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GILBERT K. SQUIRES, P.E., ESQ.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

 

Miami-Dade Office:

HSBC Bank Building

301 West 41st Street, Ste. 502

Miami Beach, FL 33140
Tel:  (305) 575-2400
Fax: (305) 575-2409


Broward Office:

Huntington Square III

3350 SW 148th Ave., Ste. 110
Miramar, FL 33027-3237
Tel:  (954) 874-1736
Fax: (954) 430-9342

 

 

Toll Free: (877) 281-7269

E-Mail: gilbertsquires@squiresbenson.com
Web Page:
http://www.squiresbenson.com

 

 

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Mr. Gilbert K. Squires has extensive global experience in International Energy (Oil & Gas and Power Generation), International Arbitration and Litigation, Business and Corporate Law, added to an important background in Technology, Trade, and Entertainment Law.  He is an International Energy and Complex Commercial Arbitrator through the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and domestic Arbitrator through the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

 

The former President of Conoco Mexico, Ltd. (’94-’96), he is admitted to practice Law in Florida and The District of Columbia, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer — State of Texas.  He writes Real Estate Title Insurance for Attorneys Title — The Fund.  His practice emphasizes the following areas:

 

Š       International Oil & Gas and Energy law

Š       International and Domestic Arbitration and Mediation

Š       Business, Commercial, Probate, and Real Estate Litigation

Š       Business and Real Estate Law

 

Born and raised in the Republic of Panama, Mr. Squires is native Spanish speaker fully bilingual to English; also, fluent in Portuguese and French.  Squires’ multilingual and multicultural background combined with more than a quarter century of wide-ranging experience in international business, oil & gas, and technology, serve his clients very well.  He formed SKG Consulting, Inc., an international energy, technology, environmental, and entertainment business-consulting firm based in Miami, Florida, USA, which assisted corporations, law firms, investment banking firms, individual investors, and governments interested in developing and participating in business ventures throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa.

 

In 1980, Mr. Squires began his career as a petroleum (drilling) engineer with Exxon Corporation (today ExxonMobil) in New Orleans, Louisiana and later joined Conoco Inc. (today ConocoPhillips), in Ventura, CA.  He held various operations, engineering, management, and business development positions in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.  During 2000 and 2001, he was Director of Content Management for Universal Music Latin America, a Division of Universal Music Group.

 

He is a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University; Masters Candidate of Business Administration from Loyola University in New Orleans complemented through extensive corporate business training on finance and management; and is a Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University Law School with studies in international: energy, technology transfer, trade, and financial transactions from the University of Houston Law Center.

 

A frequent speaker, and Spanish/English television and radio commentator on international oil & gas, economic and political matters (Oppenheimer Presenta, Radio Caracol, TV-41, Mega-TV’s Maria Elvira Live).  Squires is an Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Man, and an active student mentor in the US and abroad.  Also, he has been a student and teacher of the martial arts for over 35 years: Co-Founder of the International Aikido Alliance.  He is a member of Temple Adath Or, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

 

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS, PRESENTATIONS, AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT:

Š       Florida Bar: International Law Section, International Litigation and Arbitration Sub-Committee;

Š       District of Columbia Bar: Energy and Natural Resources Section;

Š       United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit;

Š       United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida;

Š       Founding member Miami International Arbitration Society — MIAS;

Š       American Bar Association: Litigation, International, Real Property & Trust Law;

Š       The International Energy Law Center’s Advisory Board;

Š       President, Miami Beach Bar Association;

Š       Past-Chairman of the Board of AHEAD Energy Corporation;

Š       World Energy Congress ’98 Rapporteur;

Š       Past-Chair, Natural Gas Project in Mexico Conference ’97;

Š       Leadership Miami's Outstanding Community Service Project Award ’96;

Š       Past-Chair, Society of Petroleum Engineers Economics and Evaluation Committee;

Š       Former Chairman of the City of Miami Beach Community Relations Board;

Š       Former Member-Miami-Dade Juvenile Detention Center Advisory Board;

Š       Douglas Gardens Community Homes Board;

Š       Jewish Community Services of South Florida Advisory Board;

Š       Associate National Commissioner Anti-Defamation League’s;

Š       Anti-Defamation Leagues’ Civil Rights Committee and the Hispanic Jewish Initiative Committee;

Š       Served twice on the Screening-Nomination Committee for Dade County School Board Attorney.

Š       Other numerous awards and community support organizations.

 

EDUCATION:

Š       Juris Doctor, May ’93, Oklahoma City University Law School with studies in International: Energy, Technology Transfer, Trade, and Financial Transactions from the University of Houston Law Center.—attended Law School while a corporate executive.

Š       Masters candidate in Business Administration from Loyola University in New Orleans complemented with extensive corporate business training in Finance and Management.

Š       Bachelor of Science, May ’80, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Š       Baccalaureate (international) “Bachiller” in Science and Letters, December ’75, Colegio San Agustin, Panama, Republic of Panama.

Š       “Certificado Comercial” (Bookkeeping and Accountancy Certificate), December ’73, Colegio San Agustin, Panama, Republic of Panama.

 

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