When you hire an EDGE attorney, you don't just get a lawyer—you get the entire EDGE team behind you.

When you hire an EDGE attorney, you don't just get a lawyer—you get the entire EDGE team behind you.

More Than Just a Law Firm – we're in business to support yours

Welcome to EDGE, where our commitment goes beyond providing legal services; we’re dedicated to empowering your business. Choosing an EDGE attorney means more than securing expert legal representation; it’s about joining forces with a team that’s genuinely invested in your triumph. Our attorneys are celebrated leaders in the legal sphere, garnering respect and accolades across diverse regions including the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Their prestigious roles and achievements reflect not just our firm’s excellence but our dedication to advancing your interests.

 

At EDGE, we don’t just believe in the power of legal expertise – we believe in the strength of community and collaboration. Partner with us, and let’s drive your success together.

EDGE Legal

Since 2009

At EDGE, we serve as trusted legal partners to a variety of industries encompassing Fortune 500 corporations, infrastructure developers, equity funds, and healthcare management entities, both nationally and internationally. Our expertise covers vital areas such as entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, trademarks, commercial contracts, labor law complexities, and more. Focusing on business transactions and reorganizations, our attorneys adeptly navigate intricate negotiations and oversee transactions, whether local or global, providing comprehensive support with finesse.

Our litigation team boasts a proven track record in the areas of labor and employment law, civil and commercial litigation, health law, and appellate practice in both local and federal courts. We work closely with other representatives or associations to ensure that our client’s policy positions get strong and weighed consideration.

EDGE is also a member of GLOBALAW, a premier international legal network, we broaden our reach and resources worldwide. This affiliation grants our clients access to international legal expertise through a network of 91 independent law firms and over 5,000 lawyers in 90 countries. This robust connection enables us to offer clients a comprehensive global perspective, ensuring a seamless approach to their diverse legal needs.

Meet Our Team

Managing Partner
Co-Managing Partner
Senior Partner
Executive Partner
Counsel
Income Partner
Counsel
Senior Associate
Associate Attorney
Senior Associate
Income Partner
Income Partner
Associate Attorney

Meet The Management Team

Manager, Operations and Administration
Strategic Operations and Implementation Director
Director of Marketing and Client Relations
Accounting Manager

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” - Phil Jackson.

Professional

EDGE’s law team of seasoned professionals provides clients the best legal advice, strategy, case management, and positive results.

Multi-disciplinary

EDGE represents a host of leading corporations in a variety of industries, foreign and domestic.

Global

EDGE is a member of GLOBALAW, an international law group, and one of the leading legal networks in the world.

Client Experiences

The Impact of EDGE Solutions

I have been a client of EDGE ever since they began to operate. I have seen how the firm has grown and developed. Even though in a very short period they have become one of the leading and most effective Legal Firms in Puerto Rico, they have managed to keep the feeling of an intimate and personal legal practice. All the way from a convoluted issue down to a simple consult for guidance, EDGE always makes you feel that the issues that are important and urgent to you are for them as well. They continuously demonstrate an ability to be effective, straightforward, considerate of time and resources, and above all demonstrate a level of empathy that is normally not seen in other legal practices. EDGE has been and will continue to be an integral part of my business plan.
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Alain Tiphaine
President/Owner, Villa Montaña Beach Resort
I am extremely pleased with the level of professionalism and expertise that EDGE has brought to the company that I work for our Medical Malpractice attorneys. Also, they are always available 24/7 for any concerns and unforeseen situations that might arise.
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Sonia Ortega-Rivera, Esq.
General Counsel, MMC & MMCW

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Eliseo Roques-Arroyo

When Eliseo is not working, he enjoys participating in triathlons, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Practice Areas: General Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Administrative Law; Public Affairs; Government Procurement; Civil and Commercial Litigation; Municipal Affairs.

Education: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (BA in Government 1993). Inter American University School of Law (J.D., 1997). Member: Housing Senate, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1990-1991; Executive Committee, Sigma Phi Epsilon; Alumni Board Director, 1992-1993.

Bar Admissions: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (1998); U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (2000), U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit (2000); Washington, District of Columbia (2005).

Memberships, Elections, and Awards: Puerto Rico Bar Association; Puerto Rico Association of Notaries; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Chapter; Selected as one of Puerto Rico’s top business leaders under forty years old by Caribbean Business (2002).

