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Abbey L. Kaplan

Virtual Mediation: “People want to get their cases resolved, and they have the opportunity to do it now.”

By December 2, 2020

Amidst the pandemic, I have seen the legal industry adapt with ease to a technology-driven world, especially one area in particular: virtual mediation. In fact, outside of operating in a remote environment, the mediation process has not changed at all; the only difference is that attorneys are no longer sitting …

Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth: What to do when Multi-Party Mediation Derails Your Settlement Efforts

By October 16, 2012

By Abbey L. Kaplan Recently I found myself in multi-party mediations where parties on the other side were represented by one attorney.  Problems arose when my client and I believed we settled the case only to find that the interests of the parties represented by joint counsel diverged, derailing the …

Breaking Up (Your Business) is Hard to Do…But Here is How it Can be Easier

By October 12, 2012

By Todd A. Levine I handle many so-called “business divorces,” where partnerships or other business entities split up.  Because I am a trial lawyer, most of these cases are already heading towards litigation when the client first consults me.  However, I find it is generally in the client’s best interest …

S. Florida judges brace for a possible fallout of the foreclosure mediation program

By October 28, 2011

Weeding out borrowers who have abandoned their homes and enforcing a “good faith” requirement on lenders may improve a foundering statewide foreclosure mediation program. By Kimberly Miller Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Palm Beach County Chief Judge Peter Blanc said weeding out borrowers who have abandoned their homes and enforcing …