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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 […]

Michael Minton Interviewed by Florida Trend About Tax Law Changes

Published: August 27th, 2018

By: Michael D. Minton

Michael Minton, Chair of Dean Mead’s Agribusiness and Solar Energy industry teams, was recently featured in the Viewpoints section of Florida Trend. The video interview, “The Impact of Recent Tax Law Changes on Florida,” appeared on August 16, 2018. Minton details how tax law changes, resulting from the recently passed Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, are […]

Dana M. Apfelbaum Earns Florida Bar Board Certification in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law

Published: August 15th, 2018

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

Fort Pierce, FL — Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer announced today that Dana M. Apfelbaum, shareholder in the firm’s Fort Pierce office, has earned Board Certification in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law from The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education. This is a significant achievement in Apfelbaum’s legal career, as she is now […]

Lauren Detzel and David Akins Receive Top Rankings in Chambers HNW Guide 2018

Published: August 13th, 2018

By: Lauren Y. Detzel David J. Akins

Orlando, Fla. – 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 2018 guide, which was recently released. Detzel ranks in the top tier Band 1 in Florida in the Chambers HNW Private […]

Florida Homestead Law Seminar to be Presented by Dean Mead

Published: August 6th, 2018

By: Robert J. Naberhaus Joseph K. Naberhaus

Dean Mead’s Estate & Succession Planning Department presents an educational seminar on A Primer on Florida Homestead Law Attorneys Robert J. Naberhaus III and Joseph K. Naberhaus will discuss the following topics: What is Florida Homestead? Restrictions on Devise Exemption from Creditors Estate Administration Issues Elective Share Issues Irrevocable Homestead Trusts Waiver of Homestead Rights […]

11 Dean Mead Attorneys Honored as Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine

Orlando, Fla. — Eleven Dean Mead attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2018. The list appears in the July edition of the publication. This year Cari L. Roth is inducted into The Legal Elite Hall of Fame joining fellow shareholders, Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel, Peter M. Dunbar and Mark E. Holcomb […]

Michael Minton to Lead Florida’s Largest Tax Group

Published: June 29th, 2018

By: Michael D. Minton

Fort Pierce, Florida – Michael D. Minton, past President of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., doing business on the Treasure Coast as Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer since 1987, will begin his term as Chair of The Florida Bar Tax Section on July 1, 2018. The Tax Section is the state’s largest […]

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 […]

Naberhaus Attorneys Talk Duties and Dangers in the Administration of a Trust

Published: June 14th, 2018

By: Robert J. Naberhaus Joseph K. Naberhaus

Rob Naberhaus and Joey Naberhaus, attorneys in Dean Mead’s Viera office, gave a presentation last week to a full house at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place on the topic of duties and dangers that can arise for Trustees as they’re carrying out numerous responsibilities in the administration of a trust. Using recent case studies, the […]