Managing Partner, Erica L. Franqui concentrates in the areas of regulatory practices and compliance for loan modification service providers/foreclosure consultants and debt management, debt settlement, telemarketing and money transmitting businesses; as well as licensing for other state and federally regulated business and general corporate and corporate entity formation law. Ms. Franqui is also a Certified Associate in Anti-Money Laundering and BSA Compliance.
Prior to forming Franqui Totten LLP, Ms. Franqui was a sole practitioner at her own firm having previously served as General Counsel for large Not-For-Profit Corporations and an International Money Transmitting Company. Ms. Franqui also has experience with restaurant franchising and agreements, city and county permitting, zoning and variance processes and hearings, plan approvals; as well as the purchase and sale of liquor licenses.
Ms. Franqui was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and was raised between South Florida and Atlanta. Ms. Franqui earned a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from Florida International University. During her undergraduate studies, she interned with Common Cause in Washington D.C., participating in the lobbying of Congress on the passage of a bi-partisan bill. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate at St. Thomas University School of Law where she was a member of the Peter Fay Inn of Courts, served as Senator of the Student Bar Association, and participated in the study abroad program in El Escorial, Spain, concentrating in International Corporate and Environmental Law.
Ms. Franqui was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2003. She is also a member of Florida International Banker’s Association and Mt. Sinai Young Presidents.