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 panel. 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. Through her law practice, The Flat Fee Lawyer, she offers transactional legal services on a project fee rather than hourly basis, enabling her clients to budget and avoid financial surprises.
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 plaintiffs and defendants 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.
Ms. Walk is a Martindale-Hubbell Preeminient (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 Preeminient Women Lawyers (2011 - 2013). A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Colgate University, she is a Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil 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.
Matthew A. Welker, Esq. is a top graduate of the University of Dayton Law School and is licensed to practice in the States of Florida and Ohio. He regularly works with clients on new incorporations and entity formation, contract review and research. Recent client projects include conversion of multiple foreign corporations and LLCs to Florida companies, review of acquisition agreements, and drafting basic contracts.
The Walk Law Firm, PA is a small business law firm located in Tampa, Florida. We provide general counsel services to businesses and entrepreneurs. Our goal is to offer businesses, large and small, the experience of big firm and big company counsel, at a fee structure that is affordable. We provide services ranging from contract drafting and review to general consulting and analysis on matters ranging from mergers, acquisitions and divestitures to leases of land or equipment asset purchases, employee relations like employment agreements and separation agreements. We will help you draft policies and procedures and help you think through your most difficult legal matters. We have the experience to understand your business as business executives and to counsel your business as business attorneys. We are practical in our approach and enjoy working with our clients as they grow their businesses. When needed, we will co-counsel with litigators, or help clients identify and refer you to the best counsel for the matter.
Our goal is to give business owners a reason to seek and use counsel from the start of a business through growth and development, rather than consider legal counsel a necessary evil when they hit a bump in the road.
For more information, please contact us at Rochelle@WalkLawFirm.com