Office of the General Counsel

Attorneys

Cynthia Lou Augustyn

Sr. Attorney

caugusty@miami.edu

(305) 284-2700

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,...

Juan Carlos Garcia

Assistant General Counsel

jcg293@miami.edu

Juan C. Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, joined the University of Miami’s Office of the Vice President and General Counsel in 2020. Prior to joining the University, Mr. Garcia was Counsel in the Litigation, Employment, and Arbitration practice group of Hogan Lovells US LLP. While there, he served as Chair of the Miami Recruitment...

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...

Javier Peral II

Attorney

jxp1961@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’...

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...

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...

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...