TV Marti’s coverage of the Annual ILS 2015 meeting

Abogado opositor cubano recibe destacado premio en la Florida
Publicado 26 junio 2015
El abogado independiente cubano René Gómez Manzano recibió el reconocimiento de sus colegas de la Florida. Ricardo Quintana con los detalles.

Florida Bar Section Honors Cuban Dissident Lawyer

Cuban dissident and lawyer René de Jesús Gómez Manzano (center) receives an award from the Florida Bar’s international section, represented by outgoing chair Peter Quinter (left), incoming chair Eduardo Palmer and secretary Alvin Lindsay. Gómez accepted the award Friday at the 2015 Annual Florida Bar Convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Cuban dissident and lawyer René de Jesús Gómez Manzano (center) receives an award from the Florida Bar’s international section, represented by outgoing chair Peter Quinter (left), incoming chair Eduardo Palmer and secretary Alvin Lindsay. Gómez accepted the award Friday at the 2015 Annual Florida Bar Convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Celia Ampel, Daily Business Review
June 26, 2015

The Florida Bar’s international law section on Friday recognized Cuban dissident lawyer Rene de Jesus Gomez Manzano for fighting human rights violations in his country.
“When we talk about sacrifice, we talk about maybe having to work on the weekend,” Miami attorney Jim Meyer said as he presented the award. “When we talk about courage, it usually involves driving on I-95 or U.S. 1. But there are people putting their lives in jeopardy every day fighting for things that we just take for granted.”
Gomez has been imprisoned in Cuba three times for his activism, once for co-authoring “The Homeland Belongs To All,” which called for economic, social and judicial reforms in the country. He also runs an organization of independent lawyers in Cuba.
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Robert J. Becerra named to the Florida Super Lawyers list for 2015

Robert J. Becerra

Robert J. Becerra
Becerra Law, P.A.

Becerra Law, P.A. is pleased to announce that Robert J. Becerra has been named to the Florida Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Florida for 2015 in white collar criminal defense. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country.

Becerra is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in International Law. His practice concentrates on civil and white collar criminal litigation in state and federal courts involving international trade, including disputes involving exports, imports, cargo losses, trade based money laundering, export enforcement, Customs and FDA seizures and investigations, and civil forfeitures.

Becerra Law, P.A.’s website may be found at www.rjbecerralaw.com

Meyer’s Perspective on Investment Opportunities in Cuba

Wednesday, 6/3/15 – Interview with Pedro Sevcec aired on Americateve

Wednesday, 6/3/15 – Second Interview with Univision

Sunday, 5/31/15 – Interview with Michael Putney Channel 10 – “This Week in South Florida”

Monday, 6/1/15 – Second Interview with TV Marti

Tuesday, 5/26/15 – First Interview with Univision

Porpoise Evans will be in Accra, Ghana on July 16-17

Porpoise Evans Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright

Porpoise Evans
Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright

Porpoise Evans will be in Accra, Ghana on July 16-17 to moderate two panels, one each on topical issues involving arbitration and anti-corruption. This is part of a seminar developed at the request of the Ghana Bar Association by the Africa Committee of the ABA’s International Law Section.

Daily Business Review Covers the Trip as Three From Buchanan Head to Cuba

Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez, Matt J. Feeley and Jose Rafeal Florez embarked on their trip to Cuba today. The trip, which includes a delegation of more than 30 lawyers from the Florida Bar’s international section, will offer information on investment opportunities, the legal system in Cuba and tourism, reports the Daily Business Review.

The Daily Business Review reports that on the agenda for the charter trip to Havana includes discussions from a 20-year Cuban journalist about the shifting economic and political climate, how to navigate Cuba’s legal system, architectural tours, a music performance from Alberto Faya and more.

Read more about the trip – “Florida Bar Delegation Checking Out Opportunities in Cuba and DBR Reporter Julie Kay Will be There” (Daily Business Review, May 26, 2015). Subscription required.

Jose Rafeal Florez Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Jose Rafeal Florez
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Matthew J. Feeley Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Matthew J. Feeley
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney