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McConnell Valdés receives unprecedented number of recognitions by Best Lawyers™

McV News

August 21, 2019

McConnell Valdés received an unprecedented number of recognitions by Best Lawyers™ in its 2020 edition, which was made public this week.

The firm was named the 2020 "Law Firm of the Year"  for its expertise in Labor & Employment Law and in Tax Law, while fifty-two (52) attorneys were recognized in 20 areas of practice and five received the coveted Lawyer of the Year award. 

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.

The attorneys recognized are:

Lawyer of the Year:

  • Anita Montaner-Sevillano, Labor and Employment Law
  • Carlos J. Fernández-Lugo, Environmental Law
  • Ernesto N. Mayoral, Corporate and M&A Law
  • Juan A. Marqués-Díaz, Appellate Practice
  • Salvador F. Casellas, Banking and Finance Law

 By practice, the recognized attorneys are:

  • Appellate Practice: Juan A. Marqués-Díaz
  • Arbitration and Mediation: Arturo J. García-Solá, Juan A. Marqués-Díaz, Roberto C. Quiñones-Rivera, Alfredo M. Hopgood-Jovet
  • Banking and Finance Law: Antonio J. Ramírez-Aponte, Rubén Méndez-Benabe, Salvador F. Casellas, Monique Díaz-Mayoral
  • Competition / Antitrust Law: Roberto C. Quiñones-Rivera
  • Corporate and M&A: Ernesto N. Mayoral, Francisco J. Pavía, Henry O. Freese-Souffront, Lizzie M. Portela-Fernández, Marcos Rodríguez-Ema, Samuel T. Céspedes Jr., Antonio Escudero-Viera, Melba Acosta, Silvestre M. Miranda
  • Criminal Defense: Antonio A. Arias-Larcada
  • Environmental Law: Carlos J. Fernández-Lugo, Jorge J. García-Díaz
  • Employee Benefits: Yamary I. González-Berríos
  • Immigration: Anita Montaner-Sevillano
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law: Antonio A. Arias-Larcada, Cecilia M. Suau-Badía, José R. González-Irizarry
  • Insurance Law: Ernesto N. Mayoral
  • Intellectual Property: Dora M. Peñagarícano, Roberto C. Quiñones-Rivera, Isabel Torres-Sastre, María Teresa Szendrey-Ramos
  • Labor & Employment: Alfredo M. Hopgood-Jovet, Anita Montaner-Sevillano, Miguel Rivera-Arce, Iraida Diez, Jorge Antongiorgi
  • Land Use and Zoning Law: Carlos J. Fernández-Lugo
  • Litigation: Eduardo A. Zayas-Marxuach, Juan A. Marqués-Díaz, María A. Domínguez, Richard Graffam, Carmen Alfonso, Héctor M. Laffitte, Mario L. Paniagua-Guzmán, Néstor Durán-González, Samuel T. Céspedes
  • Natural Resources Law: Britt E. Arrieta-Rivera
  • Product Liability Litigation: Gustavo A. Gelpí
  • Project Finance and Development Practice: Salvador F. Casellas
  • Real Estate: Francisco J. Pavía, Harry O. Cook, Jorge M. Ruiz-Montilla, Patricia George-Iguina, Paul R. Cortés-Rexach, Salvador F. Casellas, Silvestre M. Miranda
  • Structured Finance Law: Salvador F. Casellas
  • Tax: Isis Carballo-Irigoyen, Roberto L. Cabañas, Rubén Muñiz-Bonilla, Yamary I. González-Berríos, Edwin O. Figueroa-Álvarez, Lillian Toro-Mojica, Leyla González-Ibarría, Mariana M. Contreras-Gómez, Xenia Vélez

Congratulations to all!

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