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THOMAS J. SKOLA was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1943. He received his A.B., with Honors, from the University of Rochester in 1965 and his Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law in 1970. Mr. Skola also attended post-graduate and law school at the University of Madrid and the University of Chile (as a Fulbright Scholar), respectively, and received a diploma revalidation in 1979 from the School of Law of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1971, the Florida Bar in 1980 (Board Certified in International Law) and the Bar of the District of Columbia in 1980. He is also admitted to practice in the Federative Republic of Brazil since 1980.

Mr. Skola founded the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Inc. in 1981, and has served as its President and Treasurer. He also assisted in the founding and organization of the Florida-Brazil Institute. Mr. Skola was named to the Florida Council on International Education by Governor Chiles in 1993.

Mr. Skola served as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Miami School of Law from 1988 to 2008, teaching a seminar on International Credit Transactions. His Seminar on International Credit Transactions dealt with the following legal issues frequently encountered in connection with syndicated Eurodollar loan agreements: LIBOR and Prime Rate, Representations and Warranties, Covenants, Events of Default, Usury, Federal Taxation, Currency Issues and Exchange Controls, Governing Law and Jurisdiction, Sovereign Immunity and Act of State Doctrine, Use of Promissory Notes and Role of Legal Counsel.

Mr. Skola speaks and works fluently in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

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