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About Dean Mead

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 attorneys are still active 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 location in Viera, where the firm conducts business under the name Dean Mead.

Dean Mead's Tallahassee office opened on December 1, 2013 led by managing shareholder, Pete Dunbar. Today the Tallahassee office is home to 10 attorneys and three government relations professionals, and from among the group, eight of the professionals combine to form the Lobbying Team. The Tallahassee-based Government Relations and Lobbying 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.

Dean Mead has provided legal representation to clients throughout Florida for 40 years. Since its inception, the firm has grown to 56 lawyers and three government relations professionals with five offices statewide.

Office Description:

Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer has been located in the heart of the Treasure Coast serving the Fort Pierce ? Port St. Lucie metro area since 1987. Our attorneys represent a diverse client base from Palm Beach County to Indian River County. Attorneys in Dean Mead's Fort Pierce office include: Michael Minton, Dennis Corrick, Lee Dobbins, Brad Gould, Daryl Krauza and Dana Apfelbaum. Our Fort Pierce attorneys work with businesses throughout Florida in a variety of industries such as agriculture, banking, healthcare, hospitality, real estate development and technology. They regularly handle matters involving business law, tax, business litigation, government relations and lobbying, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, contract disputes and water law. Our Fort Pierce attorneys who specialize in real estate law and land use and zoning regularly work on commercial, residential and mixed-use land development projects throughout Florida. Our estate planning attorneys work with high net worth individuals on estate planning and succession, wills, probate and trust administration. Our litigation team has successfully represented clients in state and federal court in a wide range of real estate and contract lawsuits, as well as trust and estate litigation.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 7

Total Attorneys: 56

Total Office Wise Attorneys:

Locations No. of Attorneys
Fort Pierce, FL 5
Naples, FL 55
Orlando, FL 33
Tallahassee, FL 10
Viera, FL 6

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Bankruptcy 1
Corporate 3
Environmental and Land Use 1
ERISA/Executive Compensation 1
Government and Government Relations 3
Litigation 14
Real Estate 15
Tax 10
Trusts and Estates 7

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