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Dean Mead is proud to have one of north central Florida’s most seasoned litigation lawyers in the Gainesville office. Robert Griscti has practiced for more than 30 years in corporate regulatory compliance, government investigations, white collar law, professional licensing and discipline, and related civil and criminal litigation and appeals. He has been recognized by Martindale Hubbell as an AV Preeminent lawyer for 30 consecutive years, as well as Best Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers, Florida Trend magazine Florida’s Legal Elite, and other peer rated services.

Gator Coast Connections

Many of us commonly refer to north central Florida as the Gator Coast. Since several of our lawyers earned their law degrees from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, we were excited by the unique opportunity to go back to our roots and establish the Dean Mead footprint in the Gainesville community.

The firm’s connections with the University of Florida continue to grow every year.  The university and the business community have done an extraordinary job in paving the way for Florida’s entrepreneurs. Our firm supports the University of Florida Innovation Hub, the UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, and CEO to help new companies flourish.

Today, Dean Mead is one of the only law firms in Alachua County strategically positioned to help these companies grow as a result of our full-service, corporate approach to provide legal counsel in practice areas such as finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, commercial litigation, tax, estate and succession planning, government relations and lobbying, and employee benefits. The key benefit to our clients is access – to nearly 50 attorneys with unique experience and statewide business relationships.

Giving Back to Our Community

Dean Mead is proud of its commitment and service to the local community through civic organizations and pro bono legal work. Our attorneys not only support charitable organizations within the area, but also take an active role in leadership positions.

One key area of focus for the firm’s outreach involves our continuous support of the University of Florida at various levels. Dean Mead has made hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions to the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law for the past 25 years. Gifts have included an endowed scholarship, book awards and several eminent scholar chairs. For example, shareholder Michael Minton made a pledge of $100,000 toward the Michael D. Minton and Mary P. Minton Scholarship in Law to assist students graduating from the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who want to pursue a law degree, and if desired, their LL.M. in Tax.