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Berger Singerman's Adriana Kostencki Elected President of The Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce

January 23, 2017

MIAMI, FL Jan. 23, 2017 – Berger Singerman, Florida’s business law firm, is pleased to announce that Adriana Kostencki has been elected President of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce. Kostencki will serve a one-year term through Dec. 7, 2017.

The Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce is a self-financing, non-government organization that strives to promote relationships and work towards the strengthening of Venezuelan-American entrepreneurs and businesses in the United States. The Chamber’s programming and efforts focus on furthering the interests of its more than 300 members in the areas of business, tourism, culture, commerce and investment. 

During her tenure as President, Kostencki will focus on highlighting the success of Venezuelan business professionals in the U.S. by developing networking activities and seminars; strengthening the Chamber’s relationships with public and government agencies as well as professional organizations; and providing opportunities for members to gain exposure to potential customers. She will dedicate her efforts to growing the organization’s membership base by 20 percent, and oversee the publishing of the third edition of the Chamber’s membership directory and business magazine. This will be Kostencki’s second term as President, having served in that role in 2015.

Serving alongside Kostencki is a newly elected executive committee: Jessika Jaar, first vice president; Daniel Castillo, second vice president; Wilbert Moreno, treasurer; Yarmeli Lares, secretary. The committee will be supported by the organization’s board of directors, representing various industries and organizations in the U.S.

Kostencki is a partner at Berger Singerman, leading the firm’s business immigration practice where she works with entrepreneurial, mid-size, and large multi-national clients across varied industry sectors including shipping, technology, media, advertising, finance, real estate, and professional services. She is also an esteemed practitioner of maritime law, and has represented domestic and international clients across the industry, including P&I Clubs, underwriters, cargo carriers, vessel owners, charterers, shipping companies, and marina and terminal operators.

In addition to her role with the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce, Kostencki is currently serving a two-year term as President of the Venezuelan American National Bar Association (VENAMBAR), is an Academy Fellow of Class IV of The Florida Bar Wm. Reese Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, and a member of Connect Florida - Leadership Florida, Class VII. She is admitted to the Florida State Courts; Federal U.S. District Courts; Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; and all Venezuelan courts, including the Supreme Court.

*U.S. Department of State

**Pew Research Center