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

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 […]

Florida Wayfair Article in Law360

Published: July 16th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman

Florida Tax Views: State Should Act On Wayfair In the interest of protecting in-state retailers and providing guidance to remote businesses, Florida legislation needs to address South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.  SALT attorneys French Brown and Robert Goldman explain why in their contributed article to Expert Analysis in Law360 Tax Authority. As states around the […]

Amendment to Section 558.004 Corrects Ruling in Gindel v. Centex Homes

Published: July 15th, 2019

By: Michael J. Furbush Thomas P. Wert

Effective July 1, 2019, a notice of claim served under Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, will no longer serve to toll the statute of repose that applies to actions founded on a construction defect.  In Gindel v. Centex Homes, 267 So. 3d 403 (4th DCA 2018), which we wrote about in a “Final Judgment” article published […]

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 […]

Mark Holcomb and French Brown Speak at COST Seminar

Published: June 28th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Mark E. Holcomb

Dean Mead SALT attorneys, Mark Holcomb and French Brown, were among the featured speakers at the COST Southeast State Tax Seminar at Pfizer, Inc. in Memphis on June 27th.  Seminar topics highlighted an update on significant state tax issues for the Southeast States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. Please see […]

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 […]

Dean Mead and Space Coast EDC Offers Legislative Update on June 12th

Published: June 6th, 2019

By: Peter M. Dunbar

The Legislative Session concluded in Tallahassee in May and as a result, key legislation for Florida’s business and real estate community was enacted in several areas. Please join us for an overview of the new laws and the changes imposed as a result of these key bills. Learn how they will impact the future of […]

Florida Legislative Update: Significant Changes Ahead for Healthcare Providers

Published: May 15th, 2019

By: Jennifer P. Ungru

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session focused on healthcare and made significant changes to the delivery system of healthcare.  The Legislature opened regulatory structures in an effort to expand competition, with the ultimate goal of lowering costs to the consumer. The issue that got the most attention – the Certificate of Need program for the general […]

Florida Court Green-Lights Invitations to Negotiate for State Contracts

Published: April 22nd, 2019

By: William D. Hall, III

A recent Florida Division of Administrative Hearings decision clarifies the invitation to negotiate (ITN) process and signals that the state has considerable flexibility in how far it can press ITN bidders to offer value-added services in bids. Dean Mead attorney William D. Hall, III, who represented the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) in the case, […]

Florida Medical Marijuana Issues Discussed by Dan Russell in Orlando Business Journal

Published: April 12th, 2019

By: Daniel R. Russell

In two recent Orlando Business Journal articles by Ryan Lynch, Dean Mead government relations attorney Dan Russell provided insight into what Florida’s legalization of medical marijuana could signify for the state. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed Senate Bill 182 into law, legalizing smokable medical marijuana, including whole-flower cannabis. In the first article, “Here’s what […]

Opportunity Zones Take Center Stage at Saunders Lay of the Land Conference

Published: April 2nd, 2019

By: Michael D. Minton Stephen R. Looney

Opportunity Zones – March 28 2019 (O2388011x9F8AD) The Saunders Real Estate “Lay of the Land” Conference took place on March 28 – 29th at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Dean Mead tax attorneys, Michael Minton and Steve Looney, took the stage this year at a breakout session to speak about Opportunity Zones. Established by […]

Florida Politics Talks Scooters Bill with Christopher Moya

Published: March 22nd, 2019

By: Christopher Moya

A recent Florida Politics article, “Scooter bill coasts through first committee,” focuses on Florida House of Representatives Bill 453 (HB 453) – i.e., the scooters bill. With prevailing opinion of no controversy to HB 453, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee gave it a unanimous vote to continue its progress. In the article, Dean Mead’s […]