Meet the 52 Florida Bar Board Certified Members

in International Law

Penelope B. Perez-Kelly

Penelope B. Perez-Kelly is a Florida Bar board certified attorney in International Law. Penelope’s practice focuses on the areas of commercial litigation, business law, international law and intellectual property law. Penelope has experience in a broad variety of complex commercial international and domestic litigation and corporate matters. She has vast experience in preparing and negotiating contracts for technology companies providing integrated passenger solutions for airlines and airports. She also assists her clients in creating corporate policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance with privacy laws and other corporate compliance matters. Penelope also assists her clients to complete trademark clearance, prosecution, registration, maintenance, assignments and renewals in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia and has assisted clients with ICANN disputes involving pirating domain names. She is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, recognized by Florida Super Lawyers in International Law and the recipient of the Orange County Bar Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr. Young Lawyer Professionalism Award.
Why did you become Board Certified in International Law?
After practicing law for over a decade and working with Attorney Brock McClane, who was one of the first attorneys in the State of Florida to receive board certification in International law from the Florida Bar, I decided to become board certified in international law as a way to inform my clients and colleagues that I have gained a level of expertise in dealing with international commercial issues.
What are some benefits you received from being Board Certified?
The obvious benefit is that being board certified by the Florida Bar in International Law allows you to market yourself as a specialist in your area of expertise. An even more important benefit is the type of work and clients that you are able to attract because you can demonstrate that you have experience with issues dealing with international law.
Any best tips or advice to ILS Members preparing for the Certification Exam?
Purchase and read The International Law Deskbook 2020 which was written mostly by members of the Florida Bar who are board certified in International Law or International Litigation and Arbitration. It is a great source for the types of questions you will be presented on the Certification Exam.
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