OFAC ALERT – OFAC Sanctions Guatemalan Officials

On April 26, 2021, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) sanctioned the Chief of Staff for former president Alvaro Colom and an elected delegate to the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala, pursuant to the 2016 Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (“GLOMAG”) and Executive Order (“E.O.”) 13818 of December 20, […]

Gary E DavidsonPartner, Diaz Reus

Gary E Davidson comments in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin family files lawsuit in ‘tragic, senseless’ death of Abbey Conner at Mexico resort

This article was originally published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Calling her death “tragic, senseless and entirely avoidable,” the family of Abbey Conner filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday in Florida against the Mexico resort where Conner drowned last year and the U.S.-based website company that manages the resort’s bookings. The 24-page wrongful death complaint outlines the […]

Gary E DavidsonPartner, Diaz Reus

Former PDVSA general counsel avoids prison

A Miami federal court on 21 April sentenced Edoardo Orsoni, a former general counsel at Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA, to three years’ probation.  Orsoni is the latest to be sentenced in the US Department of Justice’s expanding investigation into corruption connected to Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA). Orsoni, who admitted to accepting bribes in […]

Gary E DavidsonPartner, Diaz Reus

OFAC ALERT – The U.S. Government Expands Its Russia-Related Sanctions

On April 15, 2021, the U.S. President signed an Executive Order “Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation” (the “E.O.”). In it, the U.S. President declared a new national emergency under which economic sanctions may be imposed against individuals and entities (i) undermining the conduct of […]

Gary E DavidsonPartner, Diaz Reus

Loren & Kean Law Assists Client With Successful Bid Protest

Recently, the team at Loren & Kean Law assisted a client with a successful protest of a county bid award to another bidder. After the county reviewed our protest, it deemed the lowest-bidder’s bid non-responsive and issued a revised award to our client. Putting together the protest required a fast response and collaboration with our […]

Bruce LorenPartner, Loren & Kean Law

Anthony Brunson P.A. joins IR as the exclusive Accounting Services Member in US – Florida

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Anthony Brunson of Anthony Brunson P.A. Anthony has joined IR as our exclusive Accounting Services member in US – Florida. Known for being very detail-oriented, Tony has an in-depth knowledge of the audit and financial reporting requirements for varied industries, specifically […]

Anthony BrunsonCEO, Anthony Brunson P.A.

OFAC Licenses Transactions With Venezuela’s Maritime Authority

On February 2, 2021, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued General License 30A extending the authorizations in OFAC’s regulations for certain transactions involving air and maritime transportation in Venezuela. More specifically, General License 30A amended OFAC’s regulations to authorize transactions involving Venezuela’s maritime authority, Instituto Nacional de los Espacios Acuaticos […]

Gary E DavidsonPartner, Diaz Reus

Loren & Kean Law Add New Practice Area Real Estate to their IR Global Membership

Loren & Kean Law, our exclusive Construction Law Member in US – Florida, are pleased to announce the addition of Real Estate to their IR Global membership. This new position adds further strength to their membership and offers support for fellow members in the area. If you have a requirement in this area, please get in […]

Michael KeanPartner, Loren & Kean Law

Loren & Kean Law Add New Practice Area Real Estate to their IR Global Membership

Loren & Kean Law, our exclusive Construction Law Member in US – Florida, are pleased to announce the addition of Real Estate to their IR Global membership. This new position adds further strength to their membership and offers support for fellow members in the area. If you have a requirement in this area, please get in […]

Bruce LorenPartner, Loren & Kean Law

SANCTIONS ALERT: The Department of State Redesignated Cuba on the SST List

On January 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) redesignated Cuba on the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism (“SST List”) for “repeatedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.” DOS based its decision on the continuous support by Cuba of the Maduro regime in Venezuela and on Cuba’s […]

Gary E DavidsonPartner, Diaz Reus

Harry Payton of Payton & Associates, LLC participated in The Art of Deal Making: Using External Expertise Effectively

Foreword by Andrew Chilvers For ambitious companies eager to expand into overseas markets, often the conventional route of organic business development is simply not fast enough. The other option to invest in or buy a business outright is far quicker but often fraught with unforeseen dangers. And even the biggest, most experienced players can get […]

Harry A. PaytonFounder, Payton & Associates, LLC