Agenda, Executive Council Meeting, February 26, 2015

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

cuba2014GET AHEAD OF THE LEARNING CURVE ON CUBA!

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Topics include: Cuba, an evolving marketplace; legal changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba since 2008; the impact of the Cuban diaspora in Cuba and the U.S.; challenges of the legal framework for economic development; issues key to energy, mining and the environment; issues relating to agriculture and trade; and case studies relating to doing business in Cuba.

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“Free Speech vs Adab” Article Published by Shahzad Ahmed

Shahzad Ahmed, Esq., Board Certified Immigration and Human Rights Lawyer, has written an important article addressing this subject following the Charlie Hebdo incident. The universal value of freedom of speech is constantly tested globally and different societies have different legal and social answers as to where the balance lies.

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International Law Quarterly, Fall 2014

International Law Quarterly, Fall 2014, volume XXXII, no. 2
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To all members of the International Law Section:

View or download your copy of the 2014 Fall issue of the International Law Quarterly here.

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

Vescovacci Interviewed by RTVE

Milton A. Vescovacci

Milton A. Vescovacci
GrayRobinson, P.A.

Miami is the traditional refuge of great fortunes throughout Latin America. Also entrepreneurs of Cuban origin who left the island for decades. Now, take positions waiting to do business on the island as soon as possible…view full article/video

Milton Vescovacci Interviewed by Le Parisien

Milton A. Vescovacci

Milton A. Vescovacci
GrayRobinson, P.A.

The American business leaders dream of landing in Cuba

After the announcement of the resumption of diplomatic relations with Havana, many American entrepreneurs are willing to engage in the Cuban market where the opportunities are immense…

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