Testimonials

Testimonials

Dennis Correia & Alison Soares


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

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

Tommy Augustsson


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

Gloria Foster & Tom Vayda co-owners of the Dolphin Reef House


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

Nelson Tucker


Thank you for your most efficient work.

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

Vickie Bodden


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

Tommy Augustsson


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

Eric M. Bradstreet, Esquire


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

Vickie Bodden


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
vic_bodden@hotmail.com

Vickie Bodden


Thats great news! Many thanks for the update and for Attorney Banegas hard work on resolving the ID issue.
Kind regards
Vickie
vic_bodden@hotmail.com

Edward L. Harrelson

Coiner, Harrelson and Shelton


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

James OGrady

Punta Gorda, Florida 33950, USA


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

Robert M. Cross, Associate

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LL.


Thanks very much. I am keeping your contact information on file and will be happy to refer you business if any of my colleagues ever need a contact in Honduras. It was great working with you. I have recorded your firm's information with our firm's immigration clinic so that future pro bono attorneys will reach out to you.

Robert M. Cross, Associate
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LL.
One World Financial Center. New York, NY 10281
Tel: +1 212 504 6432
Robert.Cross@cwt.com
www.cadwalader.com

Janine Goben


My husband and I were one of Alex's first clients and he helped us enormously with the intricacies of establishing residency in Honduras. He was efficient in his work and delivered our residencies as promised. He also went above the legal necessities of business and helped us understand some if the nuances of Honduran law, which has served us well as we consider Honduras our home country. I would certainly be comfortable using Alex's legal services in the future. janine@roatanrealty.com

Lorin Starr

American French Harbour, Roatan


Dear Alex I want to thank you so much for being so helpful in getting Bruce and I's permanent residency. If it wasn't for you we would not have known we were eligable for this. Many thanks for giving us the peace of mind that we will be here for Kenia and able to keep our family together.
roatandolphinspa@yahoo.com

Maggie Rosaine

US Citizen. Florida USA


Although we have note gone ahead with residency at this time, I have found Alex to be extremely professional with excellent follow up. Should we decide to pursue Residency we will definitely retain Alex to do so. please post this on your web site. Thanks Alex.

Judy Wright / Judy's Fantasea


I was fortunate to have the opportunity to hire Alex for resolution of a problem I was having with my land that two other Roatan lawyers got me into a few years ago. The other two lawyers had moved my land out of my name when I had not hired them to do that. Once I discovered what they had done, I demanded action to correct the problem. But, they would not move it back into my name, although I had paid them to do so. The primary lawyer was demanding a bigger payoff to get my land back into my name or he wouldn't move on it. The secondary lawyer was supposed to be the watchdog for the primary one, but was unable to persuade him to budge. This one was aware of the legal action he had taken from the beginning and should have never let it happen. 
 
After several years of stonewalling by those two lawyers, I hired Alex Villela, who is somewhat new to the Roatan landscape. I had no confidence in the first two lawyers, after I had paid them to do a job that they didn't do correctly and paid them again to correct it and they didn't. 
 
Alex was able to use strong negotiations with the primary lawyer to persuade him to make a move. Although a bit of a pay off was still involved in the deal, I was assured that the legal work was done correctly and speedily by Alex. The cost to me was worth it. And the fees that Alex charged me were reasonable. 
 
I have had dealings with several other attorneys besides those two, as well. After being extremely disappointed in their ability to come through on their promises to me after being paid and the nightmare with these two lawyers, I will only use Alex for legal work in Roatan at this time. 
 
Alex has a good reputation, is extremely well informed on Honduran law, and is efficient in his legal process. I give a very high recommendation to him. Contact me at any time for further discussions on Alex as compared with attorneys in Roatan at judyroatan@cs.com

Troy and Cindy Beasley

Dallas, Texas USA/Roatan, Honduras, CA


Dear Alex, 
 
Troy and I just wanted to thank you for your quick response to our request to help us in regard to residency in Honduras. Although we decided not to pursue getting residency, you continued to help us in our process for getting our money back from the Honduran consulate in Houston, where we had spent $1,020. Our problem was that the consulate was hesitating on getting our money back even though they had not done any processing, whatsoever. We never thought we would get our money back because they would not even answer our calls; but you managed to do it for us and in a matter of 2 weeks since the first time I E-mailed you. This letter is in appreciation for your hard work for us and to thank you again for your kindness in which you dealt with our situation. 
 
