Thank you so much for taking time to learn a little about me and the journey that brought me to this point in my career. I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. After graduating from Jefferson High School in 1988, my best friends and I decided to serve our country by joining the military. Although most of my friends joined either the Army or the Navy, I decided to join the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. After being Honorably Discharged from the AIR FORCE, I enrolled at the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (UTEP) and received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1994.
After graduating from UTEP and becoming a Texas Certified Public Accountant, I gained valuable business experience while working as an auditor for two international accounting firms, as a business analyst for a publicly traded company, and as a Chief Financial Officer for a local service company. I worked in the accounting and finance field for over five years before moving to Ithaca, New York where I attended one of the nation’s top law schools…CORNELL LAW SCHOOL!
After graduating from Cornell, I accepted a position with a large Texas firm located in Dallas, Texas where I worked for two years before returning to my hometown of El Paso Texas. In El Paso, I worked for the City of El Paso as an Assistant City Attorney. After working for the City Attorney’s office for approximately three years, I returned to private practice in 2007.
As the founder and managing member of the Villegas Law Firm and Villegas CPA Firm, I provide business counseling and tax planning advice to business entities and individuals with respect to various business transactions, including formations and dissolutions, corporate governance, stock/asset sales and acquisitions, mergers, real estate transactions, lender and borrower financing transactions, probate, and estate planning. In addition, I represent our business and individual clients before the IRS as well as before state and local taxing authorities on a full range of tax issues, including back taxes, audits and appeals, tax levies, and state & local taxes, and probate tax issues. Finally, I assist clients with estate planning and probate matters.
CORNELL LAW SCHOOL, J.D. (with concentration in Business Law and Regulation), May 2002
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO, B.B.A. in Accounting (with honors), May 1994
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, Honorably Discharged, January 1997
LICENSES AND PROFESSIONAL
ATTORNEY AT LAW – TEXAS
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT – TEXAS
State Bar of Texas
El Paso Bar Association
El Paso Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Bar & Courts
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Past Vice-President, 8(a) Government Contractors Association
Past Member of Board of Directors and Chair of Finance Committee – El Paso Boys and Girls Club
Past Member, Leadership El Paso Class XXXI – Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce