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Attorney William Cea Receives Florida Supreme Court Circuit Mediator Certification

Attorney William Cea Receives Florida Supreme Court Circuit Mediator Certification

For Immediate Release
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Alan Penchansky
The Pen Group Communications
Tel: (305) 529-1944

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, November 16, 2011 – Becker & Poliakoff today announced that firm shareholder and Board Certified Construction Law attorney William J. Cea has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Mediator.  In order to become Certified as a Mediator, applicants must fulfill Court prescribed standards for training, educational background and moral character.

The role of the mediator is to reduce obstacles to communication, assist in the identification of issues and exploration of alternatives, and otherwise facilitate voluntary dispute resolution. The mediator is a neutral and impartial third person who acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution without prescribing what it should be. It is an informal and non-adversarial process intended to help disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement.

Mr. Cea, who specializes in Construction Law & Litigation, has been practicing in Florida since 1992. He has broad experience in various litigation matters including construction defects, governmental contracts, business disputes, landlord-tenant, community association, and trusts and estates.

A former assistant city attorney, Mr. Cea also works closely with governmental clients and represents private clients seeking government contracts through the public procurement process. Mr. Cea primarily practices in the firm’s West Palm Beach office.

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Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than 145 attorneys and lobbyists in a total of 15 domestic and international offices. Celebrating its thirty-eighth (38th) year of serving clients, the firm has seven primary areas of practice: Real Estate, Construction Law & Litigation, Community Association, Customs & International Trade, Business Litigation, Corporate & Securities, and Government Law & Lobbying.