Dean Mead

Dean Mead, one of Brevard County’s premier full-service business law firms, is celebrating its 25th anniversary serving Florida’s Space Coast. Dean Mead has a culture of strong corporate citizenship. The firm supports charitable and civic organizations in the local community, and lawyers are active leaders in many of those organizations.

Laura Minton Young, Claudia Haines Jones and Kim Bonder Rezanka of Dean Mead

Dean Mead has 50 attorneys and five offices statewide. The Brevard County location was launched in 1989 when Mason Blake and other firm attorneys relocated to better serve their client, A. Duda & Sons, with the planning and construction of the new town of Viera. The firm’s Brevard County team enjoys long-standing relationships with a number of community stalwarts: the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), The Viera Company, and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, to name a few.

Dean Mead provides comprehensive legal representation to businesses and individuals throughout Brevard County and statewide in commercial real estate, land use, business law, health law, tax law, commercial litigation, estate and succession planning, employee benefits, and family law.

Managing shareholder Kim Rezanka balances a demanding litigation practice with her leadership responsibilities. Ms. Rezanka is a commercial litigator whose case load includes general litigation matters related to business and real estate contracts and title issues. Ms. Rezanka also advises on land use, zoning, code violations and administrative hearings. She has extensive courtroom experience, including jury and non-jury trials and appellate hearings. She serves as legal counsel and a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Home Builders & Contractors Association of Brevard.

Claudia Haines Jones is a corporate and business lawyer whose practice is focused on physicians, physician group practices, and local businesses—both service and manufacturing. She has advised the medical staff at Holmes Regional Medical Center for a number of years and has expanded her practice to include many local physicians. As a business lawyer, Ms. Jones represents her clients in contract negotiations, dispute resolution, the purchase and sale of businesses and finance transactions. FIT’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business honored her as its 2012 Outstanding Business Leader.

Laura Minton Young is Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Young represents individuals, businesses and banks in various aspects of commercial and residential real estate and financing including development, acquisitions, sales, leasing, lending, work-outs, land use and growth management, and agribusiness matters.


Dean Mead
8240 Devereux Drive, Suite 100
Viera, FL 32940
(321) 259-8900