Since its inception, Sepulvado, Maldonado & Couret has been a litigation law firm dedicated to servicing the oil and gas marketing industry in the Puerto Rico market. For the past sixteen years, the Firm has handled and participated in litigation and counseling related to virtually all aspects of the Puerto Rico oil & gas marketing industry.
Mr. Lee R. Sepulvado, is a household name in the Puerto Rico oil and gas industry. Mr. Sepulvado possesses over sixteen years of experience handling high-profile and large-scale cases related to matters covering topics of antitrust and trade regulation, trademarks, franchising and distribution, real estate, environmental liability, regulation, and taxes, among others. Also, Mr. Sepulvado has been engaged in numerous client-specific and industry-wide lobbying efforts in order to protect and promote the financial stability of its clients and the well-being of an industry that is instrumental to the island’s economic development.
Cases designed and litigated by Mr. Sepulvado are cited by judges and treatises as normative in their respective topics. Some of these cases include Santiago-Sepúlveda v. Esso Standard Oil (Puerto Rico), Inc., 643 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2011), which is cited by legal encyclopedias such as the American Law Reports and specialized collections such as Causes of Action. Another example is Total Petroleum Puerto Rico Corp. v. TC Oil, Corp., 634 F. Supp. 2d 212 (D.P.R. 2009), which is cited by treatises such as Callmann on Unfair Competition, Trademarks and Monopolies, and Wright and Miller’s Federal Practice and Procedure.
Today, Sepulvado, Maldonado & Couret is able to offer its clients in the oil and gas industry the most robust and comprehensive legal advice and litigation representation. We are leaders in this industry and our track record proves it.