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Jose Ignacio Astigarraga

Jose Ignacio Astigarraga, Cuban, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1978, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1979, United States District Court (middle district) 1988, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuit) 1981, United States Supreme Court 1990.

Background

  • Astigarraga, Jose Ignacio was born on July 20, 1953 in Havana, Cuba. Arrived in United States, 1960, naturalized, 1974.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts with honors, Miami Dade Community College, 1973. Bachelor of Business Administration summa cum laude, University Miami, 1975. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, University Miami, 1978.

    Career

    • Chief bailiff Dade County Juvenile and Family Court, Miami, 1972—1974. Law clerk, bailiff 11th Judicial Circuit, 1974—1977. With firm Steel, Hector & Davis, 1978—1984, partner, since 1984.

      Adjunct faculty University Miami School Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1980—1981. Consultant World Bank. Member United States delegate Organization American States 6th Conference Private International Law.

      With Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers Dade County, Inc., 1987—1994, North American Free Trade Agreement Advisory Communications Resolution Private Commercial Disputes, 1994—1996. Member panel arbitrators Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Center Americans, 1996. Founder Latin American Users Council London Court International Arbitration.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1978, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1979, United States District Court (middle district) 1988, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuit) 1981, United States Supreme Court 1990.

    Works

    • Co-author: Secured Lenders Beware: Particular Issues Affecting Secured Lenders, 1993.

    Membership

    Administrative hearing officer Dade County School Board, Miami, 1982—1990. Chairman quality assurance committee, member finance committee Miami Children's Hospital, board directors, 1985—1988, Miami Children's Hospital Research Institute, Inc., 1986—1987, chairman nominating committee. Board directors Dade County Beacon Council Inc., 1985—1995, Miami Coalition, Inc., 1988—1994.

    Member executive committee, chairman schools task force, 1988—1990. Trustee Florida International University Foundation, since 1988. Member of American Bar Association (committee business bankruptcy since 1990, committee commercial finance services, Uniform Commercial Code Committee), American Arbitration Association (panel commercial finance disputes since 1994), Greater Miami Chamber of Chamber (board governors 1985-1986, group chairman economic development section 1986-1987), University Miami School Law Alumni Association (board directors 1981-1988), Bankruptcy Bar Association (vice president 1992-1994), Cuban-American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association (commissioner judicial campaign practices commission 1986-1987), Florida Bar Association (business law section, secretary civil procedure rules committee 1979-1984, bankruptcy UCC committee since 1992, lecturer bankruptcy seminar 1993-1994), American Law Institute (advisory transnational insolvency project 1997), International Bar Association (committee arbitration, insolvency).
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    Born July 20, 1953
    (age 64)
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