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Estate Planning & Probate Issues You Need to Know

Published: August 9th, 2019

By: Joseph K. Naberhaus Robert J. Naberhaus

Join Us! Attorneys Rob Naberhaus and Joey Naberhaus will offer an interactive Q&A session covering timely issues. Subjects presented during the seminar will include: Who’s Calling the Shots? (Contesting Wills & Trusts) Client Alertness Pre-Death Challenge Can or Can’t Contest Guardianship Undue Influence Common Law Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Location: […]

Lauren Detzel and David Akins Honored by Chambers HNW Guide 2019

Published: July 19th, 2019

Dean Mead announced today that Lauren Y. Detzel and David J. Akins have been ranked among the leading attorneys in Private Wealth Law by Chambers in its Chambers High Net Worth 2019 guide. Detzel ranks in the top tier in Florida in the Chambers HNW Private Wealth Law category, distinguished among only 10 attorneys at […]

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 […]

Vincent Comito Joins Estate & Succession Planning Department

Published: June 28th, 2019

We’re pleased to welcome Vincent Comito to Dean Mead’s Orlando office. His practice covers the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, and corporate tax law. In addition, he assists clients with property taxes and entity formation. Prior to joining Dean Mead, Mr. Comito was a law clerk at the Bird Law Group in Atlanta. […]

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 […]

Brian Malec Elected Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Published: April 15th, 2019

By: Brian M. Malec

Brian M. Malec, a shareholder in the Estate and Succession Planning department of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).  He is one of 124 lawyers in Florida and 2,500 lawyers across the globe to have earned this distinguished […]

Estate Planning and Probate Issues Seminar Presented by Dean Mead

Published: February 19th, 2019

By: Joseph K. Naberhaus Robert J. Naberhaus

Dean Mead’s Estate & Succession Planning Department presents an educational seminar on Estate Planning and Probate Issues You Need to Know Attorneys Robert J. Naberhaus III and Joseph K. Naberhaus will provide details and impacts of important estate planning and probate issues. Subjects presented during the seminar will include: Estate Planning Aspects of Retirement Plans […]

Robert Naberhaus Elected Board Chairman of Community Foundation for Brevard

Published: February 19th, 2019

By: Robert J. Naberhaus

The Community Foundation for Brevard, a public grantmaking organization dedicated to serving Brevard County, has announced new officers for 2019 and three newly appointed board members. Dean Mead Estate Planning attorney Robert Naberhaus, a shareholder in Dean Mead’s Viera office, has been elected as chairman of the board for the organization. Naberhaus has been a board […]

Can I Inherit Debt?

Published: February 15th, 2019

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

When a loved one dies, there are two primary considerations: the transfer of the deceased’s property to the heirs; and the payment of the deceased’s debts. In fact, one of the most common questions from potential probate clients is, “Do I inherit debt?” The short answer is no, however, the assets of the deceased are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dean Mead and Berman Hopkins Present ESOP Seminar

Published: October 22nd, 2018

By: Joseph J. Van Heyde

Dean Mead and Berman Hopkins present an educational seminar on Employee Stock Option Programs Dean Mead Attorney Jay Van Heyde and Berman Hopkins Managing Partner Phil Hayes will provide a comprehensive and practical guide to help you determine if an ESOP is right for your company. They will share how to enhance your company’s legacy and benefits plan with an […]

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 […]