MEMBER PROFILE: Brian F. Spector
 

Brian F. Spector
Brian F. Spector, LLC
PO Box 566206
Miami, FL 33256

Tel: (305) 666-1664
Fax: (305) 661-8481
Email: brian@bspector.com
www.bspector.com

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ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   
Calendar Last Updated: 27 May 17

 





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Brian Spector's scheduling staff
(brian@bspector.com)

 

ADR SERVICES & CERTIFICATIONS
 
ADR Services:
Mediation (Circuit-Civil)
Mediation (Federal)

 

FL Certification Qualifications:
Circuit-Civil Mediator

Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
11, 15, 17

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MEDIATION CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Brian F. Spector has experience in settling the following types of case:
Anti-Trust
Appellate
Aviation
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Creditors
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Commercial/Business
Condominiums
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Discrimination
EEOC
Employment
Family Businesses
Franchise
Health Care
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Internet
Land Use/Planning
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Mortgage Foreclosure
Partnerships
Pensions / ERISA
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Securities
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Software
Technology
Torts
Trademarks/Patents
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

Brian Spector has been a lawyer since 1978.  He presently concentrates on alternative dispute resolution, principally mediating complex matters. Brian is a member of The Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society (http://www.floridamediators.org) and The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (http://www.nadn.org).

For 28 years Brian practiced with the Kenny Nachwalter law firm, a Miami-based commercial litigation boutique. His practice focused on complex business litigation, intellectual property litigation, legal ethics, professional responsibility, legal malpractice, accountant liability, securities litigation, and securities arbitration. 

Starting in the early 1990's he also began mediating matters in these substantive areas and others, including class actions, construction, employment, real estate, and a wide variety of business disputes.   While actively engaged in the practice of law, he was certified for 10 years by The Florida Bar in Business Litigation, having been a member of the inaugural Business Litigation Certification Committee.

Brian earned his undergraduate degree (cum laude) at Syracuse University and his J.D. (magna cum laude) at the University of Miami School of Law.  After law school he clerked for Senior U.S. Circuit Judge Bryan (“Cowboy”) Simpson on the “old” U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Brian has been recognized in: “The Best Lawyers In America” in the areas of Business and Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Legal Malpractice Law; Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2007 in the Mediators category; and the 2006 inaugural edition of Florida Super Lawyers as among the Top 100 lawyers in Florida.  Brian has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law and the Florida International University College of Law. He has taught courses in Remedies, Professional Responsibility, Professional Liability, and Corporate Crimes. He has served as a court appointed receiver and special master, as well as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers (now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).

Education:

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW
Coral Gables, Florida
Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude), May 1978


SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Syracuse, New York
B.A. in Political Science (Cum Laude), December 1974

Languages

English

Memberships & Affiliations :

- MARTINDALE-HUBBELL AV Rating, October 6, 1988
- AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE, 2002
- THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA (Steven Naife and Gregory White Smith eds.)

- Business Litigation (1999-2006)
- Commercial Litigation (2007-2008)
- Legal Malpractice Law (2006-2008)
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (2006-2014)
- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law (2014)

- CHAMBERS USA AMERICA'S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS 2004 -2007 (Litigation: General Commercial)
- FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS 2006-2014 
(Alternative Dispute Resolution; Professional Liability - Defense, selected as among the Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers in the 2006 edition)
- FLORIDA TREND S FLORIDA LEGAL ELITE 2007 - Mediators, 2008-Arbitration & Mediation


RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates:
My hourly rate is $475. There is a $5,000 refundable deposit. If the mediation is completed in one session, $5,000 is the maximum fee due. My minimum fee is $3,500 even if my time, at the rate of $475 per hour, comes to less than that amount. There is no charge for travel time within Southeast Florida (Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach Counties). I do charge for review and preparation in advance of the mediation, usually between one and two hours but occasionally more depending on the complexity of the issues and the volume of materials furnished by counsel.

Flat fees are available for mediations conducted outside Florida or Southeast Florida.

Payment: Refundable mediation deposits are due and payable within two weeks of being retained to serve as mediator if retained more than one month prior to the mediation. Otherwise, deposits are due and payable no later than one week prior to the mediation.

Cancellation Policy: There is no charge if the mediation is cancelled or re-scheduled once, although there is a $1,000 cancellation fee if a re-scheduled mediation is cancelled or re-scheduled for any reason.


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