Our Team

Miguel Barrios

Miguel Barrios

Senior Counsel

@: mbarrios@ross-pllc.com
T: +1 (917) 573-4788 | +57 310-594-6737

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Senior Counsel Miguel Barrios is a Colombian and New York qualified lawyer, with over twenty years’ experience working on international debt capital markets transactions. Miguel is an expert in structuring and implementing debt instruments, secured loan transactions, project finance transactions, securitizations and other complex financial instruments. Miguel served as a Vice-President at The Bank of New York Mellon, where he managed business development and execution of US-Latin America financing structures involving the bank.

Education / Admissions:

University of Miami, LLM

Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotà, Colombia, JD

Admitted as an attorney in Colombia and New York

Jonathan Ross

Rebecca Brazzano

Litigation Counsel

@: rbrazzano@ross-pllc.com
T: +1 (561) 685-3812

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Rebecca Brazzano is an experienced litigator, with over two decades of law firm practice experience and, most recently, founding Brazzano Law PLLC. She is qualified to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and appears in those states’ District Courts and the Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits. Rebecca has litigated leading complex cases involving capital markets and financial services, including RMBS put-backs, deposit-taking, bank account ownership issues, collateral (including IP rights) and regulatory matters. As of counsel to Ross PLLC, she advises clients in connection with a wide range of disputes and advisory work and takes a vibrant and innovative approach to legal challenges. In addition, Rebecca directs the firm’s Pro Bono initiatives.

Education / Admissions: 

Brooklyn Law School, JD
City University of New York, BA
Admitted as an attorney in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Gina Chavarry

Gina Chavarry

Associate

@: gchavarry@ross-pllc.com
T: +51 942-198879

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GINA CHAVARRY 

Associate Gina Chavarry is a New York- and Peru-admitted lawyer with over ten years’ experience advising on cross-border corporate and project finance structures, including transactions involving infrastructure and power assets, lending arrangements and M&A. Gina worked as an associate for several large Peruvian law firms. In addition, Gina is an adjunct Professor of Business and Financial Law at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas UPC, in Lima, Peru.   

Education / Admissions: 

The University of Chicago Law School, Chicago LLM 

Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, LLB 

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Luma, BA 

Admitted as an attorney in New York and Peru, 

 

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Raimundo Diaz

Firm Chair

@: rdiaz@ross-pllc.com
T: +1 (305) 781-1020

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Firm Chair Raimundo Diaz is an experienced C-suite executive with a track-record of delivering business growth, client service and team engagement in +$120 million professional service businesses (Head of Americas at TMF Group, EVP Corporate Services at Auxadi) as well as the technology and heavy industry sectors. At AMLA Services, Raimundo guides the firm’s strategic planning, market analysis, operations, and business development, working closely with our Head of Operations. He has extensive experience of transactions across sectors and asset classes, involving US-Latin America structures, as well as advising clients on Business Process Outsourcing. Outside of his business career, Raimundo speaks seven languages and uses his professional experience to mentor start-ups within the Venture Mentoring Team (thevmt.org) to help budding entrepreneurs on their first steps of their projects.   

Education / Admissions: 

INSEAD (France), MBA 

Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICADE (Spain), MSc (Business & Economics), LLM (Law)  

Carolina Duque

Carolina Duque

Senior Counsel

@: cduque@ross-pllc.com 
T: + 57 316-687-4447

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Senior Counsel Carolina Duque is a Colombian qualified lawyer, with over twenty years’ experience advising in connection with local and international banking and finance transactions. Carolina is an expert on Colombian-US project finance transactions, including structures supporting infrastructure projects in Colombia. She assists clients with reviewing credit facilities, construction contracts and collateral documents, such as EPC, BOOMT, PPAs, guarantees, pledges and trust arrangements. Carolina served as a law firm partner at Baker & McKenzie in Bogota, lawyer at PPU and as internal counsel at financial institutions including BTG Pactual and Grupo Bancolombia. In addition, Carolina regularly writes and lectures on financing matters, including ESG and financial contracts.

Education / Admissions:

Boston College, LLM

Universidad de Antioquia, Especialista en Derecho Constitutional

Universidad Pontifica Bolivariana, Abogada

Admitted as an attorney in Colombia

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Mildred Quinones-Holmes

Senior Counsel

@: mqholmes@ross-pllc.com
T: +1 (516) 993-6078

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Senior Counsel Mildred Quinones-Holmes advises clients acting as indenture trustees, collateral and security agents, fiscal and paying agents, securities intermediaries, custodians, administrative agents and escrow agents. Mildred has an extensive background in corporate trust. Prior to joining Ross PLLC, Mildred served as a law firm partner at national law firms and as managing counsel for the global agency and trust business at The Bank of New York Mellon and Citibank. In these positions she focused on matters related to defaulted debt, structured finance, corporate finance, project finance (in particular involving Latin American energy/infrastructure projects), conventional debt and escrow product lines. 

