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Mr. Baldwin is the managing executive of Baldwin & Associates LLC, a diversified dispute management-consulting firm that provides Corporate Training, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mediations, arbitrations, 3rd party neutral; and Business Process Improvement services. Mr. Baldwin has advised governments and private companies in different industries throughout the United States on management development, corporate strategy and operational performance matters. He is a former member of the board of directors for Workforce Florida Inc., the State of Florida Small Business Regulatory Advisory Council, and Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. He has served as an Adjunct Business Professor teaching marketing, business management and professional development training programs.
Mr. Baldwin is a certified Mediator and Arbitrator specializing in dispute resolution of business civil, insurance, real estate, and mortgage, finance, construction and workplace conflict. He is a licensed property and casualty Insurance Adjuster. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management Professional and is a former mortgage banker.
Mr. Baldwin was the founder and former chief executive officer of SKYLINK Inc, a regional telecommunications company. He has managed departments of Fortune 500 firms and has turned around under performing business operations and is a frequent keynote and motivational speaker. He understands the challenges of building and maintaining an effective organizational culture. After many years of successfully building private business enterprises and managing divisions for fortune 500 firms, Mr. Baldwin offers his extraordinary skills and expertise to organizations that are seeking to improve operational performance, proactively resolve business challenges and are ready for results now!
Ms. Willner has an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, in excess of 10 years. She has been a Florida attorney since 1988 and a member of the Colorado Bar since 1998. In addition, she is a member of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Ms. Willner specializes in real estate and corporate law. Her private practice is located in Aventura, Florida.
Ms. Willner is currently serving, in a voluntary position, as the President of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate, Circuit-Civil, Family and County Court Mediator; a Florida Qualified Arbitrator; and a U.S. Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Mediator.
In 2008, Ms. Willner was appointed as a Special Magistrate Attorney to the Value Adjustment Board of Miami-Dade County, Ms. Willner received the same appointed for Broward County in 2012, and continues to serve in both counties.
"My primary focus is on the Parties needs and how they can be best met through an amenable, expeditious resolution. I pledge to treat everyone with respect, patience and professionalism. My approach is tailored as the situation warrants."
LUCILLE C. FONTAINE, JD has over 20 years legal/mediation experience including business, employment, real estate, personal injury, family law. She is licensed by the State Bar of California, the Ca. Dept. of Real Estate and is a Harvard Law School Certified Mediator. Lucille has mediated Superior Court Civil and Criminal disputes and private sector matters. Her diversified credentials include capacities in the corporate world and airline industry.
PAST AFFILIATES include the Beverly Hills Bar Assn. Trust & Estates Section, the Real Estate Law Section, the Business Law Section and the American Bar Assn.
She was selected as a California State Bar Delegate, a judge for the Pepperdine University Moot Court Competition and has been a committee member for the Southern California Mediation Assn. Annual Conference.
LUCILLE has a reputation with other professionals for possessing the ability to combine her business acumen, education and knowledge with empathy, productive listening and sensitivity. She tailors her ADR approach in accordance with individual needs.
Lucille is trained in facilitative, evaluative, transformative and collaborative ADR.
Lucille earned her AA & BA degrees on scholastic scholarships from Vernon Court College - Newport, Rhode Island and Chapman University in California. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Rhode Island Honor Society. Lucille holds a Doctorate of Law degree in addition to a Harvard Law School Certificate in dispute resolution. She is certified by the Los Angeles County Bar Assn. Dispute Resolution, has a management certificate from UCLA, studied Labor Management Arbitration Mediation with the American Arbitration Assn. and advanced ADR with the American Bar Assn.
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United States Postal Service - EEOC
United States Bankruptcy Court
California Court of Appeal Second Appellate District
California State Bar Arbitration Panel
Los Angeles Superior Court
Los Angeles Bar Assn. DRS Services
California Dept. of Consumer Affairs
California Assn. of Realtors Inter-Board Arbitration Mediator
California Office of Administrative Hearings Neutrals
Santa Barbara California Superior Court CADRE Program
NASD Regulations, Inc.
Southern California Mediation Assn.
