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Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Esteemed practice group boasting ample expertise in commercial litigation, including product liability, class actions and distribution disputes. Also known to assist state-owned entities with breach of contract litigation, as well as advising clients on contentious regulatory matters and securities arbitration proceedings. Routinely provides counsel to an impressive client roster, encompassing the financial services, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors.

Strengths

One client appreciates that "although they are a large firm, they have a personalised service," while also adding: "Their accessibility and communication are key in providing us with a great service."

Work highlights

Acted as co-counsel to Chevron Phillips Puerto Rico Core in a multi-district toxic tort litigation regarding alleged use of MTBE as a gasoline additive. The matter was valued in excess of USD100 million.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Jorge Peirats is commended by a client as a "creative lawyer who thinks outside the box and is very experienced." They add: "He is an exceptional attorney and a very good business adviser." He regularly assists clients with a variety of commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Senior statesperson Néstor Méndez "is a very experienced lawyer who acts on complex litigation proceedings," according to an interviewee. Méndez maintains a strong reputation for his longstanding experience advising clients on commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Oreste Ricardo Ramos is singled out for praise by clients, with one enthusing that "he analyses things from different perspectives and has the ability to think outside the box." They go on to note: "His strategic skills are vital."

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Overview

PMA actively represents its clients in all areas of civil and commercial litigation before all trial and appellate levels of the Puerto Rico Court of General Justice and the federal courts pertaining to our jurisdiction, including the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. PMA’s attorneys also assist clients in administrative proceedings before a wide range of Puerto Rico and federal agencies. The Firm’s litigation practice covers virtually every business-related issue encountered by our clients, including antitrust, banking and lender’s liability, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, construction law, contractual disputes, distribution and franchising, employment and ERISA, environmental, health care and medical malpractice, intellectual property, permits, product liability, securities, tax, telecommunications, torts, trade regulation, and zoning matters. Our attorneys also provide litigation avoidance and compliance counseling in all practice areas.

The Firm has an extensive practice in representing clients in arbitration proceedings, including commercial, construction and securities disputes, before forums such as the AAA, International Centre for Dispute Resolution and FINRA. PMA also represents clients in mediation, conciliations, governmental investigations and pre-litigation negotiations.

Members
Clients

AT&T

Banco Popular de Puerto Rico

Banco Santander

Chevron Phillips

Coca Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers

Empire Gas Corp.

Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico

Humana Health

Puerto Rico Coffee Roasters

Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc. d/b/a CLARO

Santander Securities LLC

Total Petroleum Puerto Rico Corp.

Triple-S Management Corporation

Industries

Banks

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Insurance

Real Estate

Retail

Securities

Telecommunications

Dispute Resolution Department

Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC

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Department location

Popular Centre, 19th Floor

209 Muñoz Rivera Avenue

San Juan

San Juan

Puerto Rico

00918

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Puerto Rico

Dispute Resolution


Jorge I Peirats
Band 3
Néstor Méndez
Senior Statespeople
Oreste Ricardo Ramos
Band 4