A law firm is only as good as its lawyers. That is why we are very careful about selecting our associates to ensure they meet the highest standards of knowledge, professionalism and leadership. Our firm was originally founded as Nagel Goldstein & Felipe in 1999, as an affiliate of a Pittsburgh and Washington DC firm. In 2002, Marcell Felipe bought out the interest of his partners in the Miami office and launched Marcell Felipe Attorneys. Since then, the firm has assisted clients in numerous industries, including television, oil, energy, insurance, banking, real estate, hospitality and many others. The firm has also developed a niche in the area of shareholder disputes, take-overs and in sanctions regulations. The firm has developed its own network of premier partner law firms in Latin America, chosen based on their knowledge, professionalism and leadership in their market, and is a member of Eurolegal, an invitation only, peer-reviewed network of small and mid-sized firms in Europe. In short, our firm has a vast network of knowledge and contacts that is is prepared to share with its clients.
Marcell Felipe, Juris Doctor
Marcell Felipe is the firm's founder. An international tax and corporate lawyer who has advised governments, heads of state, industry leaders and many others. In 2006, Mr. Felipe co-founded a company which today owns Miami TV stations Channel 41 and 48, and although he has sold his stake in the company, he continues to provide advice to its management and shareholders. Mr. Felipe is also the founder of the Inspire America Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting democracy in Cuba and the Americas, which has provided an opportunity to meet and debate with world leaders. As part of the Inspire America Foundation, Mr. Felipe founded and is the Chairman of the advisory board at the Initiative for Democratic and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) for Cuba, a joint-project with Florida International University's Havel Program, Columbia University and the Havel Library. In 2018, he was elected to serve as Chairman of the new American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora in Miami and in 2019 he was appointed by Governor Ron Desantis to serve on the Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College, the largest college in the US. In the past he has served on the Board of the Miami Dade County Housing Finance Authority and in the Board of several non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Mr. Felipe graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where Professor Welsh White commended him for his Closing Statement as "not only the best one this year, but one of the best I have ever seen a student present". Mr. Felipe also served as an intern to the Honorable Judge William Standish of the US District Court for Western Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Florida Bar and is a native Spanish speaker.
Natalia Munoz, LLM, DL
Natalia Munoz is an international tax and corporate attorney with expertise on taxation of foreign investment in the U.S. Ms. Munoz began her career with the firm almost fifteen years ago. Ms. Munoz is a graduate of Boston University where she earned her LLM in international law. Before graduating from Boston University, Ms. Munoz earned her primary law degree, the equivalent to a Doctor of Laws from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. She is a member of the New York Bar, and limits her practice to federal tax matters. She a native Spanish speaker.