Our team of lawyers routinely handles a wide range of complex issues and our in country experience enables us to deliver sophisticated legal services in a highly efficient manner.  Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of Puerto Rico’s cultural and business climate.

Our experienced team of attorneys regularly advise investors seeking to take advantage of Puerto Rico’s corporate tax incentives and investment opportunities and routinely counsel U.S. and foreign companies and individuals considering relocating to Puerto Rico in order to maximize available opportunities and tax incentives.  Our attorneys are experienced on the different Puerto Rico economic tax incentives included under the Puerto Rico Code of Incentives (Act 60) including:

  • Export Services and Commerce (formerly Act 20)
  • Individual Investors (formerly Act 22)
  • Manufacturing (formerly Act 73)
  • Film Industry Economic Incentives (formerly Act 27)
  • Green Energy Incentives (formerly Act 83)
  • Tourism Development (formerly Act 74)

In addition to the CLG attorneys based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, various members of our legal team are also licensed to practice in the Island.

Practice Highlights:

  • Assist clients in minimizing their tax liabilities through the effective use of tax incentives under Act 60.
  • Enable clients to achieve their business objectives with creative financing arrangements using various combinations of EB-5 financing, tax credits, and grants.
  • Represent public and private clients filing for an EB-5 Regional Center designation and assist developers seeking to raise capital using the EB-5 investor visa program.
  • Contract drafting and negotiation for various transactions, including
    acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures.
  • Assist buyers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate and parties to commercial leases on all aspects of their transactions.
  • Represent clients with estate planning, probate and asset protection transactions involving Puerto Rico.
  • Lead counsel on private placements, including preparation of all securities documents (private placement memoranda, shareholders agreements, and subscription documents)
  • Represent financial institutions on securities, compliance, and financing matters.
  • Represent developers and syndicators on affordable housing and assisted living projects, including LIHTC Projects.
  • Represent developers and investors on renewable energy projects, including solar, PV, wind and waste to energy.

Our attorneys have experience assisting clients in various industries in Puerto Rico, including, but not limited to, financial services, hospitality, insurance, financing, housing, construction, entertainment/media and renewable energy.