Gunster attorney Jorge GuttmanVENAMBAR (Venezuelan American National Bar Association)Jorge D. Guttman, a commercial litigation attorney in Gunster’s Miami office, is a member of the board of directors a newly created Venezuelan-American bar association called VENAMBAR.

Guttman joins other area attorneys of Venezuelan heritage, such as founding members Daniel Vielleville of Assouline & Berlowe and Angel Valverde of Concepcion Martinez & Bellido in the group. Vielleville is VENAMBAR’s president, and Valverde is vice president.

Jorge Guttman at the August 22 kickoff eventThe attorneys told the South Florida Business Journal recently that VENAMBAR will focus on networking and continuing education opportunities for Venezuelan-American attorneys. The nonpolitical group aims to eventually perform pro bono work for Venezuelan-Americans.

In a Daily Business Review article last week, Vielleville says the Venezuelan legal community is growing, with more than 200 Venezuelan-American lawyers currently living in the United States. There is a definite need for what the group offers: assistance to Venezuelian attorneys who want to practice law in the U.S.

At the August 22 kickoff event in MiamiA kickoff event is planned for August 22 at 6 p.m., with federal judge Federico Moreno as keynote speaker. For more information about this event, contact Angel Valverde, See photos from the event on Gunster’s Facebook page.

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