Villamil, Arnaldo

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Arnaldo Villamil
  • Of Counsel


San Juan, Puerto Rico






Mr. Villamil has nearly sixty years of experience in the law. He is engaged primarily in Real Estate Law and in general corporate practice. He has been actively engaged in the multiple facets of industrial and commercial real estate developments such as land acquisitions, governmental permits, leasing, purchase and sale contracts, financings, and negotiations with public agencies. He presently represents several U.S. retail chains and shopping center owners.

Areas Of Practice

  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Contracts (General)

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Notary Public, P.R. Supreme Court, 1965

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico, 1965
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1983


  • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1964
  • University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
    • B.B.A. - 1961
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Representative Clients

  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • CVS Health Pharmacies
  • Foot Locker Corp.
  • H&M Hennes & Maritz LP


  • Doing Business In PR for Developers and Retailers, International Council Of Shopping Center, 2006 to 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1972 to 2012
  • Notaries Association of Puerto Rico, Member, 1990 to 2015
  • International Council of Shopping Centers – Puerto Rico Chapter, 1972

Past Employment Positions

  • Self Employed, Sole Practitioner, 1965 to 1998
  • Martinez Odell & Calabria, Partner, 1999 to 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Educational Enterprises Of Puerto Rico, Inc. (Colegio Rosa Bell), 1971
  • Opera De Puerto Rico, 1985
  • Amigos de Cantantes Jóvenes, 1988
  • Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (District of Puerto Rico), 1995
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico 1981-1986; 1995-2001

Ancillary Businesses

  • Member Of The Board Banco Santander Of PR; 1976-1998


  • Phi Sigma Alpha