Patron Members

American Airlines

901 Ponce de Leon Blvd. - Suite 800
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: (305) 520-3491
Fax: (305) 520-3084
www.aa.com

Patrons:

  • Alina Menendez
  • Domenico Matinata
  • Rafael Gruenbaum
  • Lina Santiago
  • Luis Montano

American serves more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily flights.  American is a founding member of oneworld®, its members serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and territories.

APEX Brasil

201 S Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1200
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 704-3500
Fax: (305) 704-3505
www.apexbrasil.com.br

Patrons:

  • Fernando Spohr
  • Gustavo Loreto
  • Juarez Leal

A non-profit organization serving under the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, entrusted with the mission of promoting Brazilian products, services and investments. Apex-Brazil's Miami office assists Brazilian companies exporting to North America, offering an array of services such as market intelligence, warehouse and office space. We also assist importers looking for Brazilian suppliers.

Ascensus Group Ax Trading LLC

2186 NW 89th Place
Doral, FL 33172
Tel: (305) 640-8344
www.ascensus.com.br

Patrons:

  • Anne Basso
  • D'Angelo Machado
  • Pedro Mees
  • Vanderlei Palhano

Financing services to other business, import & export of electronics in general, worldwide trade business.

Atlantic American Partners

101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 3300
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (407) 535-3834
www.atlanticamericanpartners.com

Patrons:

  • Brad Snyder
  • Brittany Johnson
  • Gar Lippincott
  • Robert Moreyra
  • Rosie Roden

Based in Tampa, Florida, Atlantic American Partners assists individuals and families immigrate to the United States through the EB-5 Investor Visa Program.  Atlantic American offers a unique private equity fund approach to EB-5 investing, where investors own a portfolio of assets, not just one.  This provides a higher level of investment security through diversification – much like a mutual fund.

AXS Law Group PLLC

2121 NW 2nd Ave, Suite 201

Miami, FL 33127
Tel: (305) 297-1878
www.axslawgroup.com

Patrons:

  • Anthony Narula
  • Ben Wolkov
  • Bernardo Franco
  • Jeff Gutchess
  • Valentina Gutchess

AXS Law is a full-service boutique law firm dedicated to providing practical and comprehensive solutions to complex matters. Although most of our lawyers gestated in the womb of Big Law, we formed AXS Law with a view to disrupting the traditional law model to better address the needs of the modern business law consumer. We do this first and foremost by bringing our own expertise as entrepreneurs. Our attorneys are encouraged to purse entrepreneurship and this, in turn, gives us the perspective and “guts” to help our clients navigate, not avoid, risk.

Azul Brazilian Airlines

526 SW 34th St., Building 6
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (786) 298-6024
www.voeazul.com.br

Patrons:

  • Ana Christina Almeida
  • Carol Archer
  • Gaston Rodriguez

At Azul we do everything to make you feel special. The Azul Experience is a result of the hard work and dedication of our crewmembers. Our service features individual entertainment screens incorporating personal free LiveTV on our jets, extensive legroom, 2 by 2 seating, complimentary beverages with an assortment of snacks, free bus service to key airports (including between São Paulo and Campinas airports). Competitive airfares; a comprehensive route connecting more than 100 cities in Brasil.

Banco do Brasil Miami Branch

701 Brickell Ave, Suite 2610
Miami, FL 33131
www.bb.com.br/miami

Patrons:

  • Andre Haui

Banco do Brasil in Miami. Opened in 1979, Banco do Brasil Miami works in the Private Banking and High Income segments, focusing and serving clients who are not residents of the United States.

Barakat Law, P.A.

2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 202
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 444-3114
www.triallawmiami.com

Patrons:

  • Brian Barakat
  • Adriana França
  • Alejandra Iglesia
  • Nory Acosta-Lopez
  • Yazen Alami

Contract disputes form the basis of all commercial litigation. Whether that contract is a lease, employment agreement, real estate contract, shareholders agreement or purchase order and invoice, the attorneys at Barakat Law have experience suing or defending suit over breaches of contract.

Bauducco Foods Inc.

13250 NW 25th St., Suite 101
Miami, FL 33182
Tel: (305) 477-9270
www.bauducco.com

Patrons:

  • Erik Volavicius
  • Kleber Borba
  • Magdalena Lopez
  • Priscila Romao
  • Stefano Mozzi

Bauducco Foods established in the USA in 2005 located in Miami, Florida, is a distributor of baked goods, such as Panettones, Wafers, Cookies and Toasts. It has a partnership with brands like Sun Maid and Hershey's. Bauducco is a subsidiary of Pandurata, founded in Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 1952, is the largest manufacturer of baked goods in Brazil and the largest producer of Panettone in the world, it has 5 manufacturing plants in Brazil, producing more than 240 tons annually.

