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Omar Carmona-Sanchez

also known as Omar Carmona

Practice areas:

Family, Bankruptcy & Debt, Business, Contracts & Agreements, Immigration

About Me

Mr. Carmona is a founding partner at the law firm Meléndez & Carmona, P.A., where he leads the firm’s corporate and international practice. Licensed to practice law in both Florida and Puerto Rico, Mr. Carmona, also specializes in family, bankruptcy, collection and foreclosure defense. With respect to his international practice, Mr. Carmona devotes a substantial portion of his time assisting both businesses and individuals in obtaining temporary visas and permanent resident status. As a result of his experience working for a bankruptcy trustee in the past, he is able to guide clients successfully through either chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings.


 


Born in Puerto Rico, Mr. Carmona immigrated to the mainland United States at a young age. He attended Oviedo High School and completed two bachelor degrees at the University of Central Florida (UCF): Legal Studies and Spanish. He received a full scholarship from the same institution to complete a Master degree in Spanish. He later went on to receive his Juris Doctor, cum laude, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico and completed internships and comparative international law classes in London and Spain. After graduating from law school, he went to work as a legal consultant for a Bankruptcy Trustee for the Middle District Bankruptcy Court of Florida. He worked as a legal consultant and associate attorney in charge of the bankruptcy section of a local family practice firm with offices in Tampa, Orlando, and Maitland. He was later hired by another local firm as an associate attorney to expand their practice into the areas of bankruptcy and civil law. Additionally, Mr. Carmona is an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.


 


Attorney Carmona is licensed to practice law in Florida and Puerto Rico and has represented clients in both jurisdictions. He practices and virtually all types of cases in Puerto Rico.


 


Omar Carmona is married to Zoraida Velasco de Carmona

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 35%
  2. Family: 35%
  3. Immigration: 10%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
  5. Business: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Isabel Evans Freeman

    Omar is both caring and highly capable. I have dealt extensively with his bankruptcy department and it is run efficiently with competence and attention to the client.

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    Isabel Freeman Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.

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    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Meléndez & Carmona, P.L.

20 South Rose Avenue
Suite 2
Kissimmee, FL, 43741

Melendez & Carmona, P.A.

1320 N. Semoran Blvd.
Suite 107
Orlando, FL, 32807

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PRActive Attorney and Notary201306/27/2013
FLMember in Good Standing201008/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
College of Arts & Humanities 2013 Professional Achievement AwardUCF Alumni Association2013
Mentoring Champion of the YearFuture Minority Leaders2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerMelendez & Carmona, P.A.2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyAndrade Melendez, P.A2010 - 2012
Legal Consultant and Associated AttorneyAlice B. Miller, P.A.2009 - 2010
Legal ConsultantU.S. Bankruptcy Trustee Scott Fransen2008 - 2009
Associate Student AttorneyPontifical Catholic University of P.R Legal Clinic2008 - 2008
Judicial Clerk to Judge Daniel DomínguezFederal Court for the District of Puerto Rico2007 - 2007

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro OrlandoChair Elect2014 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Southern District of Florida)Member2013 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Seminole County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Florida BarMember2010 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Middle District of Florida)Member2010 - Present
Colegio de Abogados de Puerto RicoMember2009 - Present
Florida NotaryNotary2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Prosecutorial Discretion GrantedAdministratively closed proceedings
Second Mortgage Settled.Mortgage Settled for about 25% of the debt.
Florida vs. Puerto Rico's JurisdictionCase dismissed

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Melendez & Carmona, P.L.La Bancarrota: capítulo 7, dudas y respuestas2012
Melendez & Carmona, P.L.La importancia del contrato escrito2012
Revista SolalunaPequemo2010
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro OrlandoEnhancing Opportunities, Challenging Assumptions: Hispanic Individuals and Organizations on the Rise2009
La Prensa: 16. 5 of Nov. of 2009Zoraida Velasco: Líder visionaria de nuestra comunidad2009
47 Rev. Derecho Puertorriqueño 171, 347Rights of Treasure Hunters under Puerto Rico Law: Application of Article 285 of the Civil Code through the Jones Act, the Puerto Rican Underwater Archaeological Protection Act and the Abandoned Shipwreck Act of 19872008
Horizontes 98 (2008): 25Desmayo Despierto2008
Dissertation [thesis], University of Central FloridaLa conciencia política y social de Luis Palés Matos: otra lectura de su poesía2005
Horizontes 90 (2004): 161-64Book review of Musas del Centenario2004
Huellas 14. (2003): 2Book review of Musas del Centenario2003

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of LawN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor2008
University of Tulsa College of LawN/AAbroad International Law Program in London2006
The College of William and Mary School of LawN/AAbroad International and Comparative Law Program in Madrid2006
University of Central FloridaN/AMaster of Arts in Spanish2005
University of Central FloridaN/ABachelor of Arts in Spanish2003
University of Central FloridaN/ABachelor of Arts in Legal Studies2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
MASS Entrepreneurial SeriesThe Legal Aspects of Owning your Own Business2014
EOI Part-Time MBA Program Cohort’s International ResidencyLabor Permits in the US2014
EOI MBASecuring Labor Permits in the US2013
Invest in the United StatesImmigrating to the United States: Investors Visa2012
12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Gowns & Guayaberas Gala.Closing Remarks2011
Young Men of Distinction, Young Men of Excellence and Young Men of Action ClubsWhat it takes to be an attorney: sacrifices and requirements2010
Immigrating to United States: Investor's visasLegal Issues when Immigrating to the United States.2010
11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Gowns & Guayaberas GalaInvocation2010