Rafael A. Ginebra was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and is active in the Latin American and corporate practice of the firm, advising both U.S. and European clients on their business ventures in Latin America, and Latin American and other foreign clients on their U.S. and other international transactions. He has worked extensively on acquisitions, joint ventures, international franchising, technology licensing and complex cross border financing transactions. He also has been active in international financial and compliance issues, leading seminars on money laundering for U.S. and foreign financial institutions and serving as a lecturer on bank regulation at the National Congress on Financial Institutions Law in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mr. Ginebra also advises on business immigration issues and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Mr. Ginebra also regularly advises, as general counsel, a master franchisee of a major international theme restaurant chain in franchising, subfranchising and operational issues involving restaurant operations in South America and U.S. Pacific territories.
Prior to joining Fox Horan & Camerini, Mr. Ginebra worked with a law firm in Caracas, Venezuela, gaining invaluable experience in understanding the needs of foreign and U.S. clients that are doing business overseas. His practice requires him to travel extensively throughout Latin America.
He has served on the Inter-American Affairs Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and as Director and President of the Dominican-American Chamber of Commerce of New York, Inc. He also serves on the boards of directors and advisory boards of several charitable organizations involved in community development programs in poor urban and rural communities in the Dominican Republic.
Mr. Ginebra was graduated from Fordham College (B.A., 1975) and Columbia University (J.D., 1978).