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

Estrella LLC
150 TETUAN STREET
OLD SAN JUAN
00901
Puerto Rico

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Corporate and Commercial

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 > Corporate, Commercial and Banking

(Leading individuals)

Alberto EstrellaEstrella LLC

Estrella LLC handles domestic and cross-border transactions for major companies in the telecoms, oil, energy and retail sectors. The team handles M&A, joint ventures, organised buyouts, spin-offs and restructurings, as well as corporate governance issues. In addition, it works alongside the firm’s litigation department in complex commercial disputes. Practice leader Neysha Natal-Castro handles corporate transactions with a particular emphasis on business reorganisations by way of M&A and corporate divisions, in addition to assisting with corporate governance and due diligence. Managing partner Alberto Estrella is also a key figure in the practice. At associate level, Mayra Artiles Fonseca is a key contact for commercial litigation and Alejandro García stands out for corporate, retail and franchising issues.

Puerto Rico > Dispute resolution and bankruptcy

(Leading individuals)

Alberto EstrellaEstrella LLC

Estrella LLC has had a longstanding focus on litigation and dispute resolution. It enjoys a solid reputation in the market, especially in commercial and liability litigation for retail clients and, as a niche expertise, for chiropractors. Oil and gas litigation is also an area which deserves particular mention, with the team taking on landmark engagements for flagship client Puma Energy, which it also assists in IP litigation. While Alberto Estrella acts as managing partner, Kenneth Suria and Yasthel González are responsible for the federal litigation and state litigation groups, respectively. Carlos Infante leads the firm’s bankruptcy practice, which is known for both its creditor and debtor work. Recently, the team has handled significant cases in Puerto Rico, including injunction proceedings and class actions.