Bilzin Sumberg

1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 350-7279
www.bilzin.com

Patrons:

  • Anthony de Yurre
  • Dora Acherman
  • Javier F. Aviñó
  • Jose Sariego
  • Manny Gonzalez

Bilzin Sumberg's experienced International Team has a strong emphasis on Latin American markets but our reach is decidedly global, with practices ranging from International Inbound and Outbound Transactions International Taxation, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Estate Planning, International Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolutions, and Real Estate Development and Construction.

Boeing International | Latin American Region

Av. Magalhães de Castro, 4800 - 22º anda
Morumbi, São Paulo, SP 05676-120 - Brazil
Tel: (55) 11 3759-4800
www.boeing.com

Patrons: 

  • Ana Ferreira
  • Carlos Barrea
  • Dex Guzman
  • Donna Hrinak
  • Jimmy Zuidema

When Boeing established an office in Brazil in October 2011, it began a new cycle in a relationship that started more than 80 years ago, with the delivery of F4B-4 fighters to the Brazilian government. In 1960, Boeing delivered its first commercial airplane to Brazil. Boeing’s two largest commercial customers in Brazil are GOL Airlines, the fifth-largest 737 operator in the world, and TAM, part of Santiago, Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group, which operates 777s and 767s. Boeing has also been involved with the Brazilian satellite communications industry since the early 1970s. Boeing has established offices in São Paulo, São José dos Campos and Brasília and is committed to expanding its presence in Brazil through industrial participation, research and development, and community engagement.

Boston Scientific

2700 S. Commerce Pkwy, Suite 105
Weston, FL 33331
Tel:(954) 306-4700
www.bostonscientific.com

Patrons:

  • Juan Felipe Ramirez
  • Maria Johnson
  • Mariano Linares
  • Mauricio Ortiz
  • William Krinickas

Our products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions, including heart, digestive, pulmonary, vascular, urological, pelvic health, and chronic pain conditions. We continue to innovate in these areas and are extending our innovations into new geographies and high-growth adjacency markets.

Brickell Bank

1395 Brickell Avenue, 4th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 347-8300
www.brickellbankmiami.com

Patrons: 

  • Christian Batalha
  • Frederico Moura
  • Manuel Lopez

Brickell Bank meet’s the challenges of today through comprehensive, personalized and unparalleled service. We offer a full array of banking products for individuals and corporations, both international and domestic. Brickell Bank is headquarted in Miami’s financial district and our services are provided in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Member FDIC - Equal Housing Lender.

Center Group Corp.

3901 NW 79th Ave., Suite 113
Miami, FL 33166
Tel: (305) 471-4870
Fax: (305) 675-2467
www.centergroup.com

Patrons:

  • Carlos Mariaca
  • Miguel Mariaca
  • Ubirajara Marques Curto

Center Group Corp. provides international and management consulting services assisting foreign companies in establishing and managing the operating and day-to-day activities of their subsidiaries in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Spain and the US.

Choaib, Paiva e Justo Advogados Associados

Rua Padre João Manuel, 755, 8º Andar
São Paulo, SP 01411-001
Tel: (55) 11 3065-0006
Fax: (55) 11 3065-0001
www.choaibpaiva.com.br

Patrons:

  • Marcela Rodriguez
  • Marcos Ferraz de Paiva
  • Roberto Justo
  • Samir Choaib

Law offices - active in all areas of law practice, focusing mainly on tax, corporate, commercial, family and estate planning as well as real estate areas.

Chocolate Lugano

Rua São Marco, 364, Bairro Carniel
Gramado, RS 95670-000 - Brazil
Tel: 55 (54) 3295-5900
www.chocolatelugano.com.br

Patrons:

  • Augusto Luz
  • Guilherme Luz

Founded in 1976 in Gramado, Chocolates Lugano has a diversified product line of chocolates including bars, candies, private label, and organic. Our cocoa is grown in the Amazon rainforest under the Agroforestry System and follows all industry quality seals: IBD Organic, USDA Organic, Fairtrade, HACCP, and FDA approvals. In addition to stores throughout Brazil, we also have a warehouse in Florida.

