Eguía-Moreda, Margarita

Eguía-Moreda, Margarita

Margarita Eguía-Moreda  has served clients in the areas of commercial and civil litigation for nearly ten years.  Her primary practice areas include general civil litigation in federal and state courts and administrative forums, with an emphasis on general tort litigation, complex litigation,commercial litigation including contractual disputes, negligence, foreclosures and collections. Her expertise extends to other areas including general business disputes, professional malpractice, personal injury, construction law, corporate and tax consultation.  Ms. Eguía-Moreda has successfully handled defense of claims filed against banking institutions, insurance carriers, retail, and other businesses.  She also represents banks and bank officers in a variety of claims including lender liability, breach of duty, negligence, breach of contract, collection actions.   Ms. Eguía-Moreda is Of Counsel in the firm’s Puerto Rico office.

Ms. Eguía-Moreda is licensed to practice before Commonwealth of Puerto Rico courts at all levels (Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Court of First Instance). In addition, she handles cases in the U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico.  She served on the Committee before the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, along with Judge Jaime Pieras Jr., on the drafting of the Rules of Civil Procedure of Puerto Rico, as amended in 2009.

Ms. Eguía-Moreda graduated with a degree in Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico.As a law student, Ms. Eguía-Moreda worked as Clerk for the Honorable Judge Jaime Pieras, Jr. at the Federal District Court of Puerto Rico. She began her career as an attorney with Ernst & Young, where she specialized in Tax and Commercial Law.

Ms. Eguía-Moreda is fluent in English and Spanish.

Education

J.D., University of Puerto Rico School of Law
B.B.A., Accounting, University of Puerto Rico

Bar and Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico