Construction litigation is a foreseeable aspect of large construction projects. Del Toro & Santana is prepared to litigate construction disputes in state and federal courts. Our strength is identifying and resolving disputes before litigation commences and then, after they arise, using alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") techniques such as mediation and arbitration. This method of dispute resolution fits our philosophy of resolving construction disputes in the most efficient, cost-effective, and well-organized manner possible, while working hard to preserve existing business relationships and, when possible, maintaining the project's critical path unaltered.

We recognize that construction related disputes significantly increase the cost of building projects. They also jeopardize important business relationships. Del Toro & Santana is committed to providing proactive legal advice and representation geared toward establishing and protecting the business relationships involved in large construction projects.

Our lawyers are familiar with all aspects of Puerto Rico construction law. From contract bidding, negotiation and preparation, to surety issues and construction claims, to land permitting, to quality of workmanship and materials issues, we have the necessary skill and knowledge  to protect our clients' interests.

In addition, we have significant experience handling claims for equitable adjustments, and payment and collection issues related to private and government building contracts in Puerto Rico.

We are committed to providing effective and efficient legal advice and counsel to owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, suppliers, designers and architects.

Because of our reputation in this field, our firm was chosen to write the Puerto Rico Construction Law section of the American Bar Association’s State-by-State Guide to Construction and Design Law.


Del Toro & Santana is a results-oriented law firm.
Our lawyers are highly experienced in their areas of practice and are very effective in achieving the desired goals for our clients no matter how complex or difficult the case may seem. We focus our efforts in areas where we can be most effective in advising our clients. Furthermore, we evaluate all our cases based on risk analysis to give our clients the most cost-effective way to attain a favorable ruling or settlement.

Our strong and diverse team of lawyers is top caliber.
We take pride in the individuals that make up Del Toro & Santana and we know that our multi-faceted team of lawyers and paralegals will be an asset to our clients, not only in the courtroom, but in many areas of their business. Del Toro & Santana is also committed to our community and we are constantly doing our part in enhancing the quality of life of our communities through our work as well as through our involvement with our clients.