Water Lawyer Dean Mead
Water Law. Dean Mead’s Water Law Practice Area includes a seasoned team of attorneys with decades of experience in water resource management, protection, …
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Offices Dean Mead
(3 days ago) Administrative Law; Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights; Business Litigation. Overview; Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights; Construction Law; Eminent Domain, Inverse Condemnation, Property Rights, Property Tax Appeals and Property Valuation Disputes; Health Law; Trust and Estate …
Index to Selected Florida Statutes and Case Law
(3 days ago) "(1) If not devised as permitted by law and the Florida Constitution, the homestead shall descend in the same manner as other intestate property; but if the decedent is survived by a spouse and one or more descendants, the surviving spouse shall take a life estate in the homestead, with a vested
Florida Condo Lawyer Dean Mead
(7 days ago) Currently, Mr. Dunbar serves on the inaugural committee for the Condominium and Planned Development Law Certification for The Florida Bar. Mr. Dunbar was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1972. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, an adjunct professor at Florida State University College of Law, and has recently been
Florida Legislature Passes Significant Sales Tax
(4 days ago) Florida law already provided that a worker’s unemployment claims due to COVID-19 should not directly impact the former employer. However, the pandemic’s significant depletion of the State’s Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund and the necessity to replenish that fund triggered an automatic and substantial increase for the forecasted state
Kristilee M. Chihos
(1 days ago) Kristilee Chihos is an associate attorney in Dean Mead’s Real Estate department. Her commercial real estate practice includes the representation of national and regional homebuilders and developers. She specializes in large scale real estate acquisitions and sales, including the drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale contracts, title and survey review, due diligence, HOA document
Jane Dunlap Callahan
(3 days ago) Jane Dunlap Callahan. Ms. Callahan is a shareholder in the Orlando office. She represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service to resolve tax issues at the audit and administrative appeals level, and represents taxpayers in the U.S. Tax Court and other federal courts. Ms. Callahan also …
Estate Planning Attorney Port St. Lucie Dean Mead
(7 days ago) Brad, a Florida Bar board certified tax attorney and fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, serves as a trusted counselor to businesses and individuals in the full range of corporate, tax and estate planning. He represents executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners …
Business Litigation Attorney Fort Pierce Dean Mead
(7 days ago) Daryl Krauza is a shareholder in Dean Mead’s litigation department. He focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation, construction law and litigation, real estate litigation, quiet title actions, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights within the Fort Pierce, Palm Beach, Vero and Port St. Lucie area.
The New SECURE Act Dramatically Impacts Planning for Most
(2 days ago) 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. This alert will provide a brief overview of the Act provisions affecting estate planning, address how these changes impact the owners and beneficiaries […]
Matthew J. Ahearn
(9 days ago) Mr. Ahearn is Board Certified in both Wills, Trusts & Estates and Tax Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has extensive experience in the areas of estate and business succession planning, asset protection planning, charitable planning and planning to minimize or avoid wealth transfer taxes. Mr. Ahearn handles all aspects of probate and trust administrations, including
New Bankruptcy Laws Offer Immediate Relief for Farmers and
(1 days ago) This law extends for four years – through December 18, 2023 – the exemption from certain bankruptcy means testing for members of the National Guard and reserves for the Armed Forces. This applies to those members who are called to active duty or homeland defense for 90 days or more.
Family Business Succession Planning Dean Mead
(9 days ago) The scholarship was named for Mr. Robert Mead, one of the founding partners at the law firm, and a significant legal advisor to central Florida’s medical community for more than 30 years. Education Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation: University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1982
Legal and Tax Issues of Carbon Credit Trading
(Just Now) current law, because generally gross income includes income from whatever source derived, and income as defined as any accession to wealth. Commissioner v. Glenshaw Glass, 348 U.S. 426 (1955). Barring future guidance, this general rule should be followed. In this case, the landowner would have a basis in the carbon credits equal to the income
Frivolous Lawsuits Can Backfire and Lead to Malicious
(9 days ago) The condo association and its law firm asserted the litigation privilege, claiming that it is an absolute bar to malicious prosecution. The defendants cited a long line of state Supreme Court decisions that affirmed the litigation privilege as a protection to judges, lawyers, parties and witnesses.
Bios Archive Dean Mead
(2 days ago) The cornerstone of Dean Mead’s practice is our commitment to clients. We strive to fully understand each client’s business operations and objectives because we recognize that the most successful legal solutions are the result of a strong relationship between a law firm and its clients.
