Castillo-Morales, Solymar

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Solymar Castillo-Morales
  • Capital Member


San Juan, Puerto Rico






Solymar Castillo Morales is a Capital Member who specializes in bankruptcy law and creditors’ rights in the firm's Litigation and Trial Practice Department, which she joined in 2010. Before joining Goldman Antonetti & Cordova, Ms. Castillo worked at 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 negotiated Closing Agreements and Offers & Compromise submitted by taxpayers to determine their feasibility and compliance with the Internal Revenue Code of Puerto Rico and 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 types of civil matters, mainly Torts, Construction, Contracts, Trademarks, Foreclosures and Labor Law. Ms. Castillo also served as an 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 proceedings, in addition to work related to property taxes claims at the administrative level and in Puerto Rico courts. She is also the firm’s coordinator of the Summer Law Clerk Program. 

Ms. Castillo 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

Bar Admissions

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


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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

  • Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Bar Counseling, 2008 to 2009
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Colegio Universitario de San Juan, 2014 to 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Bar Counseling, 2008 to 2009
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Colegio Universitario de San Juan, 2014 to 2016


  • Spanish
  • English