Lillian Mateo-Santos

Lillian Mateo-Santos

Blog: Energía, ambiental y uso de terrenos Ms. Lillian Mateo-Santos joined Ferraiuoli LLC in 2011. She is a Senior Member. Prior to joining Ferraiuoli, Ms. Mateo-Santos was a partner at another major law firm in San Juan. Ms. Mateo-Santos provides counseling to clients on environmental, energy, land use, and regulatory and government affairs matters under the federal and state legal frameworks. As part of her practice she represents clients before the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, the Solid Waste Authority, the Puerto Rico Planning Board, the Puerto Rico General Permits Office and Municipal Permits Offices. Ms. Mateo-Santos … [Read more...]

Alberto Castañer

Alberto Castañer

Ver artículos de Alberto Castañer Attorney Alberto Castañer has a broad wealth of knowledge concerning the area of Maritime and Admiralty Law, including advanced degree from the top maritime law school in the world, and specialized maritime law designations. Castañer is a graduate of University of Puerto Rico, (B.A., Cum Laude, Arts and Sciences,), Interamerican University School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude), and Tulane University Law School (Admiralty and Maritime LL.M.). After obtaining his graduate degree in Maritime Law at New Orleans, Louisiana, Castañer formed his law firm to provide extensive commercial and corporate counseling and litigation representation to the transportation industry. Castañer is currently an adjunct … [Read more...]

Germán Corcino-Medina

Germán Corcino-Medina

Blog: Propiedad intelectual Mr. Germán Corcino-Medina joined Ferraiuoli LLC in 2010 as a law clerk, and transitioned to integrate the firm’s Intellectual Property Department in 2013. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (RUM) and a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Upon graduation from college and prior to joining Ferraiuoli, Mr. Corcino-Medina worked as an engineer in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and as a legal business analyst for the in-house law firm of an investment and debt collection company. During his years in college, he participated in an exchange program with the … [Read more...]

Laura Beléndez-Ferrero

Laura Beléndez-Ferrero

Blog: Temas de propiedad intelectual Ms. Belendez-Ferrero is a Member of Ferraiuoli LLC. Ms. Beléndez–Ferrero’s main areas of practice are civil and commercial litigation, focusing on intellectual property, trademarks, copyright matters and distribution disputes. Ms. Beléndez–Ferrero has argued before the First Circuit Court of Appeals in the cases of Mercado–Alicea v. P.R. Tourism Co., 396 F.3d 46 (1st Cir. 2005) and Estate of Roberto Hevia v. Valcarce, et al. (1st Cir. 2009). She has also participated in several trademark and copyright infringement cases, attending preliminary injunction hearings and both bench and jury trials. Ms. Beléndez-Ferrero supervises the federal and Puerto Rico trademark registrations, actively … [Read more...]

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...]


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