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Upchurch Watson White & Max is a Florida- and Alabama-based professional association of mediators. Our team of conflict resolution specialists practices in a wide range of alternative dispute resolution disciplines. Specific areas of practice include business mediation, corporate mediation, commercial mediation, family 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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News South Florida-Based Charlie Greene Joins UWWM’s Panel
A Circuit Judge of more than 32 years, Charles M. “Charlie” Greene has left the bench to join Upchurch Watson White & Max’s panel as a mediator, special magistrate and arbitrator. “We are delighted that Charlie Greene selected UWWM to manage his neutral practice following his distinguished judicial career,” firm CEO John Upchurch says. “His broad experience, coupled with his reputation for inspiring others to collaborate to reach common ground, will serve our clients well.”
News Experienced Mediator Mark Haskins Joins UWWM as Full-Time Neutral
SARASOTA, Fla. (March 8, 2023) – Mark A. Haskins, who has been actively mediating for more than five years, has joined the distinguished panel of Upchurch Watson White & Max. He brings a reputation for engaging even the most reluctant parties and helping them actively participate in the mediation process to achieve reasonable resolutions. More than 32 years of civil litigation as both plaintiff and defense counsel in Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast Region also serve as a backdrop for his full-time neutral career.
News SWS Law Firm Managing Partner Steve Sands Becomes Full-Time UWWM Mediator/Arbitrator
ORMOND BEACH. FL. (February 20, 2023) – Steven L. Sands has begun to mediate as part of Upchurch Watson White & Max’s distinguished panel of neutrals. He is based in Central Florida, but, like all UWWM mediators, is available in person or by Zoom. He has now completed his transition from litigator to full-time dispute resolution professional, fulfilling a longtime goal of helping parties settle differences in a compassionate, personalized manner. He plans to use the full breadth of his experience in that pursuit.
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News Claimants, Defendants Have Good Reasons to Resolve FLSA Overtime Claims Early
FLSA claims for overtime compensation, whether based on a demand letter or a complaint, are easy cases to evaluate from their inception. The FLSA overtime provisions require employers to pay nonexempt employees one and one-half times their regular hourly rate of pay for all hours worked over forty in a seven-day workweek. Employers are required to maintain records of straight-time and overtime hours worked. When there are compliant records, whether someone has worked overtime within the relevant period (usually three years) cannot be legitimately disputed.
News Global Class and Collective Actions on Rise in 2022
American-based law firms and corporations are heavily involved in this "new normal."
News Potential Liability of Employers to Tipped Employees: A Key Area for Early Resolution
There are expensive traps associated with these opportunities to save. Employer liability per tipped employee arises if the common practice of tip pooling is abused. ... Especially in these interesting times, many employers of tipped employees cannot resist saving payroll dollars by giving managers, cooks, and other non-tipped employees part of the tip pool aggregate, which, after all, is in many cases substantial.
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