Meet the 52 Florida Bar Board Certified Members

in International Law

Josh Markus

Josh Markus, chair of Carlton Fields’ International practice, is based in the firm’s Miami office and represents U.S. and non-U.S. companies in international and domestic corporate transactions including joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, public private infrastructure partnerships, and multi-jurisdictional international projects. He has been engaged in cross border transactions for more than 40 years. He is a past Chair of the Section of International Law of the ABA as well as of The Florida Bar. He is also the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria for the State of Florida.
Why did you become Board Certified in International Law? I was asked to be a part of the formative group of lawyers to establish the certification program for International Law of The Florida Bar. It was a great honor and a way to give back to our international law community. It was also a way to set the right standards for certification.
What are some benefits you received from being Board Certified? Certification is a credential that allows me to establish bona fides to those who do not know what I can do. Having practiced accomplishing cross border transactions for more than 40 years, I can hold myself out as qualified to do so by a certifying body rather than solely by my own words.
Any best tips or advice to ILS Members preparing for the Certification Exam? It is a very broad and comprehensive test. Buy and use the International Law Deskbook published by the International Law Section. It is also broad and comprehensive and will help you know those areas of law that you may not practice on a day-to-day basis.
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