Alberto G. Estrella > Estrella LLC > San Juan, Puerto Rico > Lawyer Profile

Estrella LLC
150 TETUAN STREET
OLD SAN JUAN
00901
Puerto Rico

Work Department

Conflict Resolution & Corporate.

Position

Managing Member

Career

Alberto Estrella is a Member of the firm and its Managing Member. Since Alberto joined the firm in 1994, he has been involved in hundreds of trials and earned a reputation as a distinguished and sought-after trial lawyer. He is involved in litigation and asked to advise business clients on a diverse variety of matters, including commercial and contract disputes, complex litigation, premises liability and insurance defense, antitrust and business regulation, federal laws and litigation, trademarks and copyrights, administrative law, health law, corporate law, franchise law and many other areas in the firm.

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico/1996
  • Washington, DC/1995
  • Commonwealth of Virginia/1994

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit/1994
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals/1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit/1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit/1994
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico/1995
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico/1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court/2003

Languages

Spanish & English

Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association. Served on Board of Directors of the local chapter from 1998-2003 & 2007.
  • Member, Hispanic Bar Association. Formed part of the Supreme Court Committee, a committee formed to promote the appointment of a Hispanic to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • FINRA certified neutral securities arbitrator
  • World Bank’s Doing Business Reports (a comprehensive annual report that rates  the competitiveness of hundreds of countries)/Collaborator

Education

  • George Washington University School of Law/J.D./1994/Cum Laude
  • The Pennsylvania State University/B.A./1991

Lawyer Rankings

Puerto Rico > Dispute resolution and bankruptcy

(Leading individuals)

Alberto EstrellaEstrella LLC

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.

Puerto Rico > Corporate and commercial

(Leading individuals)

Alberto EstrellaEstrella LLC

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.

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