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Gary S. Salzman is a shareholder with Garganese, Weiss, D’Agresta & Salzman P.A. Gary primarily handles litigation, mediation and arbitration for business, real estate and employment disputes.
Gary is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in business litigation and has previously served six years on The Florida Bar's Business Litigation Certification Committee. He has served on the 9th Judicial Circuit's Business Court Formation Committee. Gary is active in the George C. Young American Inn of Court, holds a "Master" designation, serves on its board of directors and is the former president from 2011 to 2013. He also served on The Florida Bar's Board of Legal Specialization and Education for six years and currently serves on the Orange County Bar Association's Executive Council as an elected member.
In addition, Gary is a certified circuit civil and appellate mediator as well as a trained and qualified arbitrator. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association's employment, commercial, and financial arbitration and mediation panels. Gary provides alternative resolution services for business, employment and real estate disputes as a mediator, an arbitrator and a voluntary trial resolution judge.
Gary 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.
He is a certified circuit civil mediator, a certified appellate mediator and a Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association employment, commercial and financial arbitration and mediation panels. Gary provides alternative resolution services for business, commercial, employment, healthcare and real property disputes as a mediator, an arbitrator and a voluntary trial resolution judge.
- Banking & Finance
- Civil Rights
- Community Associations
- Consumer Fraud
- Contract Disputes
- Debt Collections
- Entertainment Sector
- Intellectual Property
- Land Use/Planning
- Libel & Slander
- Local Govt./Municipalities
- Media & Communications
- Professional Fees
- Professional Negligence
- Real Estate
- Trusts / Estates
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW, Coral Gables, Florida
- 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
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW, Coral Gables, Florida
- 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
PROFESSIONAL BAR MEMBERSHIPS:
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
Admitted July 1992
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
Eleventh Circuit, Admitted June 1992
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
Southern District of Florida, Admitted January 1989
Middle District of Florida, Admitted February 1992
Admitted September 1988
Admitted December 1991
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND PANELS:
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
Complex Commercial Arbitration Panelist
Employment Arbitration Panelist
Real Estate Arbitration Panel
“AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
ASSOCIATIONS AND COMMITTEES:
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 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
- $420.00 per hour for all arbitrations and voluntary trial resolution (private judging) matters.
- $420.00 per hour for all two party trial level mediations.
- $420.00 for all two party appellate mediations.
- $470.00 for all mediations of three parties or more.
Minimum Fees: Minimum four (4) 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 four (4) 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 three (3) 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.