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Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC

Corporate/Commercial

10 ranked lawyersBand 1Puerto RicoGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Distinguished practice group with a wealth of experience acting on corporate and commercial matters. Routinely called upon to advise an impressive roster of multinational clients on major acquisitions and disposals, as well as corporate restructuring and the development of mixed-use projects. Also represents banks and multilateral lenders in corporate finance, securities offerings and workout transactions.

Notable practitioners

Antonio Molina-Machargo offers expertise in real estate financing matters, involving a range of asset types including industrial, hospitality, residential and commercial properties. He is "practical and easy to work with," according to one source.

Antonio Santos is "very prepared and knowledgeable," according to a source. He regularly advises lenders on real estate financings and acquisitions.

Donald Hull advises clients on high-profile financing real estate mandates. A source describes him as "outstanding," adding: "He is really a phenomenal lawyer. Smart, efficient and a deal-maker."

A client lauds Eduardo Arias for being a "great corporate lawyer." He is also noted for his expertise in securities transactions, including debt and equity issuances. Arias routinely assists notable financial institutions with corporate financing, private equity investments and regulatory compliance.

Experienced partner Ivan Marrero maintains a strong practice representing banks and financial institutions in M&A deals, loan agreements and the public offering of municipal securities. One interviewee highlights his "knowledge of private equity funds," while another source describes him as "a superstar."

Jaime Santos is singled out for praise by clients for his experience handling corporate and finance transactions. One client reports: "He has innovative ideas, strategic negotiation skills and a detailed approach." Another interviewee describes him as "the kind of lawyer you want to navigate complex transactions with."

Manuel del Valle rises in the rankings this year after receiving effusive praise from market observers. One source enthuses: "He is a very sharp lawyer with strong business acumen and good advice on commercial mandates."

One market onlooker describes Manuel Pietrantoni as an "excellent practitioner." Another interviewee reports that "he is one of the main lawyers acting on complex bond issuances and banking transactions." He also boasts a strong track record advising on M&A transactions, joint venture agreements and debt restructuring.

Head of department Manuel Rodríguez Boisen boasts a strong track record advising clients from the financial services and insurance sectors on PPP transactions, corporate and public finance and regulatory compliance. An interviewee describes him as "a talented lawyer."

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Puerto Rico

Corporate/Commercial


Eduardo Arias
Band 3
Ivan Marrero
Band 3
Jaime E Santos
Band 3
Manuel del Valle
Up and Coming
Manuel Pietrantoni
Senior Statespeople
Manuel Rodríguez Boisen
Band 4

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