Ms. Rochelle Friedman Walk, Esq.: Lawyer with Walk Law Firm, PA

Ms. Rochelle Friedman Walk, Esq.

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Rochelle Friedman Walk, Esq. - lawyer and mediator for businesses and their owners

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Transition
  • Business Planning and Counseling
  • Partnership
  • LLC
  • Trusts
  • Contracts
  • Employment and Labor, including EEOC
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Commercial Leases
Contact InfoTelephone: 813-999-0199
Fax: 813-839-4896
University Colgate University, A.B., Cum Laude, Honors: With Honors, Honors: Dean's List, Major: Urban Studies, 1983; Darden School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Strategic Marketing Management - Certificate, 1995; Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Communications Strategy - Certificate, 1993
Law SchoolCase Western Reserve University Law School, J.D., Cum Laude, 1986
Admitted1986, Ohio; 1987, U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio; 2011, Florida; 2011, U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
Memberships The Florida Bar; American Bar Association; Hillsborough County Bar Association.
BornCleveland, Ohio, January 26, 1961

Rochelle Friedman Walk, Esq. is an experienced, thoughtful and strategic attorney, business executive and neutral mediator. She has been court-appointed as a receiver and mediator, and is a member of the FINRA arbitration and mediation panels. She is known for her negotiating skills and the ability to bring parties together in win-win, creative solutions. She offers a practical and business-oriented approach to the practice of law. Her background in business enables her to relate well to clients and to quickly define the work and potential solutions.

In her more than twenty-five years of business and legal experience, she has served as the chief restructuring officer, chief administrative officer, chief legal officer and Business Unit Manager to several national and multi-national business organizations. As an attorney, she has represented clients in a wide range of legal transactions and disputes including complex commercial, insurance coverage, real estate, construction, financial restructuring and employment matters. She has served as an ombudsman in employment, elder care, NAACP, creditor and shareholder matters and has worked with a number of different international unions to resolve concerns. Most recently she has been engaged to help business partners and owners resolve disputes and differences so that their businesses can operate more effectively. Her work includes mediating and negotiating buy-sell agreements, partner or member buy-outs and new partner or member admissions for LLCs, partnerships and corporations.

Ms. Walk is a Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent (AV)-rated lawyer, has been named by Tampa Bay Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in Tampa Bay (July 2010) and is included in Martindale-Hubbell's inaugural and subsequent editions of its Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2011, 2012). A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Colgate University, she is a Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil, Family and Appellate certified mediator, licensed to practice law in the States of Florida and Ohio, and is a member of the America Bar Association, Section for Dispute Resolution, the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. She has been recognized by the YWCA as a Woman of Professional Excellence and the Tampa Jewish Community Federation as a Woman of Distinction. She volunteers for SCORE as a presenter on various business topics and serves on the Boards of a number of not-for-profit community agencies in the Tampa Bay area, including a community foundation and assisted living facility. Previously, she served on the Board of a Crisis Nursery.

Certified Legal Specialties
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Appellate Mediator since 2010
FINRA Mediator and Arbitrator

Representative Clients
Real Estate Brokerages and management companies
Retailers, including online sellers and resellers
Manufacturers and distributors
Professional Associations, including Doctors, Financial Planners, Engineers, Insurers and other regulated industries
Professional Investors and Funds

Presenter, Going into Business, SCORE, 2011 - Present
Presenter, Advising the Corporate Board, Ohio Bar Association
Panelist/Presenter, Business Law Section Spring Meeting, ABA
Panelist/Presenter, Glasser Legalworks SEC Conference, 2002 - 2004

Honors and Awards
Merrill Jacobs Leadership Award
Woman of Distinction, Tampa Jewish Community Federation
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011 - Present
Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine
Leadership Cleveland, Class of 2002
Cleveland YWCA Woman of Professional Excellence

Professional Associations and Memberships
The Florida Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Member, 2010
American Bar Association, Business Law and Dispute Resolution Sections, Member
Ohio Bar Association, Member, 1986 - Present
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2011 - Present
Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Member, 1999 - 2010
Weinberg Village LLC, Member, Board of Managers, 2007 — present; secretary to the Board 2010- present
Tampa Orlando Pinellas Foundation, Trustee; Tampa Community Chair 20011- present
GMP Retiree Medical Trust, Trustee, 2008 - 2010
Providence House, Trustee, Fund Development and Governance Committees, 2000 - 2006
Providence House, Secretary, Governance and Executive Committees, 2001 - 2003
Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Ohio Chapter Treasurer, 2005
Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Secretary, 2006
Greater Cleveland General Counsel Society, 2003 - 2006

Past Employment Positions
The Flat Fee Lawyer/ Corporate Governance Solutions, PLLC, CEO, 2010 - 2011
Anchor Glass Container Corporation, VP, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer & Secretary , 2007 - 2010
Oglebay Norton Company, VP, General Counsel & Secretary, 1998 - 2007
Sherwin-Williams Company, Business Unit Director, Licensed Brands, 1995 - 1998
Sherwin-Williams Company, Director, Marketing Communications, 1993 - 1995
Sherwin-Williams Company, Corporate Counsel, 1990 - 1993
Ulmer & Berne, LLP, Attorney, 1986 - 1990

Pro Bono Activities
Bankruptcy Mediation for US Bankruptcy Court for Middle District of FL, 2011 - Present
Presenter, SCORE - Business Counseling and Workshop Presenter, 2011 - Present
Ancillary Businesses
Mediation, Arbitration and ADR
Business Planning

 Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil, Family and Appellate Mediator; FINRA Mediator and Arbitrator;

Transactions Acquisition of Cuprinol, Pratt and Lambert, H&C Stains by Sherwin Williams Company; Acquisition of Global Stone by Oglebay Norton Company; Divestiture of Marine Shipping Assets of Oglebay Norton; Restructuring in Chapter 11 of Oglebay Norton; Implemented Plan of Reorganization of Anchor Glass Container Corporation; numerous acquisitions and divestitures of smaller companies and brands.

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Office Information

Ms. Rochelle Friedman Walk, Esq.

102 W. Whiting Street, Suite 502
TampaFL 33602


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