Adsuar Muñiz Goyco Seda & Pérez-Ochoa, P.S.C.

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Managing Partner: Ricardo Muñiz
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 30
Languages: Spanish and English

Firm Overview:
From the day Adsuar Muñiz Goyco Seda & Perez-Ochoa, P.S.C. (“AMG”) opened its doors in 1994, the firm has endeavored to provide comprehensive business-related legal services to companies throughout Puerto Rico, as well as business interests based in the continental United States or abroad that have financial interests in Puerto Rico. AMG’s exceptional team of lawyers bring years of experience and a wide range of professional credentials to every matter we handle. As a full-service law firm, AMG routinely assists clients facing a wide range of issues including business disputes; labor and employment law; tax issues; commencing business operations in Puerto Rico; banking, real estate, finance, and mergers and acquisitions; estate planning; Law 20 and Law 22 decrees; as well as Aviation Law. For more specific information regarding our extensive and varied practice areas or to discuss the needs of your business, please contact AMG directly.

Main Areas of Practice:

Business Disputes:

The members of AMG’s litigation and trial practice department are recognised among their peers and the judicial community as proactive and skillful advocates. The firm’s lawyers have handled and currently manage hundreds of commercial litigation matters, including all manner of contract disputes. Members of the litigation and trial practice department also routinely handle matters related to trademarks and intellectual property. In addition, its litigators have developed positive working relationships with several well-known large law firms across the United States, and it prides itself on its up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of Puerto Rican and stateside commercial law and litigation practice. AMG’s litigators include two former Presidents 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. The litigation and trial practice department recently obtained an important victory in a trademark case before the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, Bedrosian-Heres, et al. v. Nestlé Purina Petcare, et al, 2020 T.S.P.R. 158.

Labour and Employment Law:
The firm’s labour and employment department is experienced in all areas of labour and employment law, including legal counseling in cases of wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, workplace retaliation, wage and hour claims, employee benefits, and Employment Practices Liability. AMG’s labour and employment practice includes representation of employers in cases before federal and Puerto Rico courts, as well as administrative agencies. AMG’s attorneys also represent employers in the public and private sectors with claims and proceedings involving union campaigns, negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, and labor arbitrations. AMG labour and employment law attorneys also have extensive experience in reorganisation of businesses, reductions-in-force, plant closings and mergers and acquisitions. Members of AMG’s labour and employment department also provide services in the area of employment-based immigration, including H-1B visas for professionals and individuals with specialised knowledge; L visas for intra-company transfers of executives, administrators, professionals and individuals with specialised knowledge; E visas for treaty investors and treaty traders; Labor Certifications; employment-based Permanent Resident Petitions and naturalisation. AMG’s labor and employment law attorneys are the current Puerto Rico contributors to the Executive Remuneration Review and Chambers Global Practice Guide (Employment).

Tax Issues:
AMG has prominent tax attorneys, including a former Assistant Secretary of the Puerto Rico Treasury Department. Members of the firm’s tax department are frequent lecturers and speakers about tax and estate matters. AMG’s tax attorneys regularly negotiate with the Puerto Rico Treasury Department; advise clients in the areas of tax planning (corporate and individual), employee benefits, tax incentives; provide assistance in all areas of estate planning; and have a successful track record of tax litigation.

Commencing Business Operations in Puerto Rico:
AMG regularly assists 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, as well as the associated labour and employment matters. AMG’s attorneys 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.). The 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 securitisations, and in the organisation 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 noteworthy local transactions, and as Puerto Rico counsel for significant international transactions.

Aviation:
Members of the firm regularly assist and represent major airlines serving Puerto Rico in legal and regulatory issues covering various segments of the aviation industry. AMG has considerable experience in representing airlines in the areas of (i) commercial litigation; (ii) passenger litigation; (iii) labor and employment matters, including collective bargaining; (iv) premises liability litigation; (v) corporate and tax; (vi) licensing and permits, (vii) contracts and leases, and (viii) government relations.

Key Clients:
AMG represents diverse local, national and multi-national clients doing business in Puerto Rico, in a range of different industries including aerospace and aviation; agriculture, automobile; construction; distribution, education; energy; finance; food and beverage; health; hospitality; information technology; insurance; life sciences; manufacturing; medical products; non-profits; retail; and waste management. With extensive experience across all industries, AMG is able to provide a knowledgeable, up-to-date, perspective that addresses both the immediate and long term needs of their clients.

Contacts:
Litigaton and Trial Practice

Eric Pérez-Ochoa, Esq.
Tel: +1(787) 281-1813
Email: [email protected]
Luis A. Oliver-Fraticelli, Esq.
Tel: +1 (787) 281-1819
Email: [email protected]

Labour and Employment Law
Edwin J. Seda-Fernández, Esq.
Tel: +1(787) 281-1822
Email: [email protected]
Mariel Y. Haack, Esq.
Tel: +1(787) 281-1951
Email: [email protected]
Luis R. Pérez-Giusti, Esq.
Tel: +1 (787) 281-1809
Email: [email protected]

Tax Issues
Ricardo Muñiz, Esq.
Tel: +1(787) 281-1818
Email: [email protected]

Employee Benefits
Cesar R. Rosario, Esq.
Tel: +1(787) 281-1820
Email: [email protected]
José E. Villamarzo-Santiago, Esq.
Tel: +1(787) 281-1801
Email: [email protected]

Banking, Real Estate, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions:
José Antonio Fernández-Jaquete, Esq.
Tel: +1(787) 281-1964
Email: [email protected]
Francisco J. García, Esq.
Tel: +1(787) 281-1800
Email: [email protected]

Aviation Law
Mariel Y. Haack, Esq.
Tel: +1(787) 281-1951
Email: [email protected]
Edwin J. Seda-Fernández, Esq.
Tel: +1(787) 281-1822
Email: [email protected]

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Contributions

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Trends and Developments

Employment 2020 in Puerto Rico

Authors: Edwin J. Seda-Fernández, Mariel Y. Haack

Law and Practice

Employment 2020 in Puerto Rico

Authors: Edwin J. Seda-Fernández, Mariel Y. Haack

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Luis Oliver
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