Firm Profile > Estrella LLC > San Juan, Puerto Rico

Estrella LLC
150 TETUAN STREET
OLD SAN JUAN
00901
Puerto Rico

Corporate and commercial Tier 2

With wide-ranging expertise across the telecoms, oil, energy and retail sectors, Estrella LLC is regularly involved in a range of corporate matters, including transactions, due diligence, joint ventures and restructurings, as well as crisis management and corporate governance. Clients also benefit from the input of the firm's litigation lawyers. Practice leader Neysha Natal-Castro is an expert in M&A and tax, especially in the industrial, agricultural and tourism sectors. Managing partner Alberto Estrella is an acclaimed trial lawyer, who is sought after for his experience in commercial and contract disputes, federal law and litigation, and administrative, corporate and franchise law. The firm is part of the Meritas network, a global alliance of independent law firms. Mayra Artiles Fonseca is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

T-Mobile Puerto Rico, LLC

Puma Energy Caribe, LLC

Home Depot Puerto Rico, Inc.

Wal-Mart Puerto Rico, Inc.

Mentor Technical Group

COPA Airlines

TiX.By, LLC

Airport Shoppes & Hotels, Corp.

Surfside Hotel Corporation

Dispute resolution and bankruptcy Tier 2

Estrella LLC stands out for its client retention; several clients have been with the firm since its inception in 1911, and have been receiving litigation-related advice since the litigation practice group was founded by William Estrella in 1974. Since then, the team has grown in number (the firm has 'more litigators than any other firm its size') and developed specific expertise in oil and gas, cybersecurity and aviation disputes. Managing partner Alberto Estrella handles contract disputes, liability, insurance and franchise cases. Head of the federal practice Kenneth Suria is also a leading lawyer for the representation of insurers for matters of chiropractic malpractice; he attracts praise for being 'responsive, calm and with a very good demeanour.' Yasthel González and Luis Morera head up the state litigation and consumer affairs practices, respectively.

Testimonials

‘The firm has the capacity to handle high dollar litigation.’

Kenneth Suria is responsive, calm and with a very good demeanour.’

More litigators than any other firm its size.’

Key clients

Site Centers

The Home Depot

Simon Properties

Sunnova Energy Corporation

T-Mobile

Copa Airlines

Continental Claim Services

MMM

NCMIC Insurance Company

James River Insurance

Fidelity National Title Insurance Company

TiX.By, LLC d/b/a Ticketera

Burlington Coat Factory

Strategic Claim Consultants

Chevron

Labour and employment Tier 2

Counting major, multinational companies in its client portfolio, Estrella LLC is noted for its expertise in human resources and policies, which it combines with capabilities in dispute resolution, administrative law and arbitration. Practice heads Maité Medero-Benítez and Yasthel González are experienced trial attorneys who represent retail companies in commercial and tort cases at the local and federal level. The team regularly advises on cases of sexual harassment and wrongful termination, and also assists with the drafting of employment handbooks, policies and contracts. Odemaris Chacón Varona is a well-regarded lawyer in the team.

Key clients

Home Depot, Puerto Rico, Inc.

Wal-Mart Puerto Rico, Inc.

Puma Energy Caribe, LLC.

Copa Airlines

Navient

Electro Gate Caribbean, Inc.

Calving Landscaping

YM INC. (Sales Puerto Rico)

Forensic Building Science, Inc.

Frances Rios Entreprises

Real estate, hospitality and leisure Tier 3

Estrella LLC's real estate practice group is well versed in real estate transactions, executions and court proceedings, and also assists clients with the registration of property deeds and other notarial documents. Practice head Odemaris Chacón Varona is sought out in relation to the sale and leasing of properties in Puerto Rico to foreign companies.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Stewart Title Guaranty Company

Fidelity National Title Group

Puma Energy Caribe, LLC

SBA Communications

Estrella, LLC is one of the oldest and most experienced law firms in Puerto Rico. We have built our reputation by following in the footsteps of our exemplary founder William Estrella and delivering comprehensive and cost-effective legal strategies to Puerto Rico’s highest-profile companies. We value ongoing relationships with our clients, some of whom have relied on the firm’s legal assistance for more than 50 years.

