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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 […]

Dean Mead Welcomes Prominent Utilities Attorney Martin Friedman

Published: January 4th, 2019

By: Martin S. Friedman

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 – Part II Election Reform After Florida’s 2018 general election became the subject of national news, state leaders appear poised to address voting laws this session. Under Florida election law, if one candidate has a margin of victory of less than 0.5 percent over the second-place finisher, […]

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 – Part II

Published: February 4th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Brittany O. Finkbeiner

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 – Part II Election Reform After Florida’s 2018 general election became the subject of national news, state leaders appear poised to address voting laws this session. Under Florida election law, if one candidate has a margin of victory of less than 0.5 percent over the second-place finisher, […]

IRS Issues Final Regulations on QBI Deduction Under Section 199A

Published: January 25th, 2019

By: Stephen R. Looney

On January 18, 2019, the IRS issued Final Regulations under new Section 199A (“Final Regulations”), which generally provides a deduction equal to 20% of an owner’s allocable share of the “qualified business income” (QBI) from a pass-through entity (S corporation, partnership, LLC taxed as a partnership or S corporation), or from a sole proprietorship. The […]

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 […]

Dean Mead Welcomes Prominent Utilities Attorney Martin Friedman

Published: January 4th, 2019

By: Martin S. Friedman

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead recently announced that Martin S. Friedman has joined the firm’s Orlando office. Friedman represents a broad range of Florida utilities as lead counsel. Throughout his 38-year career, he has handled 130 utility acquisitions totaling more than $3 billion. Friedman is widely recognized as a seasoned litigator and transactional attorney representing […]

Dean Mead Participates in 2018 Florida Opportunity Zones Conference

Published: December 18th, 2018

By: Michael D. Minton Stephen R. Looney

The firm is pleased to provide support to the first Florida Opportunity Zones Conference. Steve Looney, Dean Mead tax attorney and chair of the firm’s Tax and Corporate Department, is also presenting at an event seminar, “Understanding Rules & Regulations for Opportunity Funds.” He recently wrote about the topic in the informative article “Qualified Opportunity Zones […]

Dean Mead Receives Recognition from 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Published: November 15th, 2018

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead was selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” which was recently released by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm was recognized for multiple practice areas in the Orlando, Tallahassee and West Palm Beach Metropolitan Rankings. Dean Mead also […]

Steve Looney Presents Section 199A and Pass-Through Entities Seminar at NYU Taxation Institute

Published: November 15th, 2018

By: Stephen R. Looney

Stephen Looney, chair of Dean Mead’s Corporate and Tax Department, recently co-presented seminars on “Section 199A and Its Application to Pass-Through Entities” at the NYU School of Professional Studies 77th Institute on Federal Taxation – “A Year of Insights and Analyses From America’s Top Tax Authorities.” During his presentation sessions held on October 25 in […]

Qualified Opportunity Zones – Recent IRS Proposed Regulations

Published: November 13th, 2018

By: Stephen R. Looney

On October 19, 2018, the IRS issued Proposed Regulations addressing new Sections 1400Z-1 and 1400Z-2 relating to Qualified Opportunity Zones. Among other things, the Proposed Regulations confirmed that only capital gains (short-term or long-term) can be deferred under Section 1400Z-2. Section 1400Z-2 permits a taxpayer to defer recognition of a capital gain if an amount […]