Handmade Quilts to Season’s Hospice

Elizabeth (Liz) Allen, one of the firm’s elder law attorneys, has several hobbies, one of which is quilting.  For several years she has made lap quilts to donate to the local hospice which gives them to their clients and families.  Liz’s hope is that the quilts help to make such a difficult time a little […]

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Attorney Jack Bello Reaches Personal Appellate Milestone

We are pleased to report that, trial attorney, John R. “Jack” Bello, Jr. of Gibbons | Neuman recently had the privilege and honor of arguing before the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee which resulted in the Appellate Court affirming our client’s prior win at the trial court. Mr. Bello has appeared and successfully […]

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Attorney Loretta O’Keeffe Selected to Speak at Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar

On Wednesday February 6, 2019,  Gibbons | Neuman attorney, Loretta O’Keeffe, served on the advisory panel and as a speaker and presenter at the 43rd annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and Stetson University College of Law.   As a former bar counsel for The Florida Bar and […]

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Tips for Mediating a Business Divorce

Mediating a business divorce is the corporate equivalent to a marital dissolution of marriage. Emotions typically run very high. Please consider the following tips in preparation for mediating your next business dispute. First, consider the emotions of the parties. Attempt to temper the emotions prior to mediation. If you can talk your client off the […]

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VA Pension Program Rules have Changed

Effective October 18, 2018, The VA made some major rule changes to its Pension Program. This is the program that provides financial assistance to eligible wartime veterans and their surviving spouses for long term care costs.  The changes include a maximum net worth limit, a three year look back period for transfers and penalties for […]

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Wait, I thought we settled?

As a mediator, one of the last things I want to see is the parties reaching a verbal settlement, but leaving without signing an agreement.   As we all know, nothing is binding until the agreement has been signed. Some of the most common reasons for failed settlements involve travel plans. There is nothing worse than […]

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Open House and Fundraiser a Big Success!

On October 18th, we held an Open House and fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association.  For the last 5 years, Gibbons | Neuman has fielded a team that has participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and we have raised thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association.  This year we increased our fundraising goals and had […]

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Parties’ Right of Self-Determination in Mediation

Mediator Rule 10.310 provides: Rule 10.310. Self-Determination (a) Decision-Making. Decisions made during a mediation are to be made by the parties. A mediator shall not make substantive decisions for any party. A mediator is responsible for assisting the parties in reaching informed and voluntary decisions while protecting their right of self-determination. (b) Coercion Prohibited. A […]

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