EXPERIENCE 

  • Argued and obtained the reversal of an adverse decision on appeal before U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on trademarks (reverse confusion) against an international hotel chain.

  • Obtained a TRO and a Preliminary Injunction on behalf of the FDIC as receiver for RG Premier Bank against a borrower who was dissipating assets before the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. The case was eventually settled for over $2 million.

  • Obtained the lift of stay in an adversary proceeding before the Bankruptcy Court representing the Court Appointed Receiver so that a foreclosure against the borrower could continue in various loans over $46 million.

  • Prevailed in a spoliation dispute which resulted in a positive settlement in a tort claim for a national car rental company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

  • Dismissed a counter claim for an over $11 million during trial in State Court representing Freddie Mac.

  • Dismissed claim at trial against local bank through a motion for non-suit in an action where an employee of a commercial client of the bank had defrauded the checking account through fraudulent endorsements of checks amounting to over a quarter million dollars.

  • Dismissed a claim for unjustified dismissal at trial in State Court in a case on behalf of a national parking company by establishing that the employee had engaged in a fraudulent scheme.

  • Reached a settlement while at trial in State Court in a dispute between two stockholders of a major local corporation engaged in the distribution of textiles.

  • Settled a tort claim on behalf of plaintiffs against a funeral services company at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico after disqualifying and excluding defendants’ expert witness.

  • Prevailed through motions for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico in a suit on behalf of a hospitality company against a local hotel in a breach of contract dispute.

  • Conducted an investigation on behalf of an airline to evaluate claims of discrimination made by two employees against the Human Resources Director.

  • Dismissed at trial in State Court a construction claim for over $250,000 by the Government of Puerto Rico against a major stateside gas company.

  • On behalf of Developer, settled in court a claim of a subcontractor against the developer for over half a million dollars for breach of contract.

  • Substantially reduced the claim and settled in State Court an action against by a local distributor under Law 75 of 1964, as amended, against a stateside manufacturer of clinical diagnostics equipment.

  • Dismissed through summary judgment a claim on behalf of the local Chrysler and GM dealer in a land dispute with another car dealer.

  • Represented a corporation of the Government of Puerto Rico in mayor reduction in the labor force and the ensuing disputes of hundreds of employees.

  • Successfully dismissed a substantial claim by a stateside lender (Equitable Life Assurance Society) against a local real estate mogul before the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico through a motion for reconsideration.