Rafael Klotz is involved in all aspects of Gordon Brothers' international business, including deal structuring and execution, global expansion, and business development. He is responsible for Gordon Brothers’ legal strategy outside of North America, and is leading the firm’s expansion into Latin America, where he oversees the Brazilian business. Rafael also continues to be very involved in brand acquisitions and valuations. Between 2008 and 2015, he was responsible for all brand acquisitions and dispositions, day-to-day operations and joint ventures, as well as supporting the intellectual property valuation practice. Before joining Gordon Brothers in 2008, Rafael practiced law for over 10 years, specializing in corporate insolvency, finance law and mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions. Rafael is a former board member of Polaroid, Ben Sherman, The Sharper Image, The Bombay Company and Linens 'N Things. Rafael holds a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music and a law degree from Boston College Law School. He is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English and Portuguese.