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Néstor Cruz has many years of legal and management experience in the private and federal sectors. During this time, he has worked in finance with a FORTUNE 500 chemical company and in corporate law, taxation, international law, labor law, litigation, and estate planning. Currently, he spends most of his time on estate planning and taxation but can use his experience in other areas to assist clients with complex legal problems. Mr. Cruz is fluent in English and Spanish.


  • Federal Senior Executive Service Award for Outstanding Performance


  • Cornell University, J.D.
  • Cornell University, M.B.A
  • Villanova University, B.A. in Science


  • Florida
  • DC
  • Virginia

Memberships &

  • American Bar Association

Outside of Work

  • Opera
  • British History
  • Business History

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