CALVESBERT LAW OFFICES PSC was formed by Paul E. Calvesbert, Esq. as a continuation of the first law firm he formed in 1981 bearing his name and in which he was the managing partner.
Calvesbert Law Offices PSC is a small general practice law firm located in the Miramar section of San Juan having particular expertise in maritime law and the related transportation industry fields--surface and aviation--and handles a wide range of transportation industry matters involving:
Marine insurance coverage for commercial and pleasure vessels
Maritime transactions, contracts and negotiations
Cargo loss and damage
Collisions and allisions
Groundings, sinkings, explosions and fires
Maritime personal injury and death
Commercial carriage and charters
NVOCC’s and freight forwarders
Recreational and pleasure craft
Ports and marinas
Ship and yacht financing
Regulatory matters (Federal and Commonwealth)
Arbitrations and mediation
Vessel arrests and attachments
Aviation claims and losses
The Firm’s experience extends to marine insurance law with a focus on coverage and defense cases, corporate and commercial transactions, equipment leasing, yacht and ship financing, offshore company formation and transactions, dealer disputes, excise taxes and related matters.
We also regularly handle civil litigation in federal and state courts.
Some matters are referred to us by U.S. and foreign law firms that wish the Firm to assist in handling their clients' matters in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Latin and South America. The proximity of San Juan to other islands in the Caribbean and our accessibility to Central and South America attracts interest in our investigative and legal services.
The Firm has developed a strategic alliance with Of Counsel, who act as counsel to the Firm and handle corporate, tax, financial transactions, banking, real estate and regulatory matters.
In civil litigation matters, the attorneys appear in all courts in Puerto Rico and at the federal level, in the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston. The attorneys can also be admitted pro hac vice in Federal Court anywhere in the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Firm has a support staff aided by state-of-the-art word processing software and computer equipment. Legal research is performed in-house with the Firm’s library, electronically on the Internet, or at the law library of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court nearby to our offices.