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Claudia is a Partner at Robert Allen Law where she works in the Corporate, Yacht Law, and the Lending and Real Estate departments at the firm. Her practice is focused on:
- Superyacht Transactions
- Secured Maritime Finance
- Lending and Finance
- Real Estate Law
- International Law
- Corporate Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Superyacht Transactions: Claudia regularly represents buyers and sellers in the acquisition, tax planning and sale of luxury yachts. She also represents yacht brokerages and manufacturers in the negotiation of dealer agreements, warranties, purchase and sale agreements and corporate governance.
- Secured Maritime Finance: Claudia regularly represents U.S. based lenders in the negotiation and documentation of multi-million dollar loans secured by yachts as well as in the negotiation and documentation of yacht floor plan credit facilities.
- Lending and Finance: Claudia regularly advises institutional and private lenders in the negotiation and documentation of multi-million dollar loans secured by yachts, airplanes, real estate and business assets.
- Real Estate Law: Claudia represents buyers and sellers in the acquisition, tax planning and sale of real estate. She also regularly represents foreign investors in the acquisition of U.S. real estate, counseling foreigners on the acquisition, finance and sale of U.S. real estate, including the holding structure that will take title to the property, as well as potential tax implications.
- Florida International University College of Law (J.D. 2012), cum laude
- Articles/Comments Editor, Florida International University Law Review
- Secretary, FIU Board of Advocates;
- Dean’s List (Fall 2009, 2010, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012);
- Finalist, Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition;
- Dean’s Scholarship (Fall 2010 – Spring 2012);
- CABA Mario P. Goderich Scholarship (2011).
- Florida International University (B.A. 2009), summa cum laude
- President’s Scholarship (2006-2009)
- Florida Bright Futures Scholarship (2006-2009)
- Dean’s List (2006-2009).
Professional & Civic Associations
- The Florida Bar
- International Yacht Brokers Association
- Young Professionals in Yachting
Publications and Speaking Engagements
- Remote Online Notarization Now Available in Florida – Game Changer or Not Just Yet?, International Yacht Brokers Association Compass Magazine, April/May 2020.
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Dual Agency Representation, International Yacht Brokers Association Compass Magazine, December 2019/January 2020.
- Oh, Darn, They Just Cancelled – What Happens When a Buyer or Seller Cancels a Contract Under the IYBA PSA and the MYBA MOA, Presentation at IYBA East Coast Sales Summit, Spring 2017.
- Check Before Assuming You Own Rights to Yacht Photos (coauthor), Florida Yacht Brokers Association Compass Magazine, September/October 2014.
- How a Bareboat Charter Can Help Limit Liability (coauthor), Florida Yacht Brokers Association Compass Magazine, May/June 2013.