Office of the General Counsel

Attorneys

Aileen M Ugalde

Vice President & General Counsel

augalde@miami.edu

(305) 284-2700
Aileen Ugalde was appointed Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Miami in 2006. During her tenure with the University of Miami, Ms. Ugalde previously served as Vice President for Government Affairs, Assistant to the President, and as Secretary to the Board of Trustees. She was the Executive Director for the past two...

Marika Formoso

Attorney

mgf33@miami.edu

(305) 284-5453
Marika Formoso, assistant general counsel, joined the University’s General Counsel’s office in 2019. Prior to joining the University, Ms. Formoso represented the University as outside legal counsel at the law firm of Formoso-Murias, P.A. in Miami, Florida, where she focused primarily on real estate, corporate, business law,...

Judd J Goldberg

Assoc. VP, Assoc. General Counsel

jgoldberg@miami.edu

(305) 284-2700
Judd Goldberg, assistant vice president and associate general counsel, joined the University of Miami General Counsel's team in April 2007. Mr. Goldberg was formerly a litigation partner in the law firm of Kirkpartick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP. He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the Florida Bar, and the National...

Steven Edward Stark

Chief Risk Officer and Sr. Counsel

sstark@miami.edu

(305) 243-1407
Steven Stark, assistant general counsel, joined the University of Miami General Counsel's team in March 2008. Prior to joining the office, Mr. Stark was, starting in 2004, the Executive Director of the University's Office of Patent Protection and Risk Prevention (Medical Risk Management). Prior to accepting a position at UM, he was a...

Robert Webster Vale

Assistant General Counsel

rwv10@miami.edu

(305) 284-2700
Robert W. Vale, assistant general counsel, joined the University of Miami General Counsel’s team in 2018. Prior to joining the University of Miami, Mr. Vale was a partner with the law firm Shutts & Bowen, LLP in Miami, Florida. Mr. Vale also previously worked with the law firm Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol PA. in Fort...

Natalia Maria Salas

Assistant General Counsel

n.salas1@miami.edu

Natalia Salas joined the University of Miami’s Office of the General Counsel in 2018. Prior to joining the University, Ms. Salas practiced in the business litigation group as Senior Counsel of the Miami office of Foley & Lardner LLP. While there, she served on the Associates Committee, Chair of the Women’s Committee, and...

Ondrej Staviscak Diaz

Attorney

oxs306@miami.edu

Ondrej Staviscak Diaz, Assistant General Counsel, joined the University of Miami’s Office of the General Counsel in 2019. Prior to joining the University, Mr. Staviscak Diaz was a Senior Associate in the securities litigation group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York and Miami. Mr. Staviscak Diaz is a member of the New York...

Javier Peral II

Attorney

jperal@miami.edu

(305) 284-2700
Javier Peral II, Assistant General Counsel, joined the University of Miami’s Office of the General Counsel in 2020. Prior to joining the University, Mr. Peral was a Senior Associate in the litigation and international arbitration groups of Hogan Lovells US LLP in Miami. While there, he served as Chair of the Miami Associates’...