Álvaro joined Casellas Alcover & Burgos, P.S.C. in 2015. His practice consists of general commercial and civil litigation, in both the Commonwealth courts and administrative agencies, in matters pertaining to private and public contract law, consumer protection statutes and telecommunications law. Álvaro seeks to use comparative law on a daily basis to gain a different perspective regarding local law and to develop new theories to solve complex legal controversies.
Prior to joining our firm, he worked as a Researcher at the University of Puerto Rico’s Work Relation Institute, drafting anti-mobbing legislation proposals and studying privacy rights in the workplace. He also worked with the Deputy Director of the Puerto Rico Office of Court Administration, to create the Constitutional Law Education Program of the Judicial Branch and a historical guide for the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
While in law school, Álvaro was President of the Law School Student Council, which he leveraged to promote a comprehensive reform in the admissions process and to encourage the creation of a Legal Incubator at the University of Puerto Rico. In addition, Álvaro was an Associate Editor of the UPR Law Review and a student practitioner in the Economic Development Law Clinic, where he provided legal counsel relating to administrative proceedings, tax incentives for small and medium businesses and youth entrepreneurs (Act 62-2014 and Act 135-2014), and business strategic plans.
Our associate enjoys reading American history, Latin American literature, and international relations news. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, soccer and music.