Raul E. Salas is a partner in the firm’s Miami office. His practice focuses on real estate law, both transactions and litigation, as well as general commercial civil litigation.
Mr. Salas attended Florida State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Science in 1996. While attending Florida State University, Raul Salas was extremely active in the Cuban-American Students Association and served as President. He earned his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law in 1999. While in law school, during legislative sessions in Tallahassee, he worked as an associate at a lobbying firm, Robert M. Levy & Associates.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Salas was an associate at a small litigation firm in Miami which focused on diverse areas of civil and criminal litigation. Eventually, Mr. Salas built a real estate practice and became a partner in the firm. Some years later Mr. Salas started his own firm focusing mainly on real estate and he worked on his own for twelve years before joining Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
Mr. Salas has worked with individual and corporate clients to buy/sell and develop real property all over Florida. As a transactional attorney, he has also worked with clients to protect their interests and successfully complete complex real property and commercial transactions. In addition, Mr. Salas has represented banks and lenders in financing transactions and in disputes with borrowers. Mr. Salas has represented developers in all phases of the development of condominium projects, from condominium documents to closing, including association turnover. In the course of his practice, Mr. Salas has had extensive experience in drafting all manner of commercial and real estate contracts, development documents and leases.
Mr. Salas is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, the Cuban-American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Real Property and Probate Section, and a member agent of Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund as well as a recipient of The Fund President’s Circle Award. He is fluent in Spanish and married with two children.