Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Paoli Carias was founding and administrative partner at Despacho de Abogados Miembros Ruden McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, S.C,
Mr. Paoli Carias is an active member of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Venezuelan and American Chamber of Commerce (VenAmCham) and the International Bar Association. He has been a Professor of Law in Maritime Law at the graduate level since 1996 at the
Mr. Paoli Carias is a member of the Venezuela Bar. He received his LL.M Master in Admiralty from
PILTulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992
L.LM., Master in AdmiraltyUniversidad Santa Maria in Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
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