Pedro Freyre

Lecturer in Law

Pedro Freyre

Lecturer in Law

Pedro A. Freyre is a partner and chair of the international practice group at the law firm Akerman.

He is a nationally recognized authority on the U.S. Embargo on Cuba. Freyre advises U.S.-based companies on the types of business transactions that are legal in Cuba under the U.S. embargo, helps U.S. entities that are engaged in authorized activities in connection with entering the Cuban market, and advises foreign entities that are involved in Cuba business on implications with U.S. law.

He is a member of the Florida Bar and the State Bar of Michigan. He is also a member of the Cuban-American Bar Association (CABA), along with its CABA on Cuba Committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of Florida International University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Freyre has been an adjunct instructor within FIU’s political science department of and has taught courses in international law, international relations, and U.S. constitutional law. He is a contributing author in the International Transactions Volume published by the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Florida Bar. He has written several Law Review articles on the impact of U.S. Embargo regulations and Cuban National Reconciliation. He has also written articles in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, and Exito Magazine. He has appeared in Nightline, The Today Show, Good Morning America, the Paula Zahn Show, This Week in South Florida, and various other TV shows on the subject of Cuba.

He is a past chairman of the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board and the recipient of the Ghandi-King-Ikeda Award for Community Relations.

Freyre received his J.D. from the University of Miami and his B.A. in 1971.

S. Cuba: Law, Policy and Transition