Omar Carmona

Attorney

Mr. Carmona is a bilingual attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and Puerto Rico. Based in BMD’s Orlando Office, his practice is focused on International Law, Immigration, Estate Planning, and Bankruptcy. Mr. Carmona has extensive experience in contested Family Law matters. With respect to his international practice, he devotes a substantial portion of his time assisting both businesses and individuals establishing or relocating to the United States.

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Contact Information

255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 700, Orlando, Florida 32801
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Education

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Juris Doctor, 2008
University of Central Florida, B.A. Spanish, B.A. Legal Studies, 2003; M.A. Spanish, 2005
University of Tulsa College of Law, Abroad International Law Program in London, 2006
The College of William and Mary School of Law, Abroad International and Comparative Law Program in Madrid, 2006

Born in the Island of Puerto Rico, Mr. Carmona relocated to the mainland United States at a young age. He attended Oviedo High School and completed two bachelor's degrees at the University of Central Florida (UCF): Legal Studies and Spanish. He received a full scholarship from the same institution to complete a Master of Arts degree in Spanish and served Fulbright Professor Dr. Humberto Lopez Cruz in Spain as his research assistant. He later went on to receive his Juris Doctor, cum laude, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico where he was part of the Law Review and completed internships and comparative international law classes in London and Madrid.

Mr. Carmona is fluent in Spanish and has the cultural expertise to understand on a personal level many people that share Latin and Hispanic backgrounds. He conducts in person presentations in Latin America and the Caribbean on the subject of relocating to the United States.

During law school, Mr. Carmona served as a law clerk for Honorable Judge Daniel Domínguez of the Federal Court for the District of Puerto Rico. He was a member of the Law Review and published the law article titled: Rights of Treasure Hunters under Puerto Rico Law: Application of Article 285 of the Civil Code through the Jones Act, the Puerto Rican Underwater Archaeological Protection Act and the Abandoned Shipwreck Act of 1987. After graduating from law school, he went to work for a Bankruptcy Trustee for the Middle District Bankruptcy Court of Florida. He then worked as an associate attorney for two local boutique law firms being responsible for the development and or expansion of their bankruptcy, family and civil law practices. Mr. Carmona later successfully managed his own firm for over 8 years concentrating his practice on Family, Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation and Immigration.

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, South District of Florida
  • Puerto Rico Bar

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Finalist: Hispanic Business of the Year, Five Years of Less, 2018 Don Quijote Awards
  • 2013 Professional Achievement Award UCF Alumni Association, College of Arts & Humanities
  • 2010 Mentoring Champion of the Year - Future Minority Leaders

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member and Past Ambassador for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando Past Chair, HCCMO's Young Professionals Committee
  • Former Chair Elect, Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando

Presentations & Publications

  • Constitución de empresas en los Estados Unidos. Invirtiendo en Orlando: Asegure su futuro. (2018)
  • Immigration in the United States. Winter Park Tech. (2017)
  • Ajustes en custodia de menores y eliminación de deudas para un nuevo comienzo. La Prensa Edición especial: Herencia, Hispana, Pg 24. (2017)
  • Contract: can make or break your business. 2016 Entrepreneurship Conference. (2016)
  • Securing Labor Permits in the US. EOI MBA. (2012 - 2014)
  • Tenga control de sus activos. La Prensa. (2016)
  • Knowledge is the best weapon against uncertainty. HG Legal Resources. (2016)
  • Enhancing Opportunities, Challenging Assumptions: Hispanic Individuals and Organizations on the Rise. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando. (2009)
  • Rights of Treasure Hunters under Puerto Rico Law: Application of Article 285 of the Civil Code through the Jones Act, the Puerto Rican Underwater Archaeological Protection Act and the Abandoned Shipwreck Act of 1987. 47 Rev. Derecho Puertorriqueño 171, 347. (2008)
  • La conciencia política y social de Luis Palés Matos: otra lectura de su poesía. Dissertation [thesis], University of Central Florida. (2008)
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