LITIGATION

Our Litigation Department has substantial experience representing companies and other business entities in all aspects of federal and local civil and commercial litigation, mainly in the areas of commercial law, contract disputes, collection of monies and bankruptcy law, before all forums, including state and federal courts, arbitration and mediation, administrative proceedings, as well as conflict resolution counseling. Our attorneys offer their ample experience in assisting clients in the resolution of complex controversies at all trial and appellate levels.

Our clients include corporate entities, financial institutions and individuals in a wide range of industry sectors. The practice areas of our Litigation Department include:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group offers our clients mechanisms for resolving their commercial and civil disputes in a cost effective manner through a wide range of strategic dispute resolution methods, including arbitration, mediation, conciliation, case evaluation and risk assessment, and negotiation, among others. Our attorneys provide their expertise to effectively help clients prevent, manage, and/or resolve disputes at the earliest possible stage. We have participated in arbitration and mediation procedures before the International Center for Dispute Resolution.

Bankruptcy

Our Bankruptcy Practice Group provides counseling and advice to financially distressed clients and clients dealing with financially troubled third parties. We have significant experience in all bankruptcy controversies, including liquidation, reorganization, asset structuring and lender’s liability, among others, as well as workout negotiations and foreclosures that affect bankruptcies. Our attorneys represent secured and unsecured commercial and individual creditors, including financial institutions, corporations and partnerships, through all phases of insolvency proceedings.

Business and Corporate Litigation

Our Firm provides counseling and representation to our business clients in disputes with other businesses, government entities or individuals.  Our in- depth knowledge of finance and business and corporate dealings, together with our vast and varied litigation experience, allows us to provide our clients a unique array of services in this area, including developing solutions to complex problems and strategizing alternatives to a successful and cost efficient resolution.  In this regard, we offer counseling and representation in connection with, among others, corporate debt collections, breach of contracts, contract interpretation, breach of fiduciary duties, post-closing disputes, shareholders/partnership disputes, regulatory investigations and litigation, and bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and others.

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Our Civil and Commercial Litigation Group represents clients in a broad range of areas affecting individuals and businesses, as well as their respective enterprises, in Court, administrative forums or through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Distribution and Franchising Law

Our Distribution and Franchising Practice Group has significant experience in commercial and civil litigation matters brought before federal and local courts under Puerto Rico dealer’s and sales representative’s protection statutes.  In addition, we handle commercial and civil cases involving franchising matters.