Preparing for a Change in Cuba

The South Florida Business Journal today outlined efforts by many U.S. companies to prepare for the possibility of doing business in Cuba. The article discussed efforts by companies in various industries, including law firms. The article focused on ZP&W’s activities in preparation for a free and open Cuba and stated that: “Miami based law firm Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. has started looking at legal opportunities in Cuba,” said managing partner Joseph I. Zumpano, who anticipates opportunities for real estate, immigration and corporate law. But he said the law firm won’t enter Cuba until it is a true democracy, has an established rule of law and freedom of expression. “Even if the embargo were to lift, we would never assist a client to do business in Cuba.