Joseph M. Goldstein to Present on Voluntary Trial Resolution


On Tuesday, February 1, business litigation partner Joseph M. Goldstein, Managing Partner of Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Fort Lauderdale office, will present a live CLE webcast sponsored by Celesq entitled, “Voluntary Trial Resolution in Florida – An Attractive Option for Litigants.”

Florida Statutes contains a little-known law called "Voluntary Trial Resolution" that permits parties to retain a private lawyer to serve as the Trial Resolution Judge in a Florida dispute. "Voluntary Trial Resolution" ("VTR") is different from binding arbitration. A case submitted to VTR is subject to the Florida rules of civil procedure and evidence and concludes in either a bench or jury trial. The parties also retain all available appeal remedies that exist in a typical lawsuit.

In this webinar, Joe Goldstein discusses this process, sanctioned by Florida Statute 44.104, which combines the benefits of binding arbitration – a speedy and economical resolution – with the benefits of a non-jury trial.

Presented by Celesq, the 1-hour CLE presentation will begin at 12 p.m. To register, please click here.

About Joseph M. Goldstein

Joseph M. Goldstein is the Managing Partner of the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Joseph also practices out of the Tallahassee office. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney, Joseph is among the less than one percent of attorneys who are Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator. Joseph has been recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America ®, listed as a “Power Leader” by South Florida Business Journal as well as the “Top Lawyers in South Florida” by South Florida Legal Guide.

Businesses involved in disputes or government bid protests rely on his expertise, trial experience and government background. Joseph regularly represents defense companies, technology firms, construction firms and government service providers in their business disputes and government bid protests. His practice focuses on business litigation; government contracts, including bid protests; litigation involving non-competition agreements; and real estate related disputes.

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