Estrella’s first-rate attorneys represent a diverse group of blue-chip clients, excelling in a breadth of business practice areas, anchored by our corporate and litigation practices. Our attorneys are results-driven and diligent, leaving no stone unturned.

In addition to our expertise in litigation, we are trusted business advisors who provide corporate clients with practical, customized solutions that further their business objectives. Our “one firm” approach ensures we work across disciplines to provide the highest level of service. When litigation is necessary, our clients’ long-term goals shape our litigation strategy. The success and prosperity of our clients is always paramount.

High-quality legal representation: Estrella’s attorneys collaborate across practice areas to deliver unparalleled service to our clients. All our attorneys follow the “sundown rule,” meaning they respond to phone calls and emails the same day they are received.

Agile corporate and commercial representation: Estrella excels at advising clients, large and small, in commercial and corporate law as well as in structuring complex transactions. We represent entrepreneurs and corporations at every stage of the business lifecycle. From business start-up planning and financing to implementing steps for growth, our corporate practice is dedicated to providing clients with the confidence and strategy necessary to achieve their long-term goals.

Powerhouse litigation expertise: Our island-wide litigation practice has uniquely positioned Estrella LLC to expertly assess case value and exposure. Additionally, our trial lawyers are trained through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), a well-respected organization that offers intensive advocacy training. Our clients can relax knowing that our attorneys can and will anticipate the challenges that arise during litigation and formulate creative and effective responses. Throughout each lawsuit, our attorneys work diligently to attain the outcomes that align with the client’s long-term goals. We file and defend cases in both state and federal court.

Premier retail law practice: Estrella, LLC provides Puerto Rico’s most sophisticated retail and consumer affairs practice. We routinely help businesses make their entry to the Island, expand their establishments and grow throughout Puerto Rico. As the largest retail industry law firm in Puerto Rico, our firm represents high-profile corporate clients such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Simon Property Group, JC Penney, Advance Auto Parts, Burlington Coat Factory, CVS and Microsoft Stores.

360 degree representation: Through our decades of work on the Island, we have built significant practices in Aviation Law, Employment and Labor Law, Real Estate, and Business Immigration. Our team is ready to implement creative solutions to achieve outstanding results for you and your business interests.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Member Alberto G. Estrella agestrella@estrellallc.com 787-977-5050
Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice Leader Carlos Infante cinfante@estrellallc.com 787-977-5050
Federal Practice Leader Kenneth C. Suria kcsuria@estrellallc.com 787-977-5050
Labor & Employment Practice Leader Maité Medero mmedero@estrellallc.com 787-977-5050
Corporate and Tax Practice Leader Neysha Natal nnatal@estrellallc.com 787-977-5050
Litigation Practice Leader Yasthel González ygonzalez@estrellallc.com 787-977-5050
Photo Name Position Profile
 Mayra C. Artiles  photo Mayra C. Artiles Corporate & Litigation Attorney
 Pedro A. Barceló  photo Pedro A. Barceló Of Counsel
 Odemaris Chacón  photo Odemaris Chacón Litigation Attorney & Member
 Andrés J. Colberg  photo Andrés J. Colberg Litigation Attorney & Member
 Enrique Enríquez  photo Enrique Enríquez Litigation Attorney
 Alberto Estrella  photo Alberto Estrella Managing Member
 Alejandro García  photo Alejandro García Corporate Attorney
 Yasthel González  photo Yasthel González Litigation Practice Leader
 Carlos Infante  photo Carlos Infante Bankruptcy Practice Leader
 Maité Medero  photo Maité Medero Labor & Litigation Attorney
 Luis Migenis  photo Luis Migenis Of Counsel
 Luis M. Morera  photo Luis M. Morera Litigation Attorney & Member
 Neysha Natal  photo Neysha Natal Corporate Practice Leader
 Francisco A. Ojeda  photo Francisco A. Ojeda Litigation Attorney
 Neyla L. Ortiz  photo Neyla L. Ortiz Litigation Attorney
 Rhayza Rivera  photo Rhayza Rivera Corporate Attorney
 Kenneth C. Suria  photo Kenneth C. Suria Member & Federal Practice Leader
Number of Members : 5
Number of Attorneys : 15
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