Mr. Maxwell is a Shareholder with the Miami office of Akerman Senterfitt since 2001 and primarily represents local and national clients before local governments, particularly regarding procurement and land use matters. Significant national clients have included Florida East Coast Railway, Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association, Wal-Mart and G42.
Since 2003 Mr. Maxwell has developed a secondary practice representing U.S. and international clients regarding all aspects of the Cuban Embargo Regulations. He has travelled frequently to Cuba, and has often lectured on Cuba including at the national conferences of the American Bar Association (2009) and the Urban Land Institute (2008).
From 1990 to 2001 he worked for the Miami Dade County Attorney's Office where among other matters handled land use issues, including judicial review of County decisions and actions, drafting legislation, and serving as counsel to several administrative boards. He also was a writing instructor at the University of Miami, Law School (1991-1993) where he was responsible for training first year students in legal research, writing, and moot court exercises.
Mr. Maxwell graduated from Columbia Law School in 1990 where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, an International Fellow and engaged in Human Rights Internships to La Vicaría de Solidaridad (Chile 1987) and La Comisión Andina de Juristas (Peru 1988). He graduated Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University in 1985 and studied at the Central School of Economic Planning and Statistics in Warsaw Poland in 1982.