ILS Chair’s News & Notes

Dear ILS Members,
The first month of 2021 is coming to a close on this, the last business day of the month, which, fittingly enough is Gazette day, where the ILS shows us all what business we have been up to. 2021 so far does not feel too different than 2020. Let’s all hope that changes soon.
In this issue of our Gazette, ILS Member Juan Antunez of Stokes McMillan Antúnez Martines-Lejarza P.A., a boutique trusts and estate law firm located in Miami, Florida, submitted an article on Prosecuting Claims under Florida’s Uniform Disposition of Community Property Rights at Death Act. In Florida, married couples who move here from community property states bring those community testamentary rights with them. Juan discusses how to prosecute such claims in our State.
ILS member Raissa Rouse provides us with an article on doing business in Spain, and the duties and obligations of Spanish counsel in assisting in corporate formation there.
We also feature another podcast from ILS Regional Sponsor Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg on the changes forthcoming in trade policy and regulatory approaches with the new administration. A must listen for those involved in our large trade community.
Stay tuned soon on news of our upcoming live, outdoor, mid-year Executive Council meeting being held in March. Details to follow.
The Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot is still looking for volunteer virtual arbitrators. You can sign up below in our Gazette.
It is time for our ILS Sponsors to renew sponsorships for 2021! You will be receiving renewal packets from our Treasurer and Vice-Treasurer, Jackie Villalba and Richard Montes de Oca with special sponsorship features for 2021. So be on the lookout! ILS Sponsorships not only fund our Section, but also provide opportunities for promotional exposure, advertising in the ILQ and Gazette, complimentary luncheons, Lunch and Learn opportunities and the like. If you are a sponsor already, please renew! If you are not, and find value in our programming, we strongly encourage you to come aboard and be one of our sponsorship family!
Know an international practitioner who is not an ILS member? Send me their contact information and I will send them information on the wonders of ILS Membership.
Happy End of January!
Sincerely yours,
Robert J. Becerra