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Ronald Ravikoff

Ronald Ravikoff Esq.

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Practice Areas
Antitrust & Competition
Business Commercial
Cybersecurity & Privacy
Federal Law
Financial Markets
Governmental & Public Agency
Health Care
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education

Ronald Ravikoff, Esq. has been a JAMS neutral since 2012 and has been on the American Healthcare Lawyers Association panel of neutrals since 2014. He is a Certified Florida Mediator and a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. 

Mr. Ravikoff has years of experience in mediation, arbitration, complex litigation, and dispute counseling. His dispute resolution practice focuses on complex commercial matters with a particular emphasis on matters involving healthcare, parallel civil and criminal proceedings including False Claims Act matters, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters, antitrust and trade regulation, class actions, financial institution litigation, securities litigation and regulatory proceedings, and trade secrets matters. He is a retired senior litigation partner of Akerman Senterfitt. Prior to Akerman, he was the Managing Partner of the Miami office of Zuckerman Spaeder for over 25 years.

Mr. Ravikoff has handled numerous ADR matters both as an advocate and neutral – as an attorney, mediator, arbitrator and hearing neutral. He has distinguished himself for helping parties to successfully work through complex disputes without the need for litigation.

Practice Areas
  • Antitrust
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Actions
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Financial Markets
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Health Care /Peer Review
  • Securities

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Full time JAMS Neutral since 2012
  • Participated in numerous mediations, arbitrations and peer review hearings as a neutral, advocate and hearing officer.
  • Certified Civil Court Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court
  • Adjunct Professor of University of Miami School of Law teaching negotiation and business dispute resolution techniques
  • Named to American Health Lawyers Association Panel of Neutrals
  • Member, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Pro Bono Mediator for Dade County Legal Aid.

