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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 mediators in Florida and Alabama and the mediation services we offer.

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Whether your case is a 90-pound weakling or a sumo wrestler, there are ways to find leverage and gain and maintain tactical advantage in negotiations during the mediation process. Attendees of this Webinar -- presented by Upchurch Watson White & Max Principal Kimberly Sands and Shareholder Richard Lord -- learned how to prepare for and participate in mediation with an an intention of keeping the upper hand. We have updated The Florida Bar CLE credit for this presentation, and that information is included in the video.

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In this, our first 2018 installment of “Meet our Mediators”, we turn northward to Alabama and present shareholder George M. "Marty" Van Tassel. Marty joined UWWM in 2014 after having led the Mediation Center at Sirote & Permutt P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama.  Resident in our Birmingham office, Marty graduated from both the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law where he has served as an adjunct professor in mediation process and practice. Marty has refined his skills through the most effective means possible – experience – and is sought after precisely for those traits that he identifies as those he has seen in the most successful lawyers.
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Items of Interest
Don Weidner, a mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max, has contributed this month's cover article to The Florida Bar Journal. "Leaving Law Firms with Client Fees: Florida’s Path" by Donald J. Weidner was recently posted to the journal's online edition. Don, who is also dean emeritus of Florida State University College of Law, has previously explored this issue in great depth, as he is the the Reporter for the Revised Uniform Partnership Act and literally wrote the book on it.
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Steven Jaffe, known for his extensive litigation practice and charitable efforts, has joined Upchurch Watson White & Max as a mediator. He is making the transition to full-time neutral after serving as a partner at several well-known civil trial firms, most recently Fort Lauderdale-based Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, PL. During his career as a litigator, Mr. Jaffe took part in more than 200 mediations and developed a true passion for the dispute resolution process
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