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

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Firm Overview

Since its establishment in 1994, Adsuar has provided 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 or other stakes in Puerto Rico. We are driven by excellence in every aspect of our organization and strive for the most successful outcomes. Our approach to the law is commercial and we prioritize our client’s best interests and business objectives, acting with integrity, honesty, and diligence. We provide strategic and creative solutions, but offer pragmatic and cost-effective advice . That is why companies partner with Adsuar.

Our accomplished team of lawyers bring years of experience and a wide range of professional credentials to every matter we handle. Our connections across various disciplines help us deliver value and opportunity for our clients. The Adsuar team provides comprehensive corporate, transactional, litigation, labor and employment, and regulatory services in major industries, including aviation, energy, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, technology, and transportation. These are the areas where we excel and make the biggest impact for our clients.

Main Areas of Practice

Litigation and Trial Practice:

Losing is not an option. With a proven track record of success at every phase of litigation, Adsuar truly is a litigation powerhouse. We successfully represent corporations, institutions and individuals facing a host of complex and high-profile commercial disputes, corporate challenges and in matters of strategic or vital importance. Not surprisingly, we are recognized leaders in this area—continuously earning praise from Chambers and Partners , and others, because of our outstanding reputation and litigation advocacy. Our litigation and trial attorneys are fearless advocates who know how to win, decisively and effectively! They combine extensive casework experience in Puerto Rico and other jurisdictions with a profound knowledge of the law and deep understanding of the business side of every dispute. When necessary, we draw on our firm’s different practice groups to assemble the right team to successfully handle the largest and most complex litigation cases or matters of any size and complexity. The members of our team are recognized among peers and the judicial community as smart, skillful, and formidable opponents, who stay focused and pick battles wisely and creatively. Our litigators have extensive knowledge of, and experience handling matters in the aerospace and aviation, banking, construction, education, energy, financial services, food & beverage, health, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, pharma and bio-tec, real estate, retail, securities, technology, and transportation industries, among others.

Labor and Employment Law:

Adsuar's labor and employment department is experienced in all areas of labor 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. We representation employers in a wide spectrum of industry sectors in cases before federal and Puerto Rico courts, as well as administrative agencies. The team also has extensive experience in reorganization of businesses, reductions-in-force, plant closings and mergers and acquisitions. Our specialty also includes representation and counseling employers in the public and private sectors with claims and proceedings involving union campaigns, negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, and labor arbitrations. Our depth also encompass the area of employment-based immigration, including H-1B visas for professionals and individuals with specialized knowledge; L visas for intra-company transfers of executives, administrators, professionals and individuals with specialized knowledge; E visas for treaty investors and treaty traders; Labor Certifications; employment-based Permanent Resident Petitions and naturalization. Not surprisingly, thus, our labor team is the current Puerto Rico contributors to the Executive Remuneration Review and Chambers Global Practice Guide in Employment.

Tax Issues:

Our expertise in tax law is unparalleled. Adsuar 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. Our team regularly negotiates 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 has a successful and accomplished track record of tax related litigation.

Business Operations in Puerto Rico:

Adsuar 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 labor and employment matters. This practice includes expertise in Puerto Rico’s Economic Incentives Law and the negotiation of decrees and tax grants with the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company.

Banking, Real Estate, Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions:

Transactional work is also one of the pillars of our practice. Adsuar 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 seasoned corporate attorneys have mastery 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. Adsuar has become the "go to" firm for mergers and acquisitions, including acting as lead counsel for noteworthy local transactions, and as Puerto Rico counsel for complex and sophisticated international transactions.

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

Global Guide 2023
Puerto Rico
Dispute Resolution
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution
Band 3
Eric Perez-Ochoa
Band 4
Luis A. Oliver Fraticelli
Band 4