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August 23, 2013

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


August 14, 2013


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.

Gary Carlson
West End Divers, Roatan


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


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,


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



April 26, 2012

Alex Villeja 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


April 20, 2012

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.
Jeffrey Kukene



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



March 30, 2012

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!

Judy Wright
Judy's Fantasea
Sandy Bay


18th October, 2011


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


25th August, 2011

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........

Carl Gagliardi


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


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


March 24, 2011

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.



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 me, Good luck with your endeavors, Alex will make it easier for you.



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


February 10, 2010


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.


Sincerely, R. W. Webb


July 10, 2009


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.


Dave Day Civil Engineer and Real Estate Developer

Bay Islands Property Owner

United States Citizen


19 Jun. 2009


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


Victoria Mejia La Ceiba, Atlantida



04 Feb. 2009


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.


Andrew & Wendy Flood

One Fish Two Fish Charters

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