The conflict resolution professionals of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group have provided corporate mediation, arbitration, mediated case management, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution since 1988. Corporate mediation and business mediation have significant areas of overlap, not the least of which is the need for a creative, tenacious, and steady-handed mediator.
While parties to a corporate mediation may be separate business entities, our mediators are often called upon to resolve disputes within a corporation or other organization itself. Shareholders who find themselves in deadlock, but without an adequate shareholders’ agreement, can avoid dissolving the company by finding a mediated solution that preserves the company’s viability. Closely-held family companies may find solutions in corporate mediation by which younger generations can preserve and continue the work of preceding generations.
Corporate mediation presents the opportunity to solve a problem and avoid lengthy and costly litigation. The mediators of Upchurch Watson White & Max are trained to bring this problem-solving philosophy to the negotiating table, with the goal of having the parties embrace it as well. Our firm is dedicated to finding creative solutions in corporate mediation matters, so that the parties may put their dispute behind them and pursue more productive endeavors.
Many of our mediators, including firm principals John Upchurch, Lawrence M. Watson, Jr., Rodney A. Max, Terrence M. White, and Michael S. Orfinger practice extensively in the corporate mediation arena. All of our conflict resolution professionals are Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediators. Many have taken courses from Harvard University Law School in Basic and Advanced Negotiations, and are members of such organizations as the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, the Association of Attorney Mediators, the Professional Mediation Institute, and the International Academy of Mediators. Our mediators’ training, continued education, and professional affiliations make them particularly well suited to the rigor and complexity of corporate mediation.