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New Bankruptcy Law Provides Restructuring Option Specifically for Small Businesses

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Published: February 6th, 2020

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

On February 19, 2020, a new law will go into effect that marks the most significant change to the Bankruptcy Code since the passage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005. The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) received broad bipartisan support from Congress and offers meaningful relief to small business owners by accommodating […]

The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: WOTUS from another POTUS

Published: February 5th, 2020

By: Dennis G. Corrick

On January 23, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) finalized a “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” to codify interpretation and application of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The rule is the most recent in a series of attempts by the agencies and the Obama […]

Potential Estate Planning Issues Under the Proposed “For the 99.8 Percent Act”

Vincent J. Comito
Published: January 29th, 2020

By: David J. Akins Vincent J. Comito

The purpose of this article is to follow up on our previous article, “Estate Planning Issues and Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The 2026 sunset of the increased exemption amounts included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is not the only looming threat to the current transfer tax regime. On January […]

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 […]

Dean Mead Sponsors 2020 Florida Tax Institute Featuring Speaker Steve Looney

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando
Published: January 24th, 2020

By: Lauren Y. Detzel Matthew J. Ahearn Stephen R. Looney

The Florida Tax Institute will hold its annual three-day conference in Tampa beginning on Wednesday, February 12, at the Tampa Marriott Water Street. We are pleased to sponsor this institute for the second consecutive year. The program features top, nationally recognized speakers on tax, business and estate planning issues. It is developed for attorneys, accountants, […]

The New SECURE Act Dramatically Impacts Planning for Most Clients’ Retirement Benefits

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando
Vincent J. Comito

     On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act” (the “Act”), which radically changed the estate planning landscape for retirement benefits.[1]  This alert will provide a brief overview of the Act provisions affecting estate planning, address how these changes impact the owners and beneficiaries […]