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VÍCTOR R. RODRÍGUEZ-FUENTES
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Mr. Rodríguez-Fuentes is one of the Founding Partners of the Firm. He counsels and represents companies in Labor and Employment Law matters, as well as civil and commercial litigation. His main practice areas include: counseling and litigating Employment Law matters such as wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, wage and hours claims, drafting and revising employment contracts and Employee Handbooks. Related to traditional Labor Law, Mr. Rodríguez-Fuentes’ main areas of practice include: counseling employers in preventive practices, collective bargaining, arbitration, and the litigation of unfair labor practice charges.

Mr. Rodríguez-Fuentes assists local and multinational employers in day to day Human Resources issues. These includes evaluating disciplinary measures, investigating harassment or discrimination claims, as well as providing the necessary personnel trainings to comply with local legal requirements or business expectations.

Mr. Rodriguez-Fuentes is a frequent speaker in Labor and Employment matters. He provides seminars and trainings for professional associations and individual employers. He is also a certified Notary Public.

Education
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Puerto Rico (B.A. cum laude 1996)
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law (J.D. Magna Cum Laude 1999)

Bar Admissions
Puerto Rico (1999)
U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico (2000)
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit (2000)

Practice Area
Labor and Employment Law, Administrative Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation

Email: vrodriguez@rmvlaw.net

 

REINALDO L. MALDONADO-VÉLEZ
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Mr. Maldonado-Vélez, is one of the Founding Partners of the Firm. He counsels and represents companies in Labor and Employment Law matters, as well as civil, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation. His main areas of practice include: litigating Employment Law matters such as wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, wages and hours claims, as well as counseling employers in every day Human Resources matters, drafting and revising employment contracts and Employee Handbooks. He also has extensive experience in collective bargaining processes in both, the public and private sector.

Mr. Maldonado-Vélez is a former Labor Relations and Human Resources Director, as well as a former member of the Puerto Rico’s Labor Relations Board. Mr. Maldonado is a frequent speaker in Labor and Employment matters, and has several certifications enabling him to provide seminars and trainings for professional associations and individual employers. He is also a certified Notary Public.

Education
University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus (BBA 1998)
Catholic University of Puerto Rico (J.D., Cum Laude, 2001).
Certified Fraud Examiner Board (in process)

Bar Admissions
Puerto Rico (2002)
U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico (2002)
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit (2002)

Practice Area
Labor and Employment Law, Bankruptcy, Family Law, Corporate Law, Administrative Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation

Email: rmaldonado@rmwlaw.net

 

JOSUÉ N. TORRES CRESPO
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Mr. Torres-Crespo is an Associate with the Firm. He counsels and represents creditors in Debt Collection and Bankruptcy matters. His main areas of practice include: representation in contested matters and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court, which include: objections to discharge, relief from automatic stay, preference and fraudulent transfers actions, objections to confirmation of plans and collection of money litigation, among other matters.

Mr. Torres-Crespo helps creditors navigate through complex bankruptcy matters and counsels creditors on their rights in bankruptcy. These matters includes day to day counseling on bankruptcy and restructuring, evaluation of internal policy to comply with the Bankruptcy Code as well as personnel training on bankruptcy and debt collection policy. Mr. Torres-Crespo is a frequent speaker in Bankruptcy and Debt Collection matters. He is also a certified Notary Public.

Education
Universidad de Puerto Rico (B.A: Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude 2007)
University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (2010)

Bar Admissions
Puerto Rico (2011)
U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico (2012)

Practice Area
Debt Collection and Bankruptcy, Creditor’s Rights

Email: jtorres@rmvlaw.net

MICHELLE L. HOLLEY-VÁZQUEZ
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Ms. Holley-Vázquez is an Associate at the Firm. She counsels and represents companies in a broad range of Labor and Employment Law matters, including wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation before state and federal courts and governmental agencies. She also litigates in the areas of civil and commercial law. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Holley-Vázquez worked at another law firm in San Juan representing companies in labor and employment law cases. Upon graduating from Law School. Ms. Holley clerked for the Hon. Federico Hernández Denton, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, and later for the Hon. Efrain Rivera Pérez, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Ms. Holley’s work and excellent writing skills led her to win a case before the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico early in her career.

Education
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (B.A. in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 2004)
University of Puerto Rico School of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2007)

Bar Admissions:
Puerto Rico (2008).
U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico (2008).

Practice Area
Labor and Employment Law, Administrative Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation.

Email: mholley@rmvlaw.net

FRANCESS D. FLORES-RODRIGUEZ
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Ms. Flores-Rodríguez is an Associate with the Firm. She counsels and represents companies in Labor and Employment matters, as well as Civil and Commercial litigation before local agencies and Courts.
Mrs. Flores is also a certified Mediator, as well as a Notary Public.
Education
University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo, Puerto Rico (B.S. Magna Cum Laude 2008)
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus (MPH 2010)
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law (J.D. Magna Cum Laude 2013) College of Professional Mediation, Puerto Rico (Professional Mediation certificate)

Bar Admissions
Puerto Rico (2014)

Practice Area
Labor and Employment Law, Administrative Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation

Email: fflores@rmvlaw.net

CARLOS I. IGARTUA-VERAY
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Mr. Igartua-Veray is an Associate with the firm. He has a wide experience in Employment and Labor Law issues.

Mr. Igartua-Veray is a former Examining Officer at the Personnel Administration Systems Appeal Board (JASAP). He is also the former Director of Examining Officers at the Puerto Rico Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Igartua-Veray’s main practice areas include preventive practices, collective bargaining, unit clarifications, grievances, discipline and discharge, and unfair labor practices.

Education
University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Campus (BBA, Cum Laude, 1999)
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Law School (J.D., 2003).

Bar Admissions:
Puerto Rico (2004).
Notary Public (2004).

Practice Area
Labor and Employment Law, Family Law, Administrative Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation

Email: cigartua@rmvlaw.net