The firm represents numerous underwriters and brokers in litigation concerning coverage issues, policy defense, and premium collections. Read More

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Areas of Practice

Maritime and Admiralty Law

Castañer Law offers a full range of services to Puerto Rican, Caribbean and International clients in the shipping, international commerce and insurance industry.

  • Representation of international and domestic vessel owners and operators in all types of commercial and maritime matters
  • Experienced in all aspects of cruise line defense practice
  • Defense, Investigation and prosecution of all manner of maritime claims
    • Ship collisions
    • Ship arrests and attachments
    • Marine Insurance
    • Toxic substance spills
    • Cargo loss and damage
    • Ship structural damage
    • Stranding and grounding
    • Ship damage to shore facilities
    • Personal injury and death
    • Recreational boating matters (insurance, marina disputes, US Customs fines and penalties, product liability, etc.)

Transportation Law

Our corporate clients include steamship lines, trucking companies, freight forwarders (surface, air and ocean), transportation brokers, third party logistic providers, and moving and storage companies. We represent these companies in their contract and litigation matters and in compliance actions involving state and federal government regulatory agencies.

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Puerto Rico

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the process of resolving legal conflicts thus avoiding going to trial. In many instances, ADR is in the best interest of clients and meets their needs better than traditional litigation and its additional costs. As required, we advise our clients on international dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, settlement through mini-trials, and judgement by a neutral third party. Castañer Law has extensive experience in ADR and we routinely advise our clients on the legal consequences flowing from ADR options.

Environmental Law in Puerto Rico

Our firm fulfills the needs of our clients caused by constant changes in state and federal statutes and environmental regulations. Castañer Law provides legal counsel in all environmental, energy and land use aspects of domestic and international corporate transactions, project permitting and regulatory representation, environmental litigation, legislative and rulemaking affairs, among others. We also have an insightful understanding and experience in all aspects of zoning and planning laws and regulations imposed by Puerto Rico's central and municipal governments, as well as the United States federal government. Our representation covers location approvals, construction permitting and re-zoning procedures. We also provide legal counseling and representation in administrative procedures, litigation and appeals, in the local and federal civil and administrative forums.

urb. parkside b-18 calle 2, guaynabo puerto rico 00968. voice: (787) 707-0802, fax: 1 (888) 227-5728