Franchesco Soto is a Partner with the firm and Chair of the Construction Department handling matters involving construction litigation and real estate litigation. Mr. Soto has represented owners, contractors and sub-contractors in various construction disputes in State and Federal Courts throughout the State of Florida.
In addition, Mr. Soto has represented developers, associations, contractors and sub-contractors in all aspects of construction litigation, including turnover, chapter 558 litigation, contract and lien disputes. Mr. Soto has also represented individuals and corporations in various contract, negligence and fraudulent conveyance claims and has defended residential mortgage lenders and other financial institutions in various claims involving, breach of contract, business torts, bankruptcy, claims involving alleged violations of the Truth-in-Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, state consumer fraud and anti-predatory lending laws, and consumer privacy claims.
J.D., Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2002
B.A., Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1998
Partners David Haber & Franchesco Soto, along with law clerk Brett Silverberg, authored 'Supreme Court's Latest Construction Defect Decision and Its Impact on Construction Insurance Claims," published in the Daily Business Review. - January 16, 2018
Partners David Haber and Franchesco Soto, along with law clerk Brett Silverberg, authored 'Florida Supreme Court's Latest Construction Defect Decision: Triggering the Insurer's Duty to Defend in the Pre-Suit Process,' published in the statewide Florida Community Association Journal. - January 12, 2018
Helms Burton Act, The final piece to the tyrant’s regime, 8 ILSA J. Int’l & Comp. L., 237, 2001