Experience: Staff Aide, United Nations Association of the United States, 1990; Executive Assistant to the Puerto Rico Delegate to U.S. Congress, Antonio J. Colorado 1993-1994; Executive Assistant to the Senate Minority Leader, Senate of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1994-1996. White House Consultant on Presidential Travel and Advance to the President, 1998-2000. Partner, Smith, Dawson & Andrews (SDA), Washington D.C., 1997-2001. Proprietary Partner/ Management Committee, Corporate Law Department, Department Head of Administrative Law and Public Policy, Martinez Odell & Calabria 2001-2009.

Languages: Spanish, English, French, and Italian.

Marilena Román-Gandulla

Marilena has a great passion for photography, the sea, and reading. She finds pleasure in spending time alone as well.

Practice Areas: Civil and Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice; Torts; Corporate Law; Administrative Law; Notary Practice.

Education: Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, (J.D., 1997); University of Puerto Rico, Magna Cum Laude (B.A. 1994).

Bar Admissions: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (1999).

Memberships:Puerto Rico Bar Association; Puerto Rico Association of Notaries.

Experience: Jiménez & Santoni, Law Clerk (1996-1997); Mendez & Mendez, Law Clerk, (1998); Inter American University, Central Offices, Attorney (1999-2000); Nelson Rivera Cabrera Law Offices, Associate (2000-2001); Fernández, Collins & Rivero Vergne, Associate (2001-2003); Ortiz & Ortiz Law Offices, Associate (2003-2006); Solo Practitioner (2006-2009).

Languages: Spanish, English, and Italian.

Eyck O. Lugo Rivera

Outside his legal practice, Eyck is an avid traveler, devoted family man and golf enthusiast.  When he’s not on the go, he enjoys spending quiet moments at home with family and friends.

Practice Areas: Civil and Commercial Litigation; Contract Law and Construction Financing; Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy; State and Federal Appellate Practice; Telecommunications; Banking Law; Administrative Law; Arbitration and Mediation.

Education: Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts (BA in International Relations 1995); Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York (J.D. 1998).

Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of Puerto Rico (1999); New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department (2000); Puerto Rico Notary Public (2001); U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (2001); U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2002).

Memberships: Puerto Rico Bar Association; Puerto Rico Association of Notaries; Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Chapter.

Experience: Associate Attorney Corporate Finance and Telecommunications Practice Groups, Axtmayer Adsuar Muñíz & Goyco, PSC (1998-1999); Associate Attorney, Maymí, Aponte-Parsi & Rivera, PSC (1999-2001); Partner Litigation Practice Group, Martínez Odell & Calabria (2001-2009); Partner, Correa Acevedo Law Offices, PSC (2009-2010).

Languages: Spanish and English.

Giovanni Picorelli-Ayala

When Giovanni is not working, you can see him hitting the golf course, running, catching waves by the sea, and spending quality time with his cherished family and friends. And if you ever spot him, don’t be surprised if he greets you with a friendly “hang loose” gesture – it’s his signature way of spreading good vibes!

Practice Areas: Civil, Commercial and Insurance Litigation; Medical Malpractice; State and Federal Appellate Practice.

Education: University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (B.A., 1989); The College of Insurance New York, N.Y. Diploma in Risk Management & Insurance (1990); Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law (JD, 1996).

Bar Admissions: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (1996); U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (2001); U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit (2002).

Memberships: Puerto Rico Bar Association; Puerto Rico Bar of Notaries.

Experience: Partner, De Corral & De Mier Law Offices (1996-2016), Antilles Insurance Company/Claims Department (1990-1993), Public Relations- Department of Labor in San Juan, Puerto Rico (1986).

Languages: Spanish and English.

Joanne Pardo-Márquez

Joanne is a big fan of the New England Patriots and enjoys reading Art History and Royalty books.

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment Law, including employment litigation, collective bargaining and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board; Immigration Law; Civil and Commercial Law.

Education: University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, (B.A. in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude (1992); Inter American University, School of Law (J.D., 1997).

Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of Puerto Rico (1998); Puerto Rico Notary Public (1998); U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (1999); U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1999); U.S Supreme Court (2004).

Memberships: Puerto Rico Bar Association; Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Chapter, (Director 2008-2010); American Immigration Lawyers Association; Association of Labor Practitioners; Society for Human Resources.

