Firm Profile

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


420 South Orange Avenue, Suite 700
Orlando, FL 32801
United States
(407) 841.1200

Firm Details

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. Today there are 60 lawyers practicing at Dean Mead and 30 attorneys are based in the Orlando office.

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. The Tallahassee office is home to 10 attorneys including Peter Dunbar, Martha Edenfield, John Wharton, Cari Roth, Bill Townsend, Mark Holcomb, Bob Goldman, Mary Bebout, Brittany Finkbeiner and Michael Dobson. 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 2014 with managing shareholder Melanie Griffin leading the expansion efforts into Tampa Bay.





Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Orlando in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Orlando in Litigation - Trusts and Estates with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tallahassee in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Orlando in Tax Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tallahassee in Tax Law with 3 lawyers


Michael D. Minton
Leslie S. White
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Stephen R. Looney
Joseph "Jay" Van Heyde II
Employee Benefits
Joseph "Jay" Van Heyde II
Employee Stock Ownership Plans
Lauren Y. Detzel
Estate and Succession Planning
Gregory K. Lawrence
Financial Institutions
Peter M. Dunbar
Government Relations & Lobbying
Robert W. Mead, Jr.
David P. Hathaway
David P. Hathaway
Trust and Estate Litigation
Thomas P. Wert
Construction Law
Catherine Henin-Clark
Immigration Law
Gregory K. Lawrence
Real Estate

Firm 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 Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration 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

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Office Locations

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Fort Pierce, FL

1903 South 25th Street, Suite 200

Fort Pierce, FL 34947

United States

(772) 464.7700

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Orlando, FL

420 South Orange Avenue, Suite 700

Orlando, FL 32801

United States

(407) 841.1200

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Tallahassee, FL

215 South Monroe Street, Suite 815

Tallahassee, FL 32301

United States

(850) 999.4100

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Tampa, FL

100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 600

Tampa, FL 33602

United States

(813) 606.4598

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Viera, FL

7380 Murrell Road, Suite 200

Viera, FL 32940

United States

(321) 259.8900

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