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Wilda Rodriguez-Plaza

Wilda Rodriguez-Plaza

Of Counsel
Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone:
787-759-4214
787-759-8000 (Ext. 2330)
787-469-6848
Fax:
787-474-2336
Email:

Ms. Wilda Rodriguez-Plaza joined the firm's Litigation and Trial Practice as Of Counsel in January 2011. Ms. Rodriguez is an experienced attorney with solid legal experience and extensive knowledge of mortgages and foreclosures procedures, as well as bankruptcy and administrative law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Rodriguez-Plaza was appointed Superior Court Judge at the Puerto Rico State Court. Before entering the judicial branch, Ms. Rodriguez-Plaza previously worked at the Firm from 1989 to 2006, and become partner in 1999.

During her prior years at the Firm, Ms. Rodriguez-Plaza was the lead attorney for general commercial and civil litigation in both local and federal Courts. She also dealt with corporate matters, wills, estates, trust and notarial work, including drafting and authorizing deeds and loan agreements, in residential and commercial areas. Her other practice areas included: litigation, bankruptcy, banking matters, torts, medical malpractice and administrative law, trial experience in collection of monies, foreclosure, torts and medical malpractice and experience in massive tort litigation, such as the Dupont Fire case.

In bankruptcy matters, Ms. Rodriguez-Plaza handled cases including contested matters such as relief from stay proceedings, defending objections to claims, objections to confirmation, motions to dismiss and convert and adversary proceedings including objections to dischargeability and determination of secured status. She also represented financial institutions, secured creditors, unsecured creditors and other parties in interest and developed internal manuals on foreclosure and provided training to associates and paralegals on foreclosure law.

Areas of Practice

  • 35% Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • 15% Bankruptcy
  • 10% Family Law
  • 10% Administrative Law
  • 10% Estate Planning, Wills Trust and Notarial Work
  • 10% Collections
  • 5% Banking and Finance Law
  • 5% Criminal
  • Administrative Investigations
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Banks
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Complex Litigation
  • Credit Unions
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Defense
  • Estate Administration
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Garnishment
  • Living Wills
  • Misdemeanor
  • Other Professionals Malpractice
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Prisoners' Rights
  • Property Damage -- Defense
  • State Government
  • Traffic Violations
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Workouts

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1987
  • Puerto Rico Notary Bar, 1987

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • J.D. cum laude - 1986
  • The National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada - 2006
    • Major: DWI Sentencing Practices
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • PR Bar Association (Colegio De Abogados De Puerto Rico), Member, 1987 - 2011
  • Trial Lawyer Association, Member, 1987 - 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Puerto Rico Judicial System, Superior Civil and Criminal Court Judge, 2006 - 2010
  • Goldman Antonetti & Cordova, P.S.C., Partner, 1989 - 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Colegio De Abogados, 1987 - 2006

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Arnold Air Society
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