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Marlon A. Hill represents businesses, entrepreneurs and local and international governments in corporate, intellectual property, and government matters.

In addition to serving as outside general counsel to several companies, Marlon advises business owners on all aspects of starting and structuring their businesses and not-for-profit organizations, from drafting contracts and agreements to securing intellectual property, especially across the tourism, hospitality, and media and entertainment industries. Helping his clients grow and scale their companies, he counsels on corporate governance and strategic development. Marlon is also experienced in mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations.

For international entrepreneurs, Marlon manages the filing of business immigration visa petitions for investor entrepreneurs (EB-5), specialty occupation professionals (H1-B), intra-company transferees (L-1A), and entertainers, artists, and media talent (P/O).

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Marlon has served a civic leader in a number of roles across South Florida, especially with African-American and Caribbean-American communities. He has been featured as one of the “outstanding members of the emerging generation of South Florida business and professional leaders” by the Daily Business Review. He is also a past recipient of numerous awards, including the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Bill Colson Leadership Award, M. Athalie Range Foundation Bridge Builder Award, and the inaugural Miami Foundation Ruth Shack Community Leadership Award.

Marlon currently serves as a board member of the Miami Parking Authority, Kozyak Minority Foundation, and BMe Community. He recently served as a member of the board of directors for The Miami Foundation, Miami Book Fair International, and the Orange Bowl Committee, and is a past president of the Caribbean Bar Association. He is also one of the Inaugural Fellows in the Miami Foundation’s Miami Fellows Initiative, a signature local leadership development program. Marlon keeps the community engaged through his weekly civic commentary, “The People’s Politics”, on Caribbean Riddims, WNMA 1210AM, every Saturday at 4 p.m., has penned op-ed articles in the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel covering issues of civic interest, legal concern, and social or cultural impact, and has made recurring contributions to WPLG Local 10’s “This Week in South Florida” Roundtable.

Beyond his law practice, Marlon occasionally serves as MC/DJ host for local bar associations and special events in South Florida and as a host of countless weddings for colleagues in and out of the profession. He also volunteers in the Emmaus Ministry of St. Louis Catholic Church.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Miami-Dade County, Office of New Americans Task Force, 2021-present
  • Miami Dade County Charter Review Task Force, District 9 Appointee, 2017-2018
  • Miami Parking Authority, Board member, 2003-present
  • Orange Bowl Committee, Active Member and Board of Directors, 2009-present
  • Miami Book Fair International, Advisory Board member, 2013-present
  • Florida Caribbean Student Association, Advisor, 1995-present
  • The Miami Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2010-2016
  • Florida Bar (Entertainment, Arts & Sports and Business Law Sections)
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Volunteer Action for Caribbean and Americas (FAVACA), Board member
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Richmond-Perrine Alumni Chapter
  • Caribbean Bar Association, President, 2001-2003
  • Jay Malina International Trade Consortium, (Past) Board member
  • Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board Member, Southern United States, 2006-2011

Awards & Recognition

  • Caribbean Media Exchange #CMEx Leadership Award, 2019
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, Community Champion Award, 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyer, Law & Politics, 2015-2018
  • Catholic Legal Services, New Americans Award for Pro-Bono Service, 2016
  • American Friends of Jamaica, Vanguard Leadership Award for Service, 2016
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Bill Colson Leadership Award, 2016
  • Caribbean Bar Association, President’s Award for Service, 2013
  • Athalie Range Foundation, Bridge Builder Award, 2012
  • Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, Young Leader Award, 2010
  • Leave A Legacy/Miami Foundation, Ruth Shack Community Leadership Award, 2010
  • Miami Herald Top 20 Under 40 Business Leaders, 2010
  • ICABA Most Accomplished Blacks in Law, 2009
  • SUCCESS South Florida Magazine, 50 Most Influential Black Professionals, 2005
  • Miami Herald’s Black History Profiles, 2002
  • Daily Business Review’s “Leaders 2000 – Faces to Watch” Issue Miami Foundation’s Miami Fellows Initiative, 1999-2001
  • National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Young Leader Award, 2000
  • United Way Essie Silva Community Builder Award, 1999

Admissions

Florida, 1995

Education

Florida State University College of Law, J.D., with honors


University of the West Indies, Faculty of Law, Barbados, Summer Program


Florida State University, B.S., International Business & Finance, cum laude


Universidad de Costa Rica, Colegio del Comercio, San Jose, Exchange Program

Languages

Spanish


Patois

Representative Experience
  • Represented multinational companies, entrepreneurs, and artists in obtaining business immigration visas including EB-5, H1-B, L-1A, P/O, and other relevant strategic immigration options.
  • Represented a Caribbean multinational food manufacturing company in an equity acquisition transaction to expand its ethnic food product manufacturing and distribution footprint in the United States.
  • Represented an international aviation parts broker in the drafting of corporate governance and financing transaction documents in multiple purchase, sale and financing transactions.
  • Represented a closely held multi-corporation conglomerate engaged in maritime bio-technology and specialized medical services on all aspects of maritime medical operations.
  • Represented an airport concessionaire in the review and negotiation of franchise and concession agreements.
  • Advised a governmental tourism agency in connection with various multinational joint ventures, intellectual property transactions, and other general corporate agreements.
  • Represented an international regional food chain in the establishment of U.S. operations.
  • Represented an international environmental engineering firm in establishing U.S. operations, including the drafting of corporate governance, procurement of licensing, assessing immigration options, and other general counsel.
  • Represented various tourism, entertainment, and technology industry companies in their formation, governance development, and corporate transactions.
Presentations
  • The Global Legal Landscape of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in 2021, Florida International University, November 18, 2021
  • New Americans in Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County’s Office of New Americans, August 2021
  • Celebrating Caribbean-American Influence in the Legal Profession, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman, June 2021
  • Caribbean Heritage Month, Office Depot Associate Resource Group, June 2021
  • Miami’s Caribbean History and its Impact on Our Future, University of Miami Employee Resource Group, June 2021
  • Start, Grow and Bring Your Business to Florida, Scaling Your Business Through Export & International Trade, Enterprise Florida Caribbean American Business Summit, June 2021
  • Scholarship Gala: Black Excellence Uninterrupted, T.J. Reddick Bar Association, June 2021
  • Breaking Barriers: Celebrating Pioneers in the Community, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman, February 2021
  • Substantive Law Series: Municipal Law, Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association, February 2021
  • Global Supply Trends, FSMSDC 34th Annual Business Expo, April 2019
  • The Age of Political Incorrectness: How to Adjust Your Practice and Maintain Professionalism in Today’s Climate, Dade County Bar Association Annual Bench & Bar Conference, April 2019
  • Covering all your bases: Are you ready for the next crisis? Hospitality Crisis Management, Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum Conference, June 2018
  • Identity Therapy: Analyzing Your Business’ Branding Strategy, Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum Conference, June 2017

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