Experience: Law Clerk Puerto Rico Court of Appeals (1997-1998); Associate Attorney Gaztambide & Plaza Law Offices (1998-2001); Immigration Attorney, Private Practice (2001-2003); Associate Attorney, Labor and Employment Practice, Manuel A. Nuñez Law Offices (2003-2006); Associate Attorney, Labor and Employment Department, Martínez Alvarez, Menendez Cortada & Lefranc Romero, PSC (2006-2010); Associate Attorney, Labor and Employment Department, Mercado, Soto, Ronda, Amundaray & Pascual, PSC (2010-2012). Professor, University of Phoenix School of Business (2009-present); Legal Advisor to the Commission of Labor Relations, Consumers Affairs, and Job Creations, Senate of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, (2013-2016).

Languages: Spanish and English.

Vanessa Defilló-Santiago

Vanessa’s passions include playing the violin, cooking, and volunteering for the Water Polo Commission of the Puerto Rican Swimming Federation. Her dedication to these activities is admirable and inspires others who seek to pursue their interests with enthusiasm and commitment.

Practice Areas: Title Insurance and Real Estate Law; Notary Public; Civil and Commercial Litigation.

Education: University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, (School of Business Administration); Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico (B. M. Magna Cum Laude 1989); Inter American University, School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1996).

Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of Puerto Rico (1997); Puerto Rico Notary Public (1998); U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (1998).

Memberships: Puerto Rico Bar Association; Puerto Rico Association of Notaries.

Experience: Special Programs Director, Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico (1989-1998); Partner, Del Rio & Defilló (1998-2014); In House Counsel Puerto Rico Department of Housing (2000-2010); Manager Commercial Title Insurance Practice Popular Insurance LLC (2014-2021).

Languages: Spanish and English.

José J. Fas

José Fas is passionate about art in all its expressions: paintings, cartoons, sculptures, murals, landscape design, interior design, art restoration, and art collection. He also loves wine, travel, reading, writing, fine dining, and being a Dad.

Practice Areas: Employment and Labor Law; Civil and Commercial Litigation; Torts Law; Family Law; Health Law; Public Affairs; Government Relations.

Education: University of Wisconsin Madison (B.A. Political Science and International Relations, 1991), Western Michigan University (M.A. Political Science and Development Administration, 1993), Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (Juris Doctor, 1996), Catholic University of Puerto Rico (LLM HEALTH LAW, 2022).

Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of Puerto Rico (1997).

Memberships: Puerto Rico Bar Association; Society for Human Resources Management; American Political Sciences Association; Inter American Bar Association; American Bar Association; Puerto Rico Lands Administration Corporation Board of Directors Member (2014-2017); Institute for the Development of People with Disabilities Board of Directors Member (2013-2017). Puerto Rico Southwestern Industrial Association, Board of Directors Member (2021-2022); Puerto Rico Southwestern Industrial Association, Board of Directors Member (2021-2023), Puerto Rico Western Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors Member (2022-2023). Health Care Compliance Association (2023).

Experience: Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC (2009-2019); Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Labor Affairs, Puerto Rico Treasury Department (2004-2008); Human Resources and Industrial Relations Director, Ondeo of Puerto Rico (2003-2004); Director of Adjudicative Processes and Special Assistant, Puerto Rico Tourism Company (2001-2003); Luis López López & Associates Law Firm (1998-2001); Assistant Vice President, Caribbean Bioresearch Inc. (1993-1998); University Lecturer at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (1993-2001).

Languages: Spanish and English.

Miguel De Ayala Hillman

Miguel likes to spend time with loved ones, exercise, and go to the beach.

Practice Areas: Torts, Insurance and Medical Malpractice Litigation; State Appellate Practice.

Education: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (B.A. 2012, Magna Cum Laude); Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (J.D. 2017, Magna Cum Laude).

Bar Admissions: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (2018); U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (2021).

Experience: Clinical Tutoring, Quiñones Tridas Law Office, PSC (2016); Law Clerk, Quiñones Tridas Law Office, PSC (2016); Law Clerk, González & Martínez Law Offices, PSC (2016-2017); Law Clerk, RC Legal & Litigation Services, PSC (2016-2017); Litigation Attorney, Montijo & Montijo Law Office (2018-2022).

Languages: Spanish and English.

Cristina Martínez Mattei

Cristina likes to keep busy when she’s not working. She enjoys exploring new places, catching up with friends, and getting lost in a good book.

Practice Areas: Title Insurance and Real Estate Law; Notary Public; Civil and Commercial Litigation.

Education: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (B.A. in Communications 2011); University of the Sacred Heart (M.A. in Digital Journalism, 2014); University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (J.D., 2019)

Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (2020)

Experience:

Law Clerk, San Juan Superior Court (2017); University of Puerto Rico Civil Practice Clinic, (2018-2019); Sánchez Betances, Sifre & Muñoz Noya (2021-2022)

Languages: Spanish and English.

