Legal & Business Director
Stephanie Cruz is a member of our firm’s Corporate Group.
Stephanie Cruz develops her work in national and international matters, supporting transnational clients in their business in the corporate, contractual, and regulatory spheres, while also coordinating other areas of our firm in order to offer comprehensive advice.
Banking and finances, Corporate and business, Corporate regulation, Family businesses, Business groups, Mergers and acquisitions, Insurance, Life sciences, Compliance.
Based on her experience, she advises on the negotiation and preparation of various types of commercial agreements, such as contracts for the sale or supply of products and services, distribution and agency contracts, franchise contracts, license contracts, joint venture agreements, and others, with special focus on industries such as pharmaceutical, medical equipment and devices, financial services, entertainment, textile, and food & beverage.
By participating in transnational operations, she has developed extensive experience in coordinating legal teams from other jurisdictions and in the legal definition of different types of international transactions. Similarly, she actively participates in advising our clients in matters of negotiation and resolution of international conflicts and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.
Lawyer, Supreme Court of Justice of Chile (2016).
Certificate in Contract Law, Harvard University (2020).
Master’s Degree in Comparative Law, University of Miami School of Law (2009).
Paralegal, University of Miami (2008).
Degree in Legal and Social Sciences, University of San Pedro Sula (2007).
Senior Associate, Albagli Zaliasnik (2015 to date).
Foreign Legal Counsel, American Textile & Apparel, Inc. (Davie, FL, 2010-2013).
Legal Consultant, Law Offices of Steve Rossi (Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2009).
Associate, Lexincorp Law Firm (San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 2006-2007).
Clerk, Sectional Court of Appeals (San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 2005-2006).
Teaching experience and memberships
Honduras Bar Association (Honduras, CA).
National Notary Association (USA).
Counsel and negotiation in conflict resolution of textile licensees of large international brands
Counsel on the renegotiation of bank loans to multinational companies in the pharmaceutical sector.
Counsel and support in refinancing operations of international companies in the entertainment industry and the cosmetic sector.
Negotiation of multimillion dollar international manufacturing and distribution contracts for transnational companies in the pharmaceutical and textile industries.
Accompaniment in international expansion of transnational companies in the pharmaceutical sector and the medical cannabis industry.