AREAS OF PRACTICE
Commercial litigation, Constitutional Law, Public Contracts and Procurement
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 team of Puerto Rico commercial litigation lawyers, 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.
B.A. in Marketing, magna cum laude, University of Puerto Rico, 2010
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Puerto Rico Law School, 2014
Hon. Carmen Hilda Carlos Cabrera, Puerto Rico Court of Appeals, May - August 2013
Certified Mediator, U.S. District Court, Puerto Rico
Commercial and Construction Industry Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association and Int'l Center for Dispute Resolution
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Puerto Rico Bar Association
Estructura constitucional de las Cortes Supremas: Un estudio comparado de UNASUR y Puerto Rico, 83 Rev. Jur. Dig. UPR 69 (2013-2014).