The Soto Law Group, P.A.
D.C Office
2901 Q Street N.W.
Suite 2
Washington, D.C. 20007
Telephone: (954) 567-1776
Main Office Coastal Tower
2400 East Commercial Boulevard, Suite 400
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33308
Telephone: (954) 567-1776

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Coastal Tower, Suite 400
2400 East Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308

Board Certified Construction Lawyer

Oscar E. Soto, Esq.

*Board Certified Construction Lawyer

 
Mr. Soto is the managing partner in the firm whose practice focuses on representing clients in all aspects of Construction Law and Litigation. He serves as legal counsel to numerous property owners (public and private), developers, contractors, design professionals, suppliers, sureties and insurers throughout the State of Florida. In addition, Mr. Soto also represents insureds in Personal Injury and Property Damage Claims.
 
From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Soto was affiliated with one of Broward County's oldest and most respected firms, Fleming O'Bryan & Fleming as an associate (1988 to 1993) and later as a partner/shareholder (1994 to1997).
 
Mr. Soto was a member of the Florida Bar's Client Security Fund Committee (1999 to 2005). Mr. Soto is a member of the Broward County Bar Association's Construction Industry Law Committee; and the American Arbitration Association's Construction Industry Gold Coast Advisory Council. Mr. Soto also served as a Code Enforcement and Blasting Hearing Officer for Broward County.
 
Mr. Soto was active in the Guardian Ad Litem program of the Broward County Courts from 1993 to 2003. He is fluent in Spanish and resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Angela, who is also an attorney and member of the firm, and their children, Caitlin, Andrew, and Max.
 
*Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys   in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Every board certified construction lawyer has practiced law on a full time basis for at least five years and been substantially involved 40 percent or more in the area of construction law during the three years preceding application. 
 

Bar Admissions:

Florida 1988
Washington, D.C., 2014

Court Admissions:

United States District Court, Northern, Middle, and Southern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh District
United States Supreme Court

Areas of Practice:

Construction Law
Business Law and Litigation

Certifications:

Board Certified Construction Lawyer: Florida

Memberships:

Lecturer Florida Bar Education Law Certification CLE Program, Public Construction Segment, 2013 - Present
Education Law Committee, The Florida Bar, 2012 - 2015                                 
Board Member of the Broward Alliance for Neighborhood Development [BAND]
Roofing Contractors of South Florida
Construction Association of South Florida

Recognition:

Martindale Peer Review Rating: AV*

Significant Matters:

Oscar E. Soto, Managing Partner, has represented the School Board of Broward County for over 20 years as construction law counsel in the development of its Construction Manager, Total Program Manager and related design contracts utilized to construct projects valued in excess of 500 million dollars. Mr. Soto has also represented the School Board in alternative dispute resolution, claims management and litigation in State and Federal Courts. Mr. Soto's practice includes furnishing similar services to other School Districts and universities statewide for their construction programs.
 
Primary Outside General Counsel to multiple businesses with collective revenues exceeding 200 million in revenue. Services include: Contract Development and Negotiating, Employment Contracts, Business Planning, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Acquisitions.
 
Over 300 projects managed and resolved favorably including multi-million dollar claims for: Defective Work, Delay Damages, Design Errors and Omissions, Cost Overrun, and Loss of Profits, Rents and Inefficiency.

Disclaimer

CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies

AV Peer Review Rating - An AV Peer Review Rating is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating. Read more...
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