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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. Two of the founding attorneys are still active in the firm today including Mr. Mead 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 & Moore. 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 four government relations professionals, and from among the group, twelve 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. In 2021, Dean Mead's Vero Beach office opened and is led by shareholder, John E. Moore. The Vero Beach office has helped expand Dean Mead's presence on the Treasure Coast to better serve clients in Indian River County. Dean Mead has provided legal representation to clients throughout Florida for over 40 years. Since its inception, the firm has grown to 57 lawyers and three government relations professionals with six offices statewide.