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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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.
This year’s ABA Mediation Week will be here soon, Oct. 12 through 18. Lawyers, dispute resolution professionals, companies, academic institutions, communities, families and organizations of all shapes and sizes will celebrate mediation during that week. The goal each year is to promote understanding and use of mediation to manage and resolve disputes wherever they arise. Our theme this year is “Stories Mediators Tell – From Rookie to Veteran, Exploring the Spectrum of Mediation.” I consider myself both blessed and lucky to be a mediator, and this is my story, providing a general glimpse of how I view my profession.Continue Reading
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Attorneys can benefit from the free resources available on the UWWM website, and we’ve just added an important tool: a SWOT Analysis Template, which UWWM Dispute Resolution Counsel Brandon Peters created with extensive input from other highly-experienced legal professionals. SWOT Analysis is a useful tool for understanding the relative Strengths and Weaknesses of your client’s case and for identifying both the Options available to your client and the Truths the disputants must confront to make informed decisions about alternative courses of action.Continue Reading
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Seven UWWM attorney-mediators in Florida and Alabama were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. Rodney A. Max, a principal with the firm, additionally was named Best Lawyers’ 2014-’15 Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” in two different metropolitan areas.Continue Reading
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- Rodney A. Max, Pamela Reeves Successfully Mediate Dispute Involving 2008 TVA Spill
- Experienced Mediator Brandon S. Peters to Join Upchurch Watson White & Max Aug. 1
- Florida Mediator Mike Orfinger to Be Unopposed in Election for Circuit Judge
- Upcoming Florida Bar Convention Gets a Charge out of Upchurch Watson White & Max