Los Angeles County Dependency Court Panel
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"She has a deep understanding of the process and how to assist disputants to move toward a mutually acceptable agreement and/or to clarify issues."
"Ms. Fontaine....exemplifies the model standards of professional conduct as a mediator. She is impartial, neutral and compassionate."
"Ms. Fontaine enjoys a fine reputation among her peers, professionally and personally. She is regarded as ethical, sincere, forthright, conscientious and reliable."
Ms. Fontaine commands respect and instills confidence in those who have an opportunity to work with her."
Deborah Beylus is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator specializing in the financial and Relationship matters that are unique to divorce. She has a background in finance and banking, a certification in divorce financial analysis and a wide range of experiences from within the family, civil, and dependency courts. Deborah is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ and received her certification from The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA™), which is the premier national organization dedicated to the certification, education and promotion of the use of financial professionals in the divorce arena.
Born and raised in New York, Deborah has lived in South Florida for over twenty years, spending much of this time working within the legal system. With over thirty years of financial industry experience, Deborah is able to quickly gauge the financial landscape of each case. Deborah is committed to sharing information that helps couples avoid long-term regret with financial decisions made during the divorce process. Her clients benefit from her ability to analyze financial data, develop budgets, and manage financial expectations. She is a Florida Supreme Court Subject Matter Specialist and trains mediators on the financial issues in family mediation. Additionally, Deborah has mediated thousands of divorces, successfully assisting in conflict management and transformation.
Deborah’s work as a mediator is geared towards encouraging the navigation of transitions from the current circumstances towards the ideal ones. This work lets her tap into what she’s learned from her own and others’ life experiences.
Please visit my website: South Florida Mediation Services and A Mediated Divorce www.southfloridamediationservices.com
My office is located at 301 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
The first twenty-five years of Patrick C. Coughlan’s fifty year career was spent in the practice of law. For the last twenty-five years, he has worked exclusively as a mediator and was one of the first to introduce the ADR process into complex and difficult disputes.
Pat is one of the most experienced and successful mediators in the country and one of the few with substantial multi-party construction, catastrophic case, mass tort, and insurance coverage experience. He has mediated over six billion dollars worth of cases, and ninety-five percent of his cases settle.
Although Pat is one of the few sought after mediators who is asked to travel throughout the country, it goes without saying that Florida is home and remains his favorite locale for work and recreation.
Please visit our website Conflict Solutions for more information.
Glenn M. Mednick, Esquire is the founding partner of the Law Offices of Glenn M. Mednick, P.L., and has been practicing law in South Florida since 1979. He is an “AV” rated attorney who mainly practices in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, although he has represented clients on numerous matters throughout the State of Florida. He is devoted to providing personal and quality representation to each and every client. He concentrates his practice to the areas of probate, trust, and guardianship litigation; probate, trust, and guardianship administration; commercial and real estate litigation; and the review and negotiation of contracts.
In addition to the practice of law, Glenn M. Mednick, Esquire is a certified Florida circuit civil and county court mediator. He originally became certified as a civil mediator because of the difficulties he experienced when attempting to locate mediators knowledgeable in probate, trust or guardianship litigation. He limits his mediation practice to the areas of law in which he practices.
Mr. Mednick is an active member of the Elder Law Section and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (“RPPTL”) of The Florida Bar. He has lectured extensively on behalf of RPPTL and other organizations. He has been selected to Super Lawyers. When possible, he utilizes mediation techniques in the practice of law by exploring settlement alternatives early in viable cases.
Lennie Burke is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a County Court and Family Mediator He specializes in Elder Mediation as a result of his work as a guardian. He has been trained in guardianship mediation and Biblical conflict resolution. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators.
Lennie is also a nationally certified professional guardian. He is court-appointed for incapacitated individuals and particularly serves in highly conflicted cases. He served as the Executive Director of the Florida State Guardianship Association from 2006 to 2012. He was previously elected as a Director of the Association as well as President of the Central Florida Chapter.
The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, ACR and the Elder Decision Making and Conflict Resolution Section.
Florida State Guardianship Association, National Guardianship Association.
Orange County Bar Association (Affiliate Member), Elder law Section of the Florida Bar (Affiliate Member).
To learn more, please visit my website Harmony Mediation
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