Alternative Dispute Resolution

Trent Cotney is AAA Construction Mediator, Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil and Appellate Mediator, and a Department of Business and Professional Regulation Condominium and Homeowner’s Association mediator. He has mediated a variety of disputes involving commercial and construction matters both informally and formally through the mediation process. In addition, Mr. Cotney is a member of AAA Panel of Construction Arbitrators and a Qualified Court-Appointed Arbitrator that specializes in arbitrating construction disputes. Cotney Construction Law provides all alternative dispute resolution services at fixed rates with no required hourly minimum and no cancellation fee.

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OSHA Update: New Year, New Direction?

Based on a significant shift in leadership, many are speculating on possible changes to OSHA’s practices enforcement  going into 2018.  Given the current administration’s reputation for opposing regulation, some believe that OSHA will start to favor compliance rather than enforcement.

New Form I-9 Just Released

On January 31, 2020, the new IRS Form I-9 became available for use. Beginning on April 30, 2020, employers will only be allowed to use...

2020 OSHA Workplace Safety Penalties to Increase

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is increasing workplace safety penalties for 2020. The new penalties went into effect on January 15, 2020 and...

Asheville’s Take on Affordable Housing

The city of Asheville has taken a renewed interest in providing residents with affordable housing. In addition to providing a

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