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National Latina Business Women Association (NLBWA) Is proud to join Engage Cuba, as part of the advisory coalition group of an exciting new coalition dedicated to coalescing and mobilizing non-governmental organizations, non-profit groups, civil society organizations, citizens, businesses and associations for the purpose of supporting the ongoing U.S.-Cuba normalization process and reforming U.S.-Cuba relations. 


Julia Sylva

Julia Sylva

Julia Sylva

General Legal Counsel

Company: Law Offices of Julia Sylva, ALC
Position: Principal, Attorney at Law

Julia Sylva is the sole shareholder of the Law Offices of Julia Sylva, A Law Corporation, and full-service law firm with offices in Los Angeles and Greater Long Beach, California.  Julia specializes in the representation of public law, real estate and corporate clients, including non-profit organizations.


Throughout her career in local government, Julia has served as general and special counsel to various public entities in California specializing in the areas of governance, conflicts, elections law, land use and planning, public finance, business services, political reform, and real estate/redevelopment matters.  She also serves a general counsel to small and established business clients wherein she provides advice in corporate formation, governance, contracts, personnel, real estate and finance.  She was the youngest and first woman elected to a city council serving as councilwoman and Mayor in the City of Hawaiian Gardens, making her the first Latina to be elected Mayor in the United States.

Julia remains active in many civic and community activities namely, the National Women’s Political Caucus, where she currently serves as Chair of both the L.A. Metro Chapter and the L.A. County Coordinating Council.  She serves on the Governing Board, Loyola Law School Alumni Association and is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association where she serves on the Judicial Profile Committee and Section Member.  She is also a founding member of the Loyola Law School Hispanic Endowment Fund and the Latina Lawyers Political Action Committee.



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