Adolfo R. Garcia - Brown Rudnick LLP

Adolfo R. Garcia

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 617-856-8321

Adolfo Garcia focuses his practice in the corporate and international areas.  He has extensive experience handling various corporate and business transactions including financings, private equity, securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, restructurings and contractual arrangements in the US, as well as most other parts of the world.  Dolf also represents non-US based clients with their US based and/or US law governed matters.

Dolf has done significant work outside of the U.S. including Western Europe (particularly the UK, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Ireland), Canada, Central and South America (particularly Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico), the Caribbean, Asia (particularly China, Hong Kong and Japan), and the Arab Middle East (particularly the Emirates, the Gulf and Saudi Arabia) on behalf of US and non-US clients.

He has extensive expertise regarding US laws and regulations applicable to US and non-US clients doing business outside of the US such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, the Export Administration Act and US laws and regulations administered by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) with focus on Cuba, Dolf's country of origin.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Dolf was a partner in the Boston office of K&L Gates. Before that, Dolf was a partner in the Corporate Department of Ropes & Gray and served as Co-Head of the firm’s International Practice Group. In this role, among other duties, Adolfo maintained, managed, supervised, reviewed and expanded the firm’s non-US counsel network. He also supervised a team at Ropes & Gray that advised financial institutions on the securities laws of over one hundred foreign countries (so called “WorldSky” matters) with emphasis on private placements, investments and significant shareholder issues, and required filings.

From 1982-2003, Dolf was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery and served as a member of the firm’s Management and Compensation Committees. At various times, he also headed the firm’s Corporate, Corporate Finance, Securities and International Law practices in the Boston office.

Dolf has spent a substantial portion of his 40 years of practice dealing with various types of situations involving international business in countries other than the United States. There are few international business situations that Dolf has not seen or has had some involvement or experience with, covering much of the world including major countries and financial centers.  Dolf has an intimate understanding of matters involving US-Cuba relations.  His personal experience as a Cuban exile at the age of 12, coupled with a strong understanding of US laws and regulations regarding Cuba and his long experience in the US and international legal and business environment, positions Dolf well to advise US and non-US companies in matters involving Cuba as the US and Cuba enter into a new era regarding relations with each other.

Dolf has served as General Counsel to clients and has had extensive experience managing and supervising major arbitration, mediation and litigation matters, including the development of strategy, both domestically and internationally (including Canada, Asia, Western Europe, and Central and South America).

Harvard UniversityAB 1971Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D. 1974
Board of Advisers of Boston Harbor Investment Management, LLCFriends of Caritas Cubana, Inc.New England-Latin America Business Council, Inc.

Office Location

One Financial Center, 18th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
United States

Practice Areas

International Trade and Finance Law (Finance)

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