Warmest Regards

Linda Brown


Recently my husband and myself were granted our residency in Honduras. Along with the residency we were granted a dispensa to bring in our household goods. But, we ran into a bit of a problem during the final process of the dispensa, and were having a great deal of difficulty having it completed. We retained the services of attorney Alex Villela, who recently opened an office on the island of Roatan. We were very pleased with his services in every way. We were impressed with Alex, not just for his ability to lobby through the Honduran government to have the matter brought to a successful conclusion in our favor. But, also for his very professional manner in dealing with the matter and us. Alex contacted us on a regular basis to let us know where things were in the process, even when they got hung up, he called us and let us know what happened and what he was doing to get the matter resolved and back on track. If anyone ever has to deal with the Honduran government on any matter we would highly recommend the services of Alex Villela. It is good to see services like those provided by Alex coming to the island.

David Day

Civil Engineer and Real Estate Developer


I have found Alex to be very prompt and effective in providing his legal services. He is very well educated and has the highest level of skill one could ask for in Honduras. I am very satisfied with the service I have received from Alex, and I fully intend to continue using him for the future. Alex also has very important political connections of a high order within Honduras. He can be invaluable to anyone doing business in Honduras or the Bay Islands.
 

Elizabeth A. Stacy


My husband and I are clients of Alex Villela, he has handled numerous legal issues for us. We have found his work and his ethics to be outstanding. He has our complete trust as he has proven himself time and time again.

Darleen Duncan de Augustsson

Dr. Tommy R. Augustsson


We have engaged Sr. Alex Villela, Esq. as our attorney on several Honduran real estate matters. He was very responsive, service-oriented and kept us informed at all times. In addition, he is completely bilingual (English/Spanish) which was of great assistance to us since our ability to speak Spanish is limited. Sr. Villela was able to complete some very complicated legal transactions for us in a time frame we did not think was possible. We give Sr. Villela, Esq. our strongest recommendation without any reservations.

Doug and Suzanne Crawford


To Whom It May Concern, Alex Villela represented myself and my wife securing our residency status. I have heard numerous accounts about it taking 6 months to a year and longer with some folks I know. All doing business with the wrong attorney. Alex was very professional in all our dealings, very straight forward and always on time. Alex got our residency accomplished in record time. If I or my wife are ever in the need of legal services, I know where to go. I would highly recommend Alex Villela to anyone. Please don't hesitate to contact me personally, either in Honduras or the States. First contact me using this email to find out where I am at the time. Sincerely
 

Carl J. Gagliardi


To whom it may concern: 
 
This letter is a testimonial for Alejandro Villela Franco an attorney in Honduras. Let first say that I've known and used Mr. Franco for many legal purposes a long time. He is extremely efficient and professional. I've used many other lawyers in Honduras and believe me when I say that he is far and above the many attorney's I've used in the past. He is very knowledgeable of the law and with his influence through his contacts, that he can to further a favorable outcome for your cause, which is very important when dealing in Honduras. He speaks very good English and can translate documents proficiently. I wholeheartedly support and recommend Mr. Alejandro Villela Franco. Please feel free to call me for further information. I'm located in South Texas, San Antonio. 
 
Thank you

Mike Dewar & Susan Deduk

Mariposa Lodge, West End, Roatan, Honduras


Alex, 
 
Thanks for all your help with our residency. We are completely blown away with your dedication and service. After hearing "it will be ready next month" for nearly four years, Susan and I were a bit skeptical when we changed law firms. But you not only pulled it off, you did it when you said you would, and kept us informed every step of the way. That kind of devotion is very rare indeed here on Roatan. We wish you the best of luck in your new office and look forward to recommending you to everyone we meet. 
 
Thanks

Kathi and John Parkman


Alex Villela is one of the most trustworthy, honest attorneys we have ever used. He answers our questions thoroughly, is prompt in his responses to us and very dedicated to seeing that our needs are met. We would not hesitate to recommend Alex to anyone who needs an attorney on the island of Roatan.

