Foreign Legal Counsel & Corporate Compliance
Established the Internal Legal Department of [company name] with corporate wide responsibility for all domestic and foreign regulatory compliance matters with overview of government relations, regulatory affairs initiatives, complex international transactional negotiations, research and analysis of Latin American and European regulations and legislation.
- Successfully negotiated and settled with Customs Border Control the reduction of 41 compliance violation fines totaling $1,623,870.00 to 4,100.00 ($100.00 for each violation).
- Retained and controlled outside counsel reducing the average legal expenses from $370,000.00 to $235,000.00.
- Successfully worked, in conjunction with outside legal counsel, in the negotiations, drafting and closing of the Ground Lease Agreement between [company name] and the Miami-Dade Aviation Department for the development of new $120 million warehouse facility at Miami International Airport to house the operations of [company name]
- Organized and managed internal due diligence for Project Soleil concerning the sale of [company name] and related asset companies.