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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 […]

Jay Van Heyde Speaks to Construction Companies about ESOPs

Published: October 2nd, 2018

By: Joseph J. Van Heyde

Dean Mead ESOP attorney, Jay Van Heyde, and PCE partner, Will Stewart, presented an informative seminar to the ABC Central Florida Chapter on Sept. 12th. Their topic covered key benefits of creating an ESOP for founders and owners in the construction industry. View their full presentation video here.

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 24 Dean Mead Attorneys in 2019 Edition

Orlando, Fla. – Best Lawyers® released its list for The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. This year, there are 24 Dean Mead attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Dean Mead is pleased that the number of our lawyers who are honored continues to grow each year. Many are included for more […]

21 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Florida Super Lawyers

Orlando, Fla. – Florida Super Lawyers recently announced that 21 Dean Mead attorneys have been named to the publication’s annual list of top-ranked lawyers including five attorneys who are selected as rising stars in Florida for 2018. The honorees are among a diverse list of the top attorneys, nominated by their own peers. No more […]

ESOP Participants Treated as Related Persons for Deduction Deferral Purposes Under Section 267(a)(2)

Published: October 13th, 2017

By: Stephen R. Looney

Section 267(a)(2) contains a matching rule which requires that deductions resulting from items of expense and interest may not be taken in an earlier taxable year from the one in which the payee includes such item is gross income if the payor and payee are “related persons” within the meaning of Section 267(b).  Accordingly, whether […]

22 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among Best Lawyers in America 2018

Published: September 8th, 2017

By: Cari L. Roth Joseph J. Van Heyde

Best Lawyers® 2018 Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead recently announced that 22 lawyers were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2018.  The attorneys who are recognized in their fields of practice are as follows: Name of Lawyer Practice Area(s) for Recognition David J. Akins Tax Law;  Trusts and Estates David P. Barker Real Estate […]

19 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized by Florida Super Lawyers

Published: June 15th, 2017

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 2017.  No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected. Lauren Y. Detzel, Chair of […]

15 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among Orlando’s Best Lawyers®

Fifteen Dean Mead Orlando attorneys were recognized in the annual Best Lawyers® of 2017 list, recently published in Orlando Magazine, April, 2017 issue. In addition, David J. Akins was recognized as the 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Orlando and Marc D. Chapman was named the 2017 Litigation – Trusts and Estates “Lawyer […]

17 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America 2017

Published: August 17th, 2016

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead recently announced that 17 of its lawyers were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2017.  The attorneys who are recognized and their fields of practice are as follows: Area of Practice Attorney Name Agriculture Law Michael D. Minton Bet-the-Company Litigation Darryl M. Bloodworth Commercial Litigation Darryl M. Bloodworth […]

12 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2016

Published: June 28th, 2016

Twelve (12) Dean Mead attorneys were recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2016. The list appeared in the July 2016 issue of the magazine. The attorneys selected include: David J. Akins Darryl M. Bloodworth Lauren Y. Detzel Peter M. Dunbar Martha J. Edenfield Melanie S. Griffin Robert S. Griscti Stephen R. Looney Cari L. Roth William […]

18 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among 2016 Super Lawyers

Published: June 24th, 2016

Orlando, Fla. – The publication Florida Super Lawyers has named 18 Dean Mead attorneys to their annual list of top-ranked lawyers and three Dean Mead attorneys as rising stars in Florida for 2016. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected. Lauren Y. Detzel, Shareholder, is named among the ‘Top […]

“Jay” Van Heyde II on Importance of Pension Plan Descriptions in Orlando Sentinel

Published: April 1st, 2016

By: Joseph J. Van Heyde

In an article published by the Orlando Sentinel on March 31, 2016, Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II discusses the importance of pension plan descriptions, and how workers can lose out on benefits if they are not careful. The article describes a deceased Disney employee whose surviving widow lost thousands of dollars in survivor’s pension payments […]

Jay Van Heyde Elected to ESOP Association’s New South Chapter’s Executive Committee

Published: January 18th, 2016

By: Joseph J. Van Heyde

Dean Mead shareholder, Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II was elected to the 2016 ESOP Association’s New South Chapter’s Executive Committee. Mr. Van Heyde is a frequent presenter nationally on Employee Stock Owner Plans (ESOPs). He represents a wide variety of clients with respect to their tax qualified retirement plans, including ESOPs and 401(k) and defined benefit pension plans, non-qualified plans […]

Who Benefits From The Benefits: You May Be Surprised

Published: February 18th, 2015

By: Darryl M. Bloodworth Joseph J. Van Heyde

Most employees today receive various benefits from their employers in addition to their salary. Such benefits often include employer paid group life insurance, a 401(k)/profit sharing plan, defined benefit pension plan, tax deferred annuity or other deferred compensation plan. These benefits are frequently a significant part of an employee’s compensation and, over time, may be […]