Manuel Farach is a shareholder at Mrachek, Fitzgerald in West Palm Beach, Florida. He advises clients in complex real estate and business matters with a focus on real estate and creditor’s rights work. He has worked extensively on real estate matters, including complex appellate and litigation matters, and real estate transactions running the gamut from leasing, purchases, sales, and construction to development deals for entities in the hospitality and other industries. Manny is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Business Litigation, Appellate Practice and Real Estate Law, one of only 15 members of The Florida Bar who are simultaneously certified in three areas of practice. Manny is highly regarded throughout Florida as a real property and business litigator, having been named the Justice Anstead Board Certified Lawyer of the Year in 2019, and being listed in Chambers and Partners, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite “Hall of Fame,” as one the Top 100 Florida SuperLawyers, and holds an “AV Pre-Eminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Manny serves as the Chair of American Bar Association’s Real Estate Litigation Group and is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers where he serves as the incoming Chair of the Bankruptcy and Real Estate Litigation Committee. He is the former Chairman of the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, and the current Chair of the 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. He recently won the 2020 Judge Edward Rogers Diversity Award from the Palm Beach County Bar Association, of which he served as President. Manny serves as an adjunct professor at the Florida State University College of Law. In addition to other works, he authors the real estate treatise for West's Florida Practice Series and his weekly updates of case law is read by thousands on a weekly basis.
In addition to his real estate work, Mr. Farach has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in both transactions and litigation, including bankruptcy and complex foreclosure litigation. He served as outside general counsel for a savings and loan association and has counseled government entities involved in the financial sector including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC). He has served as a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association since 1990.