Ari Afilalo


Ari Afilalo is a prominent author, writer, professor, and philosopher. He is specialized in the areas of international trade law, business transactions, and contracts.

At the beginnings of his career, Ari Afilalo served as a clerk of Paul J. Liacos, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts for several years.

Later he served as an adjunct professor at Suffolk Law School in Boston in the time when he practiced law in New York. At that time he focused mainly on the treatment of intellectual property in free trade areas, the European Union’s system of judicial remedies, the international rules for the protection of cross-border investment and the law governing the elimination of non-tariff barriers to trade.

As an author he has authored and co-authored a number of books and publications. He is the co-author of the book New Global Trading Order: ‘The Evolving State and the Future of Trade’. Also he has published a book about the international trade law and institutions through Cambridge University Press.

Afilalo also publishes blogs and his published material on legal matters related to the international trade, GATT, NAFTA, and the European Union.

Additionally to his career in law, Afilalo is an expert in Sephardic Jewish rituals and customs. He makes enormous contributions to the Sephardic Jewish community in New York with his in-depth writings about Sephardic Jews. Ari Afilalo writes blogs posts about Sephardic Jews’ journeys, rituals, practices, food customs, origin, communities, culture, traditions, language, history, music, religion, institutions, etc.