Puerto Rico, and to business interests based in the continental United States or abroad that have financial interests in Puerto Rico. Our team of lawyers brings years of experience and a wide range of professional credentials to every matter we handle.
Business disputes: Our litigation and trial practice team is recognized as one of the top litigation departments in Puerto Rico, and the “go to” team for complex and commercial litigation. Our litigators include a former President of the Puerto Rico chapter of the Federal Bar Association, a former chair of the litigation department of one of Puerto Rico’s largest law firms, and a former member of one of New York’s premier litigation practice groups.
Tax issues: Our firm has prominent tax attorneys, including Best Lawyers® 2016 Tax lawyer of the year in San Juan, Puerto Rico and a former Assistant Secretary of the Puerto Rico Treasury Department. Members of our firm are frequent lecturers and speakers about tax and estate matters. Our tax attorneys regularly negotiate with the Puerto Rico Treasury Department and have a successful track record of tax litigation.
Commencing business operations in Puerto Rico: We regularly assist out-of-state businesses in structuring and implementing their Puerto Rico operations, as well as helping start-ups with the formation of a corporate business entity and all related permits and issues. We are also well-versed in Puerto Rico’s Economic Incentives Law and regularly negotiate tax grants with the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company.
Banking, Real Estate, Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions: AMG has extensive experience in negotiating commercial loans, representing both lenders and borrowers, and in all aspects of real estate law (mortgages, purchases and sales, leases, title issues, etc.). Our firm also has extensive experience in public and private finance, including representing issuers and underwriters in issuances of municipal bonds, corporate bonds, preferred stock, private equity, structured notes and securitizations, and in the organization of unregistered investment companies and Puerto Rico investment companies. AMG has also been involved in scores of mergers and acquisitions, including as lead counsel for some of the largest local transactions, and as Puerto Rico counsel for some of the largest international transactions.
Employment law practices: The firm is experienced in all areas of labor law, including advisory services, discrimination-related litigation, and collective bargaining. Our employment law practice group features a former president of the Board of Directors of the Labor Relations Practitioners Association and a member of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce.