ILS Immediate Past-Chair – Carlos F. Osorio

The Immediate Past-Chair of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar (2018-2019), Carlos F. Osorio, is founding partner of the law firm Osorio Internacional, P.A, (www.osorioint.com), focusing his practice on international disputes, ranging from commercial disputes, trust disputes, shareholder battles, marital disputes, and intellectual property disputes to frauds, currency frauds, and criminal investigations. His clients are quite often high net-worth individuals, families, and entrepreneurs from Mexico to Chile, the Caribbean, and Europe.  He is a tri-lingual attorney, speaking English, Spanish, and Portuguese fluently. Osorio litigates in State and Federal Courts and has been admitted in Federal District Courts throughout the United States.

Osorio graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy (’95), Dartmouth College (’99) and earned a JD from the University of Miami in 2002, Cum Laude.  He is Florida Bar Certified in International Law and has often lectured on the subject, and has been appointed as Special Counsel on International Law issues by the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Osorio has been very active in the ILS, serving as ILAT Chair (now iLaw) (2012), fundraiser, Legislative Committee Chair, Executive Committee Member, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-Chair, Cuba Committee Member, and travelled to Cuba on behalf of the ILS in 2019, meeting with local dissidents.  Osorio also spear headed the first Human Rights Conference for the ILS, held at the University of Miami in 2019, and an offshore comparative law conference in Panama, also held in 2019.
Born in Nicaragua, Osorio immigrated to the United States at a young age as a result of the Nicaraguan Civil War. Nevertheless, Osorio maintains very strong ties to Nicaragua and the Nicaraguan community and serves on the Board of Directors of The American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) and on the Advisory Board of The Fabretto Foundation, both charities focused on assisting the poor in Nicaragua.