Twenty Dean Mead Attorneys have been Selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – Twenty Dean Mead attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022, and three attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year.” The attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” are listed below, followed by all attorneys recognized in the 2022 list.

The Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year 2022


  • Brian M. Malec – Trusts and Estates
  • Joseph Van Heyde II – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


  • Michael D. Minton -Tax Law

The complete lists of attorneys who are recognized in their fields of practice are as follows:






The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2022



About The Best Lawyers in America©

Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, our publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

Our lists of outstanding lawyers are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for a lawyer are positive enough for recognition in Best Lawyers, that lawyer must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain in each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be recognized by Best Lawyers.

Learn more about the methodology here.


About Dean Mead

Dean Mead is a business law firm providing full-service legal representation, government relations and lobbying throughout Florida. The firm has six offices with 56 attorneys and four government relations professionals in multiple practice areas including: federal tax, state and local tax, estate and succession planning, business litigation, corporate law, labor and employment, government relations and lobbying, regulatory compliance, employee benefits, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate, leasing, construction law, lending, environmental, land use, water law, utilities law, and eminent domain.

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