In addition, Mildred has expertise in connection with depositary receipts (DRs) and recently assisted the first non-bank in establishing a DRs business from the ground up. This included: drafting compliance policies to reflect statutory exemptions for foreign issuers; developing standard filing forms, including F-6 and accompanying opinions; developing forms of broker-dealer agreements intended to cover the pre-release of DRs, liaising with the SEC and reviewing end to end processes and procedures. 

Education/Admissions: 

B.S., Yale University; J.D, Boston College Law School.
Admitted in New York State.

Gina Chavarry

Rafael Pariser

UK solicitor

@: rpariser@ross-pllc.com 
T: +44 7736-060570

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Counsel Rafael Pariser is a UK solicitor, with over twenty years’ experience advising clients, notably corporate trustees, agents and financial institutions, in connection with debt capital markets transactions. Raphael has extensive experience managing and developing corporate trust and agency businesses, multi-jurisdictional transactions, English law-governed financing and security documents, cross-border collateral and most types of structured bonds and loans. Prior to joining Ross PLLC, Raphael served as a director at Wells Fargo Trust Corporation, a structured finance team leader at BNY Mellon, and a solicitor at Linklaters.

Education / Admissions: 

The College of Law, London, LPC (Distinction), CPE (Merit)
Liverpool University, BA, Latin American Studies
Academia Diplomática de Chile, History and Politics of Latin America
Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales

 

Sabrina Pociello

Sabrina Pociello

Associate

@: spociello@ross-pllc.com
T: + 54 911-5491-5227

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Associate Sabrina Pociello is an Argentina-admitted lawyer with over ten years’ experience advising on international business and finance transactions, including bond issues, lending arrangements, asset transfers and M&A. Sabrina worked as a senior commercial trust officer at TMF Trust Company (Argentina) S.A., an associate at the leading law firm of Brouchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi and in-house counsel on secondment at Banco Itau. Sabrina has substantial Latin America-focused finance experience, across asset classes.  

Education / Admissions: 

University of Buenos Aires, Law School, Certification in Computer and Communications Law 

Argentine Corporate University, JD 

Admitted as an attorney in Argentina   

Sabrina Pociello

Jonathan B. Ross

Senior Counsel

@: jross@ross-pllc.com
T: +1 (646) 508-6581

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Jonathan B. Ross is an English and New York qualified lawyer, advising clients across the lifecycle of business operations and finance transactions. He is an expert advising on cross-border and secured transactions, project finance structures and securitized products. Prior to establishing Ross PLLC, Jonathan served as a partner in international law firms and worked in the structuring and M&A teams at Merrill Lynch International and BNY Mellon, respectivelyFrom 2020-2023, Jonathan also acted as global head of capital markets at TMF Group, helping to develop an agency, corporate services and trust businesses across thirty offices. His review experience covers secured finance bond and loan transaction documents, project finance agreements, collateral documents, business strategy initiatives, asset portfolio reviews and acquisition of agency, banking and corporate trust businesses.

Education / Admissions:

Oxford University, BA Jurisprudence, MA (Oxon)
The College of Law, York, DipLP (commendation)
Admitted in England and New York

Ari Sohn

Ari Sohn

Director of Business Development

@: asohn@ross-pllc.com
T: +1 (908) 377-0044

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Director of Business Development, Ari Sohn, has over ten years’ experience of marketing, sales and copy writing across industries. Prior to joining AMLA, Ari was working at a marketing technology company in Miami, and has helped clients in the pharmaceutical, hospitality, non-profit and ecommerce sectors. In addition, Ari has extensive experience working with Latin America. In 2018, he lived and worked in Medellin, Colombia handling business development for a global NGO global organization. At AMLA, Ari focuses on firm and client marketing projects, Latin America and advising start-ups on business growth. He is also the founder of PreservUs, a digitization startup..

Education:

City University of New York, Business Writing (BA)

Ari Sohn

Caroline Xavier

Capital Markets Paralegal

@: cxavier@ross-pllc.com
T: +1 (416) 659-3275

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Caroline Xavier is a capital markets-focused paralegal, with over nine years’ experience working with international banking and finance transactions. Caroline’s experience includes working on cross-border debt transactions, across a wide range of corporate and project finance structures, including Reg S, 144a, secured and sukuk/Islamic Finance compliant capital markets matters. At Ross PLLC, Caroline assists clients with reviewing documentation, closing transactions, CP reviews, amendments and waivers, SPV management, compliance, escrows and account control documentation. Prior to joining Ross PLLC, Carolina served as a manager and legal executive in various capital markets focused businesses.

Education / Admissions:

Aberystwyth University (UK), LLB Law
Help University College (Malaysia), UK Degree Transfer Program
University of Cambridge (Malaysia), GCE