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Overview

Cristina Villar focuses her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, contracts, commercial transactions, commercial real estate and securities regulations with over 8 years of experience.

Ms. Villar worked previously as an associate with a law firm in Miami, Florida.  As part of her commercial litigation practice, she handled matters involving breach of contract, defamation, construction and securities. She also handled business and commercial disputes including administrative and arbitrations matters.

Ms. Villar has also worked as a financial examiner and analyst with the Florida Office of Financial Regulations, Bureau of Securities, performing examinations of securities for broker/dealers, hedge funds, and investment advisers involving prevailing industry standards and regulations.

While in law school, Ms. Villar served as a research assistant to Professor of Law David B. Wexler where she assisted with research and publication of his book “Rehabilitating Lawyers: Principles of Therapeutic Jurisprudence for Criminal Law Practice” (Carolina Academic Press 2008).

She has delivered in-house presentations to her clients on topics including local and federal Rules of Civil Procedures, employment discrimination, and labor law.

Ms. Villar is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Catalan.

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court
    • District of Puerto Rico

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico School of Law- J.D., cum laude
  • University of Puerto Rico – M.B.A., cum laude
  • University of Puerto Rico  – B.B.A., summa cum laude

Professional Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Puerto Rico Bar Association
Super Lawyers Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent Law 360