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Areas of Practice

Construction and Real Estate

Construction Law in Puerto Rico

Our attorneys work with every type of owner and decision-maker involved in the construction business: developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, equipment lessors, design professionals, sureties, insurers and consulting and management firms.

Castañer Law has handled construction disputes at all levels of trial and appellate litigation, as well as through mediation, arbitration and other ADR techniques structured to resolve disputes efficiently for our clients.

Real Estate Law in Puerto Rico

Our firm represents both commercial clients and individuals in proceedings and transactions that deal with real estate property. Castañer Law represents numerous clients who are purchasing, leasing or selling real estate. We also review and resolve title issues as well as any related issues required to clear legal title.

  • Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Liability Defense

Labor & Employment Law in Puerto Rico

Labor Law in Puerto Rico

Castañer Law represents management and employer bargaining units in traditional labor arenas: collective bargaining, organizational drives, and labor arbitrations. The firm’s emphasis is on finding creative and imaginative solutions for problems that confront its clients in this difficult economic climate. However, when litigation is necessary, we enjoy our reputation for tenacious advocacy.

Employment Law in Puerto Rico

With the passage of comprehensive federal employment law legislation, there has been explosive growth in employment discrimination litigation. The Castañer Law Firm has a substantial employment law practice that offers a wide array of services to clients that stress preventative policies and procedures.

If your business needs legal representation or advice in labor and employment matters, we will be happy to discuss how The Castañer Law Firm can protect your interests.

Castañer Law represents clients in aviation and airport related litigation in Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Federal, Bankruptcy, FAA, and EEOC proceedings.

Representing Your Defense Claims and Crash Investigations in Puerto Rico

The representation of U.S. and foreign airlines is, by far, the largest component of aviation litigation practice, involving aircraft manufacturers, and aircraft component parts manufacturers defending claims in litigation due to accidents and crash investigations by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Congress.

Castañer Law represents airline operators and aircraft and component manufacturers in connection with many types of accidents that occur in general aviation and military aviation matters including a variety of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, ranging from helicopters, small private planes to corporate business aircraft and high-performance military fighters.

Aviation Accidents Legal Representation in Puerto Rico

Whether legal claims come from a major airline accident or an incident involving a private aircraft, or helicopter, Castañer Law has the experience to obtain recovery on behalf of our clients

Air Cargo Claims in Puerto Rico

In the past, the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) reviewed filed tariffs of domestic air cargo carriers much like the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) does today in the case of ocean freight shipments.Shippers were required to give constructive notice of the contents of tariffs, as well as the notice of claim rules for loss & damage. The CAB required that claims for loss and damage were to be filed within nine months and nine days from the date of shipment.

The U.S. Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 (Pub.L. No. 95-504, 92 Stat. 1705) brought a phased end to the CAB in 1985 as well as the notice of claim rules. Thereafter air carriers & indirect air carriers (air forwarders) have been free to mandate rules for loss & damage claims, which often differ from carrier to carrier. Because each carrier may have different rules for air cargo claims, the claimant/transportation
practitioner must be familiar with contractual rights of the performing air carrier. In short, the parties are free to contract with one another without significant government regulation.

However, international air carriage is governed by the Warsaw Convention. (Modified by Montreal Protocol 4). Although Warsaw does not require the filing of tariffs, Warsaw does force the parties to create documents and share information at defined levels. As a result, international air carriage presents significant pitfalls for those who are careless and uninformed.

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