Ronald A. Shapo

Ronald A. Shapo

Ronald A. Shapo

Scheduling: liz@sd-adr.com
O: 305.371.5490 | C: 786.256.3594

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Mediation Rates:

– 2 Party Case: $200 per party per hour
– 3 Party Case: $150 per party per hour
– 4 Party Case: $140 per party per hour

Minimum Fees:
– Half Day – 3 hours, or the amount of time reserved if more than 3 hours
– Full Day – 7 hours, or the amount of time reserved if more than 7 hours

The mediation fee is calculated based on your Mediator’s hourly billing rate as detailed above including any pre-mediation preparation time and post-mediation follow-up time spent on the matter.

Note: we do not charge any administrative, scheduling, or rescheduling fees. In exchange we ask that you please respect our time and the cancellation policy below.


If you need to cancel or reschedule, our office must be notified via email prior to the date and time indicated in your confirmation email for that particular mediation or arbitration in order to avoid the minimum fee.

Please note that for us to remain neutral, it is our policy to bill all parties equally for their portion of our minimum fees regardless of which party cancels a session or why it was canceled, even if it is being rescheduled, has settled, or one side is still willing to move forward.

  • Construction and Change Orders
  • Securities
  • Partnerships
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance
  • Employment
  • Condominiums
  • Probate Contests
  • Commercial Torts
  • Brokerage Disputes
  • Corporations
  • Contracts
  • Banking

Ronald (Ron) A. Shapo is an experienced attorney and mediator with over four decades of business, legal and neutral experience. His background includes serving as an accountant (prior to law practice), bank director and corporate counsel, business consultant, and law firm managing partner.

In his practice, he prevailed in cases of first impression and handled large complex matters involving a wide range of substantial contracts, financial matters, estate and development disputes. He has mediated cases involving construction, real estate/condominiums, probate, banking, corporations/partnerships, insurance/securities, commercial torts and contracts of many types. Regardless of the nature of the case, he uses both his transactional and litigation backgrounds to help facilitate a settlement.

His professional credentials include an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over 40 years, recognition as a Florida Super Lawyer, panelist at the Construction Super Conference, the Forbes Council of the Americas Conference and the Florida Information Technology Task Force, certification as a Florida Supreme Court mediator, and membership on the American Arbitration Association’s panel of neutrals.

He has been active in civic organizations including:

  • Chairman of the Board of Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy (600 acres and international rowing venue) and service on Sarasota Memorial Hospital Board Finance Committee,
  • Chairman of the Florida State Insurance Commissioner’s Task Force on Security of Public Deposits,
  • Blue Ribbon Committee for the Redevelopment of South Miami Beach
  • Executive Committee of the Sarasota County Housing Trust.

He received his undergraduate degree in accounting and government cum laude from the University of Miami and his JD cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law.


  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Member, American Arbitration Association


  • University of Miami, School of Law, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Executive Editor and Assistant Editor of the Law Review and Instructor in Legal Research and Writing
  • University of Miami, B.B.A. Cum Laude, Accounting and Government
  • Member, The Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • SuperLawyer in area of Real Estate, Business & Corporate, Business Litigation
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell


It was great to work with you, and I hope we find other cases to work on together.


I never thought anyone could settle this case.


Thank you. You were great. I will definitely keep you on my short list of mediators.


It’s amazing that you got these parties to settle.


I appreciate your efforts today.