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Marc D. Chapman


Mr. Chapman is the President of Dean Mead and a shareholder in the litigation department. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation including banking, construction, real estate, commercial landlord/tenant and probate litigation as well as creditors’ rights, creditor bankruptcy litigation and non-compete/trade secret enforcement.

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Significant Representations

  • Represented several national financial institutions and national insurance companies in disputes involving lender liability, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, foreclosures, and collections.
  • Handled numerous injunction proceedings to enforce and defend non-compete agreements and trade secret protection statutes.
  • Represented large commercial landlords in virtually every aspect of lease enforcement and tenant litigation.
  • Represented national residential builder in breach of contract, easement, and fraud litigation.
  • Represented national oil company in declaratory relief, recorded declaration, and development litigation.
  • Prosecuted and defended cases involving a wide variety of subjects including business contracts, corporate/partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, employment contracts, probate, trust and will disputes, declaratory actions, and commercial torts.
  • Defended national real estate holding company in breach of real estate contract and fraudulent inducement claims.
  • Handled appeals before Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • The Florida Bar
    • Board of Governors/ Young Lawyers Section - Former Member
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar Foundation, Inc. - Fellow
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee - Former Member


  • J.D.: University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1989
    • Chairman, Moot Court Team
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, with honors, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Recognition & Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the Orlando Litigation - Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in 2017, 2019 and 2021
  • Named an Outstanding Trusts and Estates, Real Estate and Construction Litigation Attorney in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2022
  • Recognized by Florida Trend magazine as one of the 2019 Orlando Region “People to Know”
  • Selected in Orlando Family Magazine’s 2019 Readers’ Choice survey as one of the leading lawyers for Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Named one of Orlando's Best Lawyers by Orlando Magazine, 2015-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell: Preeminent AV Rating


"Need business litigation advice? Here's why Marc Chapman is your guy", Orlando Business Journal, August 29, 2014

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Marc Chapman, Dean Mead's President, speaks on the firm's succession planning and the importance of having niche practice areas. Chapman also shares successes, experiences and memorable moments throughout his journey from law clerk to President.