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Pre-Suit Homeowner and Condominium Association Mediations


Whether you are a Homeowner (either in a homeowner’s or condominium association) or an Association representative, it is well worth your time to prepare for a statutorily required pre-suit mediation.  Pre-suit mediation is required for most disputes under Section 720.311(2)(a) (the “HOA Statute”) and Section 718.1255(4) (the “Condo Act”), Florida Statutes.  As the Association representative, [...]

Pre-Suit Homeowner and Condominium Association Mediations2023-05-30T13:41:00-04:00

Humor at Mediation


Most parties, especially first timers, come to mediation with a great deal of trepidation. A well-timed joke may help put the parties at ease. A party may feel that “this is not a laughing matter.”  Timing is everything with jokes and, of course, you must know your audience.  I use humor often in mediations to [...]

Humor at Mediation2023-01-23T08:49:07-05:00

Happy Holidays from Gibbons | Neuman


Everyone here at Gibbons | Neuman wishes you and yours a very happy holiday season filled with joy and laughter.   “May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” –Mary Anne Radmacher   “I find that it’s the simple things that remind you of family around [...]

Happy Holidays from Gibbons | Neuman2022-12-20T11:12:48-05:00

Elder Law Attorney Allen Presenting at Finances by the Fountain


On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, the firm's elder law attorney, Elizabeth Allen, will be discussing elder law issues at Finances by the Fountain in Hyde Park, a monthly event presented by Unique Wealth.  She will touch on long term care and Medicaid planning, along with end of life matters.  Unique Wealth is located at 732 [...]

Elder Law Attorney Allen Presenting at Finances by the Fountain2022-10-06T11:18:11-04:00

Happy Labor Day Weekend!


Happy Labor Day! Thank you to all the laborers out there for your dedication and commitment.  May your day be filled with all the relaxation and joy you deserve. Everyone at Gibbons | Neuman wishes you and your family a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.” —Martin Luther [...]

Happy Labor Day Weekend!2022-09-02T10:27:09-04:00

Mediation: Opening Statements


You have forwarded your mediation summary to the mediator. You have prepared your client for mediation. Everyone is at the mediation and the mediator has gone over the rules governing mediation. What’s next? Opening statements. Too often, litigators use opening statements to convince the other side that they have no case. They highlight the strengths [...]

Mediation: Opening Statements2022-08-05T12:58:50-04:00
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