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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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As an attorney, you can sweeten up the bitter end that probate could become for your clients. Michael S. Orfinger, Florida mediator and a principal of Upchurch Watson White & Max, will explain why the probate practice area lends itself to mediation and how this form of dispute resolution can help you to help your clients. During the Webinar, you will learn the most common reasons why disputes erupt over the division of an estate and how probate mediation can offer clients not only a legal solution, but also a chance to be heard and even to complete the grieving process. Get 1.5 General CLE Credits through The Florida Bar (1.0 Elder Law; 1.0 Marital and Family; 1.0 Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Credits). The course number is announced at the conclusion of the Webinar.

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U.S. Mediator Rodney A. Max

Is a Mediator's Proposal Part of Last-Ditch Effort?

My Upchurch Watson White & Max colleagues and I recently discussed the concept of a Mediator’s Proposal (MP), which gave me the opportunity to lay out my position on this mediation tool. For me, the polestars for the mediation process generally are mutuality and self determination. From beginning to end, we are facilitating the process to accommodate the positions of the parties with the need to achieve a mutuality through self determination. So too it is with an MP – will both sides accept the concept? And, if so, will both sides accept the amount, range or other concept that makes up the MP?

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UWWM Celebrates 1 Year of Dedicated South Florida Offices

Upchurch Watson White & Max mediators always work anywhere their services are engaged, but we took a big step forward on Nov. 4, 2013, by opening a convenient office with roomy conference spaces in Plantation/Fort Lauderdale. We recently celebrated the anniversary of the opening of our Plantation office with a dinner at the nearby Capriccio Ristorante, and now we’ve posted a Facebook album commemorating the event.

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UWWM's new mediation center will be on the fourth floor of the Sabadell Tower in West Palm Beach, 1645 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.

UWWM Solidifies Miami, West Palm Beach Expansion

Additions bring number of South Florida conference rooms to 21 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2014) — Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group will open the doors on permanent offices/mediation centers in Miami and West Palm Beach in early January 2015. Thirteen months ago, the group established new geographical service areas by building out a mediation center in Plantation, Fla., and satellite space in Miami and making temporary arrangements for conference space in West Palm Beach. Now, the January office openings mean UWWM is realizing its goal of maintaining and building the practices of nine mediators who affiliated themselves with the group at that time. Longer-term UWWM mediators also have been able to better serve…

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