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Monica Lopez-Rodriguez is a corporate attorney with a deep background in banking, business, finance, corporate governance and information technology. Having served at in-house roles with private and wholesale banks as well as the world’s second-largest cruise line operator, Monica represents general domestic, international, and non-profit clients on matters concerning general corporate law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, exchange offers, and venture capital. She advises clients on the negotiation, execution, and management of bilateral and syndicated loans, including revolving and export credit facilities, as well as intercompany and affiliate loans. She also advises on other special financing projects, including leases, sale-leasebacks, and joint ventures. Additionally, Monica prepares debt-related financial statement disclosures and capital market transaction summaries for SEC filings.

On May 12, 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bill CS/HB 273 (the Bill), amending Florida’s money services business (MSB) laws (i.e., Chapter 560 of the Florida Statutes) to, among other
Continue Reading Florida Gov. Signs Bill that Defines ‘Virtual Currency’ and Eases Licensing Restrictions on Certain Virtual Currency Transactions in the State

On Jan. 20, 2022, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Fed) issued the Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation paper (Paper)
Continue Reading Federal Reserve System Takes First Step Toward Creating Its Own Digital Currency