I recently returned from an eye-opening trip to Cuba, a beautiful country full of warm and hospitable people. My visit — and those of many other U.S. citizens in recent months — became possible after President Obama decided in 2014 to reject “the failed, Cold War-era policy era of the past to chart a new course in Cuba.”
Since then, the U.S. has made great strides in rebuilding its relationship with Cuba. As this happens, many U.S. law firms are creating Cuba practice groups and beginning to advice businesses on opportunities for expanding into Cuba.
In this episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, we look at the legal issues in doing business with Cuba and the opportunities for law firms to expand their Cuba practices. We are joined by two guests:
- Victor Li is a legal affairs writer for the ABA Journal and a former reporter for Law Technology News, the American Lawyer magazine and Litigation Daily. A former prosecutor in the Bronx, Victor recently wrote a piece for the ABA Journal, “A New Dawn for Cuba as it Opens for Business.”
- Aliette DelPozo Rodz is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen, where she is a member of the Business Litigation Group and chair of the Cuba Task Force and the Diversity Committee. She is also co-chair of the firm’s Focus on Women Group. She regularly assists clients with business prospects in Cuba.