Donald E. Hull

Member

As a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate group, Mr. Hull’s practice covers a broad range of matters in the area of corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis in real estate development and bank financing. In connection with his real estate practice, Mr. Hull’s focus is on retail, hotel and office development. His clients include developers, purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants, including several leading national retailers that have established operations in Puerto Rico. In connection with his financing practice, he has acted as lead counsel in some of the largest and most complex syndicated bank financings in Puerto Rico. He has represented both lenders and borrowers in loan transactions involving leveraged buyouts, project finance, real estate acquisitions, construction finance, and workouts and restructurings. Donald also works extensively with many of the leading international law firms as special local counsel on transactions originated outside of Puerto Rico.


Place of birth:


San Juan, PR

Education:


  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC
    1979 J.D.
  • Brown University, Providence, RI
    1975 B.A.

Bar Admissions:


  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1979
  • District of Columbia, 1986

Practice Areas:

Publications:


  • “In Brief: Legislative and Financial Developments - Puerto Rico,”  Latin Law,  September 1996.

Past Employment Experience:


  • McConnell Valdés, San Juan, PR
    Chairman, Corporate Department
    1998
  • McConnell Valdés, San Juan, PR
    Chairman, Financial Institutions Practice Group
    1993 - 1998
  • McConnell Valdés, San Juan, PR
    Partner
    1984 - 1998
  • McConnell Valdés, San Juan, PR
    1979 - 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships:


  • Puerto Rico Bar Association 
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow

Engagements:


  • Represented the developer in the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of various shopping centers in Puerto Rico.
  • Represented various well-known national retailers in the acquisition and ground leasing of new store sites in Puerto Rico.
  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition and financing of six shopping centers in Puerto Rico.
  • Represented the developer in several build-to-suit projects for a leading national retailer.
  • Represented the bank syndicate in the $95,000,000 financing for the acquisition of a major local retailer with more than sixty stores on the Island.
  • Represented the lender in the $115,000,000 interim construction loan and permanent financing for the construction of a marina and related upland office/retail facilities.
  • Represented the lender in the $135,000,000 loan to finance the acquisition of two major resorts in Puerto Rico.
  • Represented the bank syndicate in the $270,000,000 refinancing of three portfolios of office buildings in Puerto Rico.
  • Represented the bank syndicate in the restructuring of a $199,000,000 interim construction loan for the construction of a mixed use residential/retail project in Puerto Rico.

Contact Information:

Email:
dhull@pmalaw.com

Phone:
(787) 274-4923

Fax:
(787) 274-1470

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