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Mediation in Florida - Alabama Mediation | Upchurch Watson White & Max

Mediation in Florida - Alabama Mediation | Upchurch Watson White & Max

Mediation is a facilitated negotiation process in which a skilled third party neutral assists parties in conflict to reach a mutually acceptable reconciliation of their dispute. Mediation is the core component of the Upchurch, Watson, White & Max dispute resolution practice.


Florida Arbitration - Arbitration in Alabama | Upchurch Watson White & Max

Florida Arbitration - Arbitration in Alabama | Upchurch Watson White & Max

Arbitration is an adjudicative process in which an experienced third party neutral (or panel of neutrals) serves to resolve disputes through an orderly hearing and award process without judicial intervention. Done properly, it can be a cost effective, expedient, and efficient means of resolving complex commercial disputes.


E-Discovery & E-Neutral Services

E-Discovery & E-Neutral Services

Upchurch Watson White & Max's most experienced mediators, John Upchurch and Lawrence Watson, are Certified Electronic Discovery Specialists (CEDS), credentialed by the technology community’s Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. Additionally, Lawrence Kolin, who chaired the effort to amend the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure to include Electronically Stored Information (ESI), is available to resolve electronic discovery disputes.


Mediated Case Management - Florida Mediators | Upchurch Watson White & Max

Mediated Case Management - Florida Mediators | Upchurch Watson White & Max

Mediated Case Management is a unique blend of facilitative and adjudicative processes aimed at cost effectively and efficiently managing complex, multiparty litigation.


Special Master / Magistrate Services

Special Master / Magistrate Services

UWWM members regularly serve as court appointed special masters and magistrates in pre-trial discovery and motion practice proceedings where they issue preliminary rulings, report and make recommendations to the court, and generally support ongoing litigation.


Government Affairs Mediation

Government Affairs Mediation

The firm’s Government Affairs Practice Group marshals the unique experiences of its practitioners to provide members of the public with timely and durable solutions to conflicts with governmental agencies and quasi-governmental organizations.


Family Business and Wealth Administration

Family Business and Wealth Administration

Family owned businesses undergoing generational ownership transitions often require not only facilitative services to smooth the way for new management while preserving accumulated wealth for the business founders, but multidisciplinary input to help support and re-shape future business operations as well.