Testimonials

December 2016

Thank you from both Dennis and I for a job well done

Dennis Correia & Alison Soares
Bermuda
United Kingdom
E: dcorreia@correia.bm

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December 2016

Alex Villela, Esq. has been our Honduran lawyer for nearly two decades. During that time we have had many occasions to use his services and he has always been very diligent with tremendous attention to detail. He will cogently analyze the legal ramifications and present best course of action. Alex recently worked on a very complex case for us that also involved several other members of the Villela & Villela team. In addition to legal aspects, the case also had complicated logistics elements embedded. Under the direction of Alex, the Villela & Villela team solve the matter very expeditiously.

I give Alex and the entire team my highest recommendation, without any reservations.

Dr. Tommy Augustsson
Vero Beach, Florida
U.S.A.
E: taugustsson@comcast.net

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November 2016

We employed the services of Villela and Villela, one of two firms recommended by the US Department of State, for the purchase of a house on Roatan Honduras. Alex Villela was our main contact. Personally, he was very affable, cooperative, communicated well and always took extra steps to ensure that the transaction went smoothly and we were comfortable.  Professionally, he was diligent, well informed and attended carefully to every detail. We always had the sense that he was well aware of what was occurring in the transaction and that we could contact him to ask questions…and we asked many, many questions. In addition to all the competence displayed, Alex’s fees were quite reasonable by Roatan standards.  About half of what was quoted by another attorney. We full heartedly recommend you use his services without any reservations whatsoever.

Gloria Foster & Tom Vayda co-owners of the Dolphin Reef House
Sandy Bay Roatan.
E: glofoster1@gmail.com

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October 2016

We engaged with Villela & Villela International law firm when we had an urgent and complex matter that we needed assistance with. The task seemed impossible within the timeframe but with Alex, Lisa and their team and extended network acted quickly and efficiently and achieved and exceeded our expectations to get the matter completed. We couldn’t be happier with the responsive service that we received and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone or to engage them on other matters in the future. They really do go beyond and above to get things done..

Vickie Bodden
London
E14 8GG
United Kingdom

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October 2016

Thank you for your most efficient work.

Best regards,
Nelson Tucker. CEO
Process Service Network
21218 Merridy Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311

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October 2016

Dear Lisa,

Thank you for all the logistics arrangements.  Carl and I are looking forward to our trip to Honduras. The trip is being made easier by all the splendid arrangements!

Once again, thank you,
Tommy Augustsson
taugustsson@comcast.net

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August 2016

I had to take the deposition of an American physician that retired to Roatan, Honduras. Villela & Villela did an excellent job setting up the venue, ensuring that the proper officials were present to administer an oath to the witness, and having the documents certified by the authorities. Since Honduras is not a party to many of the Hague Convention treaties, this would have otherwise required a lengthy process through the American Embassy. Instead, Villela & Villela made the process much more efficient. Additionally, the staff of Villela & Villela were very cordial and professional.

Eric M. Bradstreet, Esquire
1300 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 401
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 396 – 1996 (Telephone)
(904) 396 – 1991 (Facsimile)
Email: eric@sdtriallaw.com

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August 2016

Thank you very much! That’s very thoughtful to send us a picture of them all set to travel 🙂 

We really appreciate everything you, Alex and the team have done for us – we couldn’t have done this without you! 

Kind regards
Vickie Bodden
vic_bodden@hotmail.com

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July 2016

Thats great news! Many thanks for the update and for Attorney Banegas hard work on resolving the ID issue.

Kind regards
Vickie Bodden
vic_bodden@hotmail.com

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February 2016

Thank you for all your great work. Thanks again for all the great work. I will certainly recommend to my associates.

James OGrady
theogradys@hotmail.com
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950, USA

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April 2016

Thank you Attorneys Villela. That was very nicely done.Thank you for your kind assistance and professionalism in dealing with the many hurdles encountered in this process.

Edward L. Harrelson  Coiner, Harrelson and Shelton, P.A.
136 South King Street, Suite F  Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 698-2345 Fax: (828) 692-2508
edward@chslegal.com
Website: www.edwardharrelson.com

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January 5, 2016

I have used Villela & Villela numerous times and they have always been very courteous, very professional and very attentive to the needs we have had at the time for multiple issues that have come up. We truly trust their advice and consulting. I would highly recommend them without any reservations for anyone doing business in Central America.

