I am a shareholder with Berman, Kean & Riguera, P.A. I earned my J.D. at the... more
I am a shareholder with Berman, Kean & Riguera, P.A. I earned my J.D. at the University Of Miami School Of Law (JD, Magna Cum Laude, 1990), where I was a member of the University of Miami Law Review. I was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990 and have been practicing continuously in South Florida ever since. I am also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. I am rated “AV... view profile
In addition to my legal experience and working as general counsel, I have owned and... more
In addition to my legal experience and working as general counsel, I have owned and operated my own business for 10 years so I understand the issues small businesses face, not only from a legal perspective, but from cash flow, employee issues and regulatory compliance. My efforts in negotiations, contracts and business have been based on building relationships and finding creative solutions for... view profile
For over twenty years, Dana M. Gallup has represented both employers, including many... more
For over twenty years, Dana M. Gallup has represented both employers, including many small to medium sized businesses, and employees in every aspect of employment law, including separation (severance) agreements, non-compete agreements, employment agreements, discrimination claims, retaliation claims, wage and hour (FLSA minimum wage and overtime) claims, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and wh... view profile
I am a business, real estate and telecom lawyer. my firm and i have represented... more
I am a business, real estate and telecom lawyer. my firm and i have represented large and small business for over 30 years here in fort lauderdale. I am rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, the independent rating service for lawyers. AV is the highest ranking for legal ability and ethics, and i have enjoyed that rating since 1997. I am listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the US in ... view profile
Donald G. Criscuolo has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital Family... more
Donald G. Criscuolo has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital Family Law since 1991. He became a Fellow in the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1994. Additionally he is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law Mediator, is recognized by Martindale Hubbell with their highest rating of AV and has been designated a Super Lawyer for th... view profile
I am the proud captain of FLCT's Blazing Paddles, a team that competes in dragon... more
I am the proud captain of FLCT's Blazing Paddles, a team that competes in dragon boats and canoes. We represent the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, which has been serving South Florida communities for almost 60 years. I also compete in, as well as design and direct adventure races.
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.