South Florida Attorneys Peter and Maria Sachs Travel to Italy, to Speak to Law Students at Univ. of Naples Federico II

Maria Sachs and Peter Sachs in Naples

Peter Sachs, Maria Sachs, Amedeo Arena

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Event sponsored by the American Studies Center of Naples; The Sachs spoke about the role of US attorneys and a historical perspective on US and Italian law

It was an honor to have the opportunity to speak to an audience of young aspiring Italian lawyers and share my personal experience leading Sachs Sax Caplan.”

— Peter Sachs, founding partner of Sachs Sax Caplan, PL

BOCA RATON, FL, Sept. 19, 2022 / — Peter Sachs, licensed attorney and founding partner of Sachs Sax Caplan, PL, a Boca Raton-based law firm, and Maria Sachs, Palm Beach County Commissioner, the former Florida State Senator and criminal defense attorneys were guests at the American Studies Center of Naples in Naples, Italy, earlier this month where they spoke with law students from the University of Naples Federico II in Naples, Italy. Founded in 1224, the University of Naples Federico II is the oldest public non-denominational university in the world and is among the three largest in Italy in terms of faculty.

The Sachs presented a range of topics including the role of law and attorneys in the United States; a historical perspective linking Italian and US law; Florida Condo Law (its origins are tied to ancient Roman law); criminal law and media influence; and the business of running a law firm. Both Peter and Maria Sachs also shared their personal travels. Peter discusses his background as a first-generation immigrant from a refugee camp just after the Holocaust and his beginnings as a lawyer, and Maria, of Neapolitan descent, begins her career in the service of Janet Reno, who later became the first woman to fill the position of to hold office as US Attorney General.

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“It was an honor to have the opportunity to address an audience of young aspiring Italian lawyers and to share my personal experience of leading Sachs Sax Caplan, a law firm I founded five decades ago, and as a pioneer in Florida condominium and community association law,” said Peter Sachs. “Maria and I are committed to future collaborations with the faculty and students here at the University of Naples Federico II.”

Maria Sachs added: “I have always thought that my Neapolitan heritage was an advantage in my forensic and political career. This meeting with the students of the University of Naples Federico II confirmed it. In the students’ eyes, as well as in their questions and observations, I found the same intelligence and curiosity typical of Neapolitans. We were both very impressed by the intellectual vibrancy of the students and hope to continue working with the students and the university.”

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The event was promoted by the Delegate for Internationalization of the Faculty of Law, Professor Amedeo Arena, who also acted as moderator. It was sponsored by the American Studies Center of Naples, a cultural association founded in 1957 and recognized by Presidential Decree of

of the Italian Republic in 1959. “Initiatives like this are extremely important in promoting knowledge of Italian culture and the United Station,” said Professor Alfredo Del Monte, board member of the American Studies Center of Naples. “Our association hopes that more similar events will take place in the future.”

Professor Arena added: “In the field of law, the link between the university and the United States is strengthened year after year thanks to the collaborative agreements currently in place with top American schools. We hope that this collaboration can be intensified and multiplied, also thanks to our American guests, for the benefit of our young people.”

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The University of Naples Round Table with Peter and Maria Sachs

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