Mrs. Montaner's areas of practice include business immigration and employment law, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, the ADEA, workers' compensation, wage and hour claims, wrongful discharge, and all other types of employment discrimination. She provides counseling and litigation defense to employers before agencies and courts in employment rights litigation.
She is ranked as one of Puerto Rico’s Leading Attorneys in the Labor & Employment field by the renowned international publication Chambers & Partners in its Latin America Guide. She is also ranked in the Immigartion Law field of The Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico guide.
She is an active firm member in Lex Mundi, a leading global association of independent law firms.
She has lectured on various topics for the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Labor Relations Practitioners, the Society for Human Resources Management, the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, as well as other professional organizations. She regularly provides seminars to clients. She has also contributed several articles to major circulation newspapers in Puerto Rico related to immigration and employment rights laws.
Ms. Montaner-Sevillano is the first woman to be elected to the Firm's Policy Committee.
News & Publications
- July 14, 2016
- June 7, 2016
- 17 McV Attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico© 2016September 11, 2015
- McV Labor Attorneys Speakers in Upcoming SHRM Annual ConferenceJuly 9, 2015
- Twenty-six McV Attorneys Recognized in Chambers & Partners Latin America GuideJune 22, 2015
- An McV Labor & Employment Law AlertApril 10, 2017
- An McV Retail AlertApril 5, 2017
- An McV Labor & Employment Law AlertMarch 13, 2017
- An McV Labor & Employment Law AlertJanuary 10, 2017
- An McV Immigration Practice AlertNovember 15, 2016
- An McV Labor & Employment Law AlertOctober 21, 2016
- An McV Labor & Employment Law AlertSeptember 6, 2016
- The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (“PROMESA”) excludes Puerto Rico from the Department of Labor’s Final Rule regarding “white collar” exempt employeesAn McV Labor & Employment Law AlertJuly 1, 2016
- Failure to comply with Title VII, ADA and GINA’s notice posting requirements may result in fines of up to $525 for each separate offense starting on July 5, 2016An McV Labor & Employment Law AlertJune 21, 2016
- An McV Labor & Employment Law AlertJune 21, 2016
- An McV Tax AlertJune 15, 2016
- An McV Tax AlertJune 3, 2016
- An McV Labor & Employment AlertMay 18, 2016
- March 8, 2016
- Puerto Rico Supreme Court reinforces employer’s duty to provide a private, safe and hygienic location to its working mothers who are breastfeeding.February 9, 2016
- February 2, 2016
- January 7, 2016
- Retail Consumer Laws, November 30, 2015
Member, Policy Committee
Leader, Immigration Practice Team
Co-Leader, Retail Industry Practice Team
- Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
B.A., Cum Laude, Boston College
- Major: Political Science and French Literature
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico Law School
Puerto Rico Bar Association, section on Labor and Employment Law
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)