Sincerely,
Rev. Travis Morin
travrmorin@gmail.com

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January 5, 2016

The firm Villela & Villela served as a superb partner during our international immigration and asylum case. Alex Villela was very responsive to our needs and provided the highest standards of legal counseling and client service. You cannot do better to have your legal needs met than by contacting Villela & Villela, one of the premier law firms in Honduras. I will definitely be using them again in the future.

Alejo R.S. Cabranes | Associate   Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
One Battery Park Plaza | New York, NY 10004-1482   Office +1 (212) 837-6343 | Cell +1 (212) 729-3316

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January 1, 2016

Good morning Counselor Alex, my best wishes for you and your family in the new years.

I personally always appreciate your job and legal advice and I look forward in 2016‎ for again working with you.  Also thanks for having passed by our restaurant a few days ago. I really appreciated meeting you.

Counselor Marc Dufour
Shaman Café, Roatan 
mhdufour@mccarthy.ca

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December 29, 2015

I would highly recommend using the firm of Villela & Villela International Law Firm for your legal needs in Honduras. The members of the firm were knowledgeable in the law and legal process, they promptly responded to my inquires, and I was kept up to date with the status of my case. I would not hesitate to use them in the future.

Amie Ascheman   RUNCHEY, LOUWAGIE & WELLMAN, PLLP  Attorney at Law
533 West Main Street , Marshall, MN 56258-0843 Direct Phone: (507) 537-0515  Direct Fax: (507) 537-0518
E-mail: amie@rlwlawyers.com

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July 27, 2015

The best advice we can offer anyone considering buying real estate in the Bay Islands is to consult with attorney Alex Villela. He is an excellant attorney who is well-versed in the intricacies of Honduran law. His approach to the practice of law is as simple as it is critical: achieving your best interest. His legal advice is objective, well-researched, and thorough. He tells you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. When he is unfamiliar with a question of law he is the first to admit it and most importantly, knows exactly who is best qualified to ask for advice. The two most important qualities in any attorney are trust and competence. Thanks to Alex Villela and the team at Villela and Villela we purchased our piece of paradise in Cayos Cayochinos.

Damian Uebelhoer & Biki Takashima
damian.uebelhoer@gmail.com

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October 20, 2014

We owned real estate property in Roatan and were searching for competent representation to assist us in its sale. We found Villela & Villela via a referral from an international attorney in Miami and retained the

Firm to represent us in what was a difficult transaction. Everything closed smoothly and we could not be more pleased. We recommend Villela & Villela.

Mary Morris
momorris@morris-morris.com

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April 14, 2014

I would like to take the opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for the excellent and outstanding legal service provided to me by your Law Firm. As I have searched a long time to find an attorney that is

trustworthy and dependable. I understand every case has its own issues and problems. My case was very complicated but you always went forward and gave me options, you put me in touch with the right people

in order to get back my citizenship, and you demonstrate a commitment in making difficult and complex legal processes as easy as possible.  You were always quick to respond to my questions and concerns, attentive to details, and willing to go beyond the call of duty in order to assist me with my case. And you support me with all resources and connections needed in order to solve my case.  I would like to thank your team as well, they were very professional and helpful, always available to answer my questions and made me feel confident about my case. I really felt like I was being taken care of.  I feel very fortunate and blessed to have placed my case in your hands, I appreciate everything you have done for me. And I am very proud to have you representing me and my family. We look forward to continue working with you in the future.

Sandra Patricia Naji
spnaji@yahoo.com
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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August 23, 2013

We wanted to thank Villela and Villela Law firm for your excellent service in getting Vernons Honduran Residency accomplished.  As you know we had challenges that you and your team were able to overcome by researching and giving us our options, then getting it reactivated and finalized.  You and your team are very professional and expedite things in a timely manner. We especially appreciate your policy of answering emails within 24 hours. We never felt like we dropped off your radar. It is very refreshing and says a lot about your sincerity, commitment, and work ethic.  Your assistant (Mr. Jorge Castro) is also excellent and a good communicator. Because we are foreigners we felt extra safe and secure when he met Vernon at the airport, accompanied him while completing the process in Tegucigalpa then returned him back to the airport.   Your fees are always explained, reasonable, and fair and we will gladly recommend you and Villela and Villela to anyone who is in need of quality legal advise and representation.

