Dean Mead’s Tax Department handles tax planning issues for businesses and individuals. The attorneys in our department have extensive experience in a full range of…
Dean Mead Elects New Leadership to the Board of Directors
Dean Mead is pleased to announce three Shareholders have been elected to serve leadership positions within the law firm as new members of the Firm’s Board of Directors. The three attorneys are: Matthew J. Ahearn, Stanley A. Gravenmier and Kimberly B. Rezanka.
All three attorneys have many years of experience in a variety of leadership roles within the Firm and in their communities. Mr. Gravenmier is the Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate department. Mr. Ahearn is a Board member of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council and the Orlando Ballet. Ms. Rezanka is the Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Development Industry Team and she also serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard County.
To learn more about the professional background and experience these attorneys bring to their leadership roles, please see below:
Matthew J. Ahearn
Mr. Ahearn is Board Certified in both Wills, Trusts & Estates and Tax Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has extensive experience in the areas of estate and business succession planning, asset protection planning, charitable planning and planning to minimize or avoid wealth transfer taxes. Mr. Ahearn handles all aspects of probate and trust administrations, including estate and gift tax audits before the Internal Revenue Service. He represents both beneficiaries and fiduciaries in contested matters.
Stanley A. Gravenmier
Mr. Gravenmier is the Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department. He focuses his practice on commercial loan transactions, real estate development, financing and leasing. In addition, he has extensive experience in the areas of Florida documentary stamp taxes and intangible taxes incurred in connection with conveying and mortgaging real estate.
Kimberly B. Rezanka
Office: Viera / Melbourne
Ms. Rezanka represents business entities and individuals in matters involving contracts and in matters concerning governmental activities. In matters involving contracts, Ms. Rezanka handles matters ranging from simple breach of contract actions to complex cases involving fraud, theft and tortious interference with contracts. In matters involving governmental activities, Ms. Rezanka manages issues involving land use, zoning, code violations and administrative hearings. Ms. Rezanka has extensive courtroom experience, including jury and non-jury trials and appellate hearings.
Ms. Rezanka is the current Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Development Industry Team. She also serves as legal counsel to and on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Home Builders & Contractors Association of Brevard. Additionally, she has volunteered in several leadership positions and served on multiple boards for civic, professional and philanthropic organizations including: Junior League of South Brevard, LEAD Brevard, Brevard County Bar Association, Economic Development Commission of the Space Coast, and the University of Florida National Alumni Association.