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Gary Malfield learned to speak Spanish fluently while working as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Santander, Colombia, South America, more than thirty years ago.
The law offices of attorney Gary D. Malfeld is located in the Doral area west of Miami International Airport close to his freight forwarding and export clients who rely heavily upon the airport for their transportation needs.
Gary founded his law office as a sole practitioner in Coral Gables, Florida in July of 1979. Prior to that time Mr. Malfeld had worked for several area law offices from early 1975 through June of 1979, obtaining experience in the representation of a diverse client base with multiple legal needs. He obtained his Florida license as a practicing attorney in December of 1974. Mr. Malfeld is admitted to the United States Court of International Trade and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Gary learned to speak Spanish fluently while working as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Santander, Colombia, South America, more than thirty years ago. His job was to teach peasants to organize into self-help groups to solve community problems relying primarily upon local resources. Before entering the Peace Corps, Gary had studied Latin American history and politics at the University of Iowa.
Upon leaving the Peace Corps, Gary began training as an officer in the United States Navy. He served as Communications Officer of a Navy hospital ship in Vietnam, and ended his Navy service as the communications receiver facility officer at Farfan, Canal Zone, Panama.
Gary terminated his naval career in order to study law at the University of Iowa College of Law. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1974. While attending law school, Gary completed a course in Mexican law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho (Free School of Law) in Mexico City during the summer of 1972.
In addition to his legal activities, Gary served as president of the Miami-Bogota Sister City program during 1981 and 1982. He was president of the Colombian American Bar Association in Miami from April of 1998 to April of 1999, and presently is a member of the Board of Directors of the German American Social Club of Greater Miami.
Gary’s honors and awards include: Honorary Colombian of the Year, South Florida, May, 1983 Avianca Airlines and Miami Colombian Lions Club Award for Humanitarian Contributions, November, 1982 Key to the City of Bogotá, Colombia, July, 1982.
COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: German American Social Club of Greater Miami, Inc. Airport West Chamber of Commerce
PAPERS: Unraveling the Gordian Knot: The Panama Canal Negotiations The American Indian in International Law Inter-American Commercial Arbitration.
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION: Numerous seminars on immigration, doing business in Latin America, international money laundering, forfeitures and seizures, international taxation, international arbitration, international estate planning.
CONFERENCE SPEAKER: Various aspects of international money laundering activities and legal pitfalls for individuals and businesses; Threshold legal requirements for foreign businesses to establish a presence in MERCOSUR countries
PROFESSIONAL Florida Bar.
MEMBERSHIPS: Florida Bar International Law Section. United States Court of International Trade (admitted to practice). United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (admitted to practice Colombian American Bar Association
LANGUAGES: Fluent in Spanish; learning German.