Most Sincerely and Best Regards, Vernon & Patty
vernalbert@yahoo.com
pmcculla@hotmail.com

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August 14, 2013

Thank you so much for your help, service, and expertise in creating employment contracts for our staff.
After dealing with others in your profession here in Honduras, doing business with Villela & Villela is like a breath of fresh air. Your attention to detail, and most importantly your prompt communication during the process have made it a joy to work with your firm.  Thank you again, and continued good business.

Gary Carlson
West End Divers, Roatan
www.westenddivers.info

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March 7, 2013

We contacted Attorney Villela for guidance on the purchase of property on the Island of Roatan. The purchase of this property was more complicated than purchasing property in the United States. However, Mr. Villela was responsive to our requests and concerns, and knowledgeable regarding this process. We were very comfortable working with him and have retained him to provide other legal services. We would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Villela to anyone who is looking for legal representation in the purchase of real estate and other legal services.

Diane Stallings
panddstallings@embarqmail.com

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June 30 2012

My wife and I decided to purchase a condo on Roatan Island but neglected to use a lawyer to oversee the transaction. After becoming the victims of real estate fraud we researched and tried to hire a Honduran lawyer to take our case. Many unanswered phonecalls and e-mails followed. Another victim suggested hiring Aex Villela to represent us in our case. He immediatly took our case, anwered every question, returned every e-mail, and explained his plan clearly as to how he would make sure we were successful in gaining our title back. His knowledge of all of the suttle nuances of Honduran law is uncanny. The opposing lawyer basically gave up and Mr. Villela closed the deal for us. Thank you Alex

Daniel and Sharon Buchanan  Belmont Ontario, Canada

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June 28, 2012
I have the utmost respect for Mr. Villela. He took on and handled a very complex real estate transaction that had a very high risk of me loosing my entire investment. His knowledge of Honduran law is exceptional, and

by far has been the most competent attorney I ever had to deal with. I just wish that he had a twin that lived in the States, because I need a good attorney there. During the course of approx. 18 months for which this legal action took. I would say that I emailed him well over 150 times for which he answered everyone of the

emails. The final out come was complete success. Now for you folks reading these testimonials. If you are looking for a winning attorney, you need to look know further, because you have found him. I would not

ever consider going to any other attorney for any legal issues within Honduras.

Martin Jackson
Investor, Bay Islands Roatan

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April 26, 2012

Alex Villela is extraordinarily personable, professional, thorough, and competent.   I would highly recommend him for any legal needs in Honduras or the surrounding areas!

Mary M. Russell, Investor
m3russ@gmail.com

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April 20, 2012

I have been working with Attorney Alex Villela on different things since 2004. He has always been very professional and does what he promise to do for you. ( not that common in Honduras) He first did my investor residency for me in 2004 and a few years later got my $5,000.00 deposit back from the government. I was the first of my friends to have this happen and I believe it was because of Alex. He has always been available by phone when I have a legal question Alex gives you the true answer not some made up answer that you might want to hear. Having know him for over 7 years I consider him  a friend as well as my attorney.

Jeffrey Kukene
Roatancasacalico@aol.com

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April 15, 2012

I am an American living in West Bay on the Island of Roatan, Honduras. All I can say is that what a relief it was to meet Alex Villela. He has taken on all my legal situations and has handled everything quickly, efficiently and very professionaly. I know from living in Honduras that I need to seek legal council for just about everything I do(ie: Becoming a Honduran Resident, Forming a Corporation, Buying and Selling Real Estate, Building a home (Builder’s Contract), Hiring a domestic (Honduran Law states you must have an Employment Contract, etc.) In other words, I asked Alex to take on all my legal issues of living in a foreign country. Alex is a wealth of information and can handle anything, and I do mean anything, you throw at him. Please do not think that you know the Law….Honduras is a different Country and they have their own Rules. Alex has saved me a lot of legal headaches and a ton of money. There is not another Attorney I would ever use since meeting and getting! to know the high standards that Alex Villela maintains. He is a joy to know and to work with. As I said, he knows the law of Honduras. He is simply the best and I highly recommend him.

