J. Andrew  Fine Of Counsel

J. Andrew Fine is of counsel to Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L.  Mr. Fine focuses his practice on international law and complex litigation in the United States and abroad.  In this capacity, he has represented clients on a variety of matters, including real estate and company acquisitions, government relations, litigation, and asset recovery.  He has experience with legal matters in the United States, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.  Mr. Fine also concentrates on fraud investigation and recovery for professional athletes and others, both within the United States and internationally.  Finally, Mr. Fine serves as outside general counsel for a diverse range of companies, and represents select clients in government inquiries.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fine was general counsel for a large international private equity firm.  Previously, he worked primarily on condominium, corporate transactional and civil litigation matters, and also as a special consultant to major international law firms in Belgium and Switzerland.  Mr. Fine was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida.  He has practiced since 1997 and currently splits time between South Florida and Durham, North Carolina.

Education

University of Florida, J.D.
University of Florida, B.A

Admissions

State of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
State of North Carolina
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
United StatesEleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United StatesFourth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Tax Court

Honors

Maitre de conference (assistant professor): University of Liege, Institute for European Legal Studies (2011-2014)

Instructor: Moscow State University Department of Legal Studies, Comparative Law Course (2012, 2014).

Significant Representations

Secure $3.4 million award for client in international contract action tried in California before a three-arbitrator panel of the American Arbitration Association and International Center for Dispute Resolution (2016)

Outside General Counsel - Royal Resorts Caribbean (2011-present)

Outside General Counsel - Quantum Investment Trust, a multi-million dollar hedge fund located in Central America (2011-present)

Counsel - InterClear, LLC - Start-up specializing in offshore brokerage services in Central America and the Caribbean (2013-present)

U.S. Counsel - Heritage International Bank and Trust - International Bank located in Central America (2012-present)

Representation of professional athletes in numerous loan acquisitions and work-outs (2012-present)

Representation of family trust in negotiations over professional sports franchise buy-out (team confidential, 2014).

Recovery of $3 million from fraudulent investment opportunity on behalf of three professional athletes (2013).

Representation of professional athlete in fraud investigation (resulting in no charges being filed, 2013).

Special Consultant to International top-5 firm relating to submissions to European Courts on behalf of U.S. Companies. (2011-2012).

Verio, Inc. - outside counsel to worldwide Internet service provider in numerous litigation matters (2009-2011)