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Dean Mead Participates in 2018 Florida Opportunity Zones Conference

Published: December 18th, 2018

By: Michael D. Minton Stephen R. Looney

Dean Mead SALT attorney French Brown recently authored the i4 Business article “Florida Tax Exemptions Are Available for Solar Farms.” The article highlights cost-saving opportunities for solar energy projects, which are available for developers across the state. Currently, Florida law provides significant state and local tax exemptions to solar farmers. In his article, Brown explains […]

Tax Exemptions for Solar Farms Explained by French Brown in i4 Business Article

Published: January 17th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney French Brown recently authored the i4 Business article “Florida Tax Exemptions Are Available for Solar Farms.” The article highlights cost-saving opportunities for solar energy projects, which are available for developers across the state. Currently, Florida law provides significant state and local tax exemptions to solar farmers. In his article, Brown explains […]

Florida Financial Outlook – Currently Sunny with Slight Chance of Recession

Published: January 10th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Michael B. Dobson

Balancing Florida’s Budget Florida’s Constitution mandates the Legislature pass a single bill each year – a balanced state budget. The biggest constraint our legislators face when crafting a budget each spring is the amount of revenue forecasted to be available at the end of the current fiscal year and through the next fiscal year. In […]

Dean Mead Participates in 2018 Florida Opportunity Zones Conference

Published: December 18th, 2018

By: Michael D. Minton Stephen R. Looney

The firm is pleased to provide support to the first Florida Opportunity Zones Conference. Steve Looney, Dean Mead tax attorney and chair of the firm’s Tax and Corporate Department, is also presenting at an event seminar, “Understanding Rules & Regulations for Opportunity Funds.” He recently wrote about the topic in the informative article “Qualified Opportunity Zones […]

Challenging Property Tax Assessments in Court

Published: December 13th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman Mark E. Holcomb

In prior posts, we have described the Value Adjustment Board (“VAB”) process and identified factors for taxpayers to consider in evaluating that administrative remedy. We have touched upon, but not explored in depth, another remedy that is provided for property taxpayers in Florida, namely, the judicial remedy. Unlike the situation in many other states, a […]

How Amendment 6 Will Impact Florida Tax Law

Published: November 29th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman Mark E. Holcomb

The End of Agency Deference: How Amendment 6 Will Impact Florida Tax Law Florida voters approved Amendment 6 to the Florida Constitution in the November 2018 midterm election. Amendment 6 requires state court judges and administrative law judges to interpret state statutes and regulations de novo, or anew, without deferring to an administrative agency’s interpretation […]

Michael Minton Featured Presenter at Florida TaxWatch 2018 Conference

Published: November 19th, 2018

By: Michael D. Minton

Dean Mead Tax attorney Michael Minton was the featured Tax Policy Discussion speaker at the 2018 TaxWatch Conference. His presentation focused on Opportunity Zones. Minton is the current chair of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar, and he also is the chair of Dean Mead’s Agribusiness and Solar Energy teams. The 39th Annual TaxWatch […]

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 […]

Steve Looney Presents Section 199A and Pass-Through Entities Seminar at NYU Taxation Institute

Published: November 15th, 2018

By: Stephen R. Looney

Stephen Looney, chair of Dean Mead’s Corporate and Tax Department, recently co-presented seminars on “Section 199A and Its Application to Pass-Through Entities” at the NYU School of Professional Studies 77th Institute on Federal Taxation – “A Year of Insights and Analyses From America’s Top Tax Authorities.” During his presentation sessions held on October 25 in […]