Licenciado Christian M. Frank Fas

About Christian M. Frank Fas, Esq.

Christian was born and raised in a small, rural town in western Puerto Rico. He graduated with honors as a Criminology major in 2003, and then obtained a law degree with honors from Pontifical Catholic University Law School of Puerto Rico in 2006.

As an avid reader and researcher, Chris has always enjoyed acquiring new skills and interests. Here’s a short list of his passions and accomplishments:

Over a span of 20 years, Christian M. Fran Fas has also been a serial entrepreneur, owning a diverse portfolio of businesses throughout his career.

I established my own law firm in 2007.

Christian M. Frank Fas started his own law firm immediately after passing the Puerto Rico Bar, where he specialized in Interstate relations, with focus on how Puerto Rico differed from other unincorporated territories, and how federal law applied. Throughout, has provided legal counsel and representation to thousands of clients in both civil and criminal cases before multiple state and federal district courts.

Seeking personal and financial growth, he relocated from Puerto Rico to Denver, Colorado, and continued to grow professionally in the immigration law field.

Chris’ lifelong dream had always been to travel and experience the world firsthand, so finding the right combination of time, finances, and personal growth took an extreme ongoing effort, seemingly endless hours of team effort, and significant experimentation.

Now, we teach other other global citizens how to relocate internationally to seek more freedom, pay less taxes and improve their overall quality of life.

Here are a few frequently asked questions about Christian M. Frank Fas:

When did you start practicing law?

I was admitted to practice law by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court on March 2007.

Here’s a list of some of the legal matters I have represented over the years:

  • Legal counsel and representation to mainland USA clients who required representation in Puerto Rico.
  • Complex interstate divorces involving division of marital estates.
  • Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act Defense.
  • Interstate Child Support Defense.
  • Disputes over breach of exclusive distribution contracts of products and services.
  • Business startup planning, creation and formation in Puerto Rico.
  • Legal counsel to multiple Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm related industries, including import, export and excise tax compliance, and international trade.
  • Complex probate, estate division and impeachment of testaments in Puerto Rico.
  • Development of digital notary practices.
  • Alpha and Beta testing of electronic document filing systems in multiple legal jurisdictions.
  • Family immigration including waivers, VAWA and U Visa applications.
  • Complex removal cases before Immigration Court.
  • Asylum Defense in Removal Proceedings before Immigration Court.
  • Immigration Appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
  • Immigration Appeals before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Civil Rights Violation Lawsuits before Federal District Court.

What languages do you speak?

Christian is natively fluent in English and Spanish. He also dabbles in Italian, French, Portuguese and sometimes a bit of Klingon, for fun.

Our expertly trained receptionists answer calls in both English and Spanish, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

I’m a journalist, can I interview you?

I believe that the Press is the fourth democratic branch, so I’m always willing to collaborate with responsible journalists. I welcome and defend the unbiased freedom of expression as a fundamental human right, and any way I can provide assistance is encouraged.

For inquiries, feel free to contact me.

Have you been cited as a legal source?

As a pioneer of digital document handling in the legal field, I authored the first article in a Puerto Rican legal review journal to write about digital notarial practice in 2006.

My law review article, titled The Future of Notarial Practice in the Digital Age (45 Rev. Der. PR 345 (2006)), has been cited as a legal source for the establishment of a notarial legal practice model which intertwines the traditional Latin notarial activities in an ever developing digital world.

Read the legal review article here.

Subsequently cited by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court’s Commission for the Study and Evaluation of the Notarial Functions in Puerto Rico.

 

Are you my lawyer?

Although some of the information and services we provide may be considered legal in nature, only a licensed attorney can provide legal counsel. Given the nature of international laws, offshore businesses, and the path to becoming an expat, it is difficult at best, impossible at worst, for a single individual or firm to be licensed in all jurisdictions.

While the author of this webpage, Christian M. Frank Fas, is in actuality a licensed attorney, none of the information provided here, nor the ExitStrategy™, can be considered legal counsel. Only through the engagement of our legal services provided by USADefend Immigration, can legal counsel be provided.

USADefend Immigration offers legal services, but exclusively limited to immigration and nationality matters.

Please bear in mind that all the information contained in this website, does not constitute legal counsel as of yet, and is purely for your information. Asking for any additional information or questions pertaining this matter has not created a legally binding Attorney-Client relationship, nor a contractual relationship for your legal representation, until you have completed a Legal Representation Contract with us and we have accepted a retainer or deposit to initiate any legal proceedings.

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Are you licensed to practice law in Puerto Rico?

Yes. RUA Núm. 16,407 and a proud member of the Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas.

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