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Qualified Opportunity Zones – Recent IRS Proposed Regulations

Published: November 13th, 2018

Stephen R. Looney

On October 19, 2018, the IRS issued Proposed Regulations addressing new Sections 1400Z-1 and 1400Z-2 relating to Qualified Opportunity Zones. Among other things, the Proposed Regulations confirmed that only capital gains (short-term or long-term) can be deferred under Section 1400Z-2. Section 1400Z-2 permits a taxpayer to defer recognition of a capital gain if an amount […]

Vicki Berman and Kristilee Chihos Honored by CREW Orlando with Economic and Community Involvement Award

Published: November 8th, 2018

Kristilee M. Chihos Vicki L. Berman

Real Estate attorneys Vicki Berman and Kristilee Chihos were honored with the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Orlando Economic and Community Involvement Award during their 15th Annual Celebration of Champions gala on November 2, 2018. Berman and Chihos have been assisting with the real estate matters for the Pulse Interim Memorial. Their involvement with Pulse […]

ALFA International Video

Published: November 1st, 2018

French Brown Explains Possible Florida Taxpayer Effects Due to Proposed Amendments

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: October 26th, 2018

H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney French Brown recently authored the Law 360 article “How Florida’s Proposed Amendments Would Affect Taxpayers.” In the October 24 article, Brown reviews information regarding three amendments related to Florida’s tax system. The Florida Legislature placed these tax-related amendments to Florida’s Constitution on the upcoming election ballot. Florida voters will decide their […]

Fraudulent Conveyance Lessons for Debtors and Creditors

Published: October 23rd, 2018

Darryl M. Bloodworth

When the owner of a hotel transferred his stock to his wife shortly before he defaulted on a loan related to his ownership of another business, creditors cried foul. They filed suit, alleging that giving the stock to his wife without receiving any payment constituted fraudulent conveyance – an attempt to shield assets that could […]

French Brown Shares Insight on Vote of Florida’s Amendment 2 Importance

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: October 22nd, 2018

H. French Brown, IV

French Brown, Dean Mead SALT attorney, was quoted in two recent articles regarding Florida Amendment 2, which is on the ballot in the upcoming election. The Amendment’s passage, which requires 60% of the vote, would make permanent a 10 percent tax cap on non-homestead property. Florida non-homestead properties include businesses, residential rentals, and vacant lots. […]