Colón-Machargo Law Studio

Carlos Colón-Machargo

Attorney-at-law and Certified Public Accountant

Colón-Machargo Law Studio

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Carlos Colón-Machargo is a fully bilingual (English-Spanish) attorney-at-law and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over twenty years of experience. His major areas of practice include labor and employment law; business, corporate law and contracts. During his career, Carlos has represented and counseled both individuals and entities of all sizes in the areas described above. He is currently admitted to practice law in Georgia, Florida, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and currently licensed as a CPA in Florida. He received a Master of Laws from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1997, where he concentrated in Labor and Employment Law (LL.M. Labor and Employment Law). Before receiving such degree, Carlos obtained a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Law in 1996 and a Bachelor in Business Administration, cum laude, with a major in Accounting, from the University of Puerto Rico in 1993.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Appellate Practice Civil Appeals
Business Law Business Associations Law, Business Formation, Business Organization, Business Start-Ups, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Pass-Through Entities
Contracts Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts
Labor and Employment Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination in Employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Caregiver Discrimination, Child Labor Law, Civil Service, Collective Bargaining, Confidentiality Agreements, Covenants Not To Compete, Employee Discipline, Employee Drug Testing, Employee Leasing, Employee Privacy, Employee Rights, Employer Intentional Torts, Employer Liability, Employer Rights, Employment Arbitration, Employment at Will, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment Civil Rights, Employment Claims, Employment Class Actions, Employment Contracts, Employment Defense, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Employment Mediation, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Employment Rights, Employment Termination, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Executive Employment Law, Executive Severance Contracts, Executive Transfers, Fair Employment Practices, Fair Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Employment Law, Harassment, Human Resources Law, International Employment Contracts, International Labor Law, Labor Antitrust, Labor Arbitration, Labor Law, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Labor Strikes, Management Employment Law, Management Labor Law, Minimum Wage Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Origin Discrimination, Negligent Hiring, Noncompete Litigation, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, Agreements, Outsourcing, Personnel Policies, Personnel Training, Pregnancy Discrimination, Prevailing Wage Litigation, Public Sector Collective Bargaining, Public Sector Employment Law, Public Sector Labor Relations, Reductions in Force, Restrictive Covenants, Retaliatory Discharge, Security Clearances, Sexual Harassment, Title VII Discrimination, Unfair Labor Practices, Uniformed Services Employment, and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Union Contract Negotiations, Union Elections, Union Labor Law, Union Organization, Wage and Hour Class Actions, Wage and Hour Law, WARN Act, Whistleblower Litigation, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Termination Defense


  • Federal
  • District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia

Employment History

  • Principal | Colón-Machargo Law Studio

    2013 -

    Represents and counsels clients on general civil, administrative and contractual matters, including but not limited to areas involving labor and employment law, business law and contracts, estate planning, tax, insurance, real estate and corporate law.

  • Project Attorney | Alston & Bird

    2013 -

    Provides assistance to lead counsel on complex litigation matters, including preparation for litigation, document review, legal research and drafting of memoranda.

  • Member | Monnolly, Pridgen, Colon-Machargo & Ellenberg

    2010 - 2013

    Represented clients in federal courts in the defense of welfare plan claims under ERISA, including those involving disability and life insurance matters. Represented and counseled clients on issues involving labor and employment law, as well as general civil and contractual matters.


  • LL.M - Labor and Employment Law | Georgetown University

    1997 - 1997

  • Juris Doctor | Inter American University

    1993 - 1996

  • Bachelor in Business Administration - Accounting | University of Puerto Rico

    1989 - 1993

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  • Atlanta, Georgia, Dekalb County

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