Areas of Practice

 

General Civil Litigation

 
The Firm represents clients in all aspects of general civil litigation in state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies and arbitration proceedings.
 
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.
 
Lizette Vélez-Rivé
Shareholder
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 5, 1968; admitted to bar, 1994, Puerto Rico; 1995, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit.
 
Frances R. Colón-Rivera
Partner
Born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, June 7, 1970; admitted to bar, 1996, Puerto Rico, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit and U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico. Ms. Colón has been a speaker on National Business Institute, Fundamentals on Employment Discrimination Law Seminars and on the Council on Education in Management Puerto Rico Employment Law Update Seminars.
 
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).
 

 
Fernando Sabater-Clavell
Junior Partner
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 21, 1981; admitted to bar, 2007, Puerto Rico; U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
 
Vanessa Blanco-Méndez
Junior Partner
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 16, 1984; admitted to bar, 2010, Puerto Rico; U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico, 2012; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2015.
 
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.
 
Lourdes M. Santos Gutiérrez
Associate
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 25, 1979; admitted to bar, 2005, Puerto Rico, U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
 
Carolene Fontanet Smith
Associate
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 18, 1989; admitted to bar, 2015, Puerto Rico; U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 2015.
 
Bayoán Muñiz-Calderón
Partner
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 24, 1979; admitted to bar, 2005, Puerto Rico; U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Court of Appeals