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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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Alabama Mediator Marty Van Tassel

Alabama Mediator Marty Van Tassel to Join Upchurch Watson White & Max

George M. “Marty” Van Tassel Jr., most recently recognized by Birmingham Magazine as a “2014 Top Attorney” for Mediation, will join the Alabama- and Florida-based Mediation Group at the beginning of October. Mr. Van Tassel may be best known for his more than 3,000 mediations, but he also enjoyed a long and fruitful career as a litigator, representing clients in all of Alabama’s federal and state trial and appellate courts and trying cases as lead counsel in most of Alabama’s 40 judicial circuits. He represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trials seeking damages for personal injury, property damage, economic loss and wrongful death, as well as for injunctive relief.

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U.S. Mediator Rodney A. Max

Upchurch Watson White and Max Mediators Rack up Best Lawyers® Recognitions

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.

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U.S. Mediator Rodney A. Max

Rodney A. Max, Pamela Reeves Successfully Mediate Dispute Involving 2008 TVA Spill

After almost 20 months of negotiations, Rodney A. Max of Miami and Pamela Reeves of Knoxville, Tenn., have successfully mediated to resolution the dispute between 872 plaintiffs and the Tennessee Valley Authority regarding its 2008 coal-ash spill. The settlement recently was publicly announced as a $27.8 million payment distributed among owners of property in and around TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant. The spill at the plant reportedly dumped 5.4 million cubic yards of ash into the Emory River and surrounding tributaries, according to The Knoxville News-Sentinel. The TVA was sued for alleged damages, and U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan found TVA liable in the spill — however, issues of causation and damages were left open — and ordered mediation. At the end of December 2012, he appointed Mr. Max and Ms. Reeves to resolve the outstanding issues.

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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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