Areas of Practice

 

Admiralty and Maritime Law

 
The Firm has an admiralty and maritime law practice group that represents yacht and commercial underwriters, harbor pilots, stevedores and ship agents. The Firm has successfully handled litigation of cases dealing with collisions, allisions, groundings, cargo claims, oil pollution and others.
 
Attorneys:

Luis N. Saldaña - Román
Shareholder
Born in Seville, Spain, December 17, 1967; admitted to bar, 1992, Puerto Rico; 1993, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit. Mr. Saldaña is the Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Denmark, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
 
Ian P. Carvajal
Shareholder
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 26, 1968; admitted to bar, 1994, Puerto Rico, 1995, State of Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle, Western Districts of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1997, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit.
 
Manuel Sosa-Báez
Partner
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 6, 1974; admitted to bar, 2002, Puerto Rico; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; and, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico. Admited to bar, 2013, United States Court for International Trade. Lecturer on Federal Jurisdiction, 2013- present; Adjunct Professor of Maritime Law, University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, 2005-10; Visiting Professor of Maritime Law, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, Summer 2005; Speaker on Maritime Law and Legislation at Ship Operations Cooperative Program’s Meeting, June 22-24, 2004;Author of Puerto Rico Clings to the Uniformity of General Maritime Law, 2 Benedict’s Mar. Bull. 257 (3d Quarter 2004).
 

 

 
Pedro Quiñones-Suárez
Junior Partner
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 11, 1983; admitted to bar, 2009, Puerto Rico; U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico (2009); U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
 
Felipe E. Gavilanes Méndez
Associate
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 13, 1991; admitted to bar, 2017, Puerto Rico.