Leonard S. Villafranco, Esq.         Port St Lucie and Stuart Attorney

Leonard S. Villafranco, Stuart and Port St Lucie Attorney, Legal Specialist, Business Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Law, Criminal Law

Leonard S. Villafranco, Esq.

Attorney Leonard S. Villafranco is the founder and principal of the Law Offices of Leonard S. Villafranco, P.A.  He focuses his practice primarily in the area of family law, criminal defense and personal injury.  His diverse background in law, sales, business and education enables Mr. Villafranco to provide high quality integrated legal services across those practice areas.  Further, his own supportive family, including his three children and two grandchildren, provide the necessary insight to allow him to not only capably legally represent his clients, but to also morally and emotionally counsel and support his client’s during what can be a very difficult time.

Prior to founding his firm, Attorney Villafranco worked with major insurance companies defending personal injury cases and civil litigation.  This experience permitted Mr. Villafranco to develop trial experience in a broad range of civil matters including personal injury, auto, truck and motorcycle accidents, slip and falls and dog bites.  This experience has carried over into his practice in divorce and family law, criminal defense and driving under the influence (DUI).

Leonard S. Villafranco graduated in 1982 from the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.  After teaching high school, he worked in the advertising, printing and publishing business, while raising his family and attending law school in the evenings.  In 2001 he received a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center.

Leonard is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Florida Bar, the American Trial Lawyers Association, Martin and St. Lucie County Bar Associations and the Port St. Lucie Bar Association, where he served as Vice President in 2009 and as President in 2010.

Practice areas include:

  • Family Law – divorce, custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, modifications, enforcement, domestic violence.
  • Criminal Law – DUI, all misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, drug offenses,      assault and batteries.
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury – automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, dog      bites.
  • Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Wills and Trusts

 

Hayley B. Colina, LL.M.
Of Counsel

Hayley B. Colina

Hayley B. Colina, LL.M., is the Founder and a Shareholder of the Law Offices of Hayley B. Colina, P.A. Ms. Colina was born in Manhattan, New York and has been a Florida resident since 1977.

EDUCATION

Ms. Colina began college after all her children were born. The oldest child was 16 years old and youngest child was 8 months old. After eight years of full-time studying she earned her last degree. First, Ms. Colina earned her Associates degree in Business Administration at Miami-Dade Community College. Second, Ms. Colina obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami where she studied Finance. Third, Ms. Colina continued her education at the University of Miami Law School where she was awarded a Juris Doctor Degree in 2004 and finally in 2005 she additionally earned a Masters of Law in Real Property Development (“LL.M.”). Hayley B.Colina, Esq. favorite saying is that there is nothing impossible if you believe and take action!

Ms. Colina also enjoys the opportunities to motivate others to take ACTION and follow their dreams. She is a true believer that nothing is impossible when you set goals, believe in your God and take action.

ADMITTED

The Florida Bar
Middle District of Florida
Southern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeal for the 11th Circuit

MEDIATOR

Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
American Arbitration Assoc. Approved Foreclosure Mediator
Collins Center Approved Foreclosure Mediator

ADDITIONAL LICENSES

Real Estate Associate
Community Association Manager (CAM)

LANGUAGES

English and Spanish

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate Law – Buyers, Foreign and Local Investors, Sellers and Lender Representation.

Residential and commercial closings, title insurance, acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, mortgages, land trust, lease options, foreclosure workouts: loan modification, short sale and deed in lieu throughout the State of Florida.

Business – Representing, assisting and guiding business owners and entrepreneurs how to start, maintain and protect their business.

Selection of proper business entity, business formation, contracts, partnership agreements, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements, affiliate agreements, acquisition and disposition.

Bankruptcy Chapter 7/ Credit Card Debt – Representation of consumer bankruptcy for individuals and families who are in need of a fresh start.

Elimination of consumer debt, debt settlement agreement negotiation, court hearing representation and mediation representation.

Condominium & Homeowners’ Association – Representing Real Estate Developers and Association Representation.

Drafting association documents for developers, assisting developers in the approval process for the creation of condominium and homeowners’ associations, preparation and attendance at turnover meetings.

Assisting board of directors in the collection of maintenance fees, meeting packages, document amendments, opinion letters and various other association issues.

Estate Planning – Representing and preparing families for the unexpected and relieving loved ones from unnecessary legal stress.

Providing estate planning services including preparation of: Wills, Trusts, Health Care Surrogates, Durable Power of Attorney, Living Will and various other estate planning documents. Including minor’s care.

Mediation – Licensed bilingual Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Mediator offering you efficient alternatives to costly litigation. Profit from the flexibility of settlements. Most courts require some amount of mediation and it delivers results to you faster than litigation. Additionally AAA and Collins Center Approved Foreclosure Mediator.

Serving as Mediator in real estate foreclosures or also available to represent homeowners in foreclosure mediation. The unique experience of playing different roles in the foreclosure mediation process gives Ms. Colina great insight to various perspectives of the players in these matters and possible solutions.