Keith Grossman presented his “Peace Chest Prelude”

Attorney and Mediator Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, shared his presentation, “Peace Chest Prelude” on Thursday, March 26 at First Citizens Bank of Bonita Springs. The program was held to help business owners, managers and employees understand and develop skills to effectively prevent conflict and de-escalate existing conflict.

Attendees walked away with ideas on how to improve conflict management and negotiation skills through collaboration. Grossman said, “Collaboration is the gold standard in working out conflicts.” He also explained how negative energy surrounding conflict can be converted into a more positive, productive energy, providing the opportunity to improve outcomes for everyone involved. In this way, everyone walks away a winner and has more success.

Grossman says many people prepare for conflict by saving up money and resources to do battle. His philosophy is the concept of a “Peace Chest” as an alternative to a “War Chest.” “Developing a peace chest is a decision to focus on teamwork and problem solving,“ said Grossman. “A strong peace chest promotes harmony, encourages self-empowerment and provides for healing.”

For more information on the “Peace Chest Prelude,” and how you can be a part of the next presentation in Fort Myers, scheduled for April 9, call (239) 210-7516 or email Sheila Hoard at

Attorney Keith Grossman of Grossman Law & Conflict Management has over 20 years of experience in and out of the courtroom and focuses his practice on family law, conflict management, and workplace conflict. Grossman is a Family Mediator and Civil Mediator certified by the Florida Supreme Court, a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator a former Family Law Case Manager for Court Administration, and Past President of the Lee County Bar Association. He also helped to establish and supervise the Lee County Family Case Management Program, a program designed to help families navigate the court system and reduce the conflict typically associated with the divorce process. In the area of employment law and mediation, Grossman’s services include human resources consulting, skills training workshops, facilitation for consensus building, and conflict management design and preventative practices. Grossman Law & Conflict Management is located at 7270 College Parkway, Suite 1, in Fort Myers. For more information about family law, employment law, and conflict management services, call (239) 210-7516 or 877-687-1392, email or visit;; or
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