Dean Mead’s Treasure Coast Office Celebrates 30th Anniversary at the Historic River Walk Center

Milestones and Memories

Dean Mead’s Treasure Coast Office Celebrates 30th Anniversary at the Historic River Walk Center

This year marks a significant milestone for Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer. The firm is celebrating 30 years on the Treasure Coast. Attorneys and staff hosted a special evening to commemorate the landmark achievement along the water front in Fort Pierce on May 18, 2017. More than 200 clients, business associates, elected officials and community leaders were in attendance.

See the photo gallery with highlights from the anniversary event.

Dean Mead’s Treasure Coast office opened in 1987 when Michael Minton, managing shareholder, returned to his hometown of Fort Pierce. Today there are seven attorneys who practice in the Fort Pierce office including Minton, Joel Zwemer, Dennis Corrick, Brad Gould, Lee Dobbins, Daryl Krauza and Dana Apfelbaum.

The attorneys share a sincere commitment to community service by serving in leadership roles of more than 30 civic and philanthropic organizations throughout the Treasure Coast, including:

  • St. Lucie County Economic Development Commission
  • Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation (HBOI)
  • Main Street Fort Pierce
  • Education Foundation of St. Lucie County
  • Indian River State College Foundation
  • Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie
  • St. Lucie Council on Aging
  • Sunrise Theatre
  • St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties
  • Parent Academy of St. Lucie County

In addition, the attorneys are dedicated to advancing their profession and mentoring the next generation of lawyers. They have held leadership positions for a variety of industry organizations throughout the Treasure Coast and the state, including The Florida Bar Foundation, Tax Section of the Florida Bar, St. Lucie County Bar Association, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Bankruptcy Bar Association.

During his remarks at the May 18th celebration, Minton noted, “Fort Pierce is one of the oldest communities on Florida’s east coast, incorporated in 1901.  My family’s ancestors first came to Florida in the mid-1800’s.  We’re now in our seventh generation as Floridians and we’ve been firmly rooted on the Treasure Coast for over four generations.”

Among the partygoers were several Treasure Coast residents who have been there for decades. They know the unique charm this coastal community holds dear.  “It was a dream come true when the firm’s founders decided to open the first branch office right here in my hometown 30 years ago,” Minton added.

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