Please Join Us for the “2012 Legislative Update” hosted by the Real Estate Development Industry Team and Tax Department


 “2012 Florida Legislative Update”

Thursday, May 3, 2012 in Orlando at the Orange County Bar Association from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.


PDF of the 2012 Legislative Update Invitation (O0699640)


Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Melbourne at the Tuscany Grille from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Program Overview:

Key legislation for Florida’s business and real estate community was enacted in several areas even though the 2012 Florida legislative session was generally marked by the passage of only a few bills. 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 you and your clients’ businesses. 

Some of the highlights addressed by the legislature include:

  • Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption Amendment
  • Water Quality Nutrient Criteria
  • Casualty Insurance Reform
  • Unemployment Compensation Tax Relief
  • Two Growth Management – DRI Bills
  • Statewide Environmental Resource Permitting Rules
  • Construction Liens
  • Tax on Transfer of Business Assets
  • Implied Warranty 

The program will feature three attorneys from Dean Mead: 

R. Mason Blake:  Mr. Blake practices in the Real Estate department. He has more than 30 years experience in commercial real estate, business, environmental and land use law. Mr. Blake represents clients in a variety of complex real estate transactions with a special emphasis in the development of large, mixed-use communities.

Jonathan D. Wallace:  Mr. Wallace practices in the Real Estate department and he is a member of the Financial Institutions Industy Team. He has extensive experience in counseling clients on all aspects of the acquisition, disposition, development, financing, leasing and operation of commercial properties. Mr. Wallace also has significant experience representing financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and corporate clients in a variety of commercial and real estate lending matters. 

Christine L. Weingart:  Ms. Weingart practices in the Tax department. She provides tax and business counsel to business owners, including corporations, LLCs and partnerships on all types of business matters. Her experience involves the formation, termination and reorganizations of businesses.

For more information, or to RSVP, please go to

or call Charisse Worrell at 407-841-1200