Solymar Castillo-Morales

Solymar Castillo-Morales

Limited Member
Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone:
787-759-4213
787-759-8000 (Ext. 2327)
Fax:
787-474-2335
Email:

Solymar Castillo Morales joined the firm's Litigation and Trial Practice Department as a Limited Member in 2010. Prior to joining Goldman Antonetti & Cordova, Ms. Castillo worked as an Associate attorney for various law firms in San Juan, and as Legal Advisor and Director of the Collections Bureau at the Puerto Rico Department of Treasury, where, among other things, she was in charge of negotiating Closing Agreements and Offers & Compromise presented by Tax Payers in order to determine their feasibility and compliance with the Internal Revenue Code of Puerto Rico and the established public policy. 

She has represented and advised numerous organizations and individuals on legal issues regarding Commercial, Tax and Bankruptcy Law, as well as other civil matters, mainly Torts, Construction, Contracts, Trademarks, Foreclosures and Labor Law.  She also worked as independent investigator for the Ethics Commission of the Senate of Puerto Rico, analyzing compliance with ethics regulations in financial reports filed by lawmakers. As part of her work at Goldman she has also represented Unsecured Creditors’ Committees and Developers’ claims on contractors’ bankruptcy cases, in addition to work with property taxes claims in the administrative and local courts. She is also the coordinator of the Summer Law Clerk Program. 

She is a co-author of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcies Statistics and Analysis of the Inside the Minds, Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Strategies, 2011 Edition for Aspatore Books; and, Best Practices for filing Chapter 13, 2015 Edition for Aspatore Books. 

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial, Construction and Tax Litigation
  • Government Contracts
  • Administrative and Appeal Proceedings in Local and Federal Courts

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2000

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Law Review: University of Puerto Rico Law Review, 1998 - 1999
  • University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
    • B.A. cum laude - 1996
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Honor Roll

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Puerto Rico Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Puerto Rico Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee, 2008 - 2013
  • Federal Bar Association, 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Member, 2012 - 2013
  • International Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), CARE Program, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Melendez Perez & Ledesma, Associate, 2009 - 2010
  • Puerto Rico Department of Treasury, Director - Collections Bureau, 2003 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Bar Counseling, 2008 - 2009
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Colegio Universitario de San Juan, 2014 - Present

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English