Manuel Farach
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Education

  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1985)
    Florida State University Law Review, Who's Who Among American Law Students, Recipient of Clerkship Appointment from The Florida Bar
  • Stetson University (B.S., English and Business, 1981)

Admissions

Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Honors

  • Chambers USA, Florida, Real Estate, Recognized Practitioner, 2019 
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law [Litigation, Title Matters]), 2010–2021 
  • Florida Trend's “Legal Elite” (including Hall of Fame), 2008-2020 
  • Florida Super Lawyers (Real Estate: Business; Business Litigation; Appellate), 2006–2020  
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Top 100” Florida Lawyers, 2015–2020  
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, 1996-2019 
  • 2017 Distinguished Alum Award, Florida State College of Law, 2017 
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Outstanding Member of the Year Award, 2016  
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association Professionalism Award, 2008 
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County Pro Bono Award, 2007 
  • Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Real Estate Law, Business Litigation, and Appellate Law 
  • Justice Anstead Board Certified Lawyer of the Year, 2019 
  • Florida's 50 Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders, Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2019
  • Judge Edward Rodgers Diversity Award, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2020

Affiliations

Professional

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow (2017–present); Vice Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee (2017–present)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law, Real Property Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Chair
  • The Florida Bar (Executive Councils of the Real Property Section, the Business Law Section, and the ADR Section, including Chair of several committees for the sections)
  • Florida Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions for Business Cases, Former Chair
  • Florida State University College of Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Florida State University College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Law
  • Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Adjunct Professor of Business Law
  • Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, Former Chair
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Former President
  • Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association, Former President
  • Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court (Chapter LIV), Former President
  • Justice Major Harding American Inn of Court, Master and Charter Member
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Palm Beach, Former President
  • Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Campaign Practices Committee
  • Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Professionalism Standards Committee
  • Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee
  • Leadership Florida Executive Class 11

Community

  • Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics, Past Chair
  • Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Past President and Board of Directors
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County, Inc., Past President
  • Hispanic Business Political Action Committee (HISPAC), Former Chair and Founding Member
  • ¡Triunfo! Awards, Co-Chair and one of initial organizers of the first event organized in Palm Beach County to recognize and celebrate Hispanics who have made significant contributions to the community
  • Leukemia Society of America, Past Trustee
  • Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Past Director
  • Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Inc., Past Director

Certifications

Manny is board certified by The Florida Bar in the areas of Real Estate Law, Business Litigation, and Appellate Law and one of only 15 members of The Florida Bar who are simultaneously certified in three areas of practice.

The Florida Bar Board Certified

Outside the Office

In his free time, Manny enjoys endurance sports, reading, and travel.