Duane Morris LLP.

200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3400
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 960-2200
Fax: (305) 960-2201
www.duanemorris.com

Patrons:

  • Charles Shields
  • Hector Chichoni
  • Harvey Gurland
  • Miriam Hyman

Duane Morris LLP, a full service law firm devoted to serving the Brazilian and Latin American communities in Miami and throughout Florida.

FedEx Express Latin America & Caribbean

701 Waterford Way, Suite 1000
Miami, FL 33126
Tel: (786) 388-2600
Fax: (786) 388-9940
www.fedex.com

Patrons:

  • Claudia Rostagno
  • Francisco Santeiro
  • Guilherme Gatti
  • Marilyn Blanco-Reyes

FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to provide customers and businesses a broad portfolio of transportation, logistics, e-commerce and business solutions.

Ferrari, Maserati of Fort Lauderdale

5750 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Tel: (954) 493-5000
www.ferrarifl.com

Patrons:

  • Garret Hayim
  • John Vogel
  • Ronnie Vogel
  • Silvio Luz

Fowler, White, Burnett P.A.

1395 Brickell Ave., 14th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 789-9200
www.fowler-white.com

Patrons:

  • John Friedhoff
  • Laura Ross
  • Richard Razook

Founded in 1942, FowlerWhite has grown over the last six decades into one of Florida's largest and most dynamic law firms. As a result of FowlerWhite's commitment to professionalism and quality legal services, the firm's reputation has soared. Today, FowlerWhite is a full service, multi-practice law firm, that remains committed to a philosophy of excellence, proficiency, results and value.

GAA Investments

1820 N Corporate Lanes Blvd, Suite 205
Weston, FL 33326
Tel: (954) 908-5774
www.gaainvestments.com

Patrons:

  • Alcides Ferreira
  • Eduardo Karrer
  • Geraldo Jacob
  • Ivan Avila
  • Steve Chen

GAA Investments é uma Gestora de Clubes de Investimentos Privados sediada nos EUA, que identifica e investe em startups com recursos originados a partir de uma qualificada base de investidores. Buscamos empresas com recorrência de crescimento elevado, escalável, modelo de negócio e execução comprovados e gestores diferenciados. Adicionamos valor, networking, internacionalização e suporte aos negócios.

Global Business Institute LLC

4000 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 220N
Hollywood, FL 33021
Tel: (786) 202-8876
www.globalbusinessinstitute.org

Patrons:

  • Antonio Miranda
  • Fernando Melo
  • Juliano de Oliveira
  • Manoel Suhet
  • Zeno Silva

The Global Business Institute - GBI is a consultancy firm specialized in Internationalization of corporations. GBI operates as a business hu that counts on the best people, the right methodology and the fit-for-purpose partners for the end-to-end management of business expansion projects between the USA and Brazil and across Latin America, EMEA and APAC.

Globenet

5355 Town Center Rd., Suite 1102
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Tel: (561) 314-0500
Fax: (561) 314-0510
www.globenet.net

Patrons:

  • Bruno Giovenazzi
  • Erick Contag
  • Luiz Alonso

GlobeNet provides international wholesale capacity and network transport solutions between North and South America over a dual ring-protected submarine cable system serving Brazil, Bermuda, Colombia, the U.S.A., and Venezuela. Globenet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brazilian full service telecommunications company Oi. GlobeNet?s headquarters is located in Boca Raton, FL.

Holland and Knight LLP

701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3000
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 349-2258
www.hklaw.com

Patrons:

  • George Mencio
  • Joe Mamounas
  • Jose Avial
  • Norberto Quintana
  • Vivian De las Cuevas Diaz

The firm’s Miami lawyers advise clients on corporate law and securities, wealth planning and preservation, litigation, Latin America, cross border instructing and integration, white collar crime, immigration, labor and employment, real estate and land use, the environment and sustainability and project finance.

Kawa Capital Management

21500 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 700
Aventura, FL 33180
Tel: (305) 560-5292
www.kawa.com

Patrons:

  • Felipe Lemos
  • Luciano Lautenberg
  • Walter Wilms

Kawa Capital Management is an independent asset manager with an opportunistic. diligent, and creative approach to investing. Kawa Products include a flagship credit hedge fund and club deals. The firm deploys capital with focus on long-term growth and capital preservation for its clients. Founded in 2007, the firm is headquartered in Miami, FL.

