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 John Upchurch

Work Hard, Play Hard

Few will disagree that the practice of law is a stressful profession with myriad challenges, ranging from attracting enough business and overseeing operations to dealing with clients, opposing counsel and judges who can drive one to the edge of despair. Finding a countervailing balance in life also is a challenge. I thoroughly enjoy my practice and cannot imagine doing anything else. Nevertheless, to retain one’s sanity, there has to be a release. Mine is international travel.

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Florida Mediator/Arbitrator Howard Marsee

Mediator/Arbitrator Howard Marsee Serving on Florida Bar Professionalism Committee

Mediator/arbitrator Howard R. Marsee, who is based in Upchurch Watson White & Max’s Maitland/Orlando, Fla., office, began his term of service on The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism in early July 2014. “As strange as it seems, I am serving on the Young Lawyers Working Group,” Howard said wryly. “This is a sub-committee (not all are young) that creates and presents professionalism education and CLE programs for law students and young lawyers.” Howard, who lives in Oviedo, will serve until 2017.

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Florida Mediator Brandon S. Peters

Experienced Mediator Brandon S. Peters to Join Upchurch Watson White & Max Aug. 1

Upchurch Watson White & Max is pleased to announce that Florida mediator Brandon S. Peters will join the firm effective Aug. 1, 2014. Mr. Peters currently operates a successful sole practice, imMEDIATE RESOLUTION LLC, and he intends to offer the same high-level services as dispute resolution counsel for UWWM. He recently described his unique value as a mediator. “I work differently,” he said. “I challenge the status quo to achieve better outcomes. I do that by focusing on the people involved in a mediation conference before I focus on the issues. It is important to know my audience and to know what factors –- emotional or otherwise –- may be driving negotiations. This helps me do my job more effectively.”

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