Frank H. Canale


As a developer on the island of Roatan since 1995 I have come in contact and employed many attorneys, none of which have given my clients and myself the professional service as Alex Villela. His knowledge of the law is excellent as are his work ethics. I think what really separates Alex from most attorneys is his professional communication skills and his quick response on any issue no matter where you are in the world. There is nothing more frustrating to a developer and foreign clients than an attorney, in a different country, who won't communicate with you when you have money on the line. I feel there is no issue that can't be worked through if there is a good line of communications and Alex has proved he is always there anytime I need an answer and he is quick to respond. fcanale@aol.com

Carl and Judy Henning


We wish to thank Alex for his expeditious work in the selling of our Sundancer Cabana in Roatan. He was very efficient in answering all communications and in meeting with us to close the deal with the Mettlers. Alex has our strongest endorsement to anyone needing legal services in Honduras.

Valdemar L. Washington

Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Retired


Mr. Villela has been assisting me on a very delicate matter for a number of months that required legal expertise in Honduranian law as well as political connections and lobbying. I am very impressed with Mr. Villela's results and his practices. He kept me informed at every step of the process by e-mail or telephone and delivered what he said he could deliver at a fair price. 
 
In this day and age of suspicion and cynicism about Attorneys I am very grateful to Mr. Villea for his efforts, talents, and integrity. It has been a pleasure working with him on this project and I look forward to participating in future projects with his advice and counsel. 
 
Should you have questions for me directly please e-mail me at OpusVLW2@aol.com or call me directly on my cell phone at 810.691.2002. 
 
Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.

David and Elsie Pontefract


Our first attempt at gaining Honduran residency was through the consulate in Chicago. We collected a lot of useless paper and tried to get it processed. The consulate in Miami was much better organised and got us much closer to 'started'. However, it seemed that new processes had led lawyers to believe the processing price should be raised, not to mention stalling on such documents as the police report. In exasperation we searched for yet another, other lawyer and were fortunate enough to engage Alejandro. His fee, and prompt attention to our application left us convinced that there are still honest, gentlemen working as lawyers. Thank you Alex for your help with our application, and for opening an office in Roatan. Anyone wishing to contact us for personal assurances of Alex' integrity use e-mail to davepontefract@hotmail.com
 

Sandra Sampayo

TropicalREZ


We would recommend Alex Villela to any individual or business wanting to live or operate in Honduras. Alex is easy to deal with, extremely professional, efficient and courteous and he immediately understands what is needed and how to best go about achieving goals. Alex has advised us on a number of different matters and has always delivered on time. It is a pleasure working with him.

Roatan Bruce Magic 107.7 FM

Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras


As the host of the island's only English speaking program on Magic 107.7 FM, I have had you on my show at least three times. Each time you come on, you are articulate in speaking about Honduran laws and residency requirements. I personally know dozens of people who are now using your services because of your expertise. Thank God you are on the island to help all the foreigners who want to make the residency procedure as painless as possible. You are doing a great job for me as well. I could not have gotten through this without you. 
 
Continued success!

Robert van der Weg

Manager Sundancer Cabanas Sandy Bay Roatan The Bay Islands


Dear Alejandro Villela Franco, 
 
On behalf of me and my family I want to thank you for all that you have done for us the last 1,5 year. 
 
When we came to the island Roatan we didn't have a clue about all the legal procedures that we had to take to make our stay in Honduras comfortable. We met with you January 2003 and since that time you have been the most helpful person for us on the island. 
 
You gave us all the ins and outs of the legal procedures to become a resident of Honduras. This we want to thank you for. In the process of getting our residency you called with the consul in The Netherlands to set up a meeting for us so we could obtain all the paperwork necessary for the application. We met with the consul in The Netherlands and he was as helpful as you have always been to us. 
 
Because we also needed a company we of course asked you to set one up for us and before we knew it we had our own company that we use for our business. 
 
The times that we met we where always talking about why Honduras is the way it is. Because of all the knowledge you have we now see why Honduras operates and is the way it is. As a lobbyist I think that you are doing a fabulous job. Your family has always done the right thing for Honduras and as a new resident I really appreciate that. 
 
I hope that our relation will be one that will stand for all the years to come. 
 
My family and me personally want to thank you. 
 
We hope to see you soon so we can talk more politics. e-mail: sundancer@hondusoft.com
e-mail: sundancer@globalnet.hn
web-site: www.sundancercabanas.com
Tel./Fax: (504) 445-1940

Julie Lavery


Hi Alex, 
 
Overall I would like to say a big thank you for obtaining my residency so quickly. I found your services to be very professional and would not hesitate in recommending you, infact your business card has already gone to two of my friends! 
 
I liked the communication by email and the quick response to my never ending questions. Right from the first meeting you were very efficient in explaining everything i needed to obtain with regards to legal documents and the whole process of obtaining my residency. The updates you gave with regards to the changes in the law were an added bonus. 
 
