Prats, who holds a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law and a B.A. from Stetson University, was elected to the Board seven years ago. He has served a chair of the Committee on Trusteeship and he is a past president of the Stetson University Alumni Association.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body for Stetson University and sets policy for general, academic, financial and other key functions of the University. As Chair, Prats will serve as the spokesperson for the board, chair of the Executive Committee, appoint committee chairs and vice chairs (as necessary), and have other responsibilities as the board sees fit.
At Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Prats is a board certified construction lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. He represents public and private owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals on all types of construction matters. He has tried, arbitrated or mediated hundreds of construction disputes over the years. Prats lectures regularly on the subject of construction law and has published or presented numerous papers on the subject. He is also a contributing author of three books on construction law. He is active in professional and civic organizations including the Hillsborough County, Florida, and American Bar Associations.
About Carlton Fields Jorden Burt: Carlton Fields Jorden Burt has more than 370 attorneys and government consultants serving clients from offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, and Washington, D.C. The firm is known for its national litigation practice, including class action defense, trial practice, white-collar representation, and high-stakes appeals; its regulatory practice; and its handling of sophisticated business transactions and corporate counseling for domestic and international clients. For additional information, visit www.CFJBLaw.com. (Carlton Fields Jorden Burt practices law in California through Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, LLP.)