Adriana Vega Hernández

Adriana loves traveling and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She often mentions that if she weren’t a lawyer, she would have pursued a career as a sports dietician. Additionally, she cherishes spending quality time with her family.

Practice Areas: Title Insurance and Real Estate Law; Commercial, Civil and Insurance Litigation; Notary Public.

Education: University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Journalism, 2011); University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, 2016)

Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of Puerto Rico (2016); Puerto Rico Notary Public (2016); U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (2016)

Experience:

Summer Associate, Estrella, LLC; Intern, Puerto Rico Trademark Office; Legal Claims Adjuster, MAPFRE PRAICO Insurance Company; Associate Attorney, ECIJA-SBGB; Trial Attorney, Estudio Legal Iván Colón Morales; Trial Attorney, MAPFRE PRAICO Insurance Company; Associate Attorney and Team Leader of the Foreclosure Department, GLS Legal Services, LLC

Languages: Spanish and English.

Nuyen Marrero Bonilla

When she’s not at work, Nuyen enjoys dancing, traveling, and extreme adventures like parachute jumping.

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice; Torts; Civil Litigation; Notary Practice.

Education: University of Puerto Rico, Pre-Law 1995; University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Juris Doctor 1999

Bar Admissions:  Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (2000); US District Court Puerto Rico (2000); US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Memberships: Puerto Rico Bar Association; Puerto Rico Association of Notaries
Experience: Sánchez Betances, Sifre & Muñoz Noya, PSC (2018 to 2023); Calderón & Arroyo Law Office (2013 to 2018); Montijo & Montijo (2004 to 2013); García & Fernández 2001 to 2004); Rivera & Fernández Reboredo (2000-2001)

Languages: Spanish and English.

Sheilla Santos Camacho

Sheilla is passionate about cooking and baking. Outside of work, time she enjoys trying out new recipes and sharing them with family and friends.

Practice Areas: Real Estate Law, General Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Notary Public.

Education:  University of Puerto Rico, School of Architecture, (B.A., Environmental Design, 1998); Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (J.D. 2004).

Bar Admissions: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (2005), U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (2012), Puerto Rico Notary Public (2005)

Experience: Associate Attorney, Goble & Guzman, P.S.C. (2005-2008); Foreclosure and Litigation Attorney, Juan H.
Soto Solá Law Office (2009-2013); Managing Attorney, Millennium Partners, LLC. (2013-2016); Puerto Rico Branch
Manager, Finance of America Reverse (2018-2024).

Languages: Spanish and English.

Claudia Vélez Plumey

Outside of her professional life, Claudia dedicates her time to crafting and is passionate about DIY projects, blending creativity with skill. She is also a huge Taylor Swift fan!

Practice Areas:  Corporate Law, Tax Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property, Insurance Law, and Notarial Practice.

Education: Pontifical Catholic University (B.A. Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry 2020); University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (J.D. 2023).

Bar Admissions:  Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (2024)

Experience: Law Clerk, Saldaña, Carvajal & Vélez-Rivé (2021-2023); Associate Attorney, Monserrate, Simonet & Gierbolini (2023-2024).

Languages: Spanish, English, French, Sign Language

Marion Vidal

Marion loves swimming and silence.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a Major in Accounting.

Experience:Over 30 years of experience in accounting and related fields, banking, entrepreneurship, and administration.

Languages: Spanish and English.

Zabdy Tortorella

Zabdy is a big fan of going on adventures, spending time by the sea, and savoring culinary experiences.

Education: Universidad Central de Bayamon (MBA in Management 2023); Caribbean University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Business Administration, 2018)

Experience:Over 8 years of experience in administration and related fields, strategic plans, initiatives, and improving operational efficiencies within EDGE Legal.

Languages: Spanish and English.

Adriana Delgado

Adriana love spicy food!

Education: Bachelors Degree from University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus – Social Sciences – Geography

Experience:I direct EDGE Legal’s marketing efforts, support business development initiatives, and manage our Client Relationship Management (CRM) platform, including the client onboarding process. I am in charge of shaping our Firm’s brand, enhancing client relationships, and driving our business growth.

Languages: Spanish and English.

Hector Candelaria

Hector feel blessed to be part of the evolution!

Education: Inter American University of Puerto Rico Applied Science Degree in Business Administration and Accounting

Experience:Over 30 years of experience in Administration, Billing, and Accounting in Law Offices. Headmaster at Planning and Developing Youth Baseball in Puerto Rico.

Languages: Spanish and English.

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