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Jonathan Frutkin Invited to Teach at Prominent University in Colombia

September 26, 2016

Phoenix, Arizona / Medellin, Colombia – The Frutkin Law Firm’s Principal attorney, Jonathan Frutkin, spoke at the prestigious Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Columbia on September 15, 2016.  He was invited by Alejandro Echavarria, an adjunct professor at EAFIT and prominent Medellin business law attorney with the firm of Duque Perez & Echavarria. Frutkin is a well-known author and speaker throughout the United States on business law topics including crowdfunding and business reorganizations.

Frutkin presented on the topic of business reorganizations in the United States and Colombia to business students at EAFIT. The United States bankruptcy filing by the Colombian national airline, Avianca, almost 15 years ago spurred many changes in Colombian reorganization law. Frutkin is active in many projects in South America, and it was his first lecture presented in both English and Spanish. “It is always fun to talk about the differences between US law and the law in other countries. Because Colombia is becoming one of the most educated countries in the Americas, it was an honor to speak to the business school,” Frutkin said.

According to Echavarria, the opportunity to hear from a speaker from the United States has special significance to university students in Medellin. “Colombia has been transformed during the past 30 years. To have a prominent lawyer from the United States trace the legal history of US and Colombian bankruptcy law is a real treat for our students,” Echavarria said.

About Jonathan Frutkin:  Jonathan is a Principal at The Frutkin Law Firm and CEO of Cricca Funding, a crowdfunding advisory company. As an entrepreneur who has led companies in diverse areas including software, digital marketing and real estate, he understands the unique challenges facing business owners. Frutkin has been recognized by AZ Business Magazine as one of the top business attorneys in Arizona.