Partner, The Davillier Law Group
MAURICIO CARDONA is a partner with the Davillier Law Group in our Sandpoint, Idaho office. He practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, exempted securities, FCPA compliance, due diligence for complex commercial transactions, energy law, government law, as well as general business advice. Mr. Cardona has helped clients structure offerings that raised tens of millions of dollars, conducted due diligence for multimillion dollar international transactions, conducted internal investigations for multinational companies facing FCPA compliance issues, and helped numerous businesses to establish governance protocols and management companies to reduce owner exposure.
Mr. Cardona received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law where he received the University of Iowa’s Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award for his work to establish the Center for Worker Justice. He also received the Dean’s Award in Contracts and Sales Transactions and worked as an Immigration Fellow at the University of Iowa’s Legal Clinic. He interned with Briggs and Morgan and Excel Energy in Minneapolis. Mr. Cardona also served on the Dean’s Advisory Council on Diversity, the Pro Bono Society, as the president of the Latino Law Student Association and vice president of the International Law Society.
Mr. Cardona holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Bradley University. Before his legal studies he worked as an account executive for an international manufacturing company with significant exposure to GSA programs and compliance. Mr. Cardona was also a project coordinator for a design-build contractor specializing in the energy industry and proof of concept facilities. During that time Mr. Cardona developed a reputation for his customer-centered approach and ability to coordinate design, manufacturing, delivery and after sale services for his clients.
After receiving his Juris Doctor, Mr. Cardona became a staff attorney for a Christian non- profit representing clients in immigration proceedings. He then joined the Dane County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted thousands of cases and tried over thirty of them, ranging from non-criminal Operating While Intoxicated to the biggest Possession with Intent to Deliver synthetic cannabinoids case in Wisconsin’s history. Mr. Cardona also represented the State in Dane County’s Operating While Intoxicated and Diversion Drug specialty courts.
Currently Mr. Cardona is a Commissioner in the Idaho Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs, a board member of the Sandpoint Kiwanis Club, and the Bonner Classical Academy, the Vice President of the Sandpoint Community Resource Envision Center, and a founding member and Vice President of the Idaho St. Thomas More Society.
Mr. Cardona is licensed in Idaho and admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, as well as in Idaho state courts.
Mr. Cardona is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English.