Upchurch Watson White & Max, a Florida based mediation specialty firm and national leader in alternative dispute resolution, announces the appointment of Gerald Le Van to the firm's mediation panel. He will chair the firm's Family Business Services Group.
Since 1986, Le Van has successfully resolved family disputes about wealth and business, earning an international reputation for preventing family lawsuits.
A trust and estates lawyer, former law professor and corporate counsel, he is often quoted in the business press, speaks frequently to business and professional groups and is a dedicated coach and mentor to others in the field.
A prolific writer, Le Van has authored six books, countless articles and serves on the editorial boards of two national magazines. A graduate of Southern Methodist University and the Louisiana State University Law School, he is a fellow of the Family Firm Institute, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, and is an emeritus Trustee of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation. His latest book is Healthy Wealth in Families.
"Gerald Le Van is an accomplished author, speaker and practitioner in the Family Business arena, and we look forward to sharing his important insights and leadership with our family business clientele," said John Upchurch, the firm's president.
With artist wife Sara, Gerald Le Van resides in Black Mountain, NC.