Manuel Farach

Manuel Farach

Shareholder, Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Konopka, Thomas & Weiss, P.A.

Manuel Farach is a shareholder of Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Konopka, Thomas & Weiss, P.A. where he practices real estate, business, appellate law, and alternative dispute resolution. Manny is triple board-certified by The Florida Bar in Real Estate Law, Business Litigation and Appellate Law. Manny has served as HUD Foreclosure Commissioner, and as Chair of both the Fourth District and Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association since 1990 and as a Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil mediator since 1991. He presently serves as President of the Society’s Palm Beach Chapter.

Among his areas of expertise, Manny has represented clients in sophisticated business entity matters, Debtor/Creditor law (including bankruptcy and complex mortgage foreclosure litigation), real estate and construction litigation, Landlord-Tenant law, has been court appointed as a receiver (including special mater and special magistrates for partition actions), Alternative Dispute Resolution (including mediation and arbitration as an A.A.A. and FINRA arbitrator), title insurance litigation, U.C.C. Articles II, III, IV and IX (transactional and litigation for all areas); Internet and Computer law, and as an expert witness and consultant in these areas.

Manny is a past Chair of the Real Property Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association and an elected Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Attorneys, where he serves on its Board of Governors and as Chair of its Bankruptcy and Litigation Committee. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and past Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions for Contract Cases and the ABA’s Real Property Litigation Group. He sits on the Executive Councils of the Business Law, Real Property, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the Florida Bar.

Manny has been honored as “Board Certified Lawyer of the Year” by The Florida Bar and serves as Chair of the Real Property Certification Review Seminar Committee, a member of the Appellate Certification Examination Committee, and an exam tester for the Business Litigation Certification Exam Committee. Manny serves on the Executive Councils of the Real Property and Trust Law, Business Law, and ADR Sections of the Florida Bar, including chairing or serving on many of its committees.

He is the author of Florida Real Estate Law, the real estate treatise in West’s Florida Practice Series, publishes the Case Law Update, a weekly compilation of Florida real estate and business cases. He is listed in Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News Best Lawyers, Florida Trend “Legal Elite” (including its “Hall of Fame), Martindale-Hubbell’s "Judicial Edition AV-Preeminent Rated,” and “Florida Super Lawyer,” including selection as one of Florida’s “Top 100 Lawyers.” Manny teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Law at the Florida State University College of Law and previously taught as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Among other honors and awards, Manny is a graduate of Leadership Florida’s Executive Class 11 and was awarded both the Sidney Stubbs Professionalism Award and the Judge Edward Rodgers Diversity Award by the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He is a recipient of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach Pro Bono Award, the Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer of the Year Award, and the Hispanic Bar Association Chief Justice Leadership Award. He was also awarded the Florida Bar Business Law Section “Member of the Year” Award, the Florida State University College of Law “Distinguished Alumnus” Award, and listed as one of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber’s Florida's 50 Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders.



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