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.
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.