HMB Law Group, LLC, a law firm headquartered in the heart of San Juan’s financial district welcomed two new members to its team. Michelle Garcia Gilbert, of Gilbert Garcia Group and Janette Frankenberg of Stern, Lavinthal and Frankenberg are the latest addition to the team.
HMB has been designed from the ground up to meet the dynamic legal challenges of both financial institutions and Puerto Rican community members as the island recovers from the devastating storms.
Managing member Rose Marie Book believes “it is the right time to focus their combined strength on providing solutions as the industry comes together to help the island.”
HMB is also a flagship sponsor of PR18, an upcoming industry conference that will gather industry and government leaders in Puerto Rico to help design the next phase of the rebuilding process. Read more about HMB’s role in serving the legal needs of Puerto Rico here.
“We have the skills and capability Puerto Rico needs today. I was drawn to HMB not only for the immediate good we do today but we will do beyond the immediate needs,” said Gilbert of Gilbert Garcia Group. Gilbert handles a wide variety of legal matters for HMB, given her litigation experience in both default and non-default cases. She has managed the company's expansion into probate, estate planning, business transactional and corporate law. Gilbert has practiced real estate and business law since 1989, specializing in default servicing legal work, including litigated foreclosures, real estate closings, evictions, and commercial litigation.
“I am pleased to be part of such a forward-looking team. I look forward to accomplishing great things together,” said Frankenberg. Her areas of expertise include creditor’s rights, foreclosure law, commercial transactions, commercial law, and REO. As the Managing Member of the firm, she focuses on foreclosure, REO, and related work. Twenty years ago, Frankenberg served as the outside counsel to the FDIC.
“With new members and new firm affiliations, HMB will be able to help that many more clients and homeowners recover in Puerto Rico. Our work makes a real impact in the recovery effort,” said Founding Member Miguel Maza.