Representative Matters

  • Additional Experience
      • Mediation of Multidistrict Federal consumer class action involving defective automobiles
      • Mediation of 10b-5 class action suit between shareholders and company for alleged understatement of inventory in public filings
      • Representation of National Hospital Chain in class action over uninsured pricing rates.
      • Mediation between two biotechnical manufacturers over patent infringement on certain enzymes
      • Mediation between company and ousted company president over ownership of patent rights
      • Mediation among buyer and seller of radio stations over fraud and breach of contract
      • Mediation over Bond Premium for multi-million-dollar construction project in the Middle East
      • Mediation between Mexican soybean processor and United States based plant equipment manufacturer over defective equipment resulting in over $300 million in alleged damages
      • Mediation between National Sponsor and Sanctioning Body for rights to International Ballroom Dancing Competition
      • Multiple personal injury representations and mediations including 
        • Death of father of seven killed in accident with semi-trailer truck
        • Death of 14-year-old boy killed by driver while walking to school
        • Various personal injury and medical malpractice cases
      • Bankruptcy mediation over adversary claim alleging fraudulent transfers
      • Pro Bono Mediation for Dade County Legal Aid over unfit housing.
      • Numerous Arbitrations – Consumer Credit
      • Multi-million-dollar arbitration over attorney’s fees in class action
      • Arbitration involving concert promoter and facility
      • Consumer arbitrations over consumer services
      • FLSA Arbitrations
      • Mediation among competing multiple pari-mutuel permit holders over gambling rights at jai alai frontons
      • Mediation among members and sanctioning body of national show horse competition over alleged fraudulent judging and defamation.
      • Mediation among Department of Justice, foreign product manufacturer, United States based real estate firms over violations of United States export laws and forfeiture of proceeds
      • Mediation between Florida Department of Labor and Florida based retail chain over self-insured status for worker compensation
      • Mediation between staffing company and Florida Department of Labor over tax issues involving employees as independent contractor.
      • Mediation between corporate interests alleging defamatory internet posting
  • Antitrust & Competition
      • Mediation of antitrust claim between Latin American distributors brought against an international heavy machinery manufacturer
      • Mediation over alleged theft of trade secrets
      • Trademark dispute mediation
      • Several multi-million dollar nationwide federal consumer class action mediations involving deceptive advertising claims
      • Representation and mediation involving antitrust claims by stevedoring company against other stevedoring companies and a governmental agency for antitrust violations
      • Multiple mediations for national franchisor against numerous franchisees as to misrepresentations in franchise offering documents
  • Business Commercial
      • Mediation of multi-million-dollar M&A dispute over oil fracking acquisition
      • Mediation among competing pari-mutuel facility operators over contract disputes
      • Mediation between adult brother and sister over control of family trust
      • Mediation between law firm and terminated partner over severance terms
      • Mediation over outdoor advertising contract
      • Mediation involving sale of company and related airplane parts
      • Arbitration between governmental entity and builder/operator of $500 million project over alleged impossibility of operation terms and conditions
  • Condominiums/Real Estate/Construction
      • Mediation among adjoining condominium properties over use of common right of way
      • Multi-million-dollar mediation over failed real estate project
      • Several mediations over construction defects involving a regulated industry
      • Arbitration among competing claims of ownership of a multi-million-dollar hotel/resort complex
      • Mediation between resort/spa and adjoining residents over objectionable use of resort property 
      • Mediation between foreign government and national project contractor over failed project
      • Mediation between investor and construction company involving claims of failure to pay and counterclaims of fraud and usury
      • Mediation among home owners, shopping center owner, dry cleaners, and governmental agency over ground water contamination damages and remediation
  • Financial Markets
      • Mediation over Stock Transfer dispute
      • Arbitration involving bank loans
      • Arbitration over amount at issue in Company buyout
      • Mediation of 10b-5 class action suit between shareholders and company for alleged understatement of inventory in public filings
      • Mediation between law firm and public company for malpractice claims arising out of a 10b-5 lawsuit filed against the public company
      • Mediation over 10-b5 violations among investors and company over misstatements in offering statement for new cruise line
  • Health Care
      • Mediation among members of hospital physicians group over financial disputes
      • Mediation between Florida Agency for Health Care and Medicaid provider over license revocation
      • Arbitration between Health Care insurance company and physicians management company regarding dispute over claims paid
      • Arbitration among members of physician group over expulsion of member
      • Mediation involving Medicare fraud claims among private parties, Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, the Florida Attorney General, and the Florida Agency for Health Care
      • Mediation between resort/spa and adjoining residents over creation of medical facility on the premises
      • Mediation involving national manufacturer of medical devices and retailers for contractual violations of distribution agreement
      • Mediation between medical data management company and new purchaser of company owning the data concerning data protection and HIPPA violations issues
      • Arbitration between national hospital chain and national health care insurer over pricing policies resulting in a difference of over a billion dollars in sought reimbursements
      • Mediation involving national manufacturer of medical products and retailer for distribution contract violations
      • Mediation and arbitration between hospital and contract provider of emergency room physicians involving termination of contract
      • Mediation between two biotechnical manufacturers over patent infringement on certain enzymes
      • Mediation in class action by patients against national hospital company over pricing policies for uninsured patients
      • Mediation between Florida Department of Labor and Florida based retail chain over self-insured status for worker compensation
      • Mediation between company and ousted company president over ownership of biological patent rights
      • Arbitration between Hospital and Providers over contract termination
      • Mediation over distribution rights of pharmaceuticals

      Representative Health Care Matters as Counsel

      • Healthcare Antitrust: Representation of a group of independent temporary nursing service suppliers against hospital district alleging antitrust boycott
      • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse and Class Actions: Representation of a Florida-based chain of nursing homes in false claims action brought by Department of Justice and Florida Attorney General
      • Representation of a medical device distributor in a distribution litigation involving claims by the manufacturer
      • Representation of a medical patient data company in a dispute involving provision of services
      • Representation of a national hospital company in a national class action alleging overcharging of services
      • Representation of a national hospital company in a dispute involving a hospital-based physician group contract dispute
      • Representation of a national hospital company in HIPAA litigation

