Montalvo-Carbia, Roberto

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Roberto Montalvo-Carbia
  • Of Counsel


San Juan, Puerto Rico



(787) 474-2402



Roberto Montalvo-Carbia is Of Counsel of the Tax Law Department.  Mr. Montalvo has been involved in major tax issues, both at the administrative level as well as in local and federal courts.  He has represented major oil refineries and fuel distributors in complicated property, excise and municipal license tax issues.  He has also represented companies before the Department of Consumer Affairs.  In his practice he has been instrumental in lobbying efforts with government agencies and with the legislative branch directed to the approval of tax exempt legislation and the approval or repeal of excise, income and other tax legislation.  In doing so, he has participated in drafting legislation with trade associations' representatives and regularly renders testimony before the Legislature at public hearings on behalf of clients and on his own behalf as a tax expert.

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico, 1973


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 1973
  • University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • J.D. - 1972
  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • B.A. - 1969

Representative Cases

  • Xerox Corporation vs. Secretary of the Treasury, 115 DPR 668, 1994, Puerto Rico Supreme Court
  • Trailer Bridge vs. Municipality of Guaynabo


  • Corporation Law, InterAmerican University, 1979 to 1979
  • P.R. Taxes, World Trade Association, 1982 to 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Puerto Rico Bar Association, 1973
  • American Bar Association, 1973

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Counsel to Puerto Rico Products Association, 2002
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the P.R. Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Tax Committee of P.R. Chamber of Commerce and of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association
  • Member of the Executive Committee and Member of the Advisory Board of Business Administration Faculty of the University of P.R.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Puerto Rico Economic Development Bank, 2002 to 2009
  • Member of the Puerto Rico Public Building Authority, 2002 to 2009

Ancillary Businesses

  • Lobbying


  • Spanish
  • English