Dean Mead, Lauren Detzel and David Akins Recognized by Chambers HNW Guide 2020

Dean Mead is pleased to announce that the firm, Lauren Y. Detzel and David J. Akins were recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth 2020 Guide, a publication directed specifically at the private wealth market. Dean Mead received the Band 3 ranking for its overall Private Wealth legal capabilities throughout Florida. Detzel ranks in the top tier in Florida in the Chambers HNW Private Wealth Law category, distinguished among only 10 attorneys at this level for the entire state.

Akins also was selected among his peers as outstanding for Private Wealth Law in Florida, recognized under Band 3.

London-based Chambers & Partners, publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, conducts research into the strengths and reputations of U.S. law firms by state, through in-depth interviews with peers and competing firm attorneys, in-house counsel and significant purchasers of legal services. The company empowers organizations to make informed decisions when selecting legal services, saving time and resources and reducing risk.

From the HNW guide:

Dean Mead is said to be “very present in our immediate market.” The firm is highly respected, noted for its skillful handling of private client matters for high net worth individuals and families.

Notable practitioners:

Florida attorneys acclaim Lauren Detzel as “highly sought after.”  She leads the firm’s estate and succession planning department and provides in-depth expertise in private client tax matters, and one source describes her as, “very sharp – a well-respected leader in the field.”

David Akins provides representation in the area of personal wealth planning, with an emphasis on gift planning, charitable planning, estate planning, probate, and the administration of estates and trusts. A peer notes him as, “very good indeed.” He handles private wealth matters for high net worth individuals, primarily those based in Central Florida.

About Chambers and Partners: 

The HNW guide covers private wealth management work and related specialisms in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring in-depth editorial about the leading professional advisers to wealthy individuals and families in each market. 

More than 50 countries around the world, including every major private wealth market across six continents, are researched in-depth by Chambers’ team of specialist research analysts. Chambers HNW has rankings and editorial for every U.S. State, and coverage of the United Kingdom region-by-region, as well as London.  To learn more, please visit: