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Ms. Brooke Deratany Goldfarb Esq.

Ms. Brooke Deratany Goldfarb Esq.

A Kinder, Gentler Divorce; Member A Friendly Divorce Network of Family Mediators
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Florida
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Summary

A Kinder, Gentler Divorce. Member of a Friendly Divorce Network of Family Mediators

Caring about the wellness and happiness of you and your family.

Empowering parties so that they may divorce or otherwise resolve their disputes with dignity and integrity outside of litigation, providing the basis for a post-divorce civil parenting relationship and gently transitioning the family so as to minimize the amount of emotional damage and psychological trauma to both parents and children. Sometimes couples are not sure divorce is the answer. Ms. Goldfarb makes room in her practice for couples to explore the possibility of staying together or reconciling. Her focus is on the wellness, happiness and success of the entire family. She also coaches individuals to lead happier, more successful lives as they achieve their goals and dreams.

Education
University of Central Florida
M.S.W. (2022) | Social Work
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Harvard Law School
J.D. (1996) | Law
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President, Jewish Law Students Association; President, "Scales of Justice" a cappella singing group; Board Member, Harvard Law School Drama Society; Student Host, Alumni Reunions and Special Events.
Honors: Baker & McKenzie International Clerkship, Veirano e Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Summer 1995); University of San Diego Institute on International & Comparative Law, Paris, France (Summer 1994)
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University of Florida
No degree | Center for Latin American Studies
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Honors: Graduate Assistantship, Fall 1991 & Spring 1993; Rotary International Scholarship, FLACSO, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1992); Fulbright Fellowship, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1992). Thesis: MERCOSUL: Brazilian-Argentine Relations.
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University of Virginia
B.A. (1991) | Latin American Studies & Spanish
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Honors: B.A., with High Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa; Echols Scholar; Golden Key National Honor Society; Vice President, Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society; Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil (Summer 1990); Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain (Fall 1989). President, Spanish Club; Officer, Cavalier Kickers Dance Team; Officer, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority; Inter-Sorority Council.
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Professional Experience
Certified Family & Circuit Civil Mediator, Qualified Arbitrator, President
PEACEFUL BEACH MEDIATION & COLLABORATION, INC.
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Divorce, Marriage & Life Coach; Florida Supreme Court Certified Family & Circuit Civil Mediator; Qualified Arbitrator in Indialantic, Florida. Empowering couples to have a kinder, gentler divorce, or in the alternative, a healthier, stronger, marriage. She also assists people--employers and employees, landlords and tenants, buyers and sellers, neighbors and neighborhoods--to resolve their issues and conflicts prior to resorting to costly and dehumanizing litigation and otherwise move forward in positive ways. Keeping focused on the best interests of the parties and their children. If a couple wants, she can help them explore the possibility of staying together or reconciling.
Brevard County Coordinator
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida, Inc.
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Attorney At Law
Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, Esq.
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Director/Legal Recruiter
Mestel & Company
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Specialized in recruiting Ivy League-educated lawyers for prestigious Washington, D.C. law firms.
Corporate Associate
Swidler Berlin (Bingham)
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Focus was on national and international mergers & acquisitions and telecommunications and technology deals in the DC office. Firm was ultimately acquired by the Boston law firm, Bingham.
Corporate International & Immigration Associate
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Handled immigration law cases and international corporate transactions. Co-authored legal guide to doing business and investing in Brazil.
Certifications
Registered Yoga Teacher RYT 200
The Yoga Alliance
Qualified Arbitrator
Florida Dispute Resolution Center
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
Florida Dispute Resolution Center
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
Florida Dispute Resolution Center
Awards
Stars of the Space Coast Non-Profit Professional Award Finalist
Brevard 211
Employee of the Month
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida, Inc.
A. Max Brewer Community Service Award
Brevard County Bar Association
Women of Excellence Finalist
Melbourne Regional Chamber
Honorable Mention
SPACE COAST WOMEN MAKING HISTORY AWARD
In honor of Women's History Month, March 2009. Award by Florida Institute of Technology's Women's Business Center.
Featured "Charming Lady"
CHARM ON THE SPACE COAST MAGAZINE
Featured in inaugural issue April 2010 as a working mom making a positive impact in her community with her choice to promote the concept of peaceful divorce.
