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 since March 2011. Since May 2019 he is also the Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Sweden (Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands). Her Majesty Margrethe II of Denmark bestowed upon him the Order of the Dannebrog on May 2018.
 
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).
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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
 
Vanessa Blanco-Méndez
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.
 
Fernando Sabater-Clavell
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.
 
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
Junior Partner
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.
 
María Del Mar Rolán-Ramírez
Associate
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 11, 1985; admitted to bar 2015, Puerto Rico; U.S. District Court of the District of Puerto Rico, 2016.
 
Melissa Hernández Carrasquillo
Associate
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 26, 1984; admitted to Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
 
Alicia P. Pérez Caballero
Associate
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 18, 1987; admitted to Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
 
José A. Sánchez Girona
Associate
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 1, 1967; admitted to Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico; First Circuit Court.
 

 
Xaymara Colón-González
Associate
Born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, September 16, 1986; admitted to bar, 2013, Puerto Rico; U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico (2013).
 
Luis J. Clas Wiscovitch
Associate
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 19, 1989; admitted to bar 2016, Puerto Rico; U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Admitted to the Florida Bar, 2018.
 

 

 
Angel Rotger Sabat
Partner
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 25, 1967; admitted to bar, 1993, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1994, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico, and 2016, District of Columbia, and 2019, Colorado; former Attorney General (2000), and Deputy Attorney General (1997-1999) of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
 
Johanna Smith Miró
Associate
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico August 14, 1984 Admitted to Bar 2013, Puerto Rico; USDC 2017
 
Manuel E. Mazo Nido
Associate
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 3, 1991; admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar, 2017; U.S District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, awaiting induction ceremony, 2019.
 
Néstor D. Galarza-Díaz
Associate
Born in Cambridge, Maryland; admitted to bar, 2012, Puerto Rico; U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 2013.