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U.S. Mediator Rodney A. Max

U.S. News, Best Lawyers Rank Upchurch Watson White & Max as Tier 1 Firm in 3 Metro Areas

Dispute resolution is the only thing Upchurch Watson White & Max does, and the group was recognized with “Tier 1″ rankings for its mediation and arbitration services in and around three Southeastern U.S. cities earlier this month by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. UWWM is the only firm solely focused on dispute resolution to be recognized as Tier 1 or top ranked in both mediation and arbitration in the Birmingham metropolitan area. In the Orlando area, it was the only firm to rank at the Tier 1 level for arbitration. And, in the Miami metro, UWWM received a Tier 1 ranking for mediation.

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Arbitrator / Mediator Lawrence H. Kolin

Mediator-Arbitrator Lawrence H. Kolin Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max

Upchurch Watson White & Max welcomes experienced dispute resolution professional Lawrence H. Kolin to its panel of neutrals this month. Mr. Kolin is an AVĀ® peer-review rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Circuit-Civil & Appellate Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator. He often handles resolution of complex multi-party cases.

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Florida mediator Chuck Mancuso

Mediator Chuck Mancuso to Speak at Fraternal Law Conference Nov. 6

The Fraternal Law Conference is billed as the leading legal educational event for fraternities, sororities and their related foundations, and it will touch on a number of topics related to risk management and hazing, corporate governance and tax law. CINCINNATI (Nov. 4, 2014) — Charles A. “Chuck” Mancuso, mediation counsel with Upchurch Watson White & Max, will travel from his headquarters in South Florida to Ohio to present an hour-long program for the Fraternal Law Conference on Thursday, Nov. 6. “I will be speaking on the benefits of early ADR involvement in actions involving all aspects of higher education,” Mr. Mancuso says. “It’s a nice honor and great national exposure for the firm.” Mr. Mancuso has been…

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K. Judith "Judi" Lane, Mediation Counsel

Longtime Central Florida Attorney Judi Lane Becomes Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediator

Florida born, raised and educated, attorney K. Judith “Judi” Lane will continue to serve the local legal community — and the community at large — as mediation counsel for Upchurch Watson White & Max. She will be based in the firm’s Daytona Beach office but, like many UWWM mediators, able to travel nearly anywhere
her services are needed.

Ms. Lane has long been admired by members of the group as an excellent lawyer, and they welcomed her enthusiastically.

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Florida Mediator Robert A. Cole

Shareholder Robert A. Cole Conducts Federal Bankruptcy Auction on Courthouse Steps

Robert A. Cole, a shareholder with Upchurch Watson White & Max, became “one of the few” special masters in the state to conduct a federal foreclosure auction as he completed a $70 million real and personal property sale today on the steps of the Orange County Courthouse. Ordinarily, a U.S. Marshal would conduct such an auction, but the parties to a lawsuit captioned Grande Palisades Loan Holdings LLC v. Lake Austin Properties I Ltd. agreed to the appointment of a special master to hasten the process. “It’s an honor to be appointed a special master in order to assist the court and the parties in moving the case forward procedurally and ultimately to final resolution,” Mr. Cole said.

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Shareholder Richard Lord

Upchurch Watson White & Max Celebrates Mediation Week 2014

Two Upchurch Watson White & Max shareholders have become deeply involved in the upcoming observation of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution’s Mediation Week 2014 — Oct. 12 to 18. Also, a UWWM mediator will be a panelist at a Miami Mediation Week event on Oct. 16, and another has organized a complimentary educational Webinar. Richard Lord, a shareholder with the group, became co-chair of the ABA section’s Mediation Committee and took part in regional outreach for the section as it encouraged and coordinated promotion of the week’s activities.

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