With three decades of both transactional and litigation experience, including as outside general counsel for a savings and loan association, Manny approaches his clients' legal challenges with a perspective that combines legal knowledge with a practical understanding of the financial services industry. Manny focuses on transactional matters (with an emphasis on real estate), business litigation, debtor-creditor law, creditor representation in bankruptcy, and appellate law. He is board certified by The Florida Bar in both Real Estate Law and Business Litigation.
Throughout his career, Manny has counseled businesses in numerous industries and of varying sizes, including lenders and government agencies such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC), as well as numerous borrowers in complex transactions. Manny has also provided counsel in corporate mergers and acquisitions; financial and debtor-creditor matters to creditors and lenders (including bankruptcy and complex foreclosure litigation); landlord/tenant disputes; Internet law; and construction and real estate development matters.
For more than 20 years, Manny has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, has significant FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, formerly NASDR) arbitration experience, and is certified as a Florida Supreme Court approved mediator. He also previously served as a Foreclosure Commissioner for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Manny served as a law clerk for the Honorable C. McFerrin Smith of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida while in law school and to Judges James T. Downey and Bobbi Gunther of the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal following law school.