KPMG LLP

200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2000
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 358-2300
www.kpmg.com

Patrons:

  • Adriano Mucelli
  • Alfonso Pallete
  • Devon Bodoh
  • Ivan Velez
  • Murilo Mello

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG Int'l Cooperative. KPMG Intl's member firms have 155,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners in 155 countries. For more info, visit us at www.kpmg.com/us/en.

Lopez Levi Lowenstein Glinsky

201 Alhambra Cir., Suite 701
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: (305) 774-2945
Fax: (305) 774-1504
www.lllpa.com

Patrons:

  • Ray Lopez-Levi
  • Rosangela De Morais

Lopez Levi Lowenstein is a CPA firm specializing in International Taxation, Pre-immigration plans, and Tax Structures focusing on wealth preservation.

Miami Downtown Development Authority

200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2929
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 579-6675
www.miamidda.com

Patrons:

  • Alyce Robertson
  • Ilona Vega

Downtown Miami is the business, social and cultural epicenter of the Americas, which capitalizes on its unique position as a major world city in a tropical waterfront environment. The Miami DDA supports corporate and retail business development, attracts real estate investment, strengthens industry clusters, encourages innovation, assists with expansion or relocation in Downtown Miami, and provides reports and presentations to support business growth and investment.

Midtown Capital Partners

175 SW 7th St, Suite 2112
Miami, FL 33130
Tel: (305) 961-1115
www.midtown-capital.com

Patrons:

  • Alejandro Velez
  • Alex Saieh
  • Marson Cunha

Midtown Capital Partners is a real estate investment and asset management firm.

Motor-Services Hugo Stamp Inc.

3190 SW 4 Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 763-3660
Fax: (954) 763-2872
www.mshs.com

Patrons:

  • Alberto Cordero
  • Are Friesecke
  • Priscila Cardozo
  • Rodrigo Quilula

Motor-Services Hugo Stamp, Inc. (MSHS) provides turnkey solutions for the maritime and stationary power industries. MSHS specializes in diesel engine products and services. MSHS sells and services the finest products in their class. Our staff is factory trained and with many years of experience. Our facilities are equipped with the latest in repair and test equipment. Global and Local Support 24/7.

Odebrecht USA

201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1000
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: (305) 341-8800
Fax: (305) 569-1500
www.odebrecht.com

Patrons:

  • Gonçalo Reis

Founded in 1944, Odebrecht is a company of Brazilian origin with a global presence. Odebrecht is Latin America’s leader in engineering and construction, chemicals and petrochemicals, and also operates in the areas of bioenergy, water utilities, defense, real estate, oil & gas, shipbuilding, and transportation and logistics. Odebrecht USA opened in 1990, delivering projects throughout the U.S. with a focus on public-sector infrastructure projects. Landmark projects in Miami-Dade County include the South & North Terminals at Miami International Airport the MIA Mover, American Airlines Arena and Arsht Center, generating more than 103,000 jobs (2013 data).

Pathways EB-5

1835 Main Street, Suite 101
Weston, FL 33326
Tel: (855) 999-4772
www.pathwayseb5.com

Patrons:

  • Brigitte Marquis
  • George Hervot
  • Jeff Campom
  • Jeremy Copeland
  • Maria Gonzalez

Pathways own and operates a family of 10 Regional Centers with USCIS approved geography in over 30 states to include most of the major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. In its family, Pathways has over 493 I-526 approvals. Its EB-5 portfolio consists of active projects representing proven developers across US. Past closed projects include a historic hotel in downtown Dallas, a historic in New Orleans, as well as a multi-family project outside of Dallas.

Paulo Miranda, P.A.

1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 2406
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 456-3752
Fax: (305) 456-6342

Patrons:

  • Leonardo Andrade
  • Luiz Affonso Miranda
  • Paulo Miranda

Business consultants, Brazilian Law Attorneys.

Planner Redwood Asset Management

Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3.900
10º andar, Itaim Bibi
São Paulo, SP 04538-132 - Brazil
Tel: (5511) 2172-2600
www.planner.com.br 

Patrons:

  • Artur Figueiredo
  • Mario Serpa

Planner Redwood is an Asset Management firm formed in 2011, whose main focus is to develop and manage investment vehicles specially tailored to Institutional Investors, F. Offices, H.N.W.I., with a keen strategy based on political and macroeconomic scenarios. Redwood has a well-experienced team to fulfill investors needs, making use of proprietary models on both management and risk assessment.