Litigation Client Alert
(1 days ago) Law clarifies access to LLC records. The revised law provides the list of specific records that are required to be maintained by an LLC and sets forth the different rights granted to members to inspect records, depending on whether the LLC is member-managed or manager-managed (§ 605.0410).
William D. Hall, III
(1 days ago) Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. v. Dept. of Corrections (Leon Count Circuit Court Case No. 2020 CA 923) – Successfully defended against allegations of a violation of Florida public records laws. Kenmare Commons Homes Association, Inc. et al. v. Huck (Leon County Circuit Court Case No. 2019 CA 2697) – Obtained summary judgment for clients
Port St. Lucie Probate Litigation Dean Mead
(8 days ago) The law firm of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer provides estate planning, administration and business succession planning services for businesses and individuals in and around Port St. Lucie, Florida. For more than 30 years, we have handled the most complex to the simplest of estates by assisting clients with the preparation of their wills
Community Property in Florida
(4 days ago) Under federal estate tax law, if property is not community property, then in a common law jurisdiction such as Florida, the income tax basis of a deceased spouse’s individually owned assets and one-half of assets owned jointly with the surviving spouse generally …
Vero Beach Attorneys Dean Mead
(4 days ago) Dean, Mead, Minton & Moore further extends the firm’s footprint on the Treasure Coast and maintains life-long Vero Beach roots with more than 25 years of estate planning experience in the area. Our attorneys maintain unique backgrounds, advising on business and tax matters, and providing assistance in all aspects of the development and implementation of clients’ estate plans.
Lauren Y. Detzel Dean Mead
(8 days ago) University of Florida Levin College of Law Florida Alumni Tax Advisory Committee, 2016-Present; Adjunct Professor, 1989-2018; Board of Trustees, 2014-2017; Founding Board Member and Chair of the University of Florida Tax Institute, a program co-sponsored with the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL, 2013-2019
Appellate Court Affirms Involuntary Dismissal of Undue
(4 days ago) He practices in the areas of business litigation, construction law and litigation, real estate litigation, quiet title actions, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Mr. Krauza represents several financial institutions and title companies. In addition, he has litigated complex …
Protecting Trade Secrets Under Florida’s Public Records
(6 days ago) Florida law establishes two important and fundamental principles, each seemingly in conflict with the other: the transparency which Florida’s Public Records Act is intended to provide and the protective cloak which Florida law affords trade secret information, even if it is provided to governmental entities.
Trust and Estate Litigation Dean Mead
(8 days ago) Trust and Estate Litigation. Dean Mead’s Trust and Estate Litigation Practice Group represents plaintiffs, defendants and non-parties in all kinds of controversies involving wills, trusts and estates. Some are will and trust contests, where a final will or trust is challenged on the grounds that the decedent lacked mental capacity or …
Six Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized for Legal Excellence by
(3 days ago) A law firm ranking relates to a department of the firm, not to the firm as a whole. These factors and considerations are judged: (a) by interviews with those active in the market – mainly clients (who can be law firms instructing other law firms) and other lawyers with whom they work; and (b) by …
A Refresher On Current Solar Tax Incentives: It’s
(3 days ago) These changes to the law are scheduled to expire at the end of 2037. New regulations governing the terms of contracts for the sale or lease of solar energy systems, including numerous required disclosures, became effective July 1, 2017.
Overview of Sales Representation Agreements
(1 days ago) Claudia F. Haines is a member of Dean Mead’s Corporate Law Team. She represents clients in the area of business/ corporate law with an emphasis on business combinations and divestitures, corporate governance, business contracts, the legal and business issues unique to technology start-ups, and business negotiations, including informal dispute
Failure to Follow Signing Formalities Can Sink an Estate
(9 days ago) His practice covers the areas of federal income, estate, and gift tax law and business succession planning. He represents businesses and business owners in all types of business and tax matters, including choice of entity, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and …
Homestead and Habeeb: Waiver of Spousal Rights by Warranty
(6 days ago) Husband’s personal representative then challenged the devise of the condo under Wife’s will, claiming that it should have passed by law to her surviving spouse. Although Article X, section 4(c) of the Florida Constitution clearly affords a surviving spouse rights in the homestead, Section …
Florida Trend Recognizes 13 Attorneys as ‘Legal Elite
(5 days ago) Ahearn is Board Certified in both Wills, Trusts & Estates and Tax Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has extensive experience in the areas of estate and business succession planning, asset protection planning, charitable planning and planning to minimize or avoid wealth transfer taxes.
