About Jena Rissman Atlass

Jena Rissman Atlass is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Mediator. In addition, Jena serves as a Certified Program Mediator for The Florida Bar Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration Program and is listed on the Register of Mediators pursuant to Rule 9019-2 with the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida.

Jena is dedicated to resolution without litigation. She finds that the parties are savvier, more creative and understand their needs and tolerances better than a judge or jury and can find the right resolution to the dispute.  Mediation offers the ability to structure a solution to the conflict in the broadest and most creative ways possible where the judge or jury, as the case may be, are limited in the results that may be achieved.

Jena Atlass has been recognized by Florida Trend as a Legal Elite for 2012 and 2013 in the area of mediation and alternative dispute resolution. In addition, the South Florida Business Journal has recognized Jena as one of the Top 25 Alternative Dispute Resolution Firms for 2012 and 2013.

Jena Rissman Atlass began her twenty-year legal career as a commercial litigator where she handled litigation matters at trial and on appeal in the areas of real estate, construction defects, personal property tax, partnership and shareholder disputes and general commercial contracts. One of her clients (ADT Security Services) then hired her as in-house counsel. While at ADT Security Services, Jena participated in dozens of mergers & acquisitions, the national dealer program and acquisitions and leasing of real property. Following her term with ADT Security Services, she returned to private practice as a transactional lawyer specializing in commercial real estate transactions, including construction loans and complex purchases of commercial property, and corporate transactions.

Jena is a native of South Florida. She graduated high school from Miami County Day School, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University and her Juris Doctorate from University of Florida College of Law.

A detailed CV is available upon request.