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Mediation Minute: HOA Disputes in Florida

Mediation Minute: HOA Disputes in Florida

In this Mediation Minute, we are going to discuss Florida’s crazy Associations. Many if not most of us live in some type of Home Owner’s Association or Condominium Association. We’ve got rules and regulations and there are all sorts of goofy, crazy...
Mediation Minute: Working With Emotional Clients

Mediation Minute: Working With Emotional Clients

Welcome to this month’s Mediation Minute. Today’s topic is working with emotional clients, or emotional opposing clients, because either way, those emotions are going to drive their decision-making process–at least initially. So you have to...
Secrets of Mediation: Part 3

Secrets of Mediation: Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of the three secrets of mediation. Here’s the last secret: Always know, coming into mediation, what you think will happen if it were to go to trial. What are your biggest hurdles to trial? Here are some statistics that will help...
Secrets of Mediation: Part 2

Secrets of Mediation: Part 2

The Second Secret: Make your opening statement like you would at trial. You might hear many different opinions on opening statements in mediation, but we feel that they are important to set the tone for both sides. We do not recommend waiving your opening statement....
Secrets of Mediation: Part 1

Secrets of Mediation: Part 1

Our number one goal in mediation is for both sides to feel like they came away from the experience with a positive outcome. Sometimes that can mean adapting a mediation to one client’s personality type. There are a few things that we wish all of our clients...