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Upchurch Watson White & Max is a Florida- and Alabama-based professional association of mediators. Our team of conflict resolution specialists practice in a wide range of alternative dispute resolution disciplines. Specific areas of practice include business mediation, corporate mediation, commercial mediation, arbitration and more. We also offer niche services such as multi-party, complex, malpractice and class action mediation. Please explore our site to learn more about our mediators in Florida and Alabama and the mediation services we offer.

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Whether your case is a 90-pound weakling or a sumo wrestler, there are ways to find leverage and gain and maintain tactical advantage in negotiations during the mediation process. Attendees of this Webinar -- presented by Upchurch Watson White & Max Principal Kimberly Sands and Shareholder Richard Lord -- learned how to prepare for and participate in mediation with an an intention of keeping the upper hand. We have updated The Florida Bar CLE credit for this presentation, and that information is included in the video.

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"In this installment, we have the pleasure of presenting Ricardo Cata, who, before joining Upchurch Watson White & Max, served as a trial lawyer in South Florida for 38 years. Ricardo mediates a variety of personal injury and commercial civil litigation matters including cross border disputes that are in litigation or international arbitration. Spending a few minutes with Ricardo, you will see that he is genuine. Spending even more time with him will reveal a thread that runs through both his personal and professional life – an aptitude for staying focused on the goal even when it is difficult to persevere. And this serves him well and by extension those for whom he mediates.
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During the June 23, 2017, meeting of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section at The Florida Bar Annual Convention in Boca Raton, mediator Robert A. "Bob" Cole was inducted as section chair. Bob, who has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator since 2010 and a UWWM shareholder since 2012, has been active not only with the ADR Section but also as a current board member of the Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a national ABOTA board representative for the Jacksonville Chapter. He explained a few of his goals for The Florida Bar ADR Section.
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (June 19, 2017) -- Ricardo Cata, a Miami-based mediator/arbitrator for Upchurch Watson White & Max, has organized and will moderate a continuing legal education program for The Florida Bar Annual Convention, set to begin here Wednesday afternoon. Six speakers, "true heavyweights from the corporate world," will be on the panel for "Escalation Clauses in Cross-Border Dispute Resolution:  Why Your Client Wants Mediation," a discussion presented by The Bar's International Law Section from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.
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