Cuba 2014: What the U.S. Legal and Business Communities Need to Know



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Phillip Crenshaw Appointed General Counsel

Phillip T. Crenshaw of West Palm Beach has been appointed general counsel and managing director of Renewal Resources Development of America, LLC a Delaware company, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The company distributes and operates plants converting cellulose to glucose and bi-product fertilizer in North and South America. Mr. Crenshaw has 20 years experience in waste control, recycling and trade secret protection.

Glen Cooper Interviewed by 610WIOD News Radio

Glenn M. Cooper
Glenn M. Cooper
Gray-Robinson, P.A.

Canadian Snowbirds Hoping Congressional Measure Gives Them More Time In U.S.

Canadian snowbirds currently in Florida are keeping a close eye not just on the weather, but on Capitol Hill.

That’s because Congress is expected to reintroduce a bill soon that looks to extend the amount of time older Canadians visiting the U-S can stay by another two months.

Current law allows for up to six months, but Immigration Attorney Glenn Cooper with Gray Robinson and President of the Quebec Florida Chamber of Commerce says staying outside of Canada for too long can get risky.

“Insurance benefits and social security benefits from Canada,” continues Cooper, “If they spend too much time out of Canada, they might run into issues with regards to their coverage.”

Canadians are a big economic boom for the Sunshine State.

In 2012, they pumped close to $4.5 billion dollars in economic revenue.

Cooper says the extra two months is beneficial because longer Winters can push temperatures in Canada to as low as the 20s in May.

Peter Quinter Interviewed by GlobalPost about Cuban Relations

Peter A. Quinter
Peter Quinter
GrayRobinson, P.A.

Amid detente, triathlon brings Americans and Cubans together

…”They can travel but they have to be very careful that they can explain they traveled to Cuba using one of the exceptions,” Peter Quinter, a lawyer in Florida and chairman of the Customs and International Trade Law Group, said in a telephone interview.

USA Triathlon, the sport’s governing body in the United States, received the license for the trip around the time Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced the rapprochement in December….read full article

Quinter Interviewed for Liberty Voice Article on Cuba Relations

Peter A. Quinter
Peter Quinter
GrayRobinson, P.A.

Cuba Now to House American Business

…Peter Quinter, a member of Gray Robinson’s International trading organization, mentioned that Cuba is a point of interest on the current list naming nations that sponsor terrorist cells. Obama requested an investigation to determine whether to erase Cuba off of it, but the investigation will take months. While the State Department conducts the investigation, Congress will continue to enforce a cease on trade between the U.S. and Cuba, and most likely will not lift it before the investigation ends.
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