For Landowners

Meeting You on Your Turf

Helping landowners navigate success at every stage of ownership, from acquisition, development and selling, to everything in between.

Addressing Landowner Concerns for 40+ Years

Land ownership is a unique and complex endeavor that requires the help of a trusted team who knows the policies, the people and the processes required for successful outcomes.

The needs of landowners vary widely and change constantly. We help our clients stay economically viable by keeping them well-informed on changes in laws governing taxation, land development, environmental issues and more. We provide landowners comprehensive legal counsel that spans across all the firm’s departments to address the various problems they may encounter.

We’ve been addressing concerns and helping clients realize value from their land for more than 40 years, representing land owning businesses, multi-generational families and individuals throughout Florida in nearly every aspect, including but not limited to:

  • Carbon credits
  • Conflict resolution
  • Conservation easements
  • Development rights
  • Easements and contracts
  • Environmental Issues
  • Eminent domain
  • Estate planning
  • Government consents
  • Like Kind Exchanges
  • Mitigation banks
  • Negotiating federal and state conservation
  • Sales and leasing
  • Water rights
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  • Agribusiness

  • Corporate

  • Eminent Domain

  • Estate Planning

  • Real Estate

  • Solar Energy

  • Tax

  • trust and estate administration

  • Water Law

  • What approvals, contracts and permits do I need and how do I get them quickly?

  • How do I know if selling is the smart move and whether all my interests are covered?

  • What compliance and permitting issues may affect me when developing my land?

  • What’s the best way to remedy a conflict or land dispute with my neighbor?

  • How do I ensure my land and property is protected, and how do I pass it successfully to my heirs?

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Our Team Approach

We meet the needs of our clients by leveraging the strength of our team. Each of our attorneys’ skillsets and expertise vary greatly, from personal needs, like a comprehensive estate plan, to corporate structuring, tax planning and real estate development.

Our Agribusiness team also has a long history of providing legal counsel to Florida landowners in all aspects of their operations, such as citrus, cattle, timber, farming, vegetables, turf, sod, ornamentals, and aquaculture. Combining our experience and resources together as a team allows us to serve our clients more completely, with greater depth, throughout every stage of the landowner experience.

Our firm and many of our partners have been recognized and achieved recognition in top-tier rankings such as U.S. News Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, Florida Trend Legal Elite, Florida 500, and Chambers U.S.A. for real estate law, tax law, corporate law, construction litigation, government relations, estate planning, and more. We also have several attorneys with Martindale Hubbell AV ratings and other shareholders who are certified by the Florida Bar for specialized legal areas such as real estate, construction law, wills, trusts & estates, and tax law.

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When things get complex, Dean Mead is responsive and expedient regardless of the issue."
DAVID P. CARLTON, ESQ., GENERAL COUNSEL FOR BETHEL FARMS

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We would love to talk with you about how we may assist you. However, please know that contacting us through this page does not establish an attorney-client relationship; no attorney-client relationship will be established until you and we agree to representation. You should not send us any confidential information through contact from this page or until requested by the attorney, and we will not treat any information you choose to provide as confidential.