Florida Mediation – Business Mediation
Successfully Resolving Conflicts In Florida & Nationwide Since 1988
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 Florida mediators and the mediation services we offer.
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Florida mediator Richard Lord of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group discusses with LaShawnda Jackson of Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell how to talk with clients about what is going on in the other room during mediation. Later this month, Richard also is talking on this very subject at greater length in a Webinar that offers free CLE. To register, please go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/150798322
The healthiest way to determine home plate is for the parties to negotiate toward it. The good faith negotiating that brings the parties to the ballpark can, likewise, bring them home. The key to this negotiation is mutuality, and the give and take of negotiation creates that sense of mutuality. Black’s Law Dictionary defines it as “reciprocation; interchange. An act by each of two parties; and acting in return.” Where parties act with mutuality, they are able to not only interchange and reciprocate, but also resolve. They can “trot home.”Continue Reading
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Judge Rosemary Barkett recently received the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Florida mediator Bob Cole, a shareholder of Upchurch Watson White & Max, was in Tallahassee to see it happen. The honoree had served as a United States Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Prior to her 1983 nomination for that post, she was Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, where she was the first woman ever to serve.Continue Reading
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Sandy Upchurch, who has been with the respected Florida- and Alabama-based mediation group Upchurch Watson White & Max for five years, began her campaign to become Circuit Court Judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit – Group 24 – when she officially filed her papers with the Florida Division of Elections in January. The Circuit serves Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.Continue Reading