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MR. SKOLA was awarded the Order of Rio Branco by the President of Brazil in April of 1996 for his services to the Republic of Brazil and the Brazilian-American Community in Florida. This was the first time that the “Ordem de Rio Branco” was awarded to an individual in Miami for outstanding service to the Brazilian community, since this award has traditionally been limited to diplomats and government officials.

Mr. Skola was honored with the 2003 Annual Lawyer of the Americas Award by the University of Miami’s Inter-American Law Review. The Lawyer of the Americas Award is conferred each year upon one prominent and respected member of the legal community who has made significant contributions in the fields of international and inter-american law.