Alberto J. Castaner Esq.

Castaner Law Offices
Contact: 787.707.0802
Law Schools: Tulane University Law School - Tulane University
Intertamerican University School of Law
Jurisdictions: Puerto Rico
1st Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of International Trade


About Alberto J. Castaner Esq.
Attorney Alberto Castañer has a broad wealth of knowledge concerning the area of commercial litigation and Maritime and Admiralty Law, including advanced degree from the top maritime law school in the world, and specialized maritime law designations. Castañer is a graduate of University of Puerto Rico, (B.A., Cum Laude, Arts and Sciences,), Interamerican University School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude), and Tulane University Law School (Admiralty and Maritime LL.M.). After obtaining his Masters in Maritime Law at New Orleans, Louisiana, Castañer formed his law firm to provide extensive commercial and corporate counseling and litigation representation to the transportation industry. Castañer is currently an adjunct professor of Admiralty and Maritime Law at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Maritime
  • Employment Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Collections
  • Contingent Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Hourly fee
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Puerto Rico 
1st Circuit 
Federal Circuit 
U.S. Court of International Trade 
Professional Experience
Associate, Cintron Law Offices
- Concentrated on civil cases in Corporate Law, Employment Law, Torts, Debt Collection, and Real Estate Law. - Managed all aspects of cases from inception through completion. - Participated in State Court case litigation including legal investigation, draft of legal documents and appearance in court. - Prepared legal documents as memoranda, motions, complaints and discovery documents. - Maintained close relationships with clients, including Office of the Superintendent of the Capitol, Estate of Francisco Mendoza, Shareholders of Mendoza Enterprises, Doral Bank Center Professional Condominium, and Maderas 3C, Inc.
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA Professor /Legal Spanish Course - Discussed Puerto Rican case law, Civil Code, special laws and Constitution to teach legal Spanish terminology
Managing Partner, Castaner Law Offices
- Providing legal advice to stevedores, port operators, custom brokers, third party logistics providers, and the Puerto Rico Shipping Association. Working on maritime related cases dealing with ship arrests, salvage claims, and other in rem proceedings. - Participating as co-counsel for Clavesbert Law Offices, PSC on transportation related cases.
Research Assistant , Puerto Rico Court of Appeals, Hato Rey, P.R./ Hon. Judge Migdalia Fraticelli
Tulane University Law School - Tulane UniversityLL.M.Admiralty and Maritime Law
Intertamerican University School of LawJ.D.Law
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Member of Faculty Senate
University of Puerto Rico - MayagüezB.A.Psychology
Honors: Cum Laude
Universita Ca' Foscari, Venice, ItalyCertificateInternational Commerce in the European Union
Appreciation for service to crew memebers who worked for bankrupt shipowners, Seaman's Church
Represented 45 crew members left stranded for three months on two ships while owners underwent bankruptcy proceedings. Was able to accomplish repatriation of all of them in less than 30 days and collected 100% of their unpaid wages plus one month wages worth for severance pay before any other creditor in the bankruptcy collected.
Professional Associations
Member, U.S. Maritime Law Association


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Maramar Plaza
101 Ave San Patricio
Suite 1110
Guaynabo, PR 00968
Telephone: 787.707.0802
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