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Selected High Profile Cases

No case is too big for our Castellanos Group Law Firm. Take a peek below at some of our High Profile Cases that range from stars like Michael Jackson and Madonna, icons like Don King and corporations like Hard Rock Cafe.
2012

Jury trial on civil cases

Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. makes history, gaining the support of judges from the Court of First Instance to recognize Puerto Ricans with their right as U.S. citizens to have a jury trial on civil cases. This decision is based on the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States that guarantees equal legal protection. Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. has several cases pending admission to jury trial, including Pastor Ricky Torres and Pastor Wanda Rolón, whom are suing Telemundo and Univision. Another case claiming to be processed with jury trial is of Myrta Perez, owner of Pasión Por El Fogón, in a labor dispute of discrimination. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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1994 - 1995

Michael Jackson

When superstar pop legend Michael Jackson decided to cancel the worldwide “Dangerous Tour,” in 1993, little he know, and his world promoter of the time, Mama Concert & Ray, and its President Marcel Abraham, would promptly be found liable for the first time in their careers for fraud in the inducement, among other causes action, before a panel of three arbitrators from the AAA in the State of California. The case was finally settled when the panel was going to award punitive damages. Mr. Castellanos also represented and obtained substantial settlements for the promoters of the scheduled Puerto Rico and Mexico events. The amounts awarded where in the million of dollars. Mr. Jackson was also sued in the Court of the State of California by Mr. Castellanos. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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1998

Don King

Mr. Castellanos was the first counsel in the United States to prove fraud in the inducement, among other causes of action (breach of contract), against famed and world known promoter, personality Don King, of Don King Productions, Inc. The unanimous verdict was issued by a jury in the Federal District Court, Southern District of New York, before the Hon. Judge Patterson. The award was in excess of a million dollars. Mr. King’s counsel of record were Mr. Sandy Frankel and Mr. Stuart Abraham. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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2004

Alejandra Guzman

Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. have represented Alejandra Guzman on many occasions. Click “Read More” button to review the press clippings related to various cases. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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2008

Yaucono Sale

Alfredo Castellanos, Esq.was part of a team of lawyers chosen to deal with the negotiations and contracts. Cafe Yaucono pasará a manos de un grupo de empresarios locales a fines de este mes, tras ser vendido por el Grupo Jiménez. El comprador es Puerto Rico Coffee Roasters, Ltd., una empresa de reciente creación, cuyo presidente y accionista principal es Alberto de la Cruz, quien preside también  Coca Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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1993

Madonna

Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. defends Madonna’s concert promoter, Larry Stein, after an organizational chaos prevented thousands of fans from utilizing their purchased tickets. Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. battles against accusations of having oversold the event, since the building was filled to capacity before ticket holders got inside. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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2006

Colegio de Abogados

Alfredo Castellanos Esq. argued that the compulsory licensing law for lawyers in Puerto Rico is unconstitutional. He refused to pay his local Bar’s Association  annual fee; and risked disbarment from The Supreme Court as a result of his fight against injustice within the local Bar’s Association, Filiberto Ojeda Rios, by honoring him with a funeral on their headquarters. Alfredo Castellanos Esq. was the first to denounce and take legal action against ” aiding and supporting a domestic terrorist organization, an unlawful enemy combatant under the Constitution of the United States”. Alfredo Castellanos Esq. legal action had a historical significance and  was the first step in the long legal and legislative process that lead to ending 200 years compulsory association.

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2002

Denise Quiñones

Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. represents Miss Universe Denise Quiñones in negotiations with Warner US Latin regarding the recording of two musical albums. Denise Quiñones had a successful meeting with the executives Greg Kallman, president of Atlantic Records and Jimmy Bralower, vice-president of A&R, both belonging to Warner Music Group. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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2002

Pablo Montero

Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. represents Pablo Montero as he negotiates a deal with Mrs. Universe Dennis Quiñones to make a collaborative work, including a musical video. Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. establishes that the major objective is having Denise accept the title of “collaborative artist” in the project. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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2001

Son by Four

Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. represents Grammy Award Winning boy band “Son by Four” in a Federal Court trial regarding the exclusive rights for the name “Son by Four”. El licenciado Alfredo Castellanos compareció sólo en representación de Carlos Javier Montes, Jorge Montes y Pedro Quiles porque Angel López está en conversaciones para transar los reclamos que presentó la productora, representada por el licenciado José Alfredo Hernández Mayoral. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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2001

Yaire

Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. represented Yaire (Yaidelice Monrouzeau), a singer-songwriter from Puerto Rico, in a legal case involving her manager. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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2000

Andrés Cabas

Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. represented Andrés Cabas, a Colombian musician, in a law suit against the Rolling Stones’ ex-Manager, Mr. Andrew Oldham. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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2000

Olga Tañón

Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. represented Olga Tañón, a two-time Grammy Award and three-time Latin Grammy-winning Merengue and Latin Pop artist, in multiple legal cases. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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2000

Dayanara Torres

Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. represents 1993 Mrs. Universe – Dayanara Torres. All the charges against the beauty queen were dropped by Tropix Music. Alfredo Castellanos, Esq. led a counter lawsuit for torts and false representation against Tropix Music, after the charges on Dayanara were dropped. Click on “Read more” button to review press clippings.

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