Professional Details

Gary S. Salzman
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Garganese, Weiss, D'Agresta & Salzman

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111 N. Orange Avenue
Suite 2000
Orlando, FL 32801
Fax: 407-425-9596


Description of Practice

Gary S. Salzman is a shareholder with Garganese, Weiss, D’Agresta & Salzman P.A. Gary primarily handles litigation, mediation and arbitration for business, real estate and employment disputes.

Gary is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in business litigation and has previously served six years on The Florida Bar's Business Litigation Certification Committee. He has served on the 9th Judicial Circuit's Business Court Formation Committee.

Gary is active in the George C. Young American Inn of Court, holds a "Master" designation, serves on its board of directors and is the former president from 2011 to 2013. He also served on The Florida Bar's Board of Legal Specialization and Education for six years and currently serves on the Orange County Bar Association's Executive Council as an elected member.

In addition, Gary is a certified circuit civil and appellate mediator as well as a trained and qualified arbitrator. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association's employment, commercial, healthcare and financial arbitration and mediation panels. Gary provides alternative resolution services for business, employment, healthcare and real estate disputes as a mediator, an arbitrator and a voluntary trial resolution judge.

Gary received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in 1985 and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1988 from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Professional Background

Gary received his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1985 and his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, in 1988 from the University of Miami. He is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Business Litigation and served on The Florida Bar’s Business Litigation Certification Committee as a member and past chairperson. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.


Supreme Court of Florida, Certified Circuit Civil and Appellate Mediator

Supreme Court of Florida, Trained Arbitrator

Mediation, arbitration & private judging following areas:

  • Business & Corporate Disputes;
  • Lender Liability & Banking Matters;
  • Commercial Legal Issues;
  • UCC/Sale of Goods & Services Disputes;
  • Securities & Investment Issues;
  • Commercial Real Property Disputes;
  • Title Insurance Claims;
  • Commercial Landlord-Tenant Disputes;
  • Construction and Lien Claims;
  • Commercial Collection Issues;
  • Fraudulent Conveyance Claims;
  • Civil Rights & Constitutional Issues;
  • Employment Discrimination Claims;
  • Non-Compete & Trade Secret Employment Issues;
  • Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings.
ADR Experience:

Neutral & advocate in numerous arbitrations and mediations. Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as circuit-civil mediator & trained as a qualified arbitrator. Listed by the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida as a federal mediator. Trained as an appellate mediator for the Fifth District Court of Appeals, State of Florida.

ADR Formal Training:

  • Florida Supreme Court certification course - circuit-civil mediator;
  • Florida Supreme Court training course - arbitrator;
  • AAA Employment Arbitrator Training, Orlando;
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, Orlando;
  • AAA Advanced Mediator Skills Training, Orlando;
  • Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal training - appellate mediation.


  • 1985, Bachelor of Business Administration, Economics Major, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida;
  • 1988, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.


Rates: Hourly Fees:
  • $430.00 per hour for all arbitrations and voluntary trial resolution (private judging) matters.
  • $430.00 per hour for all two party trial level mediations.
  • $480.00 for all two party appellate mediations.
  • $480.00 for all mediations of three parties or more.
Minimum Fees: Minimum three (3) hour fee charged for each day for any arbitration final hearing, voluntary trial resolution hearing or mediation conference reserved in advance, unless it is canceled with at least 48 hours prior notice. If an entire day is reserved in advance, the minimum fee equal to three (3) hours will be billed and due in the event any arbitration final hearing, voluntary trial resolution hearing or mediation conference is concluded in less than three (3) hours.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate (35 mediated)
  • Bankruptcy (25 mediated)
  • Boundary Disputes (30 mediated)
  • Business (450 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (200 mediated)
  • Commercial (450 mediated)
  • Community (25 mediated)
  • Congregational (5 mediated)
  • Construction (100 mediated)
  • Contracts (350 mediated)
  • Copyright (10 mediated)
  • EEOC (100 mediated)
  • Employment (200 mediated)
  • Engineering (15 mediated)
  • Entertainment (25 mediated)
  • Estate Planning (10 mediated)
  • Foreclosure (50 mediated)
  • Franchise (25 mediated)
  • General (20 mediated)
  • Government (20 mediated)
  • Health Care (25 mediated)
  • Insurance (40 mediated)
  • Intellectual Property (35 mediated)
  • International (30 mediated)
  • Land Use (30 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (250 mediated)
  • Legal Malpractice (15 mediated)
  • Organizational (100 mediated)
  • Partnership (100 mediated)
  • Probate (35 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (30 mediated)
  • Real Estate (350 mediated)
  • Securities (20 mediated)
  • Sports (15 mediated)
  • Technology (30 mediated)
  • Trademark (25 mediated)
  • Trust Management (50 mediated)
  • Workplace (150 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.


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