Marcela Lozano, a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen was featured in the July Edition of the South Florida Legal Guide, “The Pro Bono Attorneys—Serving as Advocates for Clients in Need.” Marcela spoke on her pro bono work in resolving international child abduction cases.
Marcela has been instrumental in the firm’s pro bono efforts with several Hague Convention cases. “Being able to help parents who haven’t been able to contact their children, has been some of the most fulfilling legal work I’ve done,” she said. Marcela explains she “typically represents a petitioner who has an arrangement for custody in their homeland and when one of the parents relocates to South Florida with the child, but without receiving permission, we request an evidentiary hearing on the issue to have the child returned, in accordance with that agreement.” She adds that the work has also given her great experience in federal court.
This edition of the South Florida Legal Guide was included in the Business Monday section of the Miami Herald.
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About Marcela Lozano
Marcela Lozano is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Business Litigation and International Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. Raised in Colombia, Marcela has experience representing a wide range of Latin American and other foreign clients in the United States as well as domestic clients in international transaction and litigation matters, including civil asset forfeiture defense, regulatory compliance and financial services.