I know 3 people who have obtained their residecny with you. Their recommendation of your services was the reason I contacted you and I was not disppointed with the decision i made. 
 
Thank you again.

Kim Dueffert and Mike McLaughlin

Que tal Cafe / Mike's Pools


Hi Alex, 
 
We would just like to share our appreciation and gratitude for your speedy and professional service in securing residency for Mike. You kept your word through-out and there were no surprises! We easily recommend you and wish you continued success. 
 
Sincerely.

Mark and Allison Rogers

Canada


We have found that Alex has been an excellent source of legal knowledge. We recently purchased property in Honduras and found the procedures somewhat confusing. Alex quickly answered all of our questions via email, his bilingual abilities and professionalism were extremely helpful, and just really reassured us. When dealing in a foreign country with a different language & procedures, having someone like Alex, is an invaluable asset. We would definitely highly recommend Alex to anyone needing an attorney, in any capacity.
 

Robert Johnson


To Whom it May Concern: Mr. Alex Villela has been our attorney in processing our residency papers. We believe he has been very professional and efficient. Most often, we corresponded by email, and he was always quick to respond. We would employ his services, should we need them again. Sincerely, D’Quincey and Pam Hjornevik Alex.... Just a note of thanks for helping me with my residency papers. I think that the seven months that it took is amazingly quick. Everything went according to plan. Being new to the island it is nice to have an attorney that is politically well connected and speaks such good English. Also, thanks for helping me through the customs procedures. I couldn't have done it without you.

Kimberley Heilig


Alex Villela has been a wonderful attorney. He is very responsive, very thorough in his research regarding issues, and he very promptly provides excellent and knowledgeable advice with care and understanding.

Boud Heilijgers


Dear Alex, 
 
Here with we want to thank you once again for getting, my wife Yvonne's, residency. We are very impressed with the speedy way, you achieved this. You kept your promises, you kept us well informed, and the costs were as predicted and reasonable. I can recommend anybody to use your services. I am not yet retired, but as soon as this is the case, I will contact you agin for a residency for myself. 
 
Best regards

Janet Smith Warfield, retired United States attorney

Author of "Cracking the Consciousness Code"


Alex handled my residency professionally and competently. His interpersonal and communication skills are exceptional. He always answered my e-mails.

Laurie & Dennis Tabor


It was a pleasure to work with Alex Villaha on our Honduran residency. His thoroughness up front saved us from any time consuming set backs in an already slow process. Alex was always very responsive (and his English very good) to any inquiries we had, which was very reassuring as our application proceeded through this frustrating system. We will continue to call Alex whenever we have any legal needs arise.  

Brad


Alex Villela provided me with very personal and professional service in obtaining my residency here in Honduras. He was easy to contact and always answered my questions quickly and thoroughly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone attempting to obtain their Honduran residency. 
 
Thanks  

David Gleeson

Owner, Island Development. www.RoatanID.com Island Development, S.A.


Our residency process has gone smoothly and without delay, largely due to the excellent job that Alex Villela has done for us in Tegucigalpa. Picking an attorney was difficult for us with each of several being recommended equally as highly. Thankfully, we went with Alex. After some initial delays in us getting all our paperwork together, Alex filed for our residencies in the end of April 2007. They were approved shortly after and we made a trip to Tegucigalpa to pick them up in the beginning of August where the immigration officer informed us there would be a two month wait for our ID cards to come through. Alex intervened, using his contacts in immigration and had the cards to us 5 working days later. Alex, I’ve thanked you many times and will continue to do so by giving the highest recommendations whenever possible. Alex has also advised and provided counsel in real estate matters related to our clients and our business. Anybody may contact me personally with any specific questions relating to our experiences.

Bill Wong Hong Kong


Alex was referred to us by the Honduras Consulate in Taiwan . He was asked to do the impossible which was to help a Honduras citizen situated in Hong Kong renew her passport in less than a week, and was able to use his political connections in government to issue a safe conduct letter to authorize my friend to travel to Taiwan get her Honduras passport renewed. The passport had to be renewed immediately and we were under immense time pressure to get it done. Alex got the job done in one week. I would definitely recommend Alex to people who need legal advice in Honduras.

Carl J. Gagliardi


To whom it may concern: 
 
My name is Carl J. Gagliardi and I'm from San Antonio TEXAS of the United States and I gladly give this Testimonial for Alejandro Villela Franco, Attorney. 
 
