EDGARDO MUÑOZ concentrates his practice in bankruptcy cases, representing creditors, trustees, and business debtors. Mr. Muñoz served as law clerk in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of P.R. until 1986. Since 1989, he has been teaching bankruptcy law at the Inter American University School of Law and has lectured on courses and seminars sponsored by IAU, the Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Bar Association, the Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Bar and the National Business Institute.
Mr. Muñoz is admitted to practice before the courts of first instance, and the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico (1978), the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (1979), and the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1984). He was Board Certified (Business Bankruptcy Law) by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification in 1994.
He has also practiced (pro hac vice) before the US Bankruptcy Court and US District Court for the Middle District of Florida,and, before US Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District NY, the District of New Jersey - Newark Division, and the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Muñoz received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Puerto Rico (1975) and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law (1978). Upon graduating from law school, he worked as staff attorney with the Migrant Division of PR Legal Services, Inc. (1978-1984); served as law clerk for US Bankruptcy Judge WH Beckerleg (1984-85), and US Bankruptcy Judge AH Hernández (1985-86). Mr. Muñoz then joined the firm of García & Fernández as associate (1986-1991) and counsel (1991-2009). Mr. Muñoz has been employed as adjunct professor by the Inter American University School of Law (1989-present) teaching the bankruptcy law course.
Mr. Muñoz has served as Vice-President of the P.R.Bankruptcy Bar Association (1991-92) , as a member of the Bar Admission Examination Committee designated by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court in charge of drafting Civil Law questions for the bar exam (1989), and was appointed in 1991 to the Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee by the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of P.R. He was also appointed to the 2010 Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee by the Hon. Brian K. Tester. Mr. Muñoz also served in 2010-2011 as a member of the Bankruptcy Merit Selection Panel for the Bankruptcy Judge vacancy in Puerto Rico, chaired by Circuit Judge Juan R. Torruella (http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/files/press/godoypressrelease.pdf)