Christopher R. Cabanillas is the founder and principal of Cabanillas & Associates, P.C. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut. He is also admitted to practice before the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of New York.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Cabanillas attended Columbia University Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2001 and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History in 1997. While in law school, Cabanillas was an New York City Bar Association Diversity Program Fellow and worked as a summer associate at Thatcher Proffitt and Wood, LLP. There he worked in its Mortgage Securitization Department assisting in the packaging of mortgages into portfolios which were then converted into bonds.
Upon earning his his Juris Doctorate in 2001, Cabanillas was admitted to the New York Bar and obtained a position as an associate in the Corporate and Securities Department of the New York office of the law firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, LLP. In 2003, Cabanillas relocated to the West Coast, took the California Bar and was associated with the law firm of Buchalter Nemer Fields & Younger, LLP. His work here focused on joint ventures and tax credit syndication matters in its Real Estate Finance Department. In 2004, he became an associate with the California law firm, of Cox Castle & Nicholson, LLP, where he focused his practice on Real Estate Development.
Thereafter, Cabanillas returned to New York where he established his own law firm in 2006. Cabanillas & Associates, P.C. has offices in White Plains, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island, Union City (NJ), North Brunswick (NJ), and Bridgeport (CT). Cabanillas currently concentrates his practice in real estate, foreclosure defense litigation and mortgage loan modifications.
When he is not practicing law or spending time with his family, Cabanillas is a dedicated supporter of El Centro Hispano, the White Plains-based nonprofit organization founded 40+ years ago to assist, support, and strengthen Hispanic families. Since 2015, Cabanillas has raised over $50,000.00 for the organization and has received recognition in the form of proclamations from the City of White Plains, the County of Westchester, and the state of New York. He also proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the not-for-profit, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. Their mission is to provide free, high quality counsel in civil matters for individuals and families who cannot afford to pay an attorney where basic human needs are at stake.