Boyd & Jenerette attorney's were quoted in the Miami Herald's article "Decoding U.S.-Colombia FTA keeps Miami law firms busy" - Explaining the rules of the new trade pact is creating opportunities for South Florida law firms.
Since the agreement went into effect May 15, law firms have been holding roundtable discussions, offering seminars on how to take advantage of the new trading relationship and visiting Colombia to advise business executives on how the trade pact will affect them.
“For South Florida and Florida in general, this is a treaty of tremendous relevance,” said Carlos Aguilar, director of the international practice group at Boyd & Jenerette, which held a roundtable on the FTA in June. With it, he said, comes not only the promise of more trade but also job creation.
“Selling to or buying from Colombia is way different from selling to Columbia, S.C.,” said Ronald Neiwirth, an attorney at Boyd & Jenerette.
An exporter or importer must, for example, consider political risk as well as exchange and monetary risks, be aware of differing product liability and technical standards, and learn the rules for competing for government contracts, lawyers at the Boyd & Jenerette roundtable said.
"We are tremendously excited to have Jacob join our growing Miamipractice,” said Glen McClary, Boyd & Jenerette’s Managing Equity Partner. “His extensive experience in corporate transactions and securities will no doubt make him a vital asset to the Firm.”
Frohman’s areas of expertise include corporate and transactional matters in private and public securities offerings, licensing arrangements and technology transfers as well as domestic and international cross-border corporate transactions consisting of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and financial transactions.
Mr. Frohman graduated from Boston University School of Law, where he was an Editor of the BU Law Review and graduated among the top 10% of his class. Mr. Frohman began his legal career as a Corporate Associate in the New York office of the international law firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he had opportunity to practice for a period of time in Paul Weiss’ Tokyo office. More recently, Mr. Frohman was a Corporate Partner in the New York office of the international law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
Boyd & Jenerette, welcomes Carlos M. Rodriguez Of Counsel in our Miami office. Mr. Rodriguez will provide legal and business counseling for the firm, specializing in real estate, foreign title insurance, cross border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning.
“Carlos has extensive experience representing both domestic and foreign clients in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe, with respect to their interests in the United States,” said the Firm’s Managing Equity Partner, Glen McClary. "This knowledge and experience will make him a vital asset to our Firm."
Mr. Rodriguez is also a Certified Family Business Specialist and has provided specifically tailored business and planning services to family-owned businesses regarding succession planning and other family-business specific matters. He also has extensive business experience including serving in executive capacities of privately held companies and prior management experience at two Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Rodriguez received his law degree from the University of Florida and holds a B.S. from Florida State University. Currently, he is a member of the Florida Bar, the Cuban-American Bar Association, Latin Builders Association and Easter Seals of South Florida.
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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.
Ronald Neiwirth, a partner in our Miami office, comments on the 2011 bankruptcy case Martinez V. Hutton.
Neiwirth says lawyers who facilitate their client's efforts to defraud creditors cross the line from counsel to participant in his article "Board of Contributors: Lawyers should avoid complicity in clients' questionable practices"
Boyd & Jenerette is proud to announce that Mark J. Boulris has joined the Firm and is practicing in the Miami office. Mr. Boulris focuses his practice in the areas of acquisition, sale, and financing of commercial and residential real estate. He also handles matters involving commercial lease work, commercial and residential loan work, and title work.
Mr. Boulris is also member of the National Football League Alumni, serving as the President of the South Florida Chapter since 2007, which directs the NFL Alumni's "Caring for Kids" charity program in South Florida.
Ronald G. Neiwirth joins Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. as a Partner practicing in the Miami office. Mr. Neiwirth handles bankruptcy proceedings and the full range of insolvency matters locally, and throughout the United States, on behalf of foreign liquidators. He has extensive experience in the areas of Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 7 liquidations, real estate workouts, debtor-in-possession financing, cash collateral stipulations, bankruptcy litigation and international insolvency proceedings.
David da Silva Cornell is also joining the Firm as a Partner practicing in the Miami office. Mr. Cornell focuses his practice on Corporate Law, Domestic and Foreign Business Transactions, and Nonprofit Law. Mr. Cornell has extensive experience with the legal systems, cultures, and business practices of Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and East Asia (Greater China). He represents both U.S. and foreign clients with respect to their interests in the United States. He is multilingual in Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.