Sara Soto

Principal

  • Direct 305.501.5484
  • Fax 305.501.5499
Sara  Soto
Sara  Soto

“I use my years of experience to identify and evaluate the issues in order to develop strategies that serve the client’s needs and goals.”

Sara Soto’s practice encompasses a broad range of business litigation and arbitration matters.  She has represented brokerage firms, banks, corporations and individuals in arbitration and litigation involving customers, employees, other institutions and individuals.

Sara offers her clients decades of tangible experience representing broker-dealers in arbitrations brought by customers involving equities, fixed income, structured products, limited partnerships, options, managed accounts, margin and other financial products.  She is also adept in navigating her clients through regulatory proceedings and internal investigations.

A tenacious litigator and influential problem solver, Sara is involved in state and federal court litigation and in arbitrations involving commercial and employment disputes, such as claims for injunctive relief and damages for violation of restrictive covenants, theft of trade secrets, wrongful/constructive termination, whistleblowing, raiding, breach of contract, fraud and tortious interference, among many other topics.  Sara has also resolved literally hundreds of business disputes through negotiation and mediation, eliminating both the cost and risk of litigation.  She is valued by her clients for her pragmatic approach toward business litigation.

When Sara is not practicing law, she enjoys reading and cooking with friends and family, supervised by her four dogs and three cats. 

Sara is fluent in Spanish. 

  • Lead trial counsel in partnership/joint venture dispute involving business tort claims and RICO and business tort counterclaims, culminating in six week jury trial in Federal Court
  • Lead trial counsel in copyright dispute tried to jury verdict in Federal Court
  • Defense counsel for international bank in Federal Court case claiming fraud and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Lead counsel representing major broker-dealer in defense of claim by municipal pension plan in State Court
  • Counsel in partnership and breach of contract dispute culminating in six-month jury trial in State Court
  • Representation of national accounting firm in tortious interference claims in State Court
  • Representation regarding civil theft and RICO claims against financial institutions
  • Lead counsel in numerous arbitrations defending customer claims against broker-dealers
  • Representation of employers in cases brought in court and arbitration involving claims and counterclaims by and against employees
  • Representation of clearing firms in disputes involving claims of wrongdoing by introducing firms or their employees
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
  • Recognized as “Top Rated Lawyer” in Labor & Employment by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2010-2018
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, Jacksonville Litigation-Securities “Lawyer of the Year,” 2013
  • Recognized in Super Lawyers, 2011-2014