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Robert Christopher Arnold

Robert Christopher Arnold

The Victoria Law Group
  • Immigration Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law
  • Florida
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Summary

I graduated from Harvard Law School in 1993. Prior to law school, I graduated summa cum laude from the Pierre Laclede Honors College at the University of Missouri, and am a distinguished veteran of the U.S. Army. My areas of expertise are Business Transactions, Contracts and Contract Disputes, Bankruptcy, and all areas of Real Estate. In the area of Business Law, I bring in-house and real-world, business-related experience to the table when assisting clients with a variety of transactions, whether they be domestic or international. In doing so, for example, I provide a unique perspective when it comes to assisting a client with due diligence and counseling relating to the acquisition of other businesses and/or new technologies, negotiating and drafting license or consulting agreements, closing the purchase of a distressed real estate asset, assisting a client through the morass of foreclosure, and addressing the regulatory issues relating to such transactions. As a Real Estate practitioner, I am one of the handful of attorneys in Florida who understands the nuances of our constantly evolving Mortgage Crisis. In addition to being an attorney, I am a licensed Realtor and Mortgage Broker and am an active real estate investor. I am constantly expanding my relationships and knowledge base on behalf of my clients. I understand and facilitate my clients’ desire to get to Yes, having trained under Roger Fisher, the author of Getting to Yes and founder of modern day Alternative Dispute Resolution, at the Harvard Negotiation Project. As an Entertainment attorney, I am one of the few attorneys in Miami who has spent any significant time in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world (with due respect to Las Vegas).

Practice Areas
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Portuguese: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
The Victoria Law Group
Current
The Victoria Law Group is a Miami-based law firm which operates under the principle that all clients, no matter how big or small, deserve nothing less than the highest quality legal representation. We are a full service, multilingual law firm. We are Local, National, and Global in nature, reflective of the city of our headquarters, the dynamic, cosmopolitan, and cultural "paella" which is Miami. We are Local in that we handle matters which disproportionally impact Miami (International Business, Real Estate, and Litigation), we are National in that we work with national clients who call South Florida home, and we are Global in that we serve clients who gateway through Miami to transact business around the world. We handle the full gambit of legal matters, from the routine corporate formation all the way through the complex cross-border transaction. Our Mission is to provide sophisticated legal expertise at reasonable costs to clients large and small and deliver an exceptional client experience in the language of their preference. www.TheVictoriaLawGroup.com
Assistant Vice President/Regional Counsel
Visa
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Advise internal clients on both Corporate and Commercial law in the Latin America and Caribbean Region of the Global Financial Services company Visa, primarily in English and Spanish, but occasionally Portuguese too. Assisted company through the largest IPO in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. Help deploy the Company's Olympic Sponsorship rights. Protect the Company's Intellectual Property rights. Transact with the Company's network of Financial Services Firms.
Freelance Professional in the Entertainment Industry
The Walt Disney Company
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I lived and worked for many years in Los Angeles on a bunch of projects in the Entertainment Industry, in a lot of different positions. I put the Walt Disney Company as the Company Name because my first job was with them, and many subsequent positions, but not all of them. Managed the successful campaign of a candidate for the Santa Monica Community College Board. Secured intellectual property and distribution rights, and financing to produce projects in film and television. Acquired rights to major motion picture to produce as interactive game. Developed graphic novel based on a previously unproduced screenplay. Researched distribution rights and copyrights of 1,500 film and television titles in Orion film library. Wrote rights memoranda for senior executives. Secured rights extensions to term expiration for library properties. Maintained primary responsibility for television titles in the Orion library (Filmways Television).
Senior Business Analyst
Los Angeles Times
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Supported Senior Vice President of Advertising and Marketing. Change in ownership required extensive cross-functional leadership and collaboration among editorial, operations, advertising, finance, and IT groups, as well as on-going reporting of progress status to senior executives. Launched, created, developed, produced, and wrote business plan for implementation of a local television show based on an LA Times property that aired on local Tribune Company affiliate KTLA. Developed cable programming pitches based on Los Angeles Times content, including Money Makeover, Gamer’s Corner, Highway 1, Counter Intelligence, and Hot Property. Evaluated companies that would enhance paper’s advertising delivery systems in all areas, including online, for purchase. Revived co-op advertising program at newspaper. Negotiated and implemented new deadline restrictions that were projected to save $4M in annual savings. Managed Summer Intern program for Advertising Department.
Lieutenant
Army National Guard
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Served as a Signal Officer in a Field Artillery unit based in Los Angeles. Completed the Army’s Officer Candidate School (Honor Graduate), Officers Basic Course (Honor Graduate), and played on Fort Gordon’s Soccer Championship winning team.
Airborne Ranger
US Army
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Served as an Airborne Ranger in Fort Lewis, Washington. Completed the Army’s Airborne School, Ranger School, Primary Leadership Development Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), amongst many other training and learning activities.
Education
Harvard University
J.D. | General Corporate/Intellectual Property Emphasis
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Activities: Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Law RECORD, Boys & Girls Club Volunteer, Lincoln's Inn, Black Law Students' Association
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University of Missouri - St. Louis
B.A. | Communications
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Honors: suma cum laude
Activities: Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Law RECORD, Boys & Girls Club Volunteer, Lincoln's Inn, Black Law Students' Association
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Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 11732
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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US District Court / Southern District of Florida
Member
Current
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US Bankruptcy Court
Member
Current
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Certifications
Minority Business Enterprise
South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council
Realtor
Brickell Global Realty
Member
BNI World
Sponsor
Kids Eat Miami
Member
Miami Association of Realtors
Member
The Fund
Member
Kiwanis Club
Member
The Beacon Council
Member
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Victoria Law Group
Website
Miami Advogado
Blog
The Victoria Law Group
Contact & Map
80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2000
80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2000
MIAMI, FL 33130
Toll-Free: (305) 515-5599
Fax: (866) 621-7395