Farach named ‘Board Certified Lawyer of the Year’
MANUEL FARACH, left, was presented the 2019 Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award as Board Certified Lawyer of the Year from Chief Justice Charles Canady at the Bar’s Annual Convention on behalf of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Farach is board certified in the areas of real estate law, business litigation, and appellate law and is one of only 15 members of The Florida Bar who are simultaneously certified in three areas of practice. “With more than three decades of both transactional and litigation experience, including as outside general counsel for a savings and loan association, Mr. Farach combines legal knowledge with a practical understanding of the business community,” Canady said. Farach serves 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 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Supreme Court appointed Farach the chair of its committee on business jury instructions, and he is a regular speaker on topics as diverse as real estate law, business litigation, technology law, and professionalism. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Florida State University College of Law.