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Best Lawyers™ Names McConnell Valdés Law Firm of the Year in Intellectual Property; over 50 attorneys recognized as leaders in their field.

McV News

August 27, 2021

McConnell Valdés was named Law Firm of the Year for its expertise in Intellectual Property Law by Best Lawyers™ in its 2022 edition.

In addition, Best Lawyers™ named over 50 McConnell Valdés attorneys as leaders in their field, while five attorneys were recognized as Lawyer of the Year: Antonio Escudero-Viera in Corporate and M&A Law, Carlos J. Fernández-Lugo in Land Use and Zoning Law Energy Law, Carlos J. Villafañe-Real in Employee Benefits Law, Gustavo A. Gelpí in Product Liability Litigation  and Salvador F. Casellas in Project Finance and Development Practice.

The recognized attorneys are:

Melba I. Acosta-Febo

Banking and Finance Law; Corporate and M&A Law

Carmen Alfonso-Rodríguez

Litigation

Jorge A.  Antongiorgi

Labor and Employment Law

Antonio A. Arias-Larcada

Litigation; Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Criminal Defense

Britt E. Arrieta-Rivera

Natural Resources Law

Isis Carballo-Irigoyen

Tax Law

Salvador F. Casellas

Banking and Finance Law; Project Finance and Development Practice; Real Estate Law; Structured Finance Law

Samuel T. Céspedes Jr.

Corporate and M&A Law

Mariana M. Contreras

Tax Law

Harry O. Cook

Real Estate Law

Rosa Corrada

Land Use and Zoning Law

Paul R. Cortés-Rexach

Real Estate Law

Néstor Durán-González

Litigation

Antonio Escudero-Viera

Corporate and M&A Law

Carlos J. Fernández-Lugo

Energy Law; Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law

Edwin O. Figueroa-Álvarez

Tax Law

Henry O. Freese-Souffront

Corporate and M&A Law

Jorge J. García-Díaz

Environmental Law

Ricardo J. García-Negrón

Corporate and M&A Law

Arturo J. García-Solá

Litigation; Arbitration and Mediation

Gustavo A. Gelpí

Product Liability Litigation

Patricia George-Iguina

Real Estate Law

Yamary I. González-Berríos

Employee Benefits Law; Tax Law

Leyla González-Ibarría

Tax Law

Richard Graffam

Litigation

Héctor M. Laffitte

Litigation; Arbitration and Mediation

Juan A. Marqués-Díaz

Litigation; Arbitration and Mediation; Appellate Practice

Ernesto N. Mayoral

Banking and Finance Law; Corporate and M&A Law; Insurance Law

Rubén Méndez-Benabe

Administrative Law; Banking and Finance Law

Silvestre M. Miranda

Corporate and M&A Law; Real Estate Law

Anita Montaner-Sevillano

Immigration Law; Labor and Employment Law

Rubén Muñiz-Bonilla

Tax Law

Germán A. Novoa

Environmental Law

Mario L. Paniagua-Guzmán

Administrative Law; Litigation

Francisco J. Pavía

Corporate and M&A Law; Real Estate Law

Dora M. Peñagarícano

Intellectual Property Law

Lizzie M. Portela-Fernández

Corporate and M&A Law

Roberto C. Quiñones-Rivera

Litigation; Arbitration and Mediation; Competition / Antitrust Law; Intellectual Property Law

Antonio J. Ramírez-Aponte

Banking and Finance Law; Insurance Law

Miguel Rivera-Arce

Labor and Employment Law

Antonio J. Rodríguez

Administrative Law; Tax Law

Marcos Rodríguez-Ema

Banking and Finance Law; Corporate and M&A Law

Jorge M. Ruiz-Montilla

Real Estate Law

Angel S. Ruiz-Rodríguez

Tax Law

María Cristina Salas-Díaz

Banking and Finance Law; Corporate and M&A Law

Cecilia M. Suau-Badía

Insolvency and Reorganization Law

María Teresa Szendrey

Intellectual Property Law

Lillian Toro-Mojica

Employee Benefits Law; Tax Law

Isabel Torres-Sastre

Intellectual Property Law

Xenia Vélez

Tax Law

Carlos J. Villafañe-Real

Employee Benefits Law; Tax Law

Eduardo A. Zayas-Marxuach

Litigation

Nayuan Zouairabani-Trinidad

Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Lawyer of the Year is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

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