Marlon A. Hill is a partner in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Hill is an experienced corporate, intellectual property and government transactions lawyer of over 18 years in an array of areas, including mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations; partnerships, joint ventures and LLC’s; closely-hold corporations, shareholders’ and operating agreements; corporate startup governance and strategic development; employment agreements and restrictive covenants; trademark and copyright prosecution and licensing; entertainment/arts agreements and contracts. Mr. Hill has also managed the filing of numerous business immigration petitions for investor entrepreneurs (EB-5), specialty occupation professionals (H1-B), intra-company transferees (L-1A), and entertainers/artists/media talent (P-1).
Mr. Hill serves as outside general corporate counsel to a number of entrepreneurs, corporations, sovereign governments and related agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, especially in the tourism, hospitality, and media/entertainment industries.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Mr. Hill has been featured in ICABA Profiles 2009 and Top 100 Caribbean-Americans 2011, the Miami Herald’s Top 20 Under 40 Business Leaders in 2010 and Black History Profiles 2002, the South Florida Legal Guide’s Up & Comer Attorneys 2002, and Daily Business Review’s “Leaders 2000 - Faces to Watch” issue as one of the “outstanding members of the emerging generation of South Florida business and professional leaders.” He is a past recipient of the M. Athalie Range Foundation, Bridge Builder Award (2012) and the inaugural Miami Foundation Ruth Shack Community Leadership Award (2010).
Mr. Hill is one of the Inaugural Fellows in the Miami Foundation’s Miami Fellows Initiative; a model of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation National leadership Program. Mr. Hill is a past president of the Caribbean Bar Association (2001-2003) and currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Miami Foundation, Miami Parking Authority, Good Government Initiative, Miami Book Fair International, and an active member of the Orange Bowl Committee. Mr. Hill is a weekly commentator, The Peoples Politics, on Caribbean Riddims, WZAB 880AM, every Saturday at 4 pm, an op-ed writer for the Miami Herald covering issues of civic interest, legal concern, and social or cultural impact, and a recurring contributor to WPLG Local 10 “This Week in South Florida” Roundtable.
PRACTICE AREAS Government Relations & Transactions Corporate Transactions Intellectual Property Media, Entertainment & Arts Business Immigration
EDUCATION J.D., with honors, Florida State University College of Law University of West Indies, Faculty of Law, Barbados, Summer Program B.Sc., International Business & Finance, cum laude, Florida State University
BAR ADMISSIONS Florida
RECOGNITION M. Athalie Range Foundation, Bridge Builder Award, 2012 Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, Young Leader Award, 2010 Leave A Legacy/Miami Foundation, Ruth Shack Community Leadership Award, 2010 Miami Herald Top 20 Under 40 Business Leaders, 2010 ICABA Most Accomplished Blacks in Law, 2009 Who’s Who in Black South Florida, 2009 SUCCESS South Florida Magazine, 50 Most Influential Black Professionals, 2005 Miami Herald’s Black History Profiles, 2002 South Florida Legal Guide’s Up & Comer Attorneys, 2002 Daily Business Review’s “Leaders 2000 – Faces to Watch” Issue Miami Foundation’s Miami Fellows Initiative, 1999-2001 National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Young Leader Award, 2000 United Way Essie Silva Community Builder Award, 1999
MEMBERSHIPS The Miami Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010-present Orange Bowl Committee, 2009-present Caribbean Bar Association, president , 2001 – 2003 Florida Bar (Entertainment, Arts & Sports and Business Law Sections) Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association Miami Parking Authority, Board member, 2003-present Kappa Alpha Psi Richmond-Perrine Alumni Chapter Florida Association of Volunteer Action for Caribbean and Americas (FAVACA), Board member Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board Member, Southern United States, 2006-2011 Miami Book Fair International, Board Member, 2013-present Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), 2015-present