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.
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.