TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean Mead announced today that political insiders Marc W. Dunbar, Christopher Moya, and Jennifer P. Ungru will join its statewide government relations and lobbying practice on February 1, 2019. Hailing from the Tallahassee office of national law firm, Jones Walker LLP, Dunbar, Moya, and Ungru bring three additional team members including Daniel Russell, Will D. Hall, and Angela Bonds. The addition bolsters Dean Mead's footprint making it one of the largest groups of legislative and executive branch lobbyists in Florida.
"Marc, Chris and Jenn will blend their keen insight and political prowess with the exceptional talent of our firm's lobbying and advocacy team led by Marc's dad, Pete Dunbar," said Dean Mead President Marc Chapman.
In just five years, Dean Mead has grown its Tallahassee office to 14 attorneys and three government relations professionals. The expanded team collectively represents regional and national companies in a variety of industries including insurance, health care, agribusiness, hospitality, education, regulated industries such as gambling, alcohol and cannabis, telecommunications, energy, and utilities.
Chapman added, "Combining our resources greatly benefits both firms. With the addition of these professionals to Dean Mead's roster, we begin a strategic alliance with Jones Walker that effectively leverages the talents of each firm and creates several unique partnership opportunities to meet the growing needs of the clients we serve."
"The firm's continued growth broadens our team's capabilities in areas such as health care, education, regulated industries, and emergency response and recovery," said Peter Dunbar, managing shareholder of Dean Mead's Tallahassee office. "Additionally, members of the Jones Walker team bring unique knowledge of the inner workings of Florida's executive and legislative branch agencies having previously served in state leadership roles before entering private practice. The benefit to our clients is a dedicated team of attorneys and advisors who know public policy and have access to the key decision-makers."
Speaking about the team's move, Marc Dunbar said, "Joining forces with my father and the stellar lawyers at Dean Mead is the natural next step. For years we have collaborated on significant matters assisting clients throughout Florida and nationally. Now we're taking it to the next level by combining our teams' expertise under one roof with a collective portfolio that spans national practices and serves industries at the cornerstone of our region's economy."
"We are positioned to offer a full range of governmental affairs expertise and strategic business counseling to clients in every major corporate center across Florida," said Chris Moya.
For more information about Dean Mead and its highly experienced attorneys and government relations professionals please visit https://www.deanmead.com.
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 65 attorneys and 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, immigration, 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. For more information, please visit http://www.deanmead.com.
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