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Lichter Law firm provides first-rate mediation, arbitration and business dispute counseling services to individuals and companies.

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Special Master
  • Business Dispute Counseling

Arbitration

David serves as a member of the Commercial, Large Complex Commercial, Employment and Healthcare rosters for the American Arbitration Association, and a panelist on the Banking, Accounting and Financial Services, Employment, Real Estate, Trademark and General Commercial panels for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, and also conducts private arbitrations. Read More

Business Dispute Counseling

Businesses often find themselves in disputes with a supplier, vendor or customer. Business owners and professional partnerships can have disagreements with each other, eventually leading to polarization and dissolution. Current and former employees and employers may have questions or disputes arising out of non-compete, non-solicitation or confidentiality agreements. Also, it is not uncommon for such disagreements to end up in court or arbitration. Read More

Mediation

David Lichter has mediated more than 1,700 matters, is engaged regularly by plaintiffs and defendants and mediates cases throughout the United States and abroad. He is A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest available rating, and is included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Mediation and Arbitration, and the 2019 edition of Florida Super Lawyers® in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Read More

Special Master

David Lichter has been appointed as Special Master, Independent Investigator and Special Magistrate in state and federal court. His appointments have included, among others, the following matters: Lichter was appointed by a federal judge to revamp the intake operations of a high-volume, Plaintiff's firm and vet and approve every filing of the firm’s ADA complaints for one year. Read More

Meet the Attorneys

  • David H. Lichter, Esq.

    Mediation; Arbitration; Special Master

    David is an experienced litigator whose work is now solely devoted to mediating and arbitrating a wide variety of disputes and serving as a Special Master in state and federal court. Having practiced for more than 35 years, Mr. Lichter has mediated and arbitrated more than 1700 matters, is engaged regularly by plaintiffs and defendants and mediates and arbitrates cases throughout the United States and abroad. He is A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest available rating, and is included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the 2019 edition of Florida Super Lawyers® and was selected as the 2017 “Top Solo” attorney by the Dade County Bar Association.
  • Mayra Lichter

    Mayra’s practice focuses on Wage and Hour litigation and issues relating to non-profit organizations. Mayra also has substantial experience in appellate matters. Mayra received her B.A. from Brown University Magna Cum Laude in 1980 and her J.D. from the University of Florida with honors in 1983. At the University of Florida, she served on the Moot Court Board, was a legal research and writing fellow, and won Best Oral Advocate at the Justice Campbell Thornall Moot Court Competition.
  • Janessa Wasserman, Of Counsel

    Janessa’s practice currently focuses exclusively on Wage and Hour matters. Janessa also has substantial experience in intellectual property rights enforcement and piracy, as well as complex commercial litigation, antitrust and trade regulation and tax matters. Janessa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Miami in 1995. In 1998, Janessa received her J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was the Writing and Research Editor of the Yearbook of International Law and was involved in the Litigation Skills Program. Janessa is a member of the Florida Bar and American Bar Associations. Janessa is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Circuit and County Court mediator.
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Successes

Business Dispute Counseling - Representative Matters

Business Dispute CounselingDavid successfully resolved a dispute between a start-up health care company and the designer of its website, whose poor programming and use of the wrong content management system delayed the online launch of the company for a year. The matter involved extensive computer analysis and consultation with leading computer consultants from different disciplines.
Business Dispute CounselingDavid was able to resolve a threatened lawsuit by a Chinese manufacturer and supplier with a Miami-based jewelry wholesaler.
Business Dispute CounselingDavid successfully resolved a dispute over compensation and bonuses between a New York and Miami-based private equity and investment banking firm and a former employee who had threatened suit over a variety of employment-related agreements.
Business Dispute CounselingDavid successfully settled presuit an intense, emotionally driven discussion involving the departure of a long-time principal and name partner in a successful law firm from his long-time partners.
Business Dispute CounselingDavid has represented partners in law firms in their discussions with the firms regarding the terms of their relationship and departure.

 

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