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Dean Mead’s Tax Department handles tax planning issues for businesses and individuals.  The attorneys in our department have extensive experience in a full range of…

Government Relations & Lobbying

The Dean Mead Government Relations & Lobbying practice is built on three principles: Deep knowledge of how laws, regulations and policy can effect business outcomes;…


Practice Area

Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

Our Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Team represents both institutional lenders and servicers in all state and federal courts in Florida involving all aspects of creditors’ rights work including foreclosure, bankruptcy, workouts and related litigation. Our experience covers the range of services that our clients expect including:

  • Negotiation of plans of reorganization
  • Litigation concerning confirmation of disputed plans of reorganization
  • Liquidation plans
  • Prepackaged plans
  • Representation of creditor and bondholder committees
  • Cram-down litigation
  • Litigation involving unexpired leases and executory contracts
  • Litigation avoidance actions
  • Debtor-in-possession financing
  • Valuation proceedings
  • Post-petition financing
  • Acquisitions of stock and assets
  • Asset sales
  • Going-out-of-business sales
  • Automatic stay litigation
  • Objections to discharge
  • Bankruptcy appeals

We have foreclosed thousands of properties and handle all types of foreclosure issues from non-contested residential foreclosures to complex litigated foreclosure actions on all types of commercial properties including shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, apartment complexes, restaurants, assisted living facilities and agricultural properties.

We represent multi-state lenders and holders of securitized loans in lender liability claims, receiverships and rent sequestration issues.

Our firm represents both secured and unsecured creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy matters including objections to confirmation, motions for relief from stay, cram-down litigation, and adversary proceedings.

Our attorneys regularly appear in both state and federal courts on many other creditor/debtor issues such as replevin, garnishment and attachment as well as lien priority disputes, tax sale issues, surplus funds actions, quiet title actions and eviction/writ of possession actions. We assist our clients in post-judgment execution including the domestication and enforcement of judgments of other states and foreign countries, and prosecute fraudulent transfer claims. We are also regularly called upon to conduct due diligence for clients interested in purchasing secured loans from existing lenders. As counsel to the potential loan purchaser, we provide experienced-based guidance throughout the acquisition process.


Business Litigation

Dean Mead’s Litigation Department includes attorneys throughout the firm with extensive experience in a wide range of disputes. Our department regularly handles trial and appellate matters in both state and federal courts and before arbitration and administrative tribunals. Because litigation can be costly and time consuming for our clients, we seek practical solutions to avoid…


Dean Mead’s Commercial Real Estate Department has extensive experience in real estate finance and represents financial institutions and borrowers throughout Florida. We routinely structure a variety of commercial lending transactions, including real estate acquisition and development loans, agribusiness loans, and lines of credit to national home builders and other developers. We also have extensive experience…

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