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Gary S. Salzman, BCS, Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, Orlando, Florida.

Gary S. Salzman, BCS, Esq.

Garganese, Weiss, D'Agresta & Salzman, P.A.
111 N. Orange Avenue
Suite 2000
Orlando, FL 32801
Tel: (407) 425-9566
Fax: (407) 425-9696
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1992
  • # of MEDS (as of 16/6/24)2000
  • # of ARBS (as of 16/6/24)300
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Gary S. Salzman is a shareholder with Garganese, Weiss, D’Agresta & Salzman P.A.  He primarily handles litigation, mediation and arbitration for business, real estate, financial and employment disputes.

Gary has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Business Litigation since 1997.  He has served six years on The Florida Bar's Board of Legal Specialization and Education and six years on The Florida Bar's Business Litigation Certification Committee. Gary has served on the 9th Judicial Circuit's Business Court Formation Committee and the Orange County Bar Association's Judicial Relations Committee. Gary is active in the George C. Young American Inn of Court, holds a "Master" designation, serves on its board of directors and was its President from 2011 to 2013.  In addition, he served as an Elected Member of the Orange County Bar Association's Executive Council from 2009 to 2021.

Gary is a Florida certified circuit civil and appellate mediator, as well as a Florida Supreme Court trained arbitrator. He is also a long standing member of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and American Arbitration Association's mediator and arbitrator panels for:

  • Large Complex Commercial Arbitration Panelist
  • Employment Arbitration Panelist
  • Financial Arbitation Panelist
  • Real Estate Arbitration Panelist
  • Healthcare Arbitration Panelist
  • Mediation Panelist

Gary provides alternative resolution services as a mediator, an arbitrator and a voluntary trial resolution judge.  He received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in 1985 and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1988 from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


Higher Eduction


    • Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, May 1988
    • Class Rank:  Top 28%,  Dean's List
    • Mock Trial Competition Champion, 1988
    • National/Regional Mock Trial Competition
    • Moot Court Board Hall of Fame for Oral Advocacy     


    • Bachelors of Business Administration, Major - Economics, May 1985

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training

    • Florida Supreme Court certification course - Circuit-Civil Mediator
    • Florida Supreme Court training course - Arbitrator
    • AAA Employment Arbitrator Training, Orlando
    • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, Orlando
    • AAA Advanced Mediator Skills Training, Orlando
    • ICDR International Arbitration Conference, Coral Gables
    • Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal training - Appellate Mediation



Memberships & Affiliations



                      Admitted July 1992


                      Eleventh Circuit, Admitted June 1992


                      Southern District of Florida, Admitted January 1989

                      Middle District of Florida, Admitted February 1992

           FLORIDA BAR

                      Admitted September 1988

           COLORADO BAR

                      Admitted December 1991


           The Florida Bar, Board Certified; Business Litigation, since 1997

           Supreme Court of Florida; Trained and Qualified Arbitrator, since 1992

           Supreme Court of Florida; Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, since 1998

           Supreme Court of Florida; Certified Appellate Mediator

           U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; Civil Mediator Panelist

           American Arbitration Association and International Centre for Dispute Resolution

      • Large Complex Commercial Arbitration Panelist
      • Employment Arbitration Panelist
      • Financial Arbitation Panelist
      • Real Estate Arbitration Panelist
      • Healthcare Arbitration Panelist
      • Mediation Panelist

           “AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell



The Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization & Education, Board Member, 2010 to 2016

Orange County Bar Association, Executive Council, Elected Member, May 2009 to date

George C. Young American Inn of Court,

  • Past President, 2011-2013
  • Member of Board of Directors & "Master" to date

11th Circuit Advisory Committee, American Inns of Court, Member, 2014 to date

Ninth Judicial Circuit for Orange County, Florida, Business Court Committee, Former Member

The Florida Bar, Business Litigation Certification Committee, Member & Chair, 1998 to 2004

The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Business Litigation Committee, Member

Orange County Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee, Former Member

The Florida Bar, Relations with the Institute of CPA's Committee, Former Member

Mortgage Bankers Association of Central Fla., Former Associate Member

Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board Member

Manufacturers Association of Central Florida, Former Ex-Officio Director

Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Member

Business Executives Network, Founder & Director

Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society, Member

Congregation of Reform Judaism, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Rates Information

Please email and gssassistant for scheduling and current hourly rates. 

Minimum Fees: Minimum five (5) hour fee charged for each day for any arbitration final hearing, voluntary trial resolution hearing or mediation conference reserved in advance, unless it is canceled with at least 72 hours prior notice. If an entire day is reserved in advance, the minimum fee equal to five (5) hours will be billed and due in the event any arbitration final hearing, voluntary trial resolution hearing or mediation conference is concluded in less than five (5) hours.

Preparation, Study and Travel Time: All time expended in the connection with the arbitration, voluntary trial resolution or mediation will be billed at the above hourly rates for attendance at all hearings and mediation conferences. In addition, the above hourly rates will be billed for all time expended for study time, preparation for hearings and conferences, travel outside of the Orlando area, and review of summaries, legal research, memoranda, briefs, motions, pleadings and other documents submitted, as well as all post-hearing and post-conference services, such as drafting settlement agreements, preparation of mediation reports, analysis of evidence, deliberations and drafting final arbitration awards and final trial resolution decisions.

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