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Florida Department of Revenue Emergency Order Providing Limited Relief to Corporate Income Taxpayers: April 27, 2020

Published: April 28th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

On March 26, 2020, the Florida Department of Revenue issued Emergency Orders delaying sales tax and property tax payments for some businesses. On April 6, 2020, Governor DeSantis directed the Department of Revenue to issue an Emergency Order suspending the state’s documentary stamp tax on notes and written obligations made pursuant to Title I of […]

The Florida Department of Revenue Seeks Legislation to Use Businesses’ Credit Card Data Against Them

Published: February 12th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV Angela Bonds

The Florida Department of Revenue is actively pursuing legislation to mandate payment settlement companies, such as banks and credit card companies, to annually report credit card and third-party sales transactions for all Florida businesses. The Department will then use this data to analyze any business’s tax collection, and to audit or levy assessments if the […]

Dan Russell Discusses Law and Policy of Marijuana in Florida

Published: January 24th, 2020

By: Daniel R. Russell

We are excited to highlight of counsel Daniel R. Russell as a panelist in the Federalist Society’s 2020 Florida Chapters Conference. The sixth annual conference will be held Friday, January 31 through Saturday, February 1 in Orlando at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Russell focuses his practice on civil and administrative litigation, government relations […]

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 […]

Dan Russell Quoted in Tallahassee Democrat on Cannabis

Published: December 30th, 2019

By: Daniel R. Russell

Dan Russell in our Tallahassee office was quoted in the article entitled, ‘Green rush’ investors turn skittish in Florida as Supreme Court ruling could upend industry, published in the Tallahassee Democrat on December 10, 2019. Litigation issues in the cannabis industry has created uncertainty for the future of recreational marijuana. With Florida regulating hemp, investors […]

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling 2020 is Now Published

Published: December 18th, 2019

By: Daniel R. Russell Marc W. Dunbar

Marc Dunbar and Dan Russell, attorneys in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office, co-authored the Florida chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling 2020. The content offers readers a solid overview of the latest laws and regulations. It covers issues in gambling laws and regulations including authorities and legislation, application for a license and license […]

Pete Dunbar Featured at Book Signing in Tallahassee

Published: November 18th, 2019

By: Peter M. Dunbar

Pete Dunbar, Managing Shareholder of Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office, had a lot of fun with friends and colleagues at Hearth & Soul last week signing his new book titled, The Modern Republican Party in Florida. Dunbar co-authored the book with Mike Haridopolos, founder and owner of MJH Consulting, former president of the Florida Senate and […]

Just Released! The Modern Republican Party in Florida

Published: October 18th, 2019

By: Peter M. Dunbar

Peter Dunbar, Managing Shareholder of Dean Mead & Dunbar and former Member of the Florida House of Representatives, has co-authored the newly released The Modern Republican Party in Florida with Mike Haridopolos, former President of the Florida Senate and former member of the Florida House of Representatives. As the Sunshine State enters its third decade […]

Angela Bonds Receives Congressional Recognition

Published: October 15th, 2019

By: Angela Bonds

Last week, Angela Bonds received a Congressional Recognition Certificate from U.S. Congressman Neal Dunn for her extraordinary efforts following Hurricane Michael in the Panhandle. Congressman Dunn hosted the Hurricane Heroes luncheon in Tallahassee to honor staff from various organizations who helped relay information to his office in the aftermath of the storm. Bonds is the […]

Marc Dunbar Reappointed to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors

Published: October 9th, 2019

By: Marc W. Dunbar

Dean Mead is pleased to announce that Marc Dunbar has been reappointed by Jimmy Patronis, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, to serve as a member of the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors. His term is effective immediately and will run through July 31, 2022. Dunbar focuses his practice on governmental relations and legislative advocacy, […]

French Brown in Orlando Sentinel on Newly Proposed Legislation

Published: September 25th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, French Brown, was recently quoted in the article, Lobbyists for Amazon, Walmart and other big businesses are writing a law to collect Florida sales tax online, published on September 25, 2019 in the Orlando Sentinel. The article highlights proposed legislation that would ensure Florida shoppers are paying sales tax on most […]

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 […]

Pete Dunbar Quoted in Tampa Bay Times on 2007 Condo Law

Published: July 19th, 2019

A 2007 statute, intended to help with post-hurricane condo redevelopment, might now be used to force Tampa Bay seniors out of their homes. Our own Pete Dunbar, an expert on condo law and a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, weighs in on the issue in the article ‘How a billion-dollar company could […]

Three Attorneys Speak at Environmental Permitting School

Published: July 17th, 2019

By: John L. Wharton Cari L. Roth Anna H. Long

Dean Mead is a sponsor of the 33rd Annual Florida Environmental Permitting School in Marco Island, taking place on July 16 – 19th. Florida Environmental Network, Inc. (FENI) is part of the Florida Chamber Foundation’s ongoing effort to keep its members and other business organizations informed of the numerous environmental and growth management laws and […]