Laura Minton Young Dean Mead
(1 days ago) Laura Minton Young is a Managing Shareholder for the firm’s Viera/Melbourne office. She represents individuals, businesses and banks in various aspects of commercial and residential real estate and financing including development, acquisitions, sales, leasing, lending, work outs, land use and growth management including public-private partnerships for real estate development.
Corporate Attorneys Dean Mead
(Just Now) Corporate see attorneys. Dean Mead’s Corporate and Tax Department handles tax planning issues for businesses and individuals. The attorneys in our firm have extensive experience in a full range of tax specialties and areas, including sales and purchases of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, conversion to S corporation status, tax planning for real estate
What Trustees Should Know About Florida’s New Attorneys
(6 days ago) Prior Law The genesis of the current version of the Statute was the 1984 decision by the Fourth District Court of Appeals in Shriner v. Dyer, 462 So.2d 1122 (Fla. 4th DCA 1984). At the time the dispute in Shriner arose, Florida law provided that trustees could employ attorneys to assist them …
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passed: What
(8 days ago) Nicky Mooney is a shareholder and employment law attorney at Dean Mead in Orlando where she represents individuals and businesses of all sizes in business litigation and employment related issues. She has extensive experience drafting employment and severance contracts, drafting handbooks and policies, and counseling and representing employers
Florida Supreme Court: Upholding Substance Over Form in
(2 days ago) Unfortunately, said Furbush, who is board certified in business litigation law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization, the rule focused more on form than substance, and now the court has restored some semblance of balance. Two issues: Is email service required, and in what form? Two email issues were before the court in Wheaton v.
Florida Legislature Clarifies Statute of Limitations and
(5 days ago) On June 14, 2017, Governor Scott signed CS/CS/HB 377 into law. The bill amends the statute of limitations and the statute of repose for actions founded on the design, planning, or construction of an improvement to real property. This includes lawsuits involving a construction defect. Under the prior version of the statute, the 4-year statute […]
Legal and Tax Issues of Carbon Credit Trading Dean Mead
(9 days ago) Because no legislation has yet been enacted, there is no controlling law in Florida as to whether a carbon credit is an interest in real property or personal property. Environmental resource credits in Florida, under Section 62-341.215 of the Florida Administrative Code, specifically provide that the general permit provided for preservation of
Healthcare Law Dean Mead
(5 days ago) Healthcare and Life Sciences. Dean Mead’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Team has represented both individual doctors and physicians groups, hospitals, healthcare providers, biotechnology businesses, and research and educational institutions for more than 30 years. Our Team draws upon the cumulative talents of 15 attorneys whose
Enforceability of Settlement Agreements in Probate
(5 days ago) How likely are the courts to enforce settlement agreements and releases in probate and trust litigation when there are claims of fraud and misrepresentation? The Third District Court of Appeals recently answered this question in Sugar v. Estate of Stern, 2015 WL 5603469 (Fla. 3d DCA 2015) and enforced the settlement agreements and subsequently executed […]
No Statute of Limitations on Enforcing Lost Mortgage Notes
(4 days ago) Florida Statute 673.3091 is clear that “an action to re-establish a lost note is filed in connection with an action to enforce the [n]ote,” the court said, and is not a standalone cause of action. Second, the court explained that a line of case law holds that essentially, a loan in continued default is not subject to a statute of
When Do Disclaimer Clauses Bar Fraud Claims
(9 days ago) Bloodworth is board certified as an expert in civil trial law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and is a certified mediator. He is a fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers and is very active in ALFA International, an international network of 150 independent law firms throughout the world. Mr.
Estate Planning Issues and Opportunities Under the Tax
(6 days ago) The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which took effect in 2018, significantly increased the gift/estate tax exemption and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax exemption amounts, which currently are $11,400,000 and are scheduled to increase to $11,580,000 in 2020 (this amount is $10,000,000 indexed for cost-of-living adjustments after 2010). The temporary increase in exemption amounts is set […]
Arbitration: Is It The Right Choice For You
(6 days ago) The Business Court in Orange County has judges experienced in business disputes and the law applicable to such disputes. The procedures in that court are designed to facilitate a relatively prompt decision while applying existing law and the rules of evidence. And the parties retain their right to an appeal of an adverse judgment.