Arbitration services are billed at the rate of $350/hour, subject to certain minimums and late cancellation/postponement

Local (provided at our Tampa Office or within 1 hour’s drivetime, each way (i.e., Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk Counties, FL))

  • No Charge For Travel Time
  • Half-Day (4 hrs) Reserved (must start not later than 9:30 AM or not earlier than 1:00PM)
    • $1,400.00 (4-hr) Minimum; $350.00/hour thereafter
    • $1,400.00 Late Cancellation/Postponement (on less than twenty-one (21) calendar days’ notice)
  • Full Day Reserved
    • $2,800.00 (8-hr) Minimum; $350.00/hour thereafter
    • $2,800.00 Late Cancellation/Postponement (on less than twenty-one (21) calendar days’ notice)

Non-Local (provided outside the Local area, described above)

  • Travel Time Charged
  • Full Day Reserved
    • $2,800.00 (8-hr) Minimum; $350.00/hour thereafter
    • $2,800.00 Late Cancellation/Postponement (on less than twenty-one (21)  calendar days’ notice)

* Fees as stated apply unless court order, agency order, or published panel/roster rates dictate different rate, in which case that rate governs.

THE “FINE PRINT”

DEPOSITS  Arbitrator Fee and Expense Deposits may be required, at the arbitrator’s discretion, and usually are required, when the Parties reserve more than one day of hearings or when significant travel expense is expected.

RESPONSIBILITY OF ATTORNEYS  Notwithstanding the fact that counsel is acting as agent for a disclosed principal, the attorney’s client: the mediator is setting aside time to mediate this dispute without requiring prepayment of fees in consideration of each party’s attorney, if any, agreement also to be responsible for timely delivery of that party’s fees.

FEES AND EXPENSES FOR TRAVEL  Actual expenses incurred (e.g., meals, tolls, hotels, air travel) plus mileage at the prevailing IRS rate will be billed to the Parties.  For Hearings requiring more than one hour of travel each way, Travel Time is billed in ½-day increments of $1,400.00.

PREHEARING/STUDY/DELIBERATION TIME (if applicable)  We charge for all time spent in connection with the matter, including, without limitation, the time involved in prehearing conferences, decisions on prehearing motions/issues, and post-hearing study, deliberation, and award-drafting/revision, at $350.00 per hour, billed in 0.1 hour increments.

BILLING  We usually bill for travel time, hearing time, and related expenses immediately after the hearing, with additional bills generated for post-hearing study time.  Depending on the amount of prehearing study time incurred, prehearing bills may also be generated.

**CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT POLICY  Notice of cancellation or postponement of a scheduled arbitration hearing must be received at least 21 calendar days prior to the scheduled commencement of the arbitration hearing. Absent timely notification (or in the event of a no-show), the parties will be billed their pro rata shares of the late cancellation/postponement fee (stated above) for each day reserved for the arbitration hearing plus pro rata share of travel expenses incurred, e.g., airline change fees or penalties (if applicable).  If the days or partial days previously reserved for the hearing are “sold,” the dollar value of the services provided to other clients will be deducted from the amount owed by the parties at the rate of $350.00 per hour. Note: if one party is prepared to go forward and the other party is not, the arbitrator may impose the entire cancellation-postponement fee against the party requesting the cancellation/postponement.