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Cristina Hernandez Villar has more than ten years of litigation experience and focuses her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, contracts, commercial transactions, commercial real estate, D&O liability, construction liens and securities regulations. She also represents officers of condominium association boards.

As part of her commercial litigation practice, she handles matters involving breach of contract, defamation, construction, and securities. She also handles business and commercial disputes including administrative and arbitrations matters. She has represented clients in enforcement, licensing, fraud and unlicensed activity actions before the Florida Board of Professional Engineers and the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design.

Ms. Villar previously 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.

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


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


  • 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
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