Raya3 Propaganda

201 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1200
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (877)917-6640
www.raya3.com.br

Patrons:

  • Thais Raya

Advertising agency located in São Paulo, Brazil and Miami, USA. Our expertise is creative development, media buying, social media, communication strategies, branding and graphic design.

Reis e Souza Advogados

Rua Amaro Cavalheiro, 347 conj. 2015 Pinheiros
São Paulo, SP 05425-011
Tel: (5511) 2613-9155
www.reisesouza.com.br

Patrons:

  • Guilherme Takeishi
  • Marcos Hokumura Reis
  • Sidney Souza Jr.

Reis e Souza Law Firm offers legal services locally (Brazil) and internationally. We have extensive experience assisting investment companies, banks and funds who wish to have a business in Brasil or anywhere around the world.

Rohlig USA LLC

10400 NW 21st St., Suite 100
Doral, FL 33172
Tel: (305) 716-0884
Fax: (305) 402-0251
www.rohlig.com

Patrons:

  • Christian Schubert
  • Juliana Rivi
  • Rafael Ueltschi
  • Thomas Hansen

Röhlig is an international logistics specialist that has been operating in the areas of air and sea freight, project logistics and individual logistics solutions since 1852. Rohlig USA LLC offers logistics services and multi-modal transportation on all continents and in over 50 countries. The aim of Röhlig is to be the most trustworthy and most reliable partner of its long-term customers, and to assist them through customized solutions with the development of new logistics concepts and the opening up of new markets.

Sunstate Bank

2901 S. Le Jeune Road
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: (305) 567-0600
Fax: (305) 567-1310
www.sunstatefl.com

Patrons:

  • Christopher Bell
  • Elenice Dobrikow
  • Ines Rodriguez
  • Marcos Pereira

Full service commercial bank offering personalized loan and deposit services and products to business and individual customers located in Miami Dade County, as well as to international customers through its Premier Banking Department in Coral Gables.

Thomas J. Skola, Attorney at Law

511 Perugia Avenue,
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tel: (305) 577-3988
Fax: (305) 722-2001
www.skolalaw.com

Patrons:

  • Thomas Skola Esq.

Board Certified in International Law by the Florida Bar, Mr. Skola has considerable experience in all aspects of transnational law, including licensing, taxation, franchising, gaming and entertainment projects, intellectual property rights and cross-border litigation.

VIDA Development Group, LLC

16850 Collins Ave., Suite 105
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Tel: (305) 944-8181
www.vidaatthepoint.com

Patrons:

  • Ana Ribeiro
  • David Koster
  • Gabriel Markovich
  • Gabriel Souza
  • Marina Elliot

VIDA Development Group is a real estate developer of luxury condominiums and multi families. Our partners have over 40 years of experience in the south Florida real estate market. Our goal is to create solid investment opportunities for the South American investor seeking to diversify their portfolio.

Wells Fargo Capital Finance

2200 N Commerce Parkway, Suite 206
Weston, FL 33326
Tel: (954) 548-3282
www.wellsfargocapitalfinance.com

Patrons:

  • Claudio Cury
  • Elisa Vila
  • Franco Zayas

Wells Fargo Capital Finance - Channel Finance Division provides innovative, worldwide channel financing solutions to resellers in the technology industry. Using a highly flexible, customer-friendly distribution finance model, we customize lending to fit your needs-giving you liquidity to grow and manage your business.

Western Union

333 Southeast 2nd Ave., Suite 3420
Miami, 33131
Tel: (786) 857-5000
www.westernunion.com

Patrons:

  • Lillian Yolanda Cardona
  • Marilia Maya
  • Odilon Almeida
  • Paula Barifouse Sobral

The Western Union Company is a leader in global payment services. Along with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and WU Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money in more than 200 countries and territories, to send payments and purchase money orders.

YESH Comunicação Ltda. – ME

Rua Aurelio Lago, 44 Bom Clima
Guarulhos, SP 07197-180, Brazil
Tel: (55) 11 4574-4004
www.yesh.com.br

Patrons:

  • Jorge Carniti
  • Leandro Carreira
  • Luciana Carniti
  • Maria Lúcia Carniti

Yesh is a full-service agency providing our clients with services in the areas of communication, online & offline marketing, events, audiovisual productions, training and branding. All demands are created & developed in a unique way by a multidisciplinary team engaging in all projects from start to finish. We serve customers of all sizes among: Samsung, LG, Toyota, Pfizer, Apsen, Natura & Mary Kay.