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Kubicki Draper
Kubicki Draper
Kubicki Draper


Francesca A. Ippolito-Craven


Shareholder
Co-Chair, Hospitality & Retail Practice Group




Miami Office
Direct Line: 305.982.6604
fic@kubickidraper.com

Kubicki Draper

Francesca Ippolito-Craven is a Shareholder and Co-Chair of Kubicki Draper’s Hospitality & Retail Practice Group, and she focuses her practice on these industries.  Her experience includes representation of owners, operators, developers, contractors and franchisees in hospitality and retail related operational and management issues, transactional matters and litigation.

Francesca is an “AV Preeminent” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, and is a Certified Continuing Education Instructor for the State of Florida.  Throughout her career, she has written articles and lectured to hoteliers, retailers and insurers on a variety of hospitality and retail legal issues.  Since 2010, Francesca has co-authored the Florida section of the nationally published Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium (Aspen Publishers).

Francesca is actively involved in international and national hospitality and retail associations and organizations.  She serves on the Board of Directors and is the Conference Chair for the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys.

Industries:
- Lodging establishments (Hotels, resorts, vacation clubs & conventions)
- Restaurants
- Health Clubs/Gyms & Spas
- Bars and Nightclubs
- Security
- Events & Festivals
- Amusement & Theme Parks
- Cruise Lines
- Marinas
- Casinos
- Tours & Excursions
- Valet
- Retail & Shopping Centers

Areas of Practice:
- Operations and Management
- Risk Management and Security
- Vendor, Event Sales and Artist Agreements
- Event Sponsorship
- Premises Liability
- Admiralty/Maritime
- Liquor Liability
- Sexual Assault 
- Food Borne Illnesses
- Products Liability
- Toxic & Hazardous Substances
- Construction
 
Bar Admissions: 
- 1998, State of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida 
 
Certifications/Specialties: 
- Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Education: 
- Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 1997)
- Florida State University (B.A., 1994)
 
Published Works: 
- Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium (Aspen
   Publishers, 2010 through 2015 ed.) Florida Law Section
 
Special Awards and Recognitions:
- "AV Preeminent" Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements/Presentations:
- "Appellate Overview & Early Case Resolution", FIGA, 2015
- "Excessive Use of Force & Other Security Issues", Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys
   Spring Meeting, 2015
- "Excessive Use of Force & Other Security Issues", Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, 2014
- "5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", Gallagher Bassett, 2014
- "Foundations of Products Liability: Hot Topics and Defense Strategies", Claims Management
    Inc., - Walmart, 2014
- "SPAS", Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorney (AHIA), Spring Meeting, 2013
- "Florida Hotel Legal Issues", Grand Beach Hotel Seminar, 2012 
- "Desperately Seeking Summary Judgment: Strategies in Premises Liability Cases,
   Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2012
- Speaker, Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorney (AHIA), Spring Meeting, 2012
- "Premises Liability", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2010 
- "Hotel, Event Sponsorship & Amusement Parks", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management
  Conference, 2009 
 
Professional Association and Memberships: 
- Florida Bar Association
- Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys, Board of Directors, Conference Chair & Member
- Global Alliance of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Attorneys, Member
- Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member, Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Section
- Defense Research Institute, Retail & Hospitality Section, Member
- City of Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Member
- Dade County Bar Association
 

Francesca A. Ippolito-Craven - Shareholder
fic@kubickidraper.com - 305.982.6604 - - Miami


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