I have been coming to Honduras for over 10 years and had heard how hard it is to get a residency for the country. I know many people who are trying to get theirs as I write this, and have been for some of them for over a year, with no prospect in sight. I talked to Alex about it and he told me exactly what documents I needed from the United States to present to the Honduran Government. I also mentioned about the long term some people I know that are still waiting have not received anything from their attorney or the government. Alex said that it should take at least six months, maybe longer, depending on Tegucigalpa, which still sounded like a very short period, considering what I've been hearing from others that are still trying. My documents were sent to Alex in Tegucigalpa via SOSA Airlines; he received them and he immediately started the residency process. 
 
I checked with Alex after 3 months and he told me he had also checked with the government and everything was going well. I waited another two and a half months and called him again, I was getting impatient, which a person shouldn?t do when dealing with the Honduran authorities. He informed me that it was almost done and it actually took a little less than the six months he had said. This was amazing after listening to others that have, and are still, waiting for theirs. Some for over a year and still no word and now I have mine within the 6 months he stated, thanks to Alex. 
 
I highly recommend Alex for other legal work also which he has done very effectively for me and for some Corporations either personal land or business land matters. 
 
My phone numbers here in Honduras are: 9868-9819------ 9550-4450 
In the United States they are: 210-494-3685 ---- 210-725-8282 
My email address is: airrc@aol.com
 
Please feel free to call or email me any time if you have any questions about Alex and his capabilities. Thank You

Andrew & Wendy Flood

One Fish Two Fish Charters


We were very pleased with the services we received from Alex. We had both our residencies in just over a year, for less money than he originally quoted us! Without Alex we know our Residency Application process would have been alot longer, and more complicated. He helped to streamline the details for us, and gave us excellent advice. He also did our Honduran Corporation documents, and these were done in a couple of weeks. We highly reccommend Alex Villela's legal services.

Victoria Mejia La Ceiba, Atlantida


Just a note of recommendation to Alex Villela for his quality work on handling my Honduran residency. I am a US citizen and my husband is a Honduran citizen. We had another lawyer start our process and it didn't work out. Alex was able to finish the process in about 7 months. He was quick to answer emails and to inform us where we were in the process. Thank-you Alex

Dave Day

Civil Engineer and Real Estate Developer


Alex obtained my original residency documents for me about 10 years ago and he has been assisting me with renewals of my residency ID card ever since. Alex has been a great resource for me on all the legal issues related to being a property owner in the Bay Islands. He is always available for questions by phone or e-mail, and he also has a lot of connections with local government and in the local banking system. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone doing business in the Bay Islands. He is able to do things that nobody else can.

R. W. Webb


To whom it may concern, In the last 5 years, since I first discovered Roatan and began the process of purchasing land, initiating residency and relocating to the island, I have encountered numerous Honduran attorneys.. With each one, my experiences were both positive and negative with none being remarkable. When I was finally referred to Alex I was told he was fluent in English, quick to return e-mails and telephone calls and patient to answer any questions or confusions. I was very impressed with Alex and everything I'd heard turned out to be absolutely true. He was very clear on what was needed by me, how it could be obtained, what my costs would be, and what time frame each event should happen in. Everything went very smoothly and in 7 months my wife and I were holding our residency papers in our hands. We just recently traveled to Ceiba for our residency renewal but we had lost a very important document that was needed in order to proceed. I contacted Alex and he said he had a copy of the document in my file that he would express to me on SOSA airline right away plus he would file a petition at the Ministry of Government & Justice to obtain another original from them. He explained it was a lengthy legal process but that he thought he could obtain it in approximately 2 weeks. This was great news since our ID cards were set to expire in 3 weeks. I am very grateful to Alex for all he has done and he comes highly recommended by me. He is an exceptional lawyer.

Frank & Susan

Reed USA Citizens


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.

Carl Gagliardi


Question:
Hello. I am writing this email after reading your testimonial on Alex Villela website. Our family is planning a move to Roatan within the next year for a business opportunity. We are needing residency, forming a corporation for property purchase and other small legalities. I have emailed him and he has been very informing and quick with responses. I am now ready to choose a lawyer to assist us with every thing we made need and wanted to email you for your reference. As you can imagine I want to make sure I am making the right decision with choosing a lawyer. Any information would be appreciated and helpful. Look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance. 

