Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group, P.A.
Experience. Respect. Results.
Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan &
Susannah C. Savitsky
THE LADY LAWYERS OF FLORIDA
LAWYERS AND MEDIATORS
BIG ENOUGH TO FIGHT FOR YOU..
SMALL ENOUGH TO CARE.
WE ASSIST CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN THE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THEIR FINANCIAL SUCCESS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THEIR LEGACY THROUGH ESTATE PLANNING AND TRUST ADMINISTRATION.
WE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING LEGAL ASSISTANCE:
Our Main Office
The Venice Office is at:
333 Tamiami Trail S, Suite 298
Venice, FL 34285
However we have the ability to meet clients
in Sarasota and Bradenton as needed.
Office Phone Number: 941-799-3015
Office Fax: 1-800-549-5137
Contact us by email at
for more information or go to our contact us page.
Legal Services provided by appointment only. Please do not call our office for free legal advice. We are only able to provide advice after intake and screening for conflicts.
Telephone Appointments may be available upon request and pre-payment.
ALL INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS NOT CONSIDERED LEGAL ADVICE BUT IS PROVIDED JUST FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.
Why Hire Us?
Making the Right Choice.
WHY HIRE OUR LAW FIRM??
YOUR LAWYERS ARE MEDIATORS. THEY ARE TRAINED TO NEGOTIATE FIRST.
DAWN MARIE BATES-BUCHANAN IS ALSO A TRAINED COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW LAWYER AND SUSANNAH C. SAVITSKY IS A TRAINED CIRCUIT CIVIL MEDIATOR AND ARBITRATOR.
Our firm has a combined 25 years of experience in complex family law, real estate, consumer and probate matters that leads us to be able to create Marital Settlement Agreements, Contracts, Wills, Trusts and other Estate Planning documents that will avoid litigation and the Courts.
We theorize and strategize together as a firm - We have a lot of experience, we know the law and are reviewing all facts of your specific circumstances to avoid litigation. This helps us when we are working on contracts, wills, trusts and other documents that will avoid litigation and lead towards negotiations for settlement. We know what litigation looks like and how it works and can do everything we can to avoid it and save our Clients money.
We work hard for our clients and we are known by other attorneys for our reputation to listen and offer negotiation and settlement options, but that we know the law and are able to point out the flaws in any case. We always fight zealously for our clients. We don't work 9-5, Monday thur Friday. We work nights and weekends and are here when you need us to be.
Our lawyers are dedicated and will work for you, that means making time for your calls, emails and meetings, after hours on weekend and when ever and where ever you need us. We make house calls. Our Lawyers do their own work and are initimately familar with your case.
Our lawyers will always be truthful with you, never just bill you for work that is not moving your case to success. Often the TRUTH about your case, is hard to hear, hard to live with, but the TRUTH is better than struggling through a legal a case that you have little or no success of winning, spening money that you may never get back. We will not litigate a case that we do not believe that we can successfully win.
Why can't we tell you about all our case results?
We have so much more that we could add. We cannot display our case results because they are confidential. Each client's personal information is protected so we can't share any information with anyone else. We also do not discuss other cases because every case is unique and the outcome of your case will depend on your facts. However, clients have choosen to share their outcomes and referrals on other websites like Lawyers.com, Martindale.com and AVVO.com. Please feel free to check our firm and lawyers out there.
You can always review a lawyer's work by going to the Clerk of the Court's website and searching for them by name to see their cases and the outcomes of those cases, as Civil Law, Probate and Family Law cases are public record.
Justice for You
Let Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group, P.A. be the solution for your Legal needs. By combining a fundamental understanding of the big picture with the complexity of daily interactions and experiences, our lawyers provide proactive solutions to a diversity of clients. Our partners are innovative, sophisticated and able to handle complex cases.
Got a Question? Please call us at 941-799-3015 for your consultation. There is a $100 Fee for in person consultation and $50 for telephone or zoom consultation, but if you hire our Firm, the fee is applied to your retainer. Telephone Consultations are available by Appointment.
Circuit Civil and Family Law
AVOID TRIAL COSTS - HIRE A EXPEREINCED LITIGATOR - TO BE YOUR MEDIATOR.
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.LADYMEDIATORSFLA.COM
Mediation is the process by which the parties and their lawyers meet with a neutral party to discuss ways of resolving the issues at hand. Ideally, the mediator should be a lawyer well-versed in the issues of the case. The mediator cannot force anyone to agree to anything, although the Judge can order you to go to mediation and cooperate. The mediator will meet with the parties together and separately to see if a compromise can be reached, or even try and straighten out a party who may be unrealistic in their demands or expectations.
Sometimes, it's just the idea of a neutral third party disagreeing with someone's position that makes them re-think it. If you can't sell your idea to a mediator, why would you think the Judge will buy it? If an agreement can be reached, it is reduced to writing. It basically becomes a SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT which is legally binding and can only be set aside in rare circumstances, such as where the other party misrepresented something important. The Agreement is then adopted by the Judge into the Final Judgment.
COURT ORDERED TO GO TO MEDIATION AND NEED REPRESENTATION AT MEDIATION?
Our firm can handle representing you at mediation in any of the types of law that we practice.
Our firm can also handle being a mediator in your Family Law, Civil or Foreclosure case anywhere in the State of Florida. Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law and Circuit Civil Foreclosure Mediator and Susannah C. Savitsky is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Foreclosure Mediator.
Our firm charges $250.00 for minimum of two hours ($500.00) for a private foreclosure or civil mediation, unless it is established by the Court and then those program fee's apply. Our firm has private offices available to handle mediation conferences in Bradenton and Venice, or we will come to you.
The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.