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Latin America Guide 2023
Puerto Rico Dispute Resolution
2
Band 2

3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC

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.

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers
Dispute Resolution - Puerto Rico
2
Band 2
What the team is known for

Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez boasts an esteemed practice group with ample expertise in commercial litigation, including product liability, class actions and distribution disputes. The team is also known for assisting companies with breach of contract litigation and advising clients on securities arbitration proceedings. The firm routinely provides counsel to an impressive client roster, spanning the financial services, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors.

Work Highlights

Provided by Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC
  • Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez represented Santander Financial Services and FirstBank of Puerto Rico in a damages claim filed by a plaintiff, related to alleged dual tracking and unfair deceptive and predatory practices.

Notable Practitioners

Provided by Chambers
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Jorge I Peirats
4
Band 4

Jorge Peirats is singled out for praise by a client, who enthuses: "He is an experienced and analytical negotiator." They go on to add: "He is an excellent lawyer who is knowledgeable and focused on protecting his client's interests."

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Oreste Ricardo Ramos
3
Band 3

Dynamic partner Oreste Ricardo Ramosascends in the rankings this year after receiving ample praise from clients, with one stating: "He is a very practical and intelligent lawyer who is always a few steps ahead of what you ask of him." Another interviewee comments: "Oreste Ricardo Ramos has vast experience in reaching agreements to protect his client's interests."

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Néstor Méndez
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Senior Statespeople

Seasoned practitioner Néstor Méndez comes recommended by the market, with one client stating: "He is an experienced senior counsel, and a great litigator." Another respondent adds: "Néstor Méndez is a very knowledgeable professional."

Ranked Lawyers at
Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC

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Puerto Rico

Dispute Resolution

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

Members

Provided by Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC

Clients

Provided by Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC

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

Provided by Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC

Banks

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Insurance

Real Estate

Retail

Securities

Telecommunications