This is US

My Family ~ My Story ~ Our Team



My parents began their career in Montevideo, Uruguay.

My mom a seamstress, my dad an upholstered.

My father Jorge Manzanares first immigrated to the United States from Montevideo, Uruguay, a South American country known for its wealth of culture, soccer history and is the second smallest country in South America.

He came to Queens, NY and worked reupholstering furniture at Donghia, a company in Manhattan. When the company downsized he started his own business with his brother and a friend, Emily Nomer. The three worked hard and successfully launched Manzanares Furniture in New York while my mother, Nelly, worked as a seamstress in both Manzanares Furniture and The Flag Co. in PA.  During that time, at only 13 years old, I was sad to leave my home, my country, but quickly embraced life in my new home in the United States.

Just like my parents, I became inspired to use my skill sets, start a company and follow my passion to help others.

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My Story

After immigrating with my family from Uruguay, South America at age 13, I am proud to have lived and worked in the Upper Merion community for three decades.

My passion for the Legal field began as an intern at the office of Chief Counsel while still at Upper Merion High School. I continued my education at Villanova University and then spent 22 years as a law clerk for the Governor’s Office, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Chief Counsel in King of Prussia.

Through my extensive law clerk experience, I assisted with eminent domain cases. I have not only seen the growth and changes but was directly involved in litigation working with PennDOT attorneys, engineers, appraisers, and other public representatives in charge of planning and developing community improvement projects.

Adding Realtor® and Notary to my resume has allowed me to further serve the Upper Merion community as a Remote Notary Public and assist homeowners in selling, buying, and also managing rental properties. Throughout the process, I look to educate homebuyers and sellers and effectively market the team’s listings.

My dedication, business knowledge, and experience paired with my legal background make me uniquely qualified to help you with your needs.

I am proud to be a member of the Board of The Montgomery County Paralegal Association, the Tri-County Association of Realtors, and The National and Pennsylvania Notary Associations.


If you need help with buying or selling property or a legal matter, our team has been working together for over 20 years and are ready to put those years of expertise to work for you!



Derrick Real Estate, Inc.
5 Center Ave., Collegeville, Pa 19426 

Daniel A. McIntosh, Jr. is a great mentor, friend, and broker to Manzanares Management. Dan grew up working with his father who was a realtor, a developer, and a pastor. His father, Mr. McIntosh Sr., was one of the largest African American real estate brokers of his time. He was the developer who raised the Connie Mac Stadium, the baseball stadium the former Philadelphia A’s called home. He also helped develop Hope Plaza at 22nd & Lehigh St. in Philadelphia.

As a Broker with a business degree in Real Estate from Penn State, the years of experience and growing up with the remarkable mentorship of his father makes Dan unique.

Dan McIntosh Jr., Broker


As a former Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia and PennDOT lawyer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Michelle has more than 25 years’ worth of trial experience with DUIs, criminal offenses, traffic violations and driver license and vehicle registration suspensions.

She is knowledgeable on all the maneuvers and tactics prosecutors and police officers use in DUI and other criminal cases. Allow us to use this experience to aggressively represent you, to ensure you are being treated fairly and your rights are safeguarded.


Michelle A. Fioravanti, Esquire

Image by Patrick Fore

Our Team Is Ready To Work For You