Managing Partner: Mauricio O. Muñiz
Senior Partners: Luis C. Marini, Manuel A. Pietrantoni, Mauricio O. Muñiz
Number of partners: 6
Number of other lawyers: 15
Marini Pietrantoni Muñiz was created to focus on a strategic approach to legal services by rendering efficient, practical, and thorough legal advice, and to aggressively try cases to judgment, when necessary, to protect its clients’ business interests and needs. The firm has a vision to spot opportunities where others see only obstacles, a passion for work matched only by an unshakable dedication to client interests and needs, and preeminent lawyers operating within collaborative and strategic alliances and teams to provide exceptional performance and advice.
Main Areas of Practice:
Bankruptcy & Insolvency:
The firm’s bankruptcy and insolvency group is comprised of leading bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency professionals with combined decades of experience at one of the largest law firms in Puerto Rico. Its lawyers have been involved, throughout their respective careers, in the more complex cases in Puerto Rico, representing over $10 billion in distressed debt in restructuring and insolvency related proceedings in Puerto Rico. The team provides sophisticated, yet practical and timely legal advice in all areas of bankruptcy and restructuring, and the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). The lawyers are recognised for their innovative representation of financial institutions and private equity funds in distressed transactions and for offering strategic advice to stakeholders dealing with troubled projects. The team has devised cutting-edge solutions for banks and other financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, debtors and borrowers, indenture trustees, distressed investors, and other interested parties. It has extensive experience in handling Chapter 11 cases, pre-arranged and pre-packaged bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings, refinancing, recapitalisations and asset sales. It currently represent the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority in Title III proceedings under PROMESA.
The firm’s litigators are trial and appellate lawyers as well as business-oriented advisors who regularly handle complex and sophisticated disputes for their corporate clients. They prepare each case as if it were to go to trial, yet always striving to reach the most cost-efficient, practical, and strategic result their clients expect. They try their clients’ cases in all courts and forums in Puerto Rico at the federal, state, and administrative levels, both as defendants and plaintiffs, and all throughout the appellate process as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings. The group’s mission is simple: achieve the best possible result for its clients. Whether it’s trying a case to verdict and until the final appeal is decided, or negotiating a settlement in or out of court, the firm’s litigators work tirelessly to serve their clients’ interests and reach their desired result. The firm litigates in multiple areas of the law and representing clients in all industries of the Puerto Rico market. The firm’s current matters include multiple Mass Tort cases representing an industrial janitorial services company against claims brought due to a purported bacteria outbreak in a hospital, Dealer termination disputes representing both suppliers and dealers, First Amendment defence representing television, radio and print media companies, Construction defects in an international airport runway representing the airport operator, Commercial Leasing disputes representing the landlord, Environmental disputes representing an energy company, Lender Liability claims representing banks, Electronic Communications misappropriations under the federal Stored Communications and Wiretap Acts representing the plaintiff, a consumer class action representing a Manufacturer, a copyright dispute representing a radio broadcast company, and others.
Securities Litigation & Enforcement:
The securities litigation and enforcement group has defended clients in multiple high stakes securities matters. While prepared to take cases to trial or final hearing, they pride themselves in reaching favorable and early results. In keeping with the firm’s mission, the group strives to achieve the best possible results for its clients. The group’s practice areas include: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration; Government Investigations; and Enforcement Actions. The group represents clients in different securities matters, including class actions, derivative suits, and individual arbitration claims. It has represented broker-dealers and financial institutions in different administrative and investigative proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as in securities’ related discovery before governmental agencies in formal and informal investigations. They have also represented clients before the state and federal courts in Puerto Rico in securities related litigations, as well as in multiple individual arbitration claims filed before FINRA. Representative subject areas include, among others, claims alleging misrepresentation, fraud, unsuitability, churning, unauthorised transactions, supervision, and product failure.
The firm represents corporate clients in all industries of the Puerto Rico market, including but not limited to: aviation; banking and finance; commercial leasing; construction; distribution and franchising; energy; health care; insurance; manufacturing; print media; radio; securities; and television.
Languages: English, Spanish.