McGlinchey News Release
McGlinchey Stafford’s Manuel Farach honored with Lawyer of the Year, Hall of Fame distinctions
McGlinchey Stafford proudly announces that Member Manuel Farach has received recognition by his peers in two distinguished categories announced this week.
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education will honor Manny with the 2019 Judge Anstead Award for Board Certified Lawyer of the Year at a reception tonight, June 27, in Boca Raton. The award honors a single attorney who is recognized by colleagues for “exemplary professionalism, excellence, character, and commitment to the Florida Bar’s certification program and to the practice of law.” In addition to other accomplishments, Manny is one of only 15 members of the Florida Bar who are simultaneously board certified in three practice areas (Real Estate Law, Business Litigation, and Appellate Law).
Manny was also one of only nine attorneys recently inducted into the “Hall of Fame” for Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, announced this week. The Legal Elite list represents just over 1% of actively-practicing Florida Bar members, and the Hall of Fame comprises a distinguished group of attorneys who have consistently earned high rankings from peers in the annual Legal Elite voting process.
“Manny’s dedication to the law and to advancing its practice is apparent to everyone who knows him,” says Rodolfo Jesús “Rudy” Aguilar Jr., McGlinchey Stafford’s Managing Member. “We are proud to call him a Member and grateful for his work in the legal and local communities.”
In addition to his extensive record of publishing and speaking on real property and litigation law, Manny is extremely active in leadership in legal associations. He serves as current or former Chair/President of the Real Property Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law; the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions for Business Cases; the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission; Justice Major Harding American Inn of Court (of which is also a Charter Member); Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court (Chapter LIV); Palm Beach County Bar Association; Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association; and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Palm Beach. Manny is current Vice Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), of which he was named a Fellow in 2017.
Manny serves on the Executive Councils of the Real Property Section, the Business Law Section, and the ADR Section of The Florida Bar (on numerous committees within those Sections) and on various committees of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Florida State University College of Law and the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Manny is also very involved in his local community, including helping to found the Hispanic Business Political Action Committee (HISPAC) and the ¡Triunfo! Awards, celebrating Hispanics who have made significant contributions to Palm Beach County. He has also served in leadership of local chambers of commerce and charitable organizations.