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Francesca A. Ippolito-Craven

Co-Chair, Hospitality & Retail Practice Group

Miami Office
Direct Line: 305.982.6604

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Francesca Ippolito-Craven is a shareholder in the Miami office of Kubicki Draper. She focuses her practice in the areas of construction, corporate, contractual, development, litigation, risk management and security legal matters for casinos, concierge companies, concert and sports venues, convention centers, cosmetic and medical spas, cruise lines, event sponsors, health clubs and gyms, lodging establishments and condominiums, nightclubs and bars, pool and beach management companies, restaurants, tour and excursion companies, theme parks, valet companies, vessel and watersports management and rental companies, and a wide variety of retailers. 

Throughout Francesca's 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 earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and business from Florida State University, and a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. While in law school, she served as a legal intern for the United Nations and the International Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland.

Francesca is a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice in all the Courts of Florida. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.

Areas of Practice:
- Hospitality (Hotels and other lodging establishments, food establishments, nightclubs
  sponsored events, cruise lines and vendor and artist contracts)
- Negligent Security
- Liquor Liability
- Premises Liability
- Event Sponsorship
- Civil Rights
- False Arrest
- False Imprisonment
- Admiralty/Maritime
- Aviation
- Mass Torts
- Products Liability
- Architects/Engineers Litigation
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Defects
- Condominium
- Toxic and Hazardous Substances 
- Professional Liability
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 
- Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

- Stetson University College of Law (J.D.)
- Florida State University (B.A.)
Published Works: 
- Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium (Aspen
   Publishers, 2010 through 2012 ed.) Florida Law Section
Special Awards and Recognitions:
- "AV Preeminent" Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements/Presentations:
- "Appellate Overview & Early Case Resolution", FIGA, 2015
- "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
- American Bar Association
- Dade County Bar Association
- City of Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Member
- Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member
- Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys, Board of Directors
- Global Alliance of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Attorneys, Member

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

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