Office of the General Counsel

Attorneys

Cynthia Lou Augustyn

Senior Attorney

caugusty@miami.edu

(305) 284-2700

Marika Formoso

Assistant General Counsel

mgf33@miami.edu

(305) 284-5453
Marika Formoso, Assistant General Counsel, joined the 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, transactional and...

Juan Carlos Garcia

Assistant General Counsel

jcg293@miami.edu

Juan C. Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, joined the Office of the 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 Committee. Mr. Garcia is a member of the Florida and...

Judd J. Goldberg

Associate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

jgoldberg@miami.edu

(305) 284-2700
Judd Goldberg, Assistant Vice President and Associate General Counsel, joined the General Counsel's Office 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 Association of...

Javier Peral II

Assistant General Counsel

jxp1961@miami.edu

(305) 284-2700
Javier Peral II, Assistant General Counsel, joined the 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’ Committee and Co-chair of the...

Steven Edward Stark

Chief Risk Officer and Senior Counsel

sstark@miami.edu

(305) 243-1407
Steven Stark, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Counsel, joined the University of Miami General Counsel 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 General Counsel’s Office 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 Lauderdale, Florida where he...