Jose J. Sanchez

Foreign Legal Consultant

Jose Sanchez is a Colombian lawyer born in Bogot√° DC. After completing 2013 an ESL program at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, he graduated in 2014 from the law school of the Universidad Javeriana (Cali, Colombia). Mr. Sanchez has more than 8 years of experience advising clients from different sectors of the economy in complex commercial transactions that include equity financing, mergers, and acquisitions, corporate joint ventures, technology transactions such as software as a service, licensing, software development, distribution agreements for tangible and intangible products, manufacturing, strategic alliances, and corporate contractual policies. Mr. Sanchez advised more than 25 companies to implement privacy policies with internal and external procedures to ensure regulatory compliance.

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Contact Information

255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 700, Orlando, Florida 32801
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Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law, LLM (Master of Law), 2020
Universidad Javeriana, Specialist in Commercial Law, 2019
Universidad Javeriana, Law Degree (J.D. Equivalent), 2014

As an in-house attorney, Mr. Sanchez advised different emerging technology and telecommunication companies in complex international transactions, including software licensing, re-sale and distribution agreements, acquisition and sale of intellectual property, and international financing operations.

In 2015, Mr. Sanchez became an entrepreneur, founding a food export company from Cali, Colombia, to Los Angeles, California. In this entrepreneurship, Mr. Sanchez directed the company's foreign trade transactions and operations, and registered and obtained import licenses for processed food before the FDA. Mr. Sanchez oversaw the customs and logistics export and import procedures in the Port of Buenaventura (Colombia) and the Port of Miami, Florida, respectively. Mr. Sanchez drafted the company's corporate structure and formed both Colombian and United States companies responsible for exporting, importing, and distributing the company's products. Regarding the U.S. operation of the company, Mr. Sanchez also negotiated and drafted different commercial and corporate agreements, including distribution, processed food storage, strategic alliance, and equity finance.

In 2017, Mr. Sanchez drafted the design of a legal first aid mobile app with automated responses and legal documents. With this app design, Mr. Sanchez reached the final of the Corporation Ventures 2017 nationwide entrepreneurship contest.

In fall 2019, Mr. Sanchez was one of two Colombians selected by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to undertake a Master of Laws (LLM) at the university's law school with a 90% scholarship. In December 2020, after completing a year-and-a-half LLM program, Mr. Sanchez graduated with honors for his academic performance in his last semester. Mr. Sanchez obtained two concentrations for his LLM, one in corporate law, business law, and trade, and another in intellectual property and technology.

In January 2021, Mr. Sanchez, hired by a Colombian technology startup as in-house legal counsel, organized the company's corporate structure, creating a holding company in Delaware and subsidiaries in Latin America for the company's commercial operations. Mr. Sanchez additionally represented the company in three different investment rounds for more than $1 million.

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Colombian Law License
  • Texas Bar Candidate February 2022

 Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Colombian Prader Willi Syndrome Association, Legal Counsel Volunteer (2021-Present)
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, Member (2021-Present)
  • UIUC College of Law International Student Association, Vice President (2020)
  • Prairie Land Mediation Center, Champaign IL, Volunteer Mediator/Spanish Interpreter (2019-2020)
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