Noel S. González Miranda

Académico de Número

Académico de Número


  • University of Michigan (School of Engineering), 1960-62
  • University of Puerto Rico, B.B.A. (magna cum laude), 1964; LL.B. (cum laude), 1967
  • Harvard University (School of Law), LL.M. 1968

Carrera Profesional

Admitted to practice

  • Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, 1967
  • U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 1968
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1974

Work experience

  • 1968-1972, Fiddler, González & Rodríguez (Associate)
  • 1972-1993, Sweeting, González & Cestero (cofounder and managing partner)
  • 1993-1994, McConnell Valdes (proprietary partner and member of the Executive Committee)
  • 1994-1998, González & Cestero (cofounder and partner)
  • 1998- 2006 Law firm Noel S. González Miranda
  • 2006 – González Miranda & González Abella, PSC (shareholder and President)

Professional Associations

  • Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, 1967-
  • American Bar Association, 1972-
  • Fellow and Life Member of the American Bar Foundation, 1988-


  • Member: Law Review, University of Puerto Rico Law School 1965-67
  • Board of Bar Examiners, Supreme Court of Puerto Rico 1977-80
  • Judicial Conference- Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, 1988
  • Commission on Commerce Code, Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Puerto Rico, 1989-93 (Chairman of Sub-Committee-adoption of Article 9 of UCC on Secured Transactions.)
  • Adjunct Professor: University of Puerto Rico Law School: Course on Article 9 of the UCC, 1997-1998 and 2008-09 and seminar on Civil Procedure-2009-10
  • Academia de Jurisprudencia & Legislación- Presided Sub-Committee on Art. 9 UCC 2014- 2015.
  • Author: Citizenship: Spurious Distinctions for Tax Purposes (§2208 Of the federal Internal Revenue code)
    This paper was submitted by the author to Professor Paul A. Freund in the seminar on Constitutional Litigation in satisfaction of the requirements for LL.M. degree. It has been updated and shall be published.
  • Military Service- PRNG- 1968-1975- Honorable Discharge- July 10, 1975, United States Army- Captain, JA, USAR.

Bank clients

  • Banco Economías, 1972-1977
  • Banco Central Hispano-Puerto Rico, 1977-1997
  • The First National Bank of Boston, 1982-1996
  • Central Hispano International, Inc., 1992-1999
  • Banco Santander-Puerto Rico, 1997-2002
  • Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico, 2003- present
  • Citibank, N.A. 1997 (construction loan closings) -present

Other Clients

  • Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions (2004-2006)
  • Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, (2001-2005)
  • Administration of Health Services Insurance (ASES), 2003-2005
  • Centro de Recaudación de Impuestos Municipales (CRIM), 2003-2012
  • Wendco of Puerto Rico, Inc. and affiliates, franchisees in Puerto Rico of Wendy’s, Appleby’s and Famous Dave’s- 1978-present
  • Colón Gerena & Trigo Group-Sizzler. Franchisees in Puerto Rico of Longhorn and Olive Garden-
  • State Election Commission, 2007-2009 (Counsel to the President)

Arbitrator : Arbitration Proceedings under AAA rules

  • Mendez & Co. v. Plumrose USA, Inc.-Act 75 (2008) (Puerto Rico Dealership Act
  • Universal Insurance Company v. Warrantech Corporation (2011) (Insurance law)
  • Award confirmed: Universal Insurance Company, Inc. v. Warrantech Consumer Product Services, Inc., 849 F. Supp. 2d 227 (2012)