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A Refresher On Current Solar Tax Incentives: It’s Important To Act Fast – 2020 Update

Published: January 7th, 2021

By: Michael D. Minton Dana M. Apfelbaum Mark E. Holcomb

For a number of years, certain Federal, state and local tax incentives have been available to promote, among other things, the importance of renewable energy like solar power. These incentives benefit Florida’s business owners and residents who choose to implement solar energy systems on their property. Although this article focuses on opportunities for solar power, […]

$595M Surfing Center and Village May Come to Fort Pierce

Published: September 23rd, 2020

By: W. Lee Dobbins

In an article published by the TCPalm on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Lee Dobbins discusses a $595M development that may come to Fort Pierce. The nation’s largest “WaveGarden,” or simulated surfing park, is slated to come to Midway Road as part of a 200-acre community development. The community is expected to feature 800 residential homes, […]

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 23 Dean Mead Attorneys in 2021 Edition

ORLANDO, Fla. – Twenty-three Dean Mead attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, and four attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year.” The attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” are listed below, followed by all attorneys recognized in the 2021 list. The Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year […]

Force Majeure: COVID-19 and a Look Back at the Great Influenza of 1918 – Part One

Published: March 30th, 2020

By: Thomas P. Wert

About a half an hour after Orange County, Florida issued Emergency Executive Order No. 2020-04, shuttering all non-essential businesses in Central Florida, my colleague Gabe sent me a text, “My commercial tenant just served me with a force majeure notice!  Can he do that?”  Apparently, Gabe’s tenant is attempting to be excused from the payment […]

CARES Act

Published: March 26th, 2020

By: Dennis G. Corrick

Late Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved HB 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to promptly approve it, and the President has publicly indicated that he will sign it. This analysis assumes that it will proceed through both of those steps unchanged. CARES […]

Join Us: 2020 Lay of the Land Conference

Published: February 18th, 2020

By: Michael D. Minton

Dean Mead is excited to announce another year of sponsorship for the 2020 Saunders Real Estate “Lay of the Land Conference” beginning Thursday, February 27 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. The firm serves as a Gold Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. Shareholder Michael Minton, will moderate a panel discussion on water policy […]

Dean Mead Attorneys Assist Jewett Orthopedic in Significant Transaction with Orlando Health

Congratulations to our client, Jewett Orthopedic, and to Orlando Health for achieving one of the most significant transactions in the history of Orlando’s healthcare community. Orlando Health acquires Jewett, to open $250 million orthopedic hospital made front-page headlines in the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday.  Steve Looney, Chair of Dean Mead’s Corporate and Tax department, led […]

Caleb Hinton Joins Real Estate Department

Published: December 17th, 2019

By: Caleb G. Hinton

We’re pleased to welcome Caleb Hinton to Dean Mead’s Orlando office. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions that involve leasing and the representation of developers in the acquisition and development of commercial real estate properties. Prior to joining our firm, Hinton worked at another law firm in Southwest Florida. He has experience […]

Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2020

Published: December 5th, 2019

By: Vicki L. Berman Mark E. Holcomb

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert:    Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2020 The Florida Legislature has, again, reduced the state commercial rentals tax rate for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2020.  Local option (county) surtax rates, however, remain unchanged.  While the reduced state tax rate applies to commercial rental consideration, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Public-Private Partnerships Explained by Dean Mead Attorneys in Law360

Published: April 19th, 2019

By: Michael D. Minton Brad Gould Dana M. Apfelbaum

“The Tax Price Tag On Public-Private Partnerships” was recently authored by Dean Mead attorneys Dana Apfelbaum, Brad Gould and Michael Minton and published by Law360. The authors open the article with the following as part of an overview of public-private partnerships: Public-private partnerships between federal, state and local governmental agencies and private landowners provide an […]