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Intellectual Property

Patent

  • Somero Ent. v. Stoltzfus (M.D. Fla., Ft. Myers), patent case involving concrete hose pullers

Trademark

  • Silver Streak Trailer Co. v. Airstream Inc. (S.D. Fla., Ft. Pierce), represent Airstream in trade dress declaratory judgment action

Immigration

  • Successfully represented numerous employers before the U.S. Department of Labor in matters under the new PERM labor certification procedures for permanent foreign national employment.
  • Advised a multinational conglomerate regarding immigration implications of acquiring new U.S. subsidiaries and obtained necessary visa approvals to facilitate transfer of high-level executives to newly acquired companies from overseas.
  • Advised a rapidly growing international software engineering conglomerate and start-up biotech company on issues related to temporary and permanent/indefinite employment of foreign national engineers, and designed strategies to meet employer objectives while addressing the challenging visa climate.
  • Organized numerous client presentations onsite and by distance learning to update key HR personnel on recent USCIS, DOL, CPB, and ICE developments.
  • Advised an international shoe manufacturer and supplier regarding immigration strategies and obtained necessary visa approvals to facilitate transfer of high-level executives and managers to U.S.-affiliated companies from overseas. Also obtained visa approvals for foreign professional workers including scientists, marketing managers, and IT professionals.
  • Advised several multinational clients on strategy to obtain blanket L qualification for worldwide subsidiaries transferring workers to the U.S. Advised on blanket L renewal/amendment issues in light of complex corporate organizational changes. Successfully petitioned for initial blanket L qualifications for multinationals, and renewed and amended blanket L approvals as necessary. Advised on individual employee cases falling under the blanket L approvals and facilitated transfers to the U.S. Advised on compliance needed for individuals transferred under the blanket L approval where corporate reorganization altered the relationship among U.S. and foreign affiliates.
  • Strategized with various companies needing visa alternatives for foreign employees impacted by the H-1B cap.
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers, 2015-2018
  • Daily Business Review Professional Excellence Award, On the Rise Honoree, 2018 
  • 2016-2017 Leadership Academy Fellow, The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, Class IV.
  • Miami Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, 2014-2016.
  • Children’s Home Society of Florida, 2014-2016.
  • Competition Judge, We the People Competition: The Citizen and the Constitution, High School Hearings
  • Venezuelan American National Bar Association (VENAMBAR), President (2016-2018), Secretary (2013-2016)
  • Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce- President Ex-Officio (2014-2015), Secretary (2012-2014), Board Member (2011-Present), President (Present)
  • The Florida Bar, Admiralty Law Committee (2011-2017)
  • Connect Florida Statewide Leadership Institute Class VII (Present)
  • Ibero-American Maritime Law Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • American Immigration Law Association
  • Member, Law360 Immigration Editorial Advisory Board
  • Honorary Board Member, Alfalit International
  • ACG South Florida Woman Connect
  • Moreno Kostencki, P.A.
  • Fowler White Burnett, P.A.
  • Clyde & Co, LLP. (Venezuela)

Doing Business in Florida, "Beginning April 2, 2018, U.S. Companies May File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Their Prospective Foreign Workers"

January 4, 2018

Doing Business in Florida, "USCIS to Begin Accepting Applications Under the International Entrepreneur Rule"

December 20, 2017

El Nuevo Herald, "Evite realizar transacciones con clientes que estén en la lista de la OFAC"

December 17, 2017

Doing Business in Florida, "DHS and DOS Implementation of Executive Order Imposing Travel and Refugee Ban"

October 19, 2017

Doing Business in Florida, "Business Immigration Updates for U.S. Corporations and Foreign Investors"

October 12, 2017

Miami Herald, "Gov. Scott's resolution on the Maduro regime is a step toward protecting Florida businesses"

September 17, 2017

El Nuevo Herald, "Extensión del programa EB-5 vence el 30 de septiembre de 2017"

June 17, 2017

Daily Business Review, "Business Owners: Keep a Close Eye on H-1B Visa Program Changes"

May 26, 2017

Daily Business Review "What Businesses Should Know About H-1B Visa Bill"

March 14, 2017

VentureBeat "Tech industry faces new H-1B visa reality"

March 13, 2017

El Nuevo Herald "Immigration Options: Employers Must Consider E-2 Visas"

March 9, 2017

Doing Business in Florida, "Beginning April 3, 2017, U.S. companies may file H-1B petitions on behalf of their prospective foreign workers"

January 26, 2017

El Nuevo Herald "H1-B Visa Petitions Begin in April"

January 24, 2017

South Florida Legal Guide - 2017 Edition, "The Tax Yin to the Immigration Yang"

January 5, 2017

Miami Herald, "A Venezuelan-born lawyer recounts her path to U.S. citizenship, and a few lessons learned along the way"

December 4, 2016