Adam Cordover

Next Generation Divorce
412 E. Madison St., Suite 824
Tampa, Florida 33602
United States
Office: 813-443-0615
Member since 2011
Membership Type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer, Mediator

Attorney Adam B. Cordover is a leader in the Tampa Bay and international collaborative law community. He served as President of Next Generation Divorce (growing it to become one of the nation's largest collaborative practice groups), Research Co-Chair of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and he speaks at professional, civic, and religious organizations regarding the collaborative family law process. Adam is also one of 23 graduates of the IACP Leadership Academy, as well as a member of IACP's Research Committee.

Adam is a collaborative trainer and founding member of the Tampa Bay Collaborative Trainer (with whom he teaches 2-Day Introductory and Skill-Building Collaborative Courses) and Peacemaking Practice Trainers (with whom he teaches Practice-Building courses, i.e., how to make collaborative practice your day job).

Additionally, Adam is a co-author, along with internationally-renowned collaborative practitioner Forrest (Woody) Mosten, of an upcoming American Bar Association book on Building A Satisfying and Profitable Collaborative Law Practice.

Adam successfully spearheaded an effort of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit to push forward an administrative order recognizing and recommending collaborative family law (just the fourth such administrative order in Florida). Additionally, Adam was a collaborative attorney in Florida's first pro bono collaborative divorce. Adam also used the collaborative process to help same sex parties reach a settlement and become the first dissolution of marriage case in Florida to challenge the state's Defense of Marriage Act and Florida Constitutional Amendment banning recognition of same-sex marriage via an action for divorce.

Adam handles all sorts of Florida family law matters, including divorce, military divorce, collaborative divorce, paternity, child support, modification, enforcement, support unconnected with divorce, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, domestic partnership agreements, relocation, change of name, and adoption (including non-relative adoption, close relative adoption, stepparent adoption, second parent adoption, and adult adoption).

Adam is licensed to practice law in Florida.

Adam now practices exclusively in out-of-court dispute resolution with a focus on collaborative divorce and family law.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law Adoption Law
License(s): Member, The Florida Bar
Professional Activities: ~Founding and Principal Trainer, Tampa Bay Collaborative Trainers ~Founding Trainer, Peacemaking Practice Trainers ~Co-Chair, Research Committee, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals ~Co-Chair, Leadership Institute, Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals ~ Past President, Next Generation Divorce ~Executive Board Member, Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals ~Co-Chair, Research Committee, Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals ~Past Judicial Outreach Chair, Hillsborough County Bar Association - Collaborative Law Section ~Organizer, 13th Judicial Circuit Task Force to Draft Collaborative Practice Administrative Order ~Member, IACP Leadership Academy ~Member, IACP Research Committee ~Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association Collaborative Law Section Pro Bono Committee ~Member, Tampa Bay Family Law Inn of Court ~Member, The Florida Bar - Family Law Section ~Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association - Family Law Section
Education:
Undergraduate:
University of Florida, 2003
- B.A., Political Science and Jewish Studies
- Certificate, International Relations

Post-graduate:
American University - School of International Service, 2008
- M.A., International Affairs
Comments: I have always been drawn to new and cutting edge areas of the law. The principles of creativity and dynamism engendered in collaborative practice just makes sense, and yet, until recently, so few people know about it in the Gulf Coast of Florida. This is why I hope to spread the word as a leader in the Tampa Bay interdisciplinary collaborative law community.
Training Offered

2-Day Introductory Training
1 or 2-Day Advanced Training
3-day Training (2-day Introductory, 1-Day Advanced)
Hourly or half-day trainings also available

Advanced Topics Include
- Building Your Collaborative Practice - How to Get More Cases
- The Collaborative Multiverse: A Townhall-style Debate and Dialogue on Collaborative Practice
- Collaborative Divorce for Families of Modest Means
- Building A Pro Bono Collaborative Divorce Program
- Collaborative Divorce for the Middle Class
- Troubleshooting the Collaborative Roadmap
- Collaborative Practice and LGBT Families
- Building A Successful Collaborative Practice Group
- What You and Your Practice Group Can Do to Help More Clients Via the Collaborative Process
- The Tough Ones: Collaborative Cases Involving Serious Mental Health, Domestic Violence, or Substance Abuse Issues
- Option Building in Collaborative Cases

Training Conducted

-Principal Trainer, 1-Day Advanced Training - It All Starts in the Initial Client Meeting - Enrolling the Collaborative Case 2018 (Boca Raton, FL)

-Principal Trainer, 1-Day Advanced Training - The Tough Ones: Collaborative Cases with Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Issues 2018 (Charlotte, NC)

-Principal Trainer, 2-Day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training 2018 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

-Principal Trainer, 1-Day Advanced Training - Enrolling the Collaborative Case 2017 (Pensacola, FL)

-Principal Trainer, 2-Day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training 2017 (Pensacola, FL)

-Principal Trainer, 2-Day Advanced Training - Cutting Edge Collaborative Practices: Sharpening Your Skills From Initial Consult to Case Debrief 2017 (Erie, PA)

-Principal Trainer, 2-Day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training 2017 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

-Assistant Trainer, 40-Hour Basic Mosten Family Mediation Training 2016 (Los Angeles, CA)

-Principal Trainer, 2-Day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training 2016 (Lakewood Ranch, FL)

Collaborative Training Offered

1-Day Advanced Training
2-Day Introductory Training
2-Day Advanced Training
3-day Training (2-day Introductory, 1-Day Advanced)
Hourly or half-day trainings also available

Advanced Topics Include
- Building Your Collaborative Practice - How to Get More Cases
- Collaborative Option Building vs. Traditional Settlement Negotiations - Cutting Edge Tips & Tricks
- The Tough Ones: Collaborative Cases with Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, or Mental Health Issues
- The Collaborative Multiverse: A Townhall-style Debate and Dialogue on Collaborative Practice
- Collaborative Divorce for Families of Modest Means
- Building A Pro Bono Collaborative Divorce Program
- Collaborative Divorce for the Middle Class
- Troubleshooting the Collaborative Roadmap
- Collaborative Practice and LGBT Families
- Building A Successful Collaborative Practice Group
- What You and Your Practice Group Can Do to Help More Clients Via the Collaborative Process

Collaborative Training Reference

Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Nancy Cameron
Anne Lucas
Kevin Scudder
Robert J. Merlin
Joryn Jenkins
Randy Heller