Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Gibbons | Neuman!   “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank   “Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie” —Jim Davis

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Empathy at Mediation

Saw the following on a t-shirt, “People who think they know everything are really annoying to those of us who do.”  This meme, obviously meant to be funny, has strategic relevance for mediation.  Very often at mediation, one party or the other is so  convinced of their position that they cannot or will not hear […]

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Happy Memorial Day

Everyone at Gibbons | Neuman wishes you and your family a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.   “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

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Attorney Elizabeth Allen at the Health Fair

  The firm’s elder law and estate planning attorney, Elizabeth P. Allen, attended the Health Fair at Unisen Senior Living in Tampa on May 6th. It was a well attended, informative and fun event.  Representatives from many businesses that assist seniors and their families were there.  Ms. Allen provided attendees with information concerning her estate […]

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Mediation: Splitting the Split

In most mediations, the real issue is dollars and cents. During the mediation process, offers will be exchanged, often with a statement of one party’s legal position as a justification for why the other party should accept the offer. As the day goes on, the numbers get closer and the parties generally become weary of […]

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