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS


  • Listed as "Lawyer of the Year" for Mediation in Miami by Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Named in Best Lawyers in America in ADR, Antitrust, Antitrust Litigation and Commercial
  • Litigation, 2006-2024
  • Listed in Florida in Super Lawyer in ADR, 2006-2019
  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer Mediation and Arbitration 2014-2018
  • Listed in The National Law Journal TRAILBLAZERS edition under Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust, 2015
  • Named to 2014 Florida Trends Legal Elite for Arbitration and Mediation
  • Listed in Florida as Super Lawyer, 2006, 2014
  • Ranked in Florida for Antitrust, Chambers USA, 2003-2012
  • Ranked in Florida for Litigation, Chambers USA, 2006-2009
  • Listed in Florida for Antitrust Litigation and Business Litigation, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006-2011
  • Listed in Florida as a "Top 100 Miami Lawyer," Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010, 2011
  • Legal Elite, listed for Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Florida Trend, 2009-2011
  • Top Lawyers, Listed for Complex Civil Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, South Florida Legal Guide, 2010, 2011
  • Who's Who Legal Florida, 2008
  • Listed in "Best of the Bar" for Commercial Litigation and Antitrust, South Florida Business Journal


  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association Panel (AHLA), present
  • Certified Mediator, Florida Supreme Court, Circuit Civil
  • Past Chair, 11th Circuit Subcommittee Commercial and Banking Litigation
  • American Bar Foundation
  • University of Miami Citizens Board (Past President)
  • University of Miami Law Alumni Association (Past President)
  • Past member University of Miami Board of Trustees
  • Past Member Cornell Counsel
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Author, "Third-Party Discovery in Arbitration: The Hurdles", Daily Business Review, April 2023
  • Author, "A Q&A Session With Ron Ravikoff on Health Systems and the Benefits of ADR", JAMS ADR Insights, January 2022
  • Author, "6 Considerations For Medical Staff's Virtual Peer Reviews" Law360, May 2020
  • Author, "How Issue-Based ADR Can Streamline Antitrust Cases," Law360, April 2018
  • Presenter, “Trends in In International ADR: Practical Tools, Ethics Perspectives and More," (CLE September 2018)
  • Author, "Using ADR to Streamline the Complex Case," The American Lawyer, January 2016
  • Author, "The Use of Protected Health Care Information in Mediation," JAMS Healthcare
  • Matters Newsletter, Fall 2015
  • Author, "Your Arbitration Is Private, But Is It Confidential?," Daily Business Review, May 26, 2015
  • Presenter, "What Lawyers Need to Know About Drafting Arbitration Clauses for Healthcare
  • Clients" (CLE March 10, 2015)
  • Author, "HIPAA, Protected Healthcare Information and ADR: What Rules Apply?", Inside Counsel 2014
  • Author, "Implement an Antitrust Compliance Program," Miami Herald, May 7th, 2007
  • Speaker, "Unique Aspects of Healthcare Mediation", JAMS, October 2014
  • Speaker, "Ethics in Mediation", South Palm Beach and Bar, April 2014
  • Speaker, "Managing the Complex Business Case in ADR", ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, April 2014
  • Speaker, "Managing the Complex Business Case in ADR", Florida Bar, August 2012
  • Speaker, "Florida's Revised Arbitration Act" Broward Bench and Bar Conference, October 2013


  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law 2008-2015
  • Faculty Advisor, University of Miami Team, National Black Law Students Association, International Negotiations Competition, Washington DC, 2012
  • Advisor, Law Without Walls, University of Miami School of Law, 2012
  • Delegate, Center for International Legal Studies, Senior Lawyer Program, Salzburg, Austria, January 2008
  • Visiting Professor of Law, Catholic University, Lublin, Poland, Spring 2008
  • Delegate, U.S.-Russia Joint Conference on the Rule of Law, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007


Background and Education

  • Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS, 2012-present
  • Litigation Shareholder, Akerman Senterfitt, Miami, Florida, February 2008-April 2012
  • Zuckerman Spaeder, Miami, Florida
    • Partner and Managing Partner, January 1985-February 2008
    • Associate, October 1983-December 1984
  • Greenberg Traurig, Miami, Florida, August 1980-October 1983
  • Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C., September 1977-August 1980
  • Director of Planning, Pompton Plains, NJ, July 1972-August 1974
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1977 (Editor-in-Chief, University of Miami Law Review)
  • Post Graduate: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1973-1974, Ph.D. Program – Urban Planning (no degree conferred)
  • M.R.P., City Planning, Cornell University College of Architecture, 1972
  • B.S., Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 1970


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