Juan E. Torruella Rojas

Juan E. Torruella Rojas obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from DePauw University (2006), a Juris Doctor from the Law School of the University of Puerto Rico, cum laude (2012) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), summa cum laude (2014).

While I was studying Law, I was Juan E. Torruella Rojas was part of the editorial team of the legal journal “University of Puerto Rico Business Law Journal” and served as a student intern at the Federal Criminal Clinic where he provided legal assistance to defendants in the criminal field.

The Juan E. Torruella Rojas participated as a student “clerk” for the Judge of the Federal Court for the District of Puerto Rico, Hon. Aida Delgado Colón and later, he worked as a paralegal at the Wolf Popper P.S.C. in Hato Rey.

After graduating the Lcdo. Juan E. Torruella Rojas decided to establish a boutique law firm to provide clients with the attention and results they need. In addition, the Torruella has participated in talks on topics such as collective bargaining and sexual harassment in employment. In 2014, the Puerto Rico Bar Association awarded him the status. Torruella a recognition as a prominent lawyer in the provision of services to the clientele of Pro Bono, Inc.

The Torruella is authorized to litigate in all state courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and of Florida as well as in the Federal Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Firm Overview:

Like you, we work intelligently, we turn complicated into simple and we believe that the only way to do a job is to do it well.

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Michelle Marichal-Soderberg

Michelle Marichal-Soderberg is a member in the Corporate Department. She joined O’Neill & Borges in 2002. Michelle is also a certified public accountant. Michelle’s practice involves a wide variety of corporate and tax related matters including business formation, tax planning and tax incentive planning and negotiation. She has accumulated significant experience representing clients with respect to negotiation of tax exemption decrees and economic incentives contracts before the Department of Economic Development and Commerce of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (“PRIDCO”). In the tourism area, Michelle represents clients in the tax incentive planning and negotiation of concessions of tax incentives and tax credits. She has also substantial experience in the establishment and qualification of employee benefit plans in Puerto Rico and their compliance with Puerto Rico and federal law.

Firm Overview:

O’Neill & Borges LLC is a full-service law firm established in 1962, and located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Our attorneys adhere to the highest standards of legal excellence and service. O’Neill & Borges has a long-standing history of being involved in many of the most significant corporate transactions and adversarial proceedings in Puerto Rico.

For over 10 years, O’Neill & Borges has been recognized by the prestigious Chamber and Partner’s rankings and publications, based in London, U.K., as one of the leading firms in Puerto Rico. In 2011 and 2014, O’Neill & Borges received the highest distinction from this institution becoming the first law firm in Puerto Rico to be awarded the “Law Firm of the Year” award. Many of our attorneys are listed as “Leaders in Their Field” in the Chambers Latin America and Global guide. Our team includes an experienced group of paralegals, legal assistants and other staff members dedicated to serving our clients.

We foster an integrated, collegial atmosphere, encouraging collaboration to ensure well-rounded and thorough legal advice and representation.

Our client base is extensive and representative of the major economic sectors of the Puerto Rican economy. Among our clients are leading business organizations, including Fortune 500 companies.

David Indiano

David Indiano is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Puerto Rico on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact David directly using the contact details listed above.

David was born in Euclid, Ohio in 1955 and grew up on Cleveland’s east side. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. As an undergraduate, Dave also studied in Madrid, Spain at the Institute of European Studies. He graduated from Miami University with honours in 1976 with a major in International Studies.

During the past decade, Dave has become a Fellow in several peer-review organisations. Most recently he became a Fellow at the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. In 2008, he was inducted as a Fellow to the American College of Trial Lawyers and is currently Puerto Rico’s State Chair. In 2005, Dave became a member of the International Association of Defence Counsel.

Dave taught high school in San Juan, Puerto Rico at Colegio San José before beginning law school at Western Reserve School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1981. While at Case, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law School’s Journal of International Law and the Canada-United States Law Journal. He published articles dealing with the then-recent U.S. Supreme Court law on the territorial status of Puerto Rico and on how Federal Court in Puerto Rico dealt with civil law issues in diversity litigation.

After passing the Ohio bar in 1981, Dave commenced his legal career in litigation in Puerto Rico. His early practice was highlighted by his appointment by the Federal Court to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Dupont Plaza Fire Litigation.

Dave is an active member of the Federal Bar Association. He served on the Puerto Rico Chapter’s Board of Directors from 1990-1996, culminating his Presidency of that Chapter in 1995. Also in 1995, Dave became Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning newsletter of the Federal Bar Association Puerto Rico Chapter, From the Bar, and served in that capacity for ten years. From 1997-2001, he served as Vice President for the First Circuit of the Federal Bar Association.

In 1991, Dave and his partner, Jeff Williams, started Indiano & Williams. The firm was designed to fill the need in Puerto Rico for clients requiring attorneys in Federal Court. Though their practice now embraces a wide range of state court matters, the focus of the firm has always been federal; owing in large part to the fact that both Dave and Jeff, as well as the associates in the firm, have feet firmly planted in two cultures: American and Hispanic.

Dave is admitted to practice in Ohio, Puerto Rico, the Northern District of Ohio and the District of Puerto Rico as well as the First and Third Circuits. He is a Proctor in Admiralty, experienced in complex litigation, tort, subrogation and fire litigation and has been involved in patent trial litigation as well. He is also a certified mediator for the District Court of Puerto Rico.