Mr. Soave has been advising clients in Wayne, Macomb and St. Clair Counties since 1987. He has passed bar admission examinations and been admitted to practice law in the States of New York, Massachusetts and Michigan, and in the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. Currently he is licensed in the State of Michigan. Mr. Soave has assisted over 3,000 clients through difficult times. He has also been involved in the legal, financial and real estate aspects of assisting client small businesses through site acquisitions, zoning, planning and permitting, tax incentives, development, leases, purchases, lending and financing, mergers and acquisitions, franchising, limited partnerships, construction, environmental and general business counsel and litigation.
He maintains his current knowledge of the law through continuing education provided by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the American Bankruptcy Institute, The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Consumer Bankruptcy Association. He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section, and the Federal Bar Association of Michigan.
Francis is a principal of Soave Law. He also maintains a real estate consultancy with Transcorp Advisors International, dealing in corporate real estate services, location selection and tax credit and incentive consulting. Prior to forming his present firms, Francis was the founding shareholder of Nalli & Soave, P.C. He was previously the corporate real estate director with City Management Corporation, one of the nation’s largest environmental firms, with responsibility for several assemblage and site acquisition projects and management of a real estate portfolio valued in excess of one-hundred million dollars.
His prior legal experience includes positions as an associate with O’Reilly, Rancilio, Nitz, Andrews & Turnbull, P.C., Sterling Heights, Michigan, where he served as an assistant city attorney for the Cities of Sterling Heights and Fraser, and also represented banks, developers, manufacturers, and SMBs in the transactional practice of the firm. He also worked at Thacher, Profitt & Wood, New York, New York, in their corporate and real estate departments.
Francis is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, and Wayne State University. He has served as a Planning Commissioner for the City of St. Clair from 1996 to 2007.