Managing Partner Farhad Alavi was interviewed and quoted in a Bloomberg article titled Did Donald Trump’s Executives Violate the Cuban Embargo? The article covers repeated travel to Cuba by affiliates of the Trump Organization where potential hotel and golf course sites were scouted on the island state, and how this can be interpreted as a violation of the United States’ longstanding embargo. Despite a recent loosening of the Cuban sanctions, most business with Cuba remains off-limits for U.S. persons, and unfettered travel without specific authorization from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is still not permitted, rather, travel must be through one of a limited number of permissible transactions.

Akrivis Law Group, PLLC, having offices in Washington and New York, regularly advises U.S. and foreign companies on U.S. sanctions regulations and other related laws, such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Customs, and Export Controls. This goes in hand in hand with the firm’s white collar litigation / criminal defense practice.

For questions, contact Farhad Alavi at or (202)686-4859.