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Claudia Haines Jones

Claudia Haines Jones Tapped as Managing Shareholder of Dean Mead’s Viera Office

Dean Mead recently announced that Claudia Haines Jones has been named as the new Managing Shareholder of the Viera office and elected to serve on the Firm’s Board of Directors. She took the reins on March 16, 2016. In her role, Jones oversees the day-to-day operations and long-term planning for the Viera office. She joined Dean Mead in 2009 and has been instrumental in growing the firm’s business law practice in Brevard County.

“Claudia has a proven track record of leadership and exceptional client service in Brevard County,” said Marc Chapman, President of Dean Mead, which has a statewide footprint of six offices throughout Florida. “Claudia’s management skills combined with her energy and experience are admired by her peers and clients alike.”

Jones is a seasoned corporate lawyer with more than 21 years of experience representing businesses in their operations, growth and development. She counsels owners and executives on their legal duties and relationships, including governance issues, shareholder agreements and buy-sell agreements. She negotiates significant commercial transactions across a broad spectrum that includes financing, acquisitions, mergers, investments, divestitures, key commercial contracts, loan workouts and employment agreements. In addition, she represents the Medical Staffs at each of Holmes Regional Medical Center and Palm Bay Hospital, and she advises doctors and medical group managers on a range of legal issues unique to healthcare providers.

“I’m honored to serve Dean Mead’s professionals and clients,” Jones said. “My primary goal is growing our business by expanding our service areas and continuing to exceed our clients’ expectations. Alongside of our business development initiatives, we remain committed to our numerous philanthropic activities and collaborative partnerships with our community’s local organizations.”

Throughout her career, Jones has been active in various professional and civic organizations. Currently, she is the Chair of the Finance and Governance Council of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast and serves on its Executive Committee. Also, she is a member of The Florida Bar Business Law and Health Law Sections. In 2012, she was recognized as the “Outstanding Business Leader of the Year” by the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Jones earned her law degree with honors from the University of Miami School of Law, in Miami, Florida in 1995.


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