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Dean Mead’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Team has represented both individual doctors and physicians groups, hospitals, healthcare providers, biotechnology businesses, and research and educational institutions for more than 30 years.

Our Team draws upon the cumulative talents of 15 attorneys whose collective practices embody the entire range of practice areas within the Firm, and who provide their advice and counsel to Healthcare and Life Sciences clients located throughout the State of Florida.  Our professionals are very familiar with the challenges that you face in a difficult business and regulating climate.

Services We Provide to the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry:

General Business

  • Formation of Business Entity
  • Purchase and Sale of Practices
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate (ownership, leasing and finance)
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Contract Drafting, Review and Negotiation
  • Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secret Counseling


  • Access to Capital, including Venture Capital
  • Asset-based Financing
  • Restructuring of Business
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax and tax-exempt issues


  • FDA Regulation and Compliance
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • State and Federal Anti-kickback and Self-referral Statutes
  • Licensing, Certification and Accreditation
  • Medical Staff, Peer Review and Quality Issues

Employee Benefits

  • Compensation, Bonus, Profit-sharing and Stock Option Plans
  • ERISA counseling

Wealth Planning

  • Estate Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Asset Protection


  • Enforcement/Defense of Non-compete Claims
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Whistleblower Defense
  • Business Torts, including interference and defamation
  • IRS Enforcement Defense

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a massive overhaul of America’s health system. It will have a major impact on businesses and Dean Mead hosted a program to address this issue at the first “Brevard Business Briefings” program on May 21st. View the video segment from our program and read the Executive Summary prepared by Robert N. Manning, litigation attorney in our Viera/Melbourne office.

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