justiciaBusiness & employment litigation attorney with over over 25 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in  federal and state court as well as in arbitration.  Litigation & trial services  include  disputes over: franchise agreements, sales & distribution, insurance, torts, labor & employment land and commercial leases, collections, civil and general business litigation.

Specific litigation and representation experience includes:

  • Winning summary judgment for a major bank in Puerto Rico in a age and wrongful discharge case based on state and federal law;
  • Winning summary judgment for a major hospital in Puerto Rico in a age discrimination case based on state and federal law;
  • Winning summary judgment in various cases for a major food retailer  in Puerto Rico in a cobra & age discrimination case based on state and federal law;
  • Advising a  manufacturing company as to how to respond to strike and picketing activity and successful defense of NLRB charges;
  • Successfully obtained a seven figure  judgment on behalf of a financial institution against a former member of the board suspected of embezzlement;
  • Vacated judgment in U.S. District Court against foreign corporation based on jurisdictional issues in a breach of contract/collections matter;
  • Successfully defending a major insurance company in Age Discrimination in Employment Act cases;Forming a strategy and implementation plan for reductions-in-force for a renowned publicly traded cosmetics company and an international plastics manufacturer;
  • Obtained removal to federal court and subsequent dismissal of several ERISA claims for a New York based insurance company and a battery manufacturer/distributor;
  • Repelling  union organization attempts in numerous companies in the industrial and services sectors;
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of injunction and suit in federal court  against foreign corporation in a franchise agreement claim;
  • Provided legal counsel to high net-worth family and related closed corporations regarding disposition of multimillion dollar assets in U.S;
  • Provided legal counsel to foreign family and their closed corporations regarding exequatur proceedings in million dollar judgment;
  • Provided counseling and legal representation to foreign corporation in a breach of contract claim with successful outcome;
  • Counseled and represented talent (artist) management company in negotiation and termination of contracts; and other issues relating to entertainment law;
  • Provided legal representation to San Juan based  Hotel in filing of injunctions,  breach of lease agreements and operating agreements;
  • Represented clients in   loan defaults and loan restructurings;
  • Prepared pleadings attended depositions and provided support  in mass tort case-  the  Dupont Fire Litigation;
  • Represented  hospitals in numerous tort cases; obtaining dismissal of malpractice suits.
  • Represented hospital in a wide range of legal issues  cases including commercial condominium law and breach of contracts;
  • Obtained the dismissal of numerous age discrimination cases in federal and state courts for  retail operations;
  • Obtained for  supermarket chain summary judgment in a ADEA and COBRA claim in federal court;
  • Obtained for  foreign corporation and its president relief of judgment in federal court  based on jurisdictional grounds;
  • Obtained dismissal of a wrongful discharge and discrimination claim for board of directors of a non-profit religious organization;
  • Obtained for medical facility the dismissal of an ADEA, ADA and retaliation claim in federal court  based on timely issues;
  • Counseled and provided legal defense to a Fortune 500 company on a Labor Department investigation dealing with wage and hour issues;
  • Provided legal advice and logistical support to employer in discharging employee suspected of embezzling company funds. Coordinated with management, outside accountant and local enforcement authorities the filing of criminal charges;
  • Successfully defended fast-food chain in  multiple sexual discrimination claims;
  • Coordinated with management and federal agents in handling casino employee’s later charged with fraud;
  • Represented manufacturing company in a U.S. Justice Department investigation for immigration-related practices;
  • Represented board members of a leading Church in a wrongful discharge suit;
  • Successfully defended retailer in a 30 store-wide investigation by the Department of Labor;
  • Successfully defended publishing and distribution company in an age discrimination suit;
  • Successfully defended international bank in discharge/harassment suit;
  • Obtained several six figure judgment/settlements for tort injury clients;
  • Saved client  $100,000 in a successful settlement negotiation.
  • Obtained a six figure settlement on behalf of a minor that was subjected to bullying in school.