Miami Dispute Resolution Lawyer

Alternative Dispute Resolution Firm Based in Miami-Dade County

Litigation can be very expensive, emotional, and time consuming. Before an employee runs to the courthouse, employers can prepare policies and agreements which first require an employee to grieve any discipline or termination internally. Then, if not successful, an employer can require the employee to litigate any dispute in arbitration as opposed to in court. This process can sometimes save employers thousands of dollars, avoid protracted litigation, and limit any negative publicity.

The Florida legislature has promulgated a comprehensive arbitration code which regulates everything from the terms of an arbitration agreement to arbitration proceedings, arbitration awards, and post-arbitration appeals. See Fla. Stat. § 682.01 et seq. Florida law specifically exempts child custody, visitation, and child support proceedings from the arbitration act. Fla. Stat. § 682.25.

Similarly, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), which can be found at 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16, sets forth a detailed framework for arbitrations. Under the FAA, parties to a contract may agree that an arbitrator, rather than a court, will resolve disputes arising out of the contract. The FAA also allows parties to agree by contract that an arbitrator, as opposed to a court, will resolve threshold arbitrability questions. “Gateway” questions include whether the parties have agreed to arbitrate and whether their agreement covers a particular controversy. Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc., 139 S. Ct. 524 (2019).

In addition to binding arbitration, parties can participate in non-binding mediation before a neutral mediator. Also, employers can implement internal grievance procedures whereby employees are required to follow various steps before proceeding to mediation, arbitration, and/or court.

Contact an experienced attorney at BT Law Group to discuss whether alternative dispute resolution is right for your business. BT Law Group can also provide a comprehensive grievance procedure and arbitration agreement. If you are looking to avoid arbitration, the attorneys at BT Law Group have extensive experience opposing attempts to arbitrate claims where appropriate.

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Our Process
1.
Investigate

As a first step, your assigned legal team will gather and review records related to your claim, including any employment contract or offer letter, time sheets, any relevant communications, and any disciplinary actions, including performance improvement plans or termination paperwork.

These documents will help your attorneys evaluate your claims and develop a strategy to obtain the best results for your situation.

2.
Formulate

Once your legal team completes the initial investigation, they will work with you to determine the best legal strategy for your situation. Your legal team will make recommendations and will work with you to formulate the most effective approach to obtain your desired outcome.

3.
Advocate

After you and your legal team formulate the strategy, your legal team will advocate on your behalf to obtain your desired outcome. This could include negotiating a separation package, engaging in pre-suit negotiations, sending a demand letter, and/or filing a charge of discrimination or lawsuit on your behalf.

The attorneys at BT Law are experienced trial lawyers and will advocate for your rights in the courtroom as necessary.

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Jason and Anisley are one of the best decisions someone can make given the situation. They are knowledgeable, transparent, proactive and communicate with their clients. I have dealt with other attorneys in the past and I’m always frustrated because you don’t get information or you have to chase the attorney and staff down that’s not the case with them.

In finding the right lawyers to represent you, you want to have mutual respect and understanding for each other and clear communication to achieve your goals. BT Law Group is just that. They not only represented me to their fullest abilities, but went above and beyond to truly understand my goals and priorities and provide sound legal advice to achieve such. It was a pleasure working with both Anisley and Jason, I’d highly recommend them.

We very much enjoyed BT Law Group’s founding partner, Anisley Tarragona service and attention to detail. From the onset her approach was practical and conscious of providing the best legal advice while being mindful of suggesting cost effective, conservative solutions. We find her to be a great business partner to service all our employment related legal needs.

I received a prompt and very professional service by the BT Law Group. Ms Tarragona provides tailored advice in the best interest of the client. She was meticulous and explained the pros and cons of my case in very simple terms which allowed me to consider and take the best decision. Very happy with the service. Highly recommended.

Absolutely wonderful and professional services. Represented my mom in a caring and personalized manner. Knowledgeable and ethical. Thank you!

I always consult BT Law Group for employment law matters. They are responsive, practical and efficient. I recommend them to colleagues and friends.

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Jason D. Berkowitz is a Founding Partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Mr. Berkowitz was a Partner in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where he represented management exclusively.
Anisley Tarragona is a founding partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Ms. Tarragona worked in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where she represented management exclusively. Ms. Tarragona, who was born and raised in Cuba, is fluent in Spanish.
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