Mediator Ricardo J. Cata’s article “International Commercial Mediation: A Supplement to International Arbitration” has been published in the fall 2015 issue of the International Law Quarterly, produced by the International Law Section of The Florida Bar.
Mr. Cata is developing this innovative practice area, both on his own and Upchurch Watson White & Max’s behalf. He sees the advantages to parties who add mediation to the process when engaged in arbitrated cross-border disputes as four-fold and offers advice about this relatively new practice.Read More ›
The Volusia/Flagler Association for Women Lawyers will present mediator Judi Lane, speaking on the topic “Gender and the Mediation Process — Does Gender Even Matter?” at a Thurday, Nov. 12, luncheon. Upchurch Watson, White & Max is co-sponsor of the luncheon, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S. Beach St. in Daytona Beach, Fla.Read More ›
Shareholder/mediator Robert A. “Bob” Cole has accepted a nomination to become a 2016 ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates) Foundation Trustee. One of the current trustees will complete a three-year term at the end of the year, leaving a vacancy on the board. “I am truly honored to be nominated for this trustee position along with John (Kim) and Peter (W. Riley),” Bob wrote as part of his candidate statement. “I have been an active member of ABOTA for 25 years, serving as an MIT (Masters in Trial) chair for the Jacksonville chapter, FLABOTA president, FLABOTA board representative and national board representative for the Jacksonville chapter.”Read More ›
The October CLE Luncheon of the Coral Gables Bar Association features Ricardo Cata, a mediator and arbitrator with Upchurch Watson White & Max. Ricardo’s talk is titled “The Mediation Option in International Commercial Arbitration” and is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at Seasons 52, Coral Way 321 in Coral Gables. He will discuss the proposal that mediation should be considered a viable option or supplemental process, if not the preferred procedural environment, to resolve international business disputes. Commercial entities involved in cross-border disputes already prefer the predictability, “neutrality”, process, and enforceability of international arbitration over litigation, Ricardo says.Read More ›
Attorneys and their clients at our Plantation office recently have been fascinated to see a seemingly interested observer right outside the window, Nibbles the great horned owl. Two of our mediators, Judy Bass and Bob Zwicky, look at the symbol of wisdom as a good omen encouraging successful resolutions. “The clients love him and are always taking his picture,” case manager Heidi Cohen saysRead More ›
Writer and mediator Howard R. Marsee knows more than a thing or two about professionalism, and he is sharing in a big way this month. First, he has published an article titled “Reflections: Professionalism as a Tool of Negotiation” in the fall 2015 edition of The Professional, a publication of the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism. Then, on Monday (Sept. 21, 2015), Howard will follow up by presenting the latest in Upchurch Watson White & Max’s CLE Webinar series.Read More ›