Ahead for […]

New Law Voids Some Hospital-Imposed Noncompetes on Physicians

Published: August 7th, 2019

By: Claudia Haines Jones

A law went into effect on July 1 that takes a first step in correcting the negative impact of noncompete agreements that force doctors to abandon patients in order to preserve a hospital’s (or medical practice’s) monopoly in a medical specialty. The change is good news for patients in rural counties who have been abruptly […]

Florida Trend Recognizes 13 Attorneys as ‘Legal Elite’

Published: June 29th, 2019

  Thirteen Dean Mead attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2019. The list appears in the July edition of the publication and includes five of the firm’s shareholders who are members of the distinguished Hall of Fame. Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel, Peter M. Dunbar, Mark E. Holcomb, and Cari L. Roth […]

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 […]

Tax Refunds And Rate Reductions Ahead For Florida Companies

Published: May 29th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, French Brown, authored a guest column that was published in Law360 Tax Authority on May 15, 2019. The passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act caught Florida flat-footed. The 2018 regular legislative session started just two weeks after the TCJA’s passage and concluded 62 days later. During that time, […]

Florida Legislative Update: Significant Changes Ahead for Healthcare Providers

Published: May 15th, 2019

By: Jennifer P. Ungru

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session focused on healthcare and made significant changes to the delivery system of healthcare.  The Legislature opened regulatory structures in an effort to expand competition, with the ultimate goal of lowering costs to the consumer. The issue that got the most attention – the Certificate of Need program for the general […]