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Xavier A. Franco

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Miami, FL

McArdle, Perez & Franco, P.L.
255 Alhambra Circle, Suite 925
Miami, FL 33134
Phone: 305-442-2214
Fax: 305-442-2291
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed in Florida Since: 2006
Practice Areas: General Litigation, Business/Corporate
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Xavier A. Franco is a partner at the highly respected Coral Gables law firm of McArdle, Perez & Franco, P.L. Since joining the firm to head its litigation department in 2013, Mr. Franco has focused his efforts on representing the interests of clients from the Miami-Dade area and surrounding South Florida who have legal needs in the following practice areas:

  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Construction law
  • Real estate transactions
  • Commercial transactions
  • International business

Mr. Franco began his legal career in 2006 after earning his law degree from University of Miami School of Law and his admission to The Florida Bar. In addition to his approval to practice in all of Florida's state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida have also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.

Prior to joining his current firm, attorney Franco worked for a large national firm, where he gained valuable experience representing clients in business and commercial disputes and complex transactions. With his experience handling high-profile cases and his ability to speak Spanish fluently, it is easy to understand why Latin-American clients regularly turn to him for assistance with their business interests in the United States.

Mr. Franco is not only a skilled attorney but also a valued member of the legal community. He has written a number of articles for various legal publications, and he is a member of several legal organizations, including the American Bar Association and the Dade County Bar Association. In addition, he is active in his local community as a volunteer with various organizations, including the Chapman Partnership.

Practice Areas
  • 60%General Litigation
  • 40%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Litigation, Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Business Organizations


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

About Xavier A. Franco

First Admitted: 2006, Florida


  • Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
  • Super Lawyers Florida Rising Star, 2013 - 2015
  • University of Miami School of Law Dean's List, 2003
  • Associate Editor, InterAmerican Law Review, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • State of Florida
  • Chapman Partnership, NextGen Council
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • A Hidden Danger: A Look at Recent Law Regarding a Surety’s Responsibility to Answer Bond Claims, Sense Contracting, Volume 1, Spring 2008
  • A Comparative Look at a Contractor’s Right to Recover Direct Costs Versus Unabsorbed Home Office Overhead in the Event of a Frustrated Early Completion, The Procurement Lawyer, Section of Public Contract Law, American Bar Association, Volume 3, Number 2, Winter 2008

Educational Background

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Honors: Bright Futures Scholarship, December 2002
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Office Location for Xavier A. Franco

255 Alhambra Circle
Suite 925
Miami, FL 33134

Phone: 305-442-2214

Fax: 305-442-2291

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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