Dean Mead is a business law firm that represents businesses and individuals throughout Florida. The cornerstone of our 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.

Firm History

In 1980, eight attorneys established the business law firm of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. in Orlando.  The founders were Stephen T. Dean, Robert W. Mead, Jr., Charles H. Egerton, Darryl M. Bloodworth, Albert D. Capouano, Stephen J. Bozarth, Lauren Y. Detzel and Lynn J. Hinson. The majority of the founding partners remain active leaders in the firm today including Mr. Mead, Mr. Egerton, Mr. Bloodworth, Mr. Bozarth and Ms. Detzel.

 

In 1987, Dean Mead attorney Michael D. Minton returned to his hometown of Fort Pierce to open an office in what is known as Florida’s Treasure Coast region. The office has expanded to represent a diverse client base from Palm Beach County to Indian River County and conducts business under the name Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer.

 

In 1989, Dean Mead opened its initial office in Brevard County, as R. Mason Blake and other firm attorneys began intensive work on the new town of Viera. This was followed by the establishment of Dean Mead’s Merritt Island office in 1992. In 2003, those offices were combined into one

Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office opened on December 1, 2013 marking the firm’s fifth office in Florida. The Tallahassee office is home to six attorneys including Peter Dunbar, Martha Edenfield, John Wharton, Cari Roth, Bill Townsend and Brittany Finkbeiner. The Tallahassee-based Government Relations, Lobbying and & Administrative Law team advises businesses and public sector clients on a wide range of services including: Administrative Law, Agri-business Regulation and Permitting, Commercial Litigation, Government Regulations and Legislative Advocacy, Land Use and Environmental Law, Professional Licensure Defense, Real Property and Condominium Law, Utility Law and Regulation, State and Federal Taxation, and Water Resources, Permitting and Regulation.  Expanding our statewide footprint to Tallahassee was the key to Dean Mead’s long-range, strategic growth plan.  The benefit to our clients is a dedicated team of attorneys who offer a unique understanding of government policy and access to the key decision-makers.

The Tampa office of Dean Mead was opened in 2015 with shareholder Melanie Griffin leading the expansion efforts into Tampa Bay.

 

Main Location

420 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 700
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-841-1200
5 offices

Firm Attorneys

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    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Orlando, Florida in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Orlando, Florida in Tax Law with 4 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Orlando, Florida in Litigation - Trusts and Estates with 2 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Orlando, Florida in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Orlando, Florida in Tax Law with 4 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Orlando, Florida in Litigation - Trusts and Estates with 2 lawyers.

    Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A.

    Main Location

    420 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 700
    Orlando, FL 32801
    Phone: 407-841-1200
    5 offices

    Management


    Contacts

    Agribusiness
    407-428-5161
    772-464-7700
    Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
    407-428-5175
    Corporate/Tax
    407-428-5128
    Employee Benefits
    407-428-5108
    Employee Stock Ownership Plans
    407-428-5108
    Estate and Succession Planning
    407-428-5114
    Financial Institutions
    407-428-5136
    Government Relations & Lobbying
    850-999-4100
    Healthcare
    407-841-1200
    Litigation
    407-428-5124
    Real Estate
    407-428-5134
    Trust and Estate Litigation
    407-428-5124

    Personnel

    Partners: 34
    Of Counsel: 6
    Associates: 8
    Paralegals: 13

    Practice Areas

    Administrative / Regulatory Law
    Agriculture Law
    Appellate Practice
    Banking and Finance Law
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    Commercial Finance Law
    Commercial Litigation
    Construction Law
    Copyright Law
    Corporate Compliance Law
    Corporate Law
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    Employment Law - Management
    Environmental Law
    Government Relations Practice
    Health Care Law
    Land Use and Zoning Law
    Litigation - Banking and Finance
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
    Litigation - Construction
    Litigation - ERISA
    Litigation - Health Care
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
    Litigation - Real Estate
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
    Natural Resources Law
    Non-Profit / Charities Law
    Real Estate Law
    Tax Law
    Trademark Law
    Trusts and Estates
    Utilities Law
    Water Law