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
I have been an attorney engaged in Commercial Litigation for in excess of 39 years.... more
I have been an attorney engaged in Commercial Litigation for in excess of 39 years. Most of my career was in a large law firm. I have participated in complex litigation in real estate, construction defects, breach of contacts, fraud cases, bank disputes and have also spend many years practicing family law. I became certified as a mediator approximately 6 years ago and have mediated complex... view profile
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.