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Online Seminar

Alternative Dispute Resolution Considerations For Real Property, Construction, Probate and Trust Law Practices

Credit(s): 7 CLE; 0.5 of which may be applied towards Ethics
Course Number: 1507D
Original Program Date: February 28, 2013
Duration: 6 hours 19 minutes
Access: Available for 3 months after purchase
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  • This course will cover ADR in real property, construction, probate, and trust law practices and effective advocacy in arbitration and mediation.

    Course Classification: Intermediate Level


    Opening Remarks and Introductions


    Sticks and Stones…Who Said Words Can’t Harm You? The Dos and Don’ts of Arbitration Provisions

    Adele Stone, Fowler White Boggs, P.A. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


    Mediation Conflicts of Interest: Traps for the Unwary

    D. Robert Hoyle, Harrison Kirkland Pratt & McGuire, PA, Bradenton, FL


    Preparing for Mediation: Client, Counsel and Mediator

    David Lichter, Higer Lichter & Givner, Aventura, FL


    Privatizing Disputes in Probate and Trust Practice Using ADR

    Carol Cope, JAMS, Miami, FL


    A View from the Panel: Effective Advocacy in Arbitration

    Karen Evans, Litigation Resolution, Inc., Miami, FL

    Gilbert Squires, Squires Benson, Miami Beach, FL


    Gerald B. Cope, Jr., Akerman Senterfitt, Miami, FL

    Judith Freedberg, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

    Expand your horizons and your business network. The International Council for Commercial Arbitration holds a congress every other year to discuss developments in international arbitration. In 2012, 970 practitioners of international commercial arbitration convened in Singapore for workshops and lectures; ICCA selected Miami to host the in 2014 ICCA congress. Learn about ICCA MIAMI and how you can get involved and meet international lawyers and arbitrators.


    Gladiators not Welcome: Effective Advocacy in Mediation

    Linda Agnant, Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O'Connell, W. Palm Beach, FL

    Bruce Alexander, Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O'Connell, W. Palm Beach, FL

    Peter Brandt, Ferencik, Libanoff, Brandt, Bustamante & Williams, PA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    John Freud, Mediation Solutions, Inc., Miami, FL


    Dispute Boards for Claims Avoidance and Mitigation

    Larry R. Leiby, JAMS, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Deborah B. Mastin, Broward County Attorney’s Office, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


    Legal Update: Recent Florida law on Arbitration and Mediation

    Lisa Colon Heron, Smith Currie, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Michael Gelfand, Gelfand and Arpe, PA, West Palm Beach, FL

    7 CLE ,
    0.5 of which may be applied towards Ethics

    5 Civil Trial  

    1 Construction Law  

    1 Elder Law  

    1 Wills,Trusts,  

    Linda Agnant
    Bruce G. Alexander
    BRUCE G. ALEXANDER is a Partner with the law firm of Boose, Casey, Ciklin, Lubitz, Martens, McBane & O'Connell with offices in West Palm Beach, where he specializes in the areas of Construction Lien Law and Construction Litigation. He attended Fettes College in Edinburgh, Scotland before attending Brown University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration in 1980. He received his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1983, where he served as Executive Editor for the Journal of International Law. He was admitted to The Florida Bar where he is licensed to practice in all state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association, the American and Palm Beach County Bar Associations and has published articles and lectured extensively before various contractor trade organizations, The Florida Bar, National Business Institute and the Palm Beach County Bar Association on issues including delay damages, construction contracts, contractor licensing, construction lien law, and interpretation of A.I.A. contract documents. He is co-author of "Effective Use of the Expert Witness" published in Florida Construction Law and Practice, C.L.E., 3rd Edition. Mr. Alexander serves on the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors of America, Florida East Coast Chapter and was the recipient of its Outstanding Service Award, Affiliate Member, for the years 1987,1988,1990 and 1998. Mr. Alexander was appointed Chairman of the Construction Law Committee for the Palm Beach County Bar Association for the years 1993-1994,1995-1996,1998-1999 and 1999-2000, and currently serves on The Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee where he serves as Vice-Chair for the 2001-2002 year.
    Peter Brandt
    Carol S. Cope
    Karen Evans
    KAREN EVANS, the founder of Litigation Resolution, Inc., works exclusively as a neutral, both mediating and arbitrating. Mrs. Evans is an approved federal court mediator for the U.S.D.C., Southern District of Florida, a mediator for The Florida Bar Grievance Mediation Program, the Department of Insurance, and a member of the Advisory Committee on Mediation for the U.S.D.C. for the Southern District of Florida. A state-certified arbitrator, Mrs. Evans arbitrates by private appointment and is also a panelist for the American Arbitration Association's Commercial Disputes panel. Mrs. Evans has been named a Leading Florida Attorney in the area of alternative dispute resolution. Prior to becoming a fulltime neutral, Mrs. Evans spent ten years specializing in complex commercial litigation. Mrs. Evans is admitted to practice before the state courts of Florida, the United States District Courts of Florida, Southern and Middle District, and the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. Ms. Evans graduated from American University (1980) and University of Miami School of Law (1983).
    John Freud
    Michael Gelfand
    D. Robert Hoyle
    Larry R. Leiby
    LARRY R. LEIBY is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1973) and a principal in Leiby Taylor Steams Linkhorst and Roberts, P.A. He began his practice in Florida construction law. He founded and was the chair of the Construction Law Committee of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (1976-1994). He has taught and lectured on construction law topics for The Florida Bar, local bar associations, and several construction industry trade associations and has authored and co-authored several articles and manuals relating to construction law. He teaches continuing legal education courses for state licensed contractors. He served as adjunct faculty with the Florida International University Department of Construction Management; is a member of the arbitrator-training faculty of the American Arbitration Association; and was state Co-chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section (1990-95). He has been selected to the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent Attorneys in the area of construction law by peer review. He has been selected as an American Research Corporation "Leading Florida Attorney" in construction law by peer review. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association Large Complex Case Panel, AAA mediator, a Florida Circuit Court civil certified mediator, has served as a special master for the Circuit Court in Miami-Dade County, and has served as an umpire in property damage insurance appraisal disputes.
    David Lichter
    Deborah B. Mastin
    Gilber Squires
    Adele I. Stone
    DescriptionPagesFile Size
    1507FINALC.pdf216 Pages1 MB
    Ch1Stone.pdf3 Pages108 KB
    Ch2Hoyle.pdf10 Pages409 KB
    Ch3Lichter.pdf8 Pages6 MB
    Ch4CarolCOPE.pdf3 Pages103 KB
    Ch5SquiresEvans.pdf3 Pages213 KB
    Ch7Agnant.pdf11 Pages218 KB
    Ch8LeibyMastin.pdf12 Pages896 KB
    LunchCopeFreedberg.pdf6 Pages681 KB
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