On September 13-15, 2022, Gunster Shareholder and U.S. Customs and International Trade Group Leader Peter Quinter will co-chair the American Bar Association International Law Section (ABA ILS) Fall Conference. Shareholder William Hill, who co-chairs the International Litigation Committee of the ABA ILS, will moderate the “Mining for Evidentiary Gold: Discovery Proceedings to Obtain Evidence in the U.S. for Use in Non-U.S. Proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 1782” session. Also in attendance will be Shareholder Joseph Raia, former chair of the ABA ILS, and Shareholder Milton Vescovacci, member of the ABA ILS.
During the Fall Conference, ABA International Law Section members and distinguished guests will discuss shared and differing legal institutions, the future of the profession, groundbreaking issues, hot practice areas, recent developments, and current trends—across Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America.
Societies in Europe and The Americas share many legal values and institutions. Liberal democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, free trade, and largely market-based economies, tend to be the general rule. But constitutional, legal and regulatory frameworks differ, sometimes substantially, as do legal culture, developments and trends. These, and other intriguing topics will be considered.
Globally ranked U.S. Customs and international trade law counselor and advocate, Peter Quinter, represents individuals and companies involved in the wide variety of legal issues associated with international trade and transportation, including litigation before federal courts across Florida and before the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York. Peter is a Florida Bar Board Certified international law attorney. Peter represents importers, exporters, customs brokers, international freight forwarders and other companies involved in a myriad of industry sectors and international supply chain matters.
A seasoned business advocate, litigator and trial lawyer with more than three decades of experience, William Hill is the first and only lawyer to be Florida Bar Board Certified in both Business Litigation and International Litigation & Arbitration. He represents businesses in a variety of industries such as banking and financial services, behavioral health and health care, technology, real estate, aviation, manufacturing, retail and government. William has also advised large public companies.
Joe Raia represents foreign and domestic individuals and companies in court proceedings, government investigations, and arbitrations relating to commercial, trade and investment matters pending in the United States and abroad. He deals with matters involving multiple jurisdictions, including the treaties and principles that govern jurisdiction, choice of law, service of judicial papers abroad, obtaining evidence for use abroad, and the complexities of obtaining and protecting electronic communications and data.
Milton Vescovacci is a shareholder in Gunster’s Miami office, and a member of the firm’s Corporate practice. He remains dedicated to bringing a holistic approach to his practice and to getting deals negotiated and closed, experience that stemmed from his days as a banker for multinational money center banks on complex domestic and international transactions. Milton has over twenty years of legal experience counseling lenders in a variety of sophisticated financings and companies and investors on the legal operations of their businesses, specifically in sales or acquisitions and other material events and day to day operations.