Attorney Peter Quinter, shareholder and chair of the Customs and International Trade Law Group in GrayRobinson’s Miami and Fort Lauderdale law firm offices, will present at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance (“The Alliance”) International Action Team and BRAVO Meeting on February 2, 2016. His presentation is titled, “The Change in U.S./Cuba Relations and the Potential for New Business Opportunities.” The Alliance focuses on creating, attracting, expanding and retaining high-wage jobs and capital investment in high value targeted industries, developing more vibrant communities, and improving the quality of life for our area’s citizens.
Attorney Peter Quinter, shareholder and chair of the Customs and International Trade Law Group in GrayRobinson’s Miami and Fort Lauderdale law firm offices, will present at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law’s 2016 Americas Forum on February 28-March 1, 2016. His presentation titled, “CAFTA v. NAFTA or the TPP? Which is the better deal?,” will discuss whether the TPP and CAFTA addressed some of the perceived deficiencies of NAFTA, whether the TPP and CAFTA are in material ways different from NAFTA and to what extent they have advantages and disadvantages when compared to the earlier agreement. The ABA Section of International Law is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners.
Attorney Milton A. Vescovacci, a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Miami law firm office, was awarded an “AV Preeminent” rating signifying the highest accolade an attorney can receive for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings enable members of the legal community to benefit from the candid and objective peer-to-peer feedback of other lawyers and judges.
Rapid diplomatic advances between the U.S. and Cuba this year have created a whirlwind of anticipation about the changes the island will see in 2016.
The U.S Department of Commerce will hold a roundtable Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 to discuss the challenges U.S. businesses face in Cuba. The roundtable will be chaired by Deputy General Counsel for Strategic Initiatives, Dawn Yamane Hewett and will be attended by representatives from the Bureau of Industry and Security, the International Trade Administration, the Secretary’s policy office, as well as others from the U.S. Government.
Becerra Law is pleased to announce that Robert J. Becerra has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” in the 2016 South Florida Legal Guide in “Criminal Defense/Criminal Law”.
“I am honored to once again be acknowledged as a top lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide and hope to continue to live up to that description in my practice this year.” said Robert J. Becerra, the firm’s Principal.
The South Florida Legal Guide is the premier resource serving the South Florida legal community. Selection to the South Florida Legal Guide’s top listings are based entirely on peer nominations. Nominations are reviewed by the editorial department; standing with the Florida Bar, accomplishments and other factors that may attest to the individual’s credentials are taken into consideration.
Mr. Becerra is a Florida Bar Board Certified Expert in International Law. His practice concentrates on civil and white collar criminal litigation in state and federal courts involving international trade matters, including exports, imports, Customs seizures, FDA detentions, cargo losses and trade-based money laundering. Becerra Law, P.A.’s website is found at www.rjbecerralaw.com.
The Shanghai Bar Association and the International Law Section signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Miami that will begin a relationship between the two bars fostering the mutual education, exchange of attorneys, and legal comparative study of the two systems of law. The Chinese delegation was headed by David Yu, right, president of the Shanghai Bar, who made the trip to Miami with five other Chinese attorneys to sign the agreement. “This historic agreement will usher in an age of cooperation between the lawyers of Shanghai and Florida, one that will not only improve Florida attorneys’ understanding of Chinese law, but also make Florida the state for China to do business in when dealing with the Western Hemisphere,” said Eduardo Palmer, left, chair of the International Law Section. The agreement was the culmination of two years of negotiations by Florida attorney Mark Weiner. Weiner attended the East China Institute of Political Science and Law in Shanghai and has assisted the Shanghai government implement other public projects between the Shanghai government and the state of Florida. The ILS will host young lawyers from Shanghai, as will Shanghai firms of lawyers from Florida. The two bars will organize seminars to further the learning of each others laws and procedures. Delegations also will be visiting each others law firms to further the cooperation and education of both members of their respective bars.
Jennifer Diaz, Esq., former shareholder and chair of the Customs and International Trade practice group in the Miami office of law firm Becker & Poliakoff, has announced the opening of DIAZ TRADE LAW, P.A.
Maria Carolina Obarrio has been named new Secretary General for the Inter-American Bar Association.
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