in the Americas
in the Americas
Marcell Felipe is an attorney and entrepreneur whose experience has included representing governments, heads of state, leading entrepreneurs and public companies. He has led legal teams in negotiating significant international business transactions and disputes, including a controversial fight for control of Miami's America Teve, the most watched TV station in Cuba, and the leading independent TV station in Miami. As a result of the dispute, America Teve is now owned and controlled by a company which Mr. Felipe co-founded with industry leaders from Mexico, Spain and the US.
From 1999-2001, Mr. Felipe served as the youngest member of the board of directors of the Cuban American National Foundation (CANF). In 2001, Mr. Felipe, and other CANF leaders, including some of its founders, left CANF to form the Cuban Liberty Council, an organization which he later served as its Executive Director. Mr. Felipe, as other CLC leaders, is also a strong advocate of the work of The US-Cuba Democracy PAC, the largest, and most effective, single-issue foreign policy PAC in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Felipe has been involved in multiple community boards and non-profit organizations, including the board of Miami-Dade County’s Housing Finance Authority, and several an organizations focused on overcoming the challenges of families to autism. In January 2014 he was awarded the coveted Cuban Silver Fleur-de-Lis by the South Florida chapter of the Boy Scouts of America for community service and leadership with his local troop of Scouts. In the past, he has served on the board of organizations dedicated to providing medical and financial assistance to impoverished communities in Latin America and has taught seminars at Florida International University’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center in the School of Business on a volunteer basis.