Broad and Cassel Guides Florida Organic Juice Company in Sale


Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel today announced that it recently advised Clermont, Fla.-based client Uncle Matt’s Organic®, the nation’s oldest organic juice company, in its sale to a leading national food and beverage company, Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.?

Uncle Matt’s Organic and its founders, the McLean family, were represented by Broad and Cassel Partner Nina Gordon and Associates Sylvia Perez and Shawn Hussain.?

“Joining Dean Foods allows me to continue to nurture the brand I started nearly 20 years ago,” said Matt McLean, Founder/CEO of Uncle Matt’s Organic. “Broad and Cassel’s relationship with us goes back several years now, and over that time, they have helped grow our successful business with capital raises. We’re very thankful for their representation of our company and couldn’t think of a better legal team to help guide us through this acquisition.”?

“We were very honored to have had the chance to work with a client from its initial venture capital raises to its ultimate ‘exit strategy,’ which speaks to the great relationship we have had with Matt and his family,” said Gordon.?

Gordon is a member of Broad and Cassel’s Corporate and Finance Practice Group. Her focus is in representing founder-controlled public and private companies. She works closely with executive management and boards of directors in a variety of transactions, such as early- and later-stage financings, initial public offerings and secondary offerings, acquisition transactions such as mergers and asset purchases, joint ventures, corporate governance and ongoing SEC compliance matters, and a variety of other business transactions and agreements.?

For the official announcement from Dean Foods on the acquisition, click here. ?

Broad and Cassel is one of Florida’s most prestigious corporate law firms, serving clients worldwide from Boca Raton, Destin, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Founded by Alvin Cassel and Shepard Broad in 1946, the firm has more than 170 attorneys with extensive experience in a wide variety of practice areas including: Corporate and Securities; Construction Law and Litigation; Real Estate Development; Estate Planning and Trusts; Commercial Litigation; Health Law; Land Use and Environmental Law; Taxation; Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights; Labor and Employment; Eminent Domain; Appellate Law; Public Finance and Capital Projects; and White Collar Defense and Compliance. For more information, please visit us online at or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.  

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