Gustavo A. Gelpí

Gustavo A. Gelpi

Seminar Maritime Law in the U.S. and Puerto Rico: From Theory to Practice Judge Gustavo A. Gelpí was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1965. In 1987 he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in history, from Brandeis University and received his law degree in 1991 from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar that same year. In 1992, he was admitted to the New York and Puerto Rico bars, and in 1993 to the Colorado and U.S. Virgin Islands bars. Following law school, Judge Gelpí served as a law clerk to Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez from 1991-1993. From 1993-1996 he served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender, representing criminal defendants before this court and the … [Read more...]

Howard G. McPherson

Howard G. McPherson

Seminar Maritime Law in the U.S. and Puerto Rico: From Theory to Practice Mr. McPherson joined Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks in 2004. He was born and raised in Hawaii and had a former career in commercial diving and salvage. In that career he participated in marine construction and offshore oil production projects on the East, Gulf, and West Coasts of the U. S. Mainland, in Hawaii, and in many of the U. S. Pacific possessions. He is a former chair of the Admiralty Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association and a regular speaker at professional seminars on maritime law. Mr. McPherson is also the author of The Marine Advisor, an admiralty newsletter. In the area of complex civil litigation, Mr. McPherson was appointed … [Read more...]

Silvia Carreño Coll

Silvia Carreño Coll

Seminar Maritime Law in the U.S. and Puerto Rico: From Theory to Practice U.S. Magistrate Judge Silvia Carreño Coll was admitted in 1987 to practice before the Supreme Court for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Federal District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Employment Present 2011 U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE September 2011 - January 2008 ASSOCIATE REGIONAL COUNSEL FOR CARIBBEAN PROGRAMS U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Regional Counsel January 2008 - July 1995 ASSISTANT REGIONAL COUNSEL U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Regional Counsel Present - April 2007 March 2007 - March 2005 January 1997 - January 1996 SPECIAL … [Read more...]

José A. Fusté

José A. Fusté

Seminar Maritime Law in the U.S. and Puerto Rico: From Theory to Practice Judge José A. Fusté was born in 1943 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Federal Judicial Service: Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 27, 1985, to a seat vacated by Juan R. Torruella. Confirmed by the Senate on October 25, 1985, and received commission on October 28, 1985. Served as chief judge, 2004-2011. Education: University of Puerto Rico, B.B.A., 1965 University of Puerto Rico School of Law, LL.B., 1968 Professional Career: Private practice, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1968-1985 Professor of Admiralty Law, University of Puerto Rico, 1972- … [Read more...]

Michael F. Sturley

Michael F. Sturley

Seminar Maritime Law in the U.S. and Puerto Rico: From Theory to Practice Michael F. Sturley is the Fannie Coplin Regents Chair at The University of Texas School of Law. An expert in admiralty law and Supreme Court practice, Professor Sturley clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell and practiced with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City before joining the faculty in 1984. He teaches and writes in the areas of admiralty, property, and commercial law (especially payment systems), and he directs the Supreme Court Clinic. He is the author of The Legislative History of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act and the Travaux Préparatoires of the Hague Rules (Rothman, 1990), a co-author of Admiralty and Maritime Law in the … [Read more...]

María Judith Marchand-Sánchez

María Judith Marchand-Sánchez

Blog: Métodos alternos de resolución de conflictos María Judith Marchand-Sánchez is a Senior Member of Ferraiuoli LLC. She joined Ferraiuoli in 2003 as one of the founding Members, and former Chair of its Labor and Employment Department. Ms. Marchand Sánchez has been certified by the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico as Mediator. She has over 20 years of experience in labor and employment matters. Ms. Marchand-Sánchez has successfully litigated before the local and federal courts as well as administrative agencies including participating mediation proceedings. She has a solid background litigating employment law cases and counseling employers, in areas such as discrimination claims, labor harassment, retaliation, covenants not to compete, … [Read more...]

Evelyn Benvenutti Toro

Evelyn Benvenutti Toro

Cursos: ¿Poder o no poder? Visión de contrato de mandato La Lcda. Evelyn Benvenutti Toro es Catedrática Asociada de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico. Investigaciones en curso: Desarrollo sobre el Derecho de los Animales en Puerto Rico B.A. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayagüez (CAAM) 1981; Pontificia Universidad Católica J.D. 1984; LL.M, 1991. Decana de Asuntos Académicos de Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico de 2007-2012. Profesora en Educación Jurídica Continua y Registradora de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico 1989-1991. Práctica privada de la profesión en su Bufete para asuntos civiles desde 1991. … [Read more...]

Eduardo Soria Rivera

Eduardo Soria Rivera

CURSO: Sociedad legal de gananciales: su constitución, administración y liquidación OVERVIEW: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (active license number 3966) and an attorney at law admitted to practice in Puerto Rico by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. A Juris Doctor, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Interamerican University School of Law. Certified as an Arbitrator by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. Certified as an expert in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Certified as an expert in Business Valuation (CVA) by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). Certified as an Internal Auditor (CIA) by the Institute of Internal … [Read more...]

Jennifer Mayo Mirabal

Jennifer Mayo Mirabal

Curso Derecho y planificación de permisos en Puerto Rico La Lcda. Jennifer Mayo Mirabal obtuvo sus Bachilleratos en Comunicaciones y Filosofía de la Universidad de Miami en el 1990. Completó su Juris Doctor en la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (1996) mientras se desempeñaba como Ejecutiva de Cuentas y Directora de Creativo en la empresa Strategic Public Relations & Advertising. En el 1997, comenzó a trabajar como abogada en la División Legal de la Junta de Calidad Ambiental (JCA). Para el 1999, se había convertido en Directora de dicha división, y unos meses más tarde, fue promovida al puesto de Asesor Legal de la Junta de Gobierno de dicha agencia. Allí, tuvo la responsabilidad de asesorar al Presidente … [Read more...]

Charles A. Cuprill

Curso: Puerto Rico in Crisis - Current Topics in Public and Private Sector Restructurings and Bankruptcies Charles A. Cuprill, the owner of Charles A. Cuprill P.S.C. Law Offices, is widely recognized by peers as a skilled debtors' counsel. His firm specializes in Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy. Cuprill is a member of the Committees for the Selection of Bankruptcy Judges for the District of Puerto Rico, appointed by the Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, as to the selection of the last four appointed bankruptcy judges. He also participates in the Rules Committee of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Admissions U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, U.S. Tax Court, … [Read more...]


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