Frank Silva is responsible for all of Shoma Group’s legal matters, including acquisition, financing, development, and disposition of residential and commercial real estate. An experienced legal practitioner, Mr. Silva provides invaluable guidance throughout Shoma Group’s affiliated companies.
Prior to joining Shoma, Mr. Silva was a Shareholder at Akerman Senterfitt. The primary focus of his practice was commercial litigation, construction defect litigation and class action litigation. His additional practice areas included mass torts, medical liability litigation, condominium and homeowner association matters, professional liability claims, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Silva defended one of nation’s largest REITs in defense of class actions related to moisture intrusion and indoor mold claims.
Mr. Silva began his career as an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Silva earned his Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1991, and his Bachelor of Science, with honors, in Political Science from Florida International University in 1988. He is a former adjunct professor at Florida International University’s Legal Studies Institute. Mr. Silva has also served as a member of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, the Florida Bar Code and Rules of Evidence Committee, and he currently serves as immediate past Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee for the Miami-Dade County School Board, as well as member of the 21st Century Schools Bond Advisory Committee for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the Advisory Board for St. Thomas School of Law.
Mr. Silva holds the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating – AV Preeminent – in both legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Florida Bar and Judiciary.