Edward S. Sachs is the President of My Collaborative Team.
Edward Sachs is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
After 25 years of representing spouses in litigated divorces, Mr. Sachs recently left his position as Director of Litigation and Valuation Services for a large local firm and opened his own accounting practice dedicated to the Collaborative Process and other alternatives to litigation in settling financial issues in divorce and business.
Ed is the Immediate Past President of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals and serves on the Board of Directors of the Miami and Broward collaborative practice groups.
Rebecca Fischer is Chair of the Board of Directors for My Collaborative Team.
Rebecca Fischer is an accomplished Collaborative family law attorney who practices exclusively in areas of law affecting families and children, including probate, guardianship, trusts and estates.
Ms. Fischer, who is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was named as a Florida Super Lawyer for the past six years, and she was listed as a Top Rated Lawyer by the Miami Herald in 2015 and 2018.
Ms. Fischer graduated from the University of Redlands in 1979 with Honors, receiving a B.A. in Psychology. She earned her law degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1982, Deans List, and she has been practicing family law for over 20 years.
Carolann Mazza is a founder of My Collaborative Team.
Carolann Mazza is a family attorney and Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator who helps divorcing couples and families in conflict handle their conflicts in a healthier way. She works solely with couples who choose out of court processes to find durable, lasting resolution as they transition into the new phases of their lives.
In Collaborative Law, Carolann has found her passion. As she built her family practice, she began to recognize that the destructive nature of divorce and the resulting unresolved conflicts lead to a vicious cycle of continued court involvement for the family. Consensual dispute resolution processes such as Collaborative Law help the family stay out of court and allow them the ability to resolve their differences with dignity, respect, promoting open and honest dialogue where emotions are recognized and addressed. These methods are the antidote to the toxicity of ending a marriage or relationship in an adversarial manner.
Carolann has been practicing law for a lot of years. She is licensed in both Florida and in Texas.
Dr. Jerome Poliacoff is a founder of My Collaborative Team.
Jerome Poliacoff, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with expertise in child, family, and forensic psychology.
He is a certified Guardian ad Litem, and a Parenting Coordinator, who serves as an expert witness and evaluator for the family courts in the tri-county area.
As a founder of the former Sunset Mental Health Associates in South Miami, former co-director of the adult unit at Charter Hospital, Miami, and as director of the Attention Deficit Disorder Center for Assessment and Treatment, he has a long history of working with families and children in and out of the family court setting.
Dr. Poliacoff received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the City College of the City of New York, and completed his graduate training at the Children’s Psychiatric Centers and the University of Miami, where he earned his doctoral degree in Counseling and Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami, Coral Gables.