Adriana Kostencki, a dual Venezuelan-U.S. attorney, is a partner whose practice focuses on a wide range of complex commercial matters including transnational litigation, and jurisdictional disputes. Adriana also handles intellectual property disputes involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.
Adriana’s experience crosses borders, languages and cultures. She is a multilingual attorney licensed to practice in Venezuela who provides valuable insight into Latin American – U.S. business transactions and relationships. Adriana manages a diverse clientele comprised of individual, start-up, mid-size, and large multinational companies encompassing a broad range of industry sectors, including shipping, technology, media advertising, finance, construction, and professional services. She represents both domestic and international clients, including foreign companies doing business in the United States, cargo carriers, shipping companies, and marina and terminal operators in commercial, litigation and maritime matters before both state and federal courts.
Additionally, Adriana leads the firm’s business immigration practice to assist U.S. businesses obtain work visas and permanent residence for highly-skilled foreign workers. These foreign professionals include engineers, executives, chief financial officers, management analysts, financial analysist, chemists, economists, and other highly-qualified professionals all of whom bring a wealth of fresh ideas, talents, and skill sets to benefit U.S. business operations and promote cultural diversity. Adriana also advises high net-worth individuals on challenges and opportunities presented by the EB-5 investor program.
Adriana regularly appears as a legal commentator in local and national media such as Univision, TV Venezuela, and El Venezolano TV, and writes regularly on legal immigration and Latin America issues for El Nuevo Herald.
Adriana is the current President of the Venezuelan American National Bar Association and President Ex-Officio of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce.