EFFECTIVE COMMERCIAL CIVIL AND BANKRUPTCY MEDIATION
South Florida Mediator & Settlement Counselor
Francis Carter is a full time professional mediator and settlement counselor located in the Miami / Fort Lauderdale area. He has served as a mediator in more than a thousand cases, including commercial civil cases involving directors and officers liability, partners’ disputes, business dissolutions, attorney malpractice, accounting malpractice, construction defects, aviation, landlord tenant disputes, brokers’ commissions, tax, international business disputes, cross-border claims, and other commercial and financial legal issues, as well as bankruptcy and debtor-creditor cases, involving avoidance claims (voidable preferences, fraudulent transfers, and Ponzi scheme clawbacks from net winners), claims objections, objections to plan confirmation, objections to discharge of debtor and to dischargeability of claims, foreclosures, deficiency claims, guaranties, contract disputes, and fee disputes.
As a settlement counselor, Francis Carter has served as an advocate or consultant to assist other counsel in formulating settlement strategy and conducting settlement negotiations, as well as assisting in preparing for and conducting mediation proceedings before other mediators.
Mediated more than 1000 commercial civil business and bankruptcy cases
Listed as a Top Lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Rights Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution
UNDER MEDIATION, BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR-DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW, LITIGATION – BANKRUPTCY, AND LITIGATION – REAL ESTATE SINCE 1991.
For the duration of the current pandemic I am available to do only video mediations using the Zoom platform, and will not return to doing in person mediations until they can again be done safely. Even when conditions return to normal, however, I shall continue to do video mediations whenever the parties so request. In my experience successful resolutions are reached via video as often as in person, and it makes sense to continue to benefit from the convenience and economy inherent in the video format: no one has to travel, thus avoiding airports and local rush hour traffic; everyone is at their own work station and can easily attend to other matters when not in active caucus; and no physical venue is required.
Francis Carter is highly proficient with Zoom mediations and able to reach successful resolutions just as often as in person
To reserve an appointment online with Francis L. Carter, please click your preferred available date. Our staff will contact you on receipt of your Appointment Request form.
I offer a free one-hour interactive program (currently only by Zoom) to litigation and bankruptcy practice groups where I speak on Mediation Advocacy Skills. It carries one hour of Florida Bar CLE credit, including one hour for General Credit, and also counts as one hour toward certification in Business Litigation and one hour toward certification in Civil Trial.
Bankruptcy Mediation is a treatise published by the American Bankruptcy Institute