Sarasota and Bradenton Circuit Civil Mediator
As both a Sarasota Circuit Civil Mediator and a Board Certified Business Litigation attorney with over 25 years of experience, I have participated in hundreds of mediations in a diverse mix of commercial and estate disputes. These disputes include business matters, construction defect disputes, condominium and HOA disputes - including pre-suit mediation, employment agreement and non-compete cases, and undue influence, will contests based on testamentary capacity, probate creditor claims and trustee/fiduciary disputes.
Although business litigation is often a win/lose proposition, mediation need not be. This is especially true in construction and other business disputes, where often the parties must - or at least desire - to continue to do business together. As the parties’ mediator, I will work towards helping the parties find a mutually satisfactory solution that not only results in a written mediated settlement agreement, but also a handshake at the end of the day.
Having over 20 years of experience in both litigating and mediating estate disputes, I fully understand the complicated emotions that attend these cases. This can include years of sibling versus sibling rivalry, or disputes between the children of the decedent and the second or third spouse. In these situations, where emotions run high, it is often my practice to waive the opening statements and keep the parties separated in caucus. While sometimes it may be too much to ask that the parties actually become friendly with one another, at least they can settle the dispute and move on with their lives.
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