Rochelle Friedman Walk is an experienced attorney, business executive, and neutral mediator with a reputation for being thoughtful, strategic, and skillful. Rochelle is widely known for her negotiating skills and ability to bring parties together in win-win, creative solutions. She offers a practical and business-oriented approach to the practice of law, with a focus on helping her clients achieve their goals in the most efficient and effective way possible.
With over 35 years of business and legal experience, Rochelle has served as the chief restructuring officer, chief administrative officer, chief legal officer, and Business Unit Manager for several national and multinational business organizations. As an attorney, she has represented clients in a wide range of legal transactions, including complex commercial, e-commerce, technology, real estate, financial restructuring, and employment matters. Her unique knowledge and skills relating to mergers and acquisitions of e-commerce companies have made her well-known in the field, and she is often regarded as the go-to attorney for Amazon FBA sellers in e-commerce transactions, including representing some of the largest aggregators since their inception. She has been engaged to help business partners and owners resolve disputes and differences as a neutral mediator or arbitrator, including buy-sell agreements, partner or member buyouts, and new partner or member admissions for LLCs, partnerships, and corporations.
In addition to being a skilled attorney and mediator, Rochelle is also a member of the FINRA arbitration and mediation panels, has been court-appointed as a receiver and mediator, and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Appellate Mediator since 2010. She is well-versed in mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and has helped countless clients resolve disputes outside of the courtroom.
Rochelle is a Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent (AV)-rated lawyer for over 20 years, a recognition that is reserved for only the highest level of professional excellence. She has been consistently named as one of the Top Lawyers in Tampa Bay since moving to Florida in 2007 and is included in Martindale-Hubbell’s inaugural and all subsequent editions of its Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2011-present). She has also been named a Super Lawyer by her peers.
In her spare time, Rochelle is a dedicated community volunteer and has been awarded the Tikun Olam, Leo Levinson, and Women of Distinction Awards for Leadership and Service by the Tampa JCCs and Federation for her efforts in serving the community. She also volunteers for SCORE as a presenter on various business topics and serves on the Boards of several not-for-profit community agencies in the Tampa Bay area, including a community foundation and previously assisted living facility.
Rochelle received her Juris Doctor cum laude from Case Western Reserve University Law School in Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her A.B. cum laude from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and also holds certificates from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Rochelle is admitted to practice law in Ohio and Florida, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Overall, Rochelle is a highly skilled attorney, business executive, and neutral mediator who is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals. Her vast experience and unique skill set make her an invaluable asset to any business or individual seeking legal counsel or mediation services.