Mediation is a Required Part of the Civil Court Process

In today’s busy court systems, one usually cannot get a dispute to trial until she has attempted to resolve it through court-ordered mediation. Mediation is a process in which a neutral person (the “mediator”) uses his skills to help guide the parties through a voluntary, consensual process seeking to achieve a mutually agreeable resolution of their dispute. It is important to note that, under Florida law, communications made during that process are confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law.

Stephen M. Feidelman is available to serve as the mediator of civil disputes, including those involving franchise and distribution matters. He is able to conduct mediation sessions in the greater Fort Lauderdale area, and is willing to travel throughout the tri-county area or elsewhere for the convenience of the parties.

Stephen M. Feidelman maintains a general civil law practice in Hollywood, Florida, with a core concentration on franchise and dealership representation and allied business law issues. He has attained a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating of AV® Preeminent™ – 5.0 out of 5, which depicts that a lawyer is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity; has served on the Executive Council of The Florida Bar Business Law Section; chaired The Florida Bar’s Antitrust, Franchise and Trade Regulation Law Committee; been a faculty participant in numerous seminars related to franchise and business opportunity legal issues; contributed to Florida Bar committee consumer education pamphlets and seminar course materials; and been a guest college lecturer on franchise law issues. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.


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