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Yachting law firm expands staff


Robert Allen Law, an international business law firm focused primarily on yachting transactions, has recently hired  Cristina Campelo as an attorney, Julie Dunham as a senior maritime paralegal, and Sharon Abramson as director of public relations and marketing.

Cristina Campelo

Campelo’s areas of focus will include crew visas, crew employment agreements, immigration law, and charter agreements. She is admitted to the Washington State Bar, and is also an attorney in Venezuela and Spain. Working out of the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, she is a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Young Professionals in Yachting and American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Julie Dunham

Dunham has worked in the maritime industry on yacht closings, maritime litigation, judgment collection and commercial litigation since 1989. She was previously with Holland & Knight for 26 years and Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay for two years.

Abramson previously worked in marketing at Denison Yacht Sales and was the director of marketing and public relations at the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. Prior to that, she spent 12 years in newspapers and publishing, including eight years at the Palm Beach Post. Based in Fort Lauderdale, she will oversee Robert Allen Law’s public relations, boat show events, email marketing, website and social media. Abramson is a member of International Yacht Brokers Association, Young Professionals in Yachting and Public Relations Society of America.

Sharon Abramson

Robert Allen Law is headquartered in Miami with attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, New York and Texas. For more information, visit

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