Eddie Francis

Eddie Francis is a member of the firm's Real Estate practice, focusing on real estate transactions, development and finance, land use and zoning, commercial leasing, and representing clients before local government. Eddie has extensive experience representing developers in all aspects - acquisition, due diligence, entitlements and zoning approvals, master planning and development, and finance - of office, retail, residential, hotel, senior living, and mixed-use projects. He also represents clients in the areas of sweepstakes, contests and promotions compliance, cell tower leasing and zoning, and multi-state/portfolio real estate transactions.


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2005-2018
  • "Florida's Top Lawyers" Florida Monthly Magazine
  • Selected for inclusion in 2006-2009 Florida Super Lawyers
  • "Top Lawyer" Florida Monthly Magazine

Community Activities

  • Heart of Florida United Way, Board Member
  • University of Florida Real Estate Advisory Board, Past Member
  • The Central Florida Urban League, past Board Member
  • Leadership Winter Park, Class IV
  • Leadership Orlando, Alumnus
  • Leadership Central Florida, Alumnus
  • City of Orlando Community and Youth Services Board, past Board Member and Chairman
  • City of Orlando Municipal Planning Board, past Board Member and Chairman

Professional Certifications, Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar