Anne Bloom, Esq.
WHAT WE OFFER
Anne Bloom settles difficult and complex disputes by listening to the parties, focusing on what they really want to achieve, and empowering them to make settlements happen. This allows the parties to gain confidence that their unique interests are recognized. Because Anne listens closely to what is said and unsaid by the involved parties, she helps the parties see the issues more clearly and recognize where their competing interests converge.
Anne is able to bridge the divide between people with different points of view, different bargaining strengths and different timetables, which enables the parties to creatively, efficiently, and practically resolve their disputes outside of the courtroom. She helps the parties shift the lens to illuminate hidden issues and quickly get to the root of the problem. By negotiating creatively, all the participants emerge with something they want.
A BRIEF BIO
Anne is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil, County, and Family mediator since 2001 and is a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Circuit Court Arbitrator with a specialty in Medical Negligence and Wrongful Death Arbitration and in civil cases. She is also certified as an elder care mediator, uses her training in transformative mediation, and is an approved mediator for the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Her diverse practice areas and substantial mediation experience include business disputes, federal and state employment issues, personal injury and wrongful death, divorce and custody issues including Hague convention cases, and lifestyle and generational issues including elder care and family business matters.
Her arbitration experience includes medical negligence and wrongful death, insurance, property, and contract disputes.
Anne is an “AV Preeminent” rated attorney and a member of the Florida Bar for over 30 years. Before devoting her practice full time to mediation, Anne was a successful commercial litigator who worked at leading law firms including Holland & Knight. She also served as corporate counsel for an Israeli-based technology company, managing their international litigation and communication. This business and technology experience has prepared her to tackle complex and multi-faceted problems.
Anne graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Administrative Science (School of Organization and Management) and earned her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. She serves on the board of the Greater Miami Jewish Community Relations Council, and was an officer and director of the Board of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County. She mentors law students and young lawyers, encouraging those who are the first in their family to go to law school.
Anne’s passion for public speaking and encouraging positive change manifests in her role each year as leader of the New Year services at JAFCO (the Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options compound in Sunrise.) It’s hard to beat watching teenagers put down their phones to really pay attention when she speaks.
Anne is interviewed on gender diversity in the mediation field by Naomi M. Berry (c)2019 American Bar Association Click here for article