Boyd & Jenerette Hosts Roundtable to Discuss the Free Trade Agreement Between Colombia and The United States
A roundtable event was held on June 8,2012 in our Miami office to discuss the political and economic impact that the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United States will have on South Florida.
Invited guests included various attorneys from the law firm Boyd & Jenerette, including Jorge Gutiérrez, Managing Partner, Carlos Aguilar, Director of the International Practice, and Ronald Neiwirth, Partner at the firm. Other panelists included Rafael Castillo-Triana, International Law Expert and CEO of FTAA International, Iván Barrios, VP of Commercial Development forEnterpriseFloridaand Fernando Navia, Trade Commissioner ofEcuadorinMiami.
The panelists discussed the different benefits that will arise from the treaty, including a boom inSouth Florida’s economy through an increase in available jobs and exports. Iván Barrios, from Enterprise Florida, highlighted the areas two areas that he believes will have more growth; telecommunications and electronics. Iván also spoke about the importance of the treaty for South Florida, reason for which Enterprise Florida has organized a trip to Colombia with Governor Rick Scott, with the purpose of establishing commercial relationships with the country.
Congratulations to Boyd & Jenerette shareholder Kristen Van der Linde for becoming Board Certified in Civil Trial Law! This is a tremendous professional achievement of which the Florida Bar distinguishes Ms. Van der Linde as a specialist and an expert in the practice of Civil Trial Law.
Throughout her remarkable career Ms. Van der Linde has shown an ongoing dedication to high standards to her clients, peers and in practice. Her special knowledge, skill and reputation for professionalism and ethics have always been prevalent in her work and exemplifies the values of Boyd & Jenerette.
For twenty years, Ms. Van der Linde, has devoted her practice exclusively to the defense of cases and appeals involving trucking liability, automobile liability, premises liability, wrongful death, asbestos, bad faith, negligent security, and coverage issues. She practices throughout the States of Florida and Georgia and frequently lectures on a wide range of topics including adjuster ethics, handling wrongful death claims, and bad faith litigation for continuing educational credit to insurance professionals.
Prior to joining Boyd & Jenerette, Mr. Paglio began his legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Howard T. Snyder, United States Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Florida. Mr. Paglio also served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Harvey E. Schlesinger, United States District Judge, Middle District of Florida, during this time he gained experience in all phases of a civil action, including discovery and motions practice, trial, and appeal.
Mr. Paglio graduated cum laude from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and in the top 9% of his class. While in law school, Mr. Paglio interned for the Honorable Patricia C. Fawsett, United States District Judge, Middle District Florida and served as an articles editor for the Florida Law Review.