4 Under 40 Leadership Award
LEAD Brevard
Ms. Goldfarb was one of four young professionals recognized for their service to and leadership in their community.
Featured "Legally Blonde Harvard Lawyer"
FLORIDA TODAY
Featured on cover of Life section of Florida Today Newspaper, November 1, 2009 as the "real life" Harvard lawyer, Elle Woods, from Legally Blonde the Musical.
Featured "Young Professional to Watch"
SPACE COAST BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Featured Young Professional in August 2009 issue for advocacy of peaceful divorce.
Best Presentation, Team IV "Cross Examination Techniques"
Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
Award for demonstration in mock trial.
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar of Goodwill
Rotary International, Indialantic Club
Sent to be an ambassador of Goodwill to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Young Adult of the Year, 1986-1987
Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Goldfarb was recognized as the top high school senior in Brevard County and was invited to lunch with President Reagan.
Professional Associations
Melbourne City Ballet Theatre
Board Member
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Space Coast Tourism Development Council
Member, Beaches & Rivers Committee
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Ninos Health
Board Member
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League of Women Voters Space Coast
Board Member
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Health & Women’s Issues Committee, LWV-SC
Chair
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TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
Member
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Brevard County Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Committee on Brevard Public Schools' Civics Curriculum for Elementary Students
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Florida State Bar # 97047
Member
- Current
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Brevard Family Partnership
Board Member
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Brevard Bar Foundation
Secretary 2013-2014, President 2014-2015
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Activities: In keeping with the mission of Brevard Bar Foundation to build bridges between lawyers and the community, led committee for annual day-long CLE and interdisciplinary workshop for lawyers, mediators, business people and other professionals.
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Florida Bar Grievance Mediation & Fee Arbitration Committee
Volunteer Program Mediator & Arbitrator
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Florida Tech Pre-Law Advisory Board
Member
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FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE TEACHING PROGRAM
Justice Teacher, Indialantic Elementary
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Zonta
Member
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Activities: Zonta is an organization dedicated to improving the status of women worldwide and eliminating human trafficking of women and children at home and abroad. http://zontainternational.org and http://zontaspacecoast.org
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Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
Member
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Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Member, Brevard County Chapter
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INDIALANTIC ANNUAL WITCH WAY 5K COMMITTEE
Co-Chair
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INDIALANTIC PARKS, RECREATION & BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE
Chair
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Florida Law Journal
Contributing Writer
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SALLY'S FRIENDS Support Network for Sally's House (PREVENT! of Brevard)
Member (Board: Membership Chair 2009)
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Brevard Art Museum
Council of 100 (President 2010-2011)
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Activities: Board of Trustees
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Collaborative Association of Brevard
Member
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LEAD Brevard
Member
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SPACE COAST BALLET
Board (Chair 2006, Co-Chair 2009-2010)
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DANCING WITH BREVARD, KLD Youth Foundation
Co-Chair & 4th Place Finalist
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INDIALANTIC ELEMENTARY
Volunteer (Chair, Arts & Culture Committee 2010-2011)
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HARVARD LAW SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
Class Agent, Class of 1996
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JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION, 18th Judicial Circuit
Commissioner
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Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
Pupil
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Divorce with Minor Children: $2,750 Divorce without Minor Children: $1,950 Other Mediation Services $300 per hour; Arbitration Services $300 per hour Personal Coaching $75 per 1/2 hour
Practice Area
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages
  • French: Spoken
  • Portuguese: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Website
Peaceful Beach Mediation & Collaboration, Inc.
Website
A Friendly Divorce Network of Family Mediators
Contact & Map
Peaceful Beach Mediation & Collaboration, Inc.
150 Fifth Avenue
Suite E
Indialantic, FL 32903
USA
Telephone: (321) 626-2858