April
 
Answer:
Knowing Alex for many years and have used his services............choosing him will be a very good decision for either Business, Land or Residency. I have used him for all 3 purposes with outstanding great results. I can't make enough favorable comments about Alex and his knowledge of Honduran Law. He is also very conscientious and meticulous with details.......sometimes frustrating to me thinking like a Gringo. You won't go wrong.............. There are bad ones there..........trust me, Good luck with your endeavors, Alex will make it easier for you.

Carl Gagliardi


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 !

Nancy Liverani, RN


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. 

Carl Gagliardi


I have the greatest respect for Mr. Villela and his knowledge of Honduran law. He has handled my needs and has done a magnificent job. You have to be careful of whom you hire in Honduras because there are many, many shady lawyers there that are incompetent. He has done excellent property legal work for me and also a Property Owners Association. I've known his work for almost 12  years and can't say enough praises for him. One thing you'll have to learn about him in that he is very efficient and meticulous and that sometimes takes a little longer, but will be well worth it. He fees are very fair for what he does. By the way, some fees are dictated by law of what the charges should be. There are cheaper lawyers around......but you'll get what you pay for in Honduras. He is also well connected with the Legal and the Political establishment on Roatan and in Tegu.
If there are any other questions.......feel free to ask. I hope this helps you........

Rob Shields


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.

Judy Wright / Judy's Fantasea


I had owned property on the beach in Sandy Bay for 20 years until I sold the place two years ago. At one point I moved my property out of my name into a corporation via another lawyer in Roatan for safe keeping of the property. I was supposed to be a member of the corporation in which the property was moved, thereby giving me control of my property via the corporation. Not being fluent in Spanish, it took me awhile to realize the acting lawyer at that time moved my property completely out of my reach into the name of a total stranger in San Pedro Sula. Neither me nor my heirs would never be able to sell my place with the legal documents as they were. Also, I ran the risk of actually loosing possession of my property with the documents as such. I located the lawyer who did this with my documents and let him know I was pretty irate with this since it was not my wishes at all. He was going to charge me an outlandish fee to resolve the problem and at this point I had no trust in him doing it ever or properly.

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!

Princessa K. Summerlin

West Bay Community, Roatan, Honduras


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.

Jeffrey Kukene


Hola Alex
 
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.

Mary M. Russell, Investor


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

Martin Jackson

Investor, Bay Islands Roatan


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.  

Daniel and Sharon Buchanan


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 ! Belmont Ontario,
Canada

Diane Stallings


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.

Gary Carlson

West End Divers, Roatan


Dear Alex,

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.

Vernon & Patty


Dear Mr. Villela, 

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.

Sandra Patricia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Dear Mr. Alex

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.

Warmest Regards, Vernon & Patty


Thank you and your firm very much for handling Vernons Residency, passport renewal, and notary!
You did an excellent job preparing and then accompanying Vernon in Teguc and we really appreciate how thorough and professional you are.
We look forward to recieving Vernons passport soon and will let you know when it arrives.
Thank you again. We are truly blessed to have Villela & Villela on our team!

Mary Morris


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.

David Dachner


We have used the services of Mr. Alex Villela for more than one year for our corporate work in Roatán. Alex is a consummate professional who takes all tasks seriously and attentively. While his services may not be the least expensive he is well worth the peace of mind he gives with is hard work, breadth of knowledge, common courtesy, connections and integrity.
God Bless You Mr. Alex. Have a great Christmas Holidays!

Mark Schuler

Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Fe Viviente Roatán, Islas de la Bahía, Honduras.


“The law firm of Villela and Villela has demonstrated its skill, professionalism and knowledge in its service to the church that I pastor on the island of Roatán, Honduras.  After working with other attorneys without success, the Villela law firm was able to obtain the personería juridica required to register and operate a church in Honduras.  A process that had dragged on for years was reduced to just a few months once we made the decision to utilize their services.  This kind of results orientation is difficult to find in a law firm and we are very pleased with the results achieved.  We are now using Villela and Villela to obtain the required authorizations to operate both an elementary and high school in Honduras, and we are confident in a positive result within a reasonable amount of time.  Thank you Villela and Villela!”

Damian Uebelhoer & Biki Takashima


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.

Miss. Ana Colomar O'Brien

The Director of Protocol of the Organisation of American States in W.D.C. USA


Highly professional.

Shawn Mack


Alex is a talented and professional attorney. I fully recommend him for all your legal needs.