ILS Chair’s News & Notes

Dear ILS Members,
The time has come to look forward to another weekend, to enjoy our families and hobbies. But more importantly, it is time to read our Gazette.
We will have registration links issued shortly and email blasted to you all for the events at our Leadership Retreat being held live and in person November 6-8 at the Hyatt Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida. We will have cocktail receptions, dinners, a luncheon with a panel presentation, and ILS Talks (all appropriately socially distanced and COVID compliant). Be on the lookout so that you can register. This Gazette already contains the link to reserve your room at the Hyatt Coconut Point. Please make your reservations by October 16 to ensure you obtain the Group Rate. There will also be remote attendance opportunities.
Nelson Luis and Andrew Bernstein of accounting firm Eisner Amper will be presenting during our luncheon at the Retreat on fraud risks during the pandemic. In addition, I have already received a few proposals from members for ILS Talks. Remember, ILS Talks are talks patterned after the “Ted Talks” format, given by our members on subjects of their choice, and lasting no more than 15 minutes. It is a great opportunity to show off your smarts, and that you are an engaging person (which you must be, if you are an ILS member). Email me at with your intent to participate and your subject. These talks are fun, and ILS Talks, along with attendance at our luncheon, will both yield CLE hours.
In this Gazette we continue to feature Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyers in International Law and International Litigation & Arbitration. This week, learn about ILS Members, and contributor to the International Law Deskbook, Jennifer Diaz, Board Certified in International Law.
Remember to submit any panel ideas for the iLaw2021, being held in February, to our iLaw Steering Committee. Current deadline is October 16. Email information is below in the Gazette. We also want to hear news about our Members, and receive short articles from you. Send any Members’ news items, along with any short articles for publication, to Davide Macelloni, esteemed Editor of the Gazette.
Lastly, remember the ILS provides its Members with CLE content and opportunities. On October 20th and 28th we have webinars entitled “Tax Tips for International Arbitration” and “2020-Immigration Law for the International Practitioner – A Beginner’s Guide and the Red Flags,” respectively.
Thank you to all the Members of our various committees who selflessly put in the time and effort that makes your Section run. You are the lifeblood of the ILS.
Sincerely yours,
Robert J. Becerra