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Our team in the Canary Islands, located in the offices of Costa Adeje in the south of Tenerife. Being as close as possible for you, with a close contact and immediate attention.
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Desire Rodríguez Fumero
Joanna Rae Morris
Specialist in banking and civil contract law.
Graduated in Law in 2000 from the Complutense University of Madrid. Member of the Bar Association of Santa Cruz de Tenerife since February 2001.
He perfected his training after working for two years - 2001 and 2002 - in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) completing his linguistic skills by adding German to English.
He is currently co-founder and owner of three law firms in Tenerife: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Adeje and Puerto de la Cruz, with a selected team of associates and administrative lawyers.
Also, in parallel, he is currently a chartered property administrator and co-founder of "Royal Habitat Administración de fincas" which manages multiple communities of owners in Tenerife North, being Rafael Reyes the partner in charge of the legal department.
Rafael Reyes is a specialist in contract law and, for more than 14 years, highly specialised in the nullity of bank contracts, establishing a specific department in his offices, being currently the law firm in Tenerife with the highest number of lawsuits regarding abusive clauses in mortgage loans and Revolving credit cards... said by the banking lawyers we face.
In his track record he boasts of being the first lawyer in Spain to sue -and finally win- for the capital lost in the world famous case of investments managed by Bernard Madoff, the famous financial guru and the biggest pyramid fraudster in history, when 64,800 million dollars worth of money disappeared worldwide..
In Spain, Rafael Reyes claimed from Banco Santander a significant amount of capital invested -and lost in its entirety- by his client, which Banco Santander had left under Madoff's management. After losing at first and second instance, the case was brought before the Supreme Court, which decided to meet in plenary session to resolve the matter.
The case ended up being resolved in favor of the legal direction of Rafael Reyes before the Plenary of the Supreme Court with Ruling No. 254/2015 of January 12, 2015. With this judgment, which fully upholds the appeal of Rafael Reyes, the Plenary of the Supreme Court modifies multiple aspects of the Spanish case law regarding the expiration of the nullity action, the legal standing of marketing banks, the assessment of the testimonies of bank employees and, in short, modifies much of the existing jurisprudence in 2015 on the nullity of financial contracts, thus expanding the judicial protection of bank customers.
Likewise, in parallel to the Madoff case, Rafael Reyes was the first lawyer in Spain to obtain the firm nullity of the then very famous Valores Santander, the largest bond issue in Spain, amounting to 7,000 million euros, made by Banco Santander. Ruling No. 30/2013 of the Provincial Court of Tenerife of January 24, 2013 was a legal milestone because not only did the lawyer managed for the first time that in a single ruling 6 bank contracts were annulled for the same client, but among those six annulled contracts were the Valores Santander bonds, which had never before been judicially annulled despite the multiple rulings previously handed down in the Courts throughout Spain.
EThe future of Rafael Reyes is to make his experience and his wide professional structure available to the largest number of people affected by abusive contracts and that no one is left without exercising their right to claim what is theirs, so that, someday, the big ones (companies) realise that it is not worth abusing the small ones (citizens).
Lawyer specialised in succession and Inheritance, Socioeconomic crimes and Banking Law.
Rodolfo R. Montenegro, Law Attorney with more than 15 years of professional practice, is a lawyer specialised in Criminal and Penitentiary Law, holder of numerous degrees and diplomas of legal courses that have allowed him to acquire a great knowledge to intervene in difficult cases and of media relevance. If you go to this lawyer from the first minute in which the person is immersed in the problem, the chances of success are very high, honesty and hope are part of the tools he always uses in each of his professional actions, whether in a Police Station or before a Court of Guardia.
His knowledge of law goes beyond the criminal field and he also stands out for being an excellent mediator of civil conflicts in which he tries to avoid unnecessary litigation for the client, whether he is an individual or a legal entity. He is an expert in solving corporate problems of family businesses, as well as in handling inheritance and succession of estates, are part of his knowledge that he puts into practice daily in his two offices he owns on the island of Tenerife.
The international profile of this lawyer also allows him to attend his clients in English and Italian, as a result of his academic training in Cambridge (United Kingdom) and at the Universitá di Giurisprudenza del Piemonte Orientale (northern Italy).
Lawyer. Member of the Bar Association of Santa Cruz de Tenerife since 2004.
Completed Law Degree from the University of La Laguna.
Obtained the Erasmus Scholarship granted within the European Union program in 2001, attending the Facoltà di Giurisprudenza at the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale.
Legal training for European Union lawyers received in 2003 in Cambridge (United Kingdom).
Specialist in Inheritance and Successions (national and foreign), in resolving conflicts in Family Business estates, in Crimes against Patrimony and Socioeconomic Crimes and in Banking and Consumer Law.
Julio M. Martín Morales
Abogado especialista en derecho Inmobiliario, Hipotecario, Bancario y Cesiones de Crédito.
Graduado en la UNIR (Universidad Internacional de la Rioja) Máster en Acceso a la Abogacía por la UNIR. Colegiado nº 6.441 en el Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Lawyer specialised in Family, Criminal and Banking Law.
Law degree from the University of San Cristóbal de La Laguna (class of 2004-2009). Practicing lawyer since 2011.
Specialized in the field of criminal law: defense in criminal proceedings, as well as exercise of criminal actions as private prosecutor in different types of crimes: fraud, false documentation, punishable insolvency, threats and crimes against traffic safety among others, as well as the filing of the corresponding appeals.
Likewise, she has experience in the civil area: mainly insurance claims, payment order procedures, exchange, evictions, family law, divorces, custody and custody and liquidation of the community property, as well as in banking procedures, and formulation of all types of appeals.
Incorporated as head of the Civil Litigation Department at Reyes & Montenegro Legal since 2020, reporting directly to the partners.
She is a lawyer with extensive experience in the public defender's office, where she has been able to develop the virtues that have led her to be responsible for the department at Reyes & Montenegro Legal. On the one hand, she highlights her patience and empathy with clients as well as a high degree of self-demand, which legitimizes her to take her professional demands even to opposing courts and lawyers.