The Soto Law Group, P.A. Strives to furnish its diversified clientele with high quality, personalized, responsive and cost-effective legal services. The firm's practice is focused on three areas: construction law & litigation, business law & litigation, and insurance defense.
We use our "in the trenches" experience to assist our clients in finding practical business solutions to today's complex issues and strive to provide timely preventative advice and counsel so that costly and time-consuming litigation can be avoided.
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 FloridaUnited States Court of Appeals, Eleventh District
United States Supreme Court
AREAS OF PRACTICE:Construction LawBusiness Law and LitigationCERTIFICATIONS: Board Certified Construction Lawyer: Florida MEMBERSHIPS:Lecturer Florida Bar Education Law Certification CLE Program, Public Construction Segment, 2013 - PresentEducation Law Committee, The Florida Bar, 2012 - 2015 Board Member of the Broward Alliance for Neighborhood Development [BAND]Roofing Contractors of South FloridaConstruction Association of South Florida RECOGNITION:Martindale Peer Review Rating: AV*Character Fellow: Construction Lawyers Society of AmericaSIGNIFICANT 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 300 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.