Tampa Law Firm Creates Dispute Resolution Practice for Businesses


Tampa Day Business Journal, January 31, 2014 – Three legal veterans are the principals of GK-ADR, a newly launched dispute resolution practice established by Guerra King PL that focuses on complex litigation matters.

Lawyers W. Donald Cox, Burton Wiand and W. Reece Bader formed the special practice to provide private resolution of disputes, a legal method that is cost-effective and beneficial for clients and the judicial system, according to a written statement.

Alternative dispute resolution procedures have become an accepted route for settling business disputes in Florida and nationally.

Bader recently joined GK-ADR after 45 years at an international law firm with a practice concentrating on securities class actions, broker-dealer litigation, commodities litigation, disciplinary and enforcement proceedings, corporate disputes and arbitration and administrative hearings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange and other regulatory agencies.

Cox, a commercial litigation lawyer, practiced at Fowler White Boggs for 47 years and was the firm’s general counsel and head of litigation. He left last summer with the aim of participating in alternative dispute resolution.

He is board-certified in business litigation law and certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit civil mediator.

Wiand has a long history of complex litigation, beginning as a litigator with the SEC. He too is a mediator certified by the state Supreme Court.

Wiand is the court-appointed receiver in the Arthur Nadel Ponzi scheme and has recovered assets to distribute millions of dollars to jilted investors.