Johann R. Cornielle is a licensed attorney from the Dominican Republic, admitted in Pennsylvania as a Foreign Legal Consultant for Dominican legal matters. Born in Madrid, Spain, raised in Santo Domingo and currently residing in Philadelphia, Johann has been part of our team since 2009.
Mr. Cornielle advises individuals and corporations in the U.S. and from around the world regarding their legal matters in the Dominican Republic ranging from the establishment and operation of business entities, exporting goods, real estate transactions, insurance claims, adoption and family law matters. Coupling his knowledge and experience of Dominican Law with his vast professional network, Johann assists clients achieve their objectives.
Prior to moving to the U.S., Mr. Cornielle was an associate in one of Santo Domingo’s most prestigious law firms, “Oficina de Abogados Dr. Carlos Cornielle”, where he worked as a staff attorney for five years, focusing his practice in the areas of Civil, Employment and Corporate Law. Johann is experienced in drafting contracts, incorporating companies in the D.R., handling mergers and acquisitions, as well as litigating on civil and employment matters for both local and foreign companies.
From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Cornielle served as an attorney for the Dominican Government’s Housing Ministry, advising and representing the Ministry in all employment litigation matters, as well as handling international contracts and agreements entered by the Ministry with multilateral organizations and international companies.
Mr. Cornielle earned his law degree from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU) in April 1999, graduating in the top ten percent of his class. In May 2007, he graduated from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law with a Master of Law Degree (LLM), with a concentration on Business Law.
Mr. Cornielle is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English and proficient in French.