When you retain the services of an attorney, make certain that your attorney knows more than you do... A client should not pay to educate a law firm.... That's their responsibility.
Ask for examples of their working on licensing issues (and obtaining licenses when required) with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the United States Department of Commerce, Office of Cuban Affairs at the United States Department of State.
Ask for examples of their working on commercial issues, and obtaining a result, with the government of the Republic of Cuba- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Trade, etc.
U.S. - Cuba Trade and Economic Council, Inc.
Established in 1994, the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council provides an efficient and sustainable educational structure in which the United States business community may access accurate, consistent, and timely information and analysis on matters and issues of interest regarding United States-Republic of Cuba commercial, economic, and political relations.