Princessa K. Summerlin
West Bay Community Roatan, Honduras
princessaonroatan@hotmail.com

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March 30, 2012

I reached out to Alex Villela after finding his ad on the Internet. He said he could assist me and the fee would be very reasonable. We agreed on a per job fee and I agreed to hire him. I e-mailed my original and current documents to him. I arrived on the island from the U.S. on a one week visit to straighten out the catastrophe. Alex met me first thing on the first morning after my arrival. We went over my case and he visited my property to insure that the place even existed. He got to work and flew to San Pedro Sula right away with a contractor who was working for me (to verify his actions). He had the holder of my property sign the legal docs to sell my land back to me for a nominal fee. My contractor friend verified that everything was on the up and up and that they really did locate the person whose name was listed as the owner of my property for his signature. Before the week was over, Alex assured me that everything had been accomplished for the final transfer of my property back into my name. We were just waiting on the final documents to be produced by the “Municipal.” Within a few weeks I had my “private land documents” in the mail. I was able to sell my property a few years ago with a clear title. I am forever grateful to Alex and have kept in touch with him over the years. What a knowledgeable lawyer and gentleman as well. You are in safe hands with Alex Villela!

Judy Wright
Judy’s Fantasea Sandy Bay
judyroatan@cox.net
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18th October, 2011

Alex, I am happy to provide a testimonial.  My son in law who is an American citizen is trying to attain landed immigrant status in Canada. Because he had previously spent more that 6 months in Honduras his application required him to obtain a police certificate from Honduras. After researching our options we

choose Aex Villela of Roatan Legal to fulfil this task. I am glad we did. Alex was up front with the process, the timing and the cost and lived up to all his commitments. Obtaining the certificate was very time sensitive and Alex and his team were able to over come some bureaucratic roadblocks to make sure we got it on

time. He kept in contact with every step of the way. It is obvious he knows his way around the system and the people who run the legal system in Honduras. If you need a lawyer you can trust and who will work in your best interest call Alex.

Rob Shields
greatdivestv@gmail.com

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April 19, 2011
Recommendation for Mr. Alex Villela, Attorney
I recently needed an attorney to handle some serious issues related to my corporation in Honduras. One of our partners was not operating with integrity causing many problems when trying to sell our mutually owned business. I have lived in Honduras and know how slowly things work. As I looked for an attorney to represent us, I noticed the numerous testimonials for Alex Villela. I was so impressed with what these clients had to say, that I retained Mr. Villela to represent us in the sale of our business and our Honduran Corporation.   Alex Villela handled the issues we had using his expertise of Honduran Corporate Law which allowed for the sale of our business. He did this for a reasonable price and in a timely manner. I heartily recommend Alex Villela as a man of integrity and legal expertise.

Nancy Liverani, RN
coolbeanscountess@gmail.com

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March 30, 2011
I do highly recommend Alex Villela if you’re contemplating a law suit in Honduras. He is very knowledgeable

of the laws and extremely meticulous in his approach to the situation. He handled my case with professional manner as you would expect from a 1st class lawyer in the United States. He kept me posted on the progress of my case which was very complicated by anybody’s standards. Between Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and the Roatan locations of the parties involved, it became complicated. Alex handled it great and I can’t pay enough compliments to him. You won’t go wrong, trust me and I’ve been on Roatan since 1997 and have seen many incompetent and worthless attorney’s.  The length of time it took for my case was extended because of the locations of the parties involved. Research on certain signed documents had to be verified, which Alex did. He proved that the documents were not what they appeared to be and would be worthless in court. This took time and had to involve other lawyers. I cannot put a time element or put a price the cost because I’m sure each case is different, but I know he will service your case well and be fair on his fee’s. One thing to remember with attorney’s in Honduras, you will get what you pay for. Cheap attorneys there will give you cheap, shoddy work. I hope this helps you in your decision and lawsuit case. If there are any questions, please feel free to ask me.   Thank you,

Carl Gagliardi
AIRRC@aol.com

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March 11, 2010
We would like to thank Alex Villela for obtaining our Honduran residency promptly and professionally. Alex proved himself to be detail oriented and an excellent communicator. We were informed throughout the entire process, were able to collaborate and work with Alex, effectively obtaining our permits in nine months in spite of the political turmoil Honduras faced in June 2009, the following elections and the newly elected government coming into office. We highly recommend Mr. Villela for anyone attempting to obtain Honduran residency.

Frank & Susan Reed USA Citizens
turquoisedigital@gmail.com