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The very first trial I had when I began practicing over 35 years ago, was a contentious divorce case.  From that first trial, I learned that dealing with family issues in a trial setting was not the best way to resolve the differences that people experience, especially as it relates to children.  At our firm, we always strive to help our clients resolve all the issues that arise during a divorce in the most cooperative, expeditious and cost-effective means possible.  This is especially important in all issues regarding children, including time sharing and shared parental responsibility.  Our goal is to always resolve each case without destructive arguments and unnecessary litigation.  My many years of representing families in their real estate transactions and family businesses have also provided me with the insight needed to help address the real estate, business and financial concerns which often arise during a divorce.  The Collaborative Divorce approach has been shown to be very effective in helping a family through the divorce process without the negative experience that most people associate with divorce.


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  • Juris Doctorate, University of Miami School of Law 1981
  • Bachelor of Arts and Masters studies in History (Graduate Assistant 1976-78), University of Miami

Professional Licenses

  • Member Florida Bar 1981
  • Member U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Member U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Other Professional Organizations

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Founding Member Miami-Dade county Domestic Violence Oversight Board 1994-2008
  • Miami-Dade County Trial Lawyers Association; Member, Board of Directors, 1993-2003; Chairman, Professional Committee, 1997-2000
  • Florida Justice Association