The Firm

Who We Are

Delgado Fernández, LLC, a law firm founded in 1997, provides legal services throughout Puerto Rico with practice in general civil litigation, corporate law, labor law, residential and commercial financing, securities arbitration, bankruptcy and debt restructuring.

We are a team that combines the experience and wisdom derived from years of service in the legal practice with the energy, passion, dedication and commitment contributed by young and talented lawyers.

We are a prudently managed office that offers and provides its services at cost-efficient rates to our clients.


To efficiently provide the highest standard of legal service to all of our clients, always guided by our values.


To be a preeminent law firm in Puerto Rico recognized by the specialized knowledge, experience, and quality of service that its lawyers and staff provide to its clients.


  • Integrity in our processes, actions, and practices, which is reflected upon our clients, the courts, between us and with our adversaries.
    • Sense of responsibility to ensure that the decisions we make are based on a reasonably formed judgment that also meets our clients’ needs and objectives.
    • Competence highlighted by the creativity and judgment that makes the quality and value of our work recognized in the legal community.
    • Dedication to the causes of our clients guided by the passionate effort that distinguishes us from other members of the legal community.
    • Independence to ensure an objective assessment on what are the best interests of our clients.
  • Passion in the work we do to ensure the highest level of competence and service required by our clients.
  • Commitment to our clients’ needs and to our core organizational values.

Representative Transactions and Cases

Following is a list of some of the representative transactions and cases in which Delgado Fernández, LLC has recently acted as counsel:

Representative Transactions

  • Acted as local counsel to local bank in all labor and litigation related matters in federally-assisted transaction for the acquisition of the assets of one failed Puerto Rico bank.
  • Represented local bank in the re-financing of a $11,000,000.00 permanent loan of a health care facility in Puerto Rico.
  • Represented local hotel and residential development company in the negotiation of a $20,000,000.00 permanent loan restructuring credit facilities as part of a Chapter 11 reorganization plan.
  • Acted as local counsel in all labor and litigation related matters in the largest bank holding acquisition in Puerto Rico in the last 30 years.
  • Represented Puerto Rico holding company in a $100,000,000 permanent loan for operations and the expansion of the facilities of its subsidiaries.
  • Represented local bank in the foreclosure and or restructuring of more than $200,000,000.00 in commercial and residential loans.

Representative Cases

  • Represented Puerto Rico distributor in federal court, in one of the largest ever Law 75 claims filed in Puerto Rico and in the negotiation of settlement agreement that ensured a successful and continued relationship.
  • Represented Puerto Rico based distribution company in claim against international union to recover the economic losses resulting from an illegal strike.
  • Successfully represented broker-dealer in Byrne Veve v. OFG Bancorp, 2016 WL1261053 where the court validated an arbitration agreement in investment customer account agreement.
  • Successfully represented client before the Puerto Rico Supreme Court in Melendez v. M. Cuebas, et als, 193 D.P.R. 100 (2015), setting the standard for the entry of summary judgments in Puerto Rico courts.
  • Represent local broker-dealers in hundreds of arbitrations claims before FINRA and obtained the first favorable arbitration award to a broker-dealer in a PR bond fund suitability claim in Savona v. Oriental Financial Services, before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Case No. 14-00431.
  • Represented appellants in the Court of Appeals’ decision interpreting PROMESA in Peaje Investments v. García Padilla, 845 F. 3d 505 (1st Cir. 2017).
  • Successfully represented employer in race discrimination claim in Portugues v. B. Fernández Hnos., Inc., 614 F. Supp. 2d 221 (D.P.R. 2009).
  • Successfully represented private school on trial and on appeal in the first student disability discrimination case in Puerto Rico in Bercovitch v. Baldwin School of Puerto Rico, 191 F. 3d 8 (1st Cir. 1999).
  • Successfully represented disabled public school student at trial and on appeal in Nieves-Marquez v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 353 F 3d 108 (1st Cir. 2003) setting the precedent that Commonwealth of Puerto Rico waived any Eleventh Amendment immunity to Rehabilitation Act Claims by accepting federal educational funding.
  • Represented surety company before the Puerto Rico Supreme Court in validating arbitration procedure under the Puerto Rico Arbitration Act in Constructora Estelar v. Autoridad de Edificios Públicos, 183 D.P.R.1 (2009).
  • Successfully represented employer in FMLA claim in Ocasio v. Oriental Bank, 2016 WL 3945172.
  • Successfully defended employer in sexual harassment claim in De La Rosa v. Pan Pepín, Inc., 938 F. Supp. 2d 227 (D.P.R. 2013).

Social Responsibility

We get involved in worthy social and cultural causes that serve to improve the quality of life of members of our society. We dedicate a substantial amount of pro bono time to assist young people needing to overcome hardships. For more than 20 years we have represented disabled public school students and their parents to obtain the necessary accommodations that would maximize their potential, through education, in school and in life. Delgado Fernández, LLC has also provided legal counsel and charitable contributions to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Colegio San Gabriel for the Deaf, the oldest school for the deaf in Puerto Rico, Hogar El Buen Pastor, a home for the homeless, Fundación Kinesis, a scholarship fund for prospective college students with excelent academic record from Puerto Rico, The Puerto Rico Center for Social Concerns, and La Fondita de Jesús.

In addition, we support the arts and have sponsored for more than 15 years the Puerto Rico Symphonic Orchestra and its financial aid program for advanced studies of its musicians as well as the financial aid programs of Baldwin School of Puerto Rico, American Military Academy, Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola and Commonwealth-Parkville School.

At Delgado Fernández, LLC we encourage our attorneys and employees to engage in volunteer work and support those causes committed to the advancement of our society. We have been blessed with being able to witness the rewards of those efforts and how our efforts have contributed to our society.

Other Social Activities

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Other Social Activities

Professional Offices Park
Corporate 5K
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Cupey, PR


Some of our representative clients are:

  • Advanced Imaging and Interventional Center
  • B. Fernández & Hnos.
  • Baldwin School of Puerto Rico
  • Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC
  • BPP Retail
  • Brenntag Puerto Rico
  • Caribbean Airport Facilities
  • Fleishman Hillard Puerto Rico
  • FOM Puerto Rico
  • Fusco Corporation
  • ICA Miramar Metro San Juan
  • Jackson National Life Insurance Company
  • La Española Beauty Supply
  • Lionstone IV Properties, LLC
  • Marvel International
  • Online Event Traders, LLC
  • Oriental Bank
  • Oriental Financial Services
  • Pan Pepín
  • RFR Builders
  • Seguros Triple S
  • The Haskell Group
  • Universities Space Research Association
  • Zurich American Insurance Company