Eduardo Arias joined PMA in 1993 and has been a partner since 1998. He is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Group. His practice emphasizes on corporate finance, securities regulation and mergers and acquisitions. In the corporate finance and securities regulation area, Mr. Arias provides advice regularly to banks, investment banks and other corporate clients regarding United States and local securities law matters, corporate governance and counseling. He has participated in multiple securities offerings, including debt and equity issuances, both public and privately placed, and in various offerings of structured products. In the mergers and acquisitions area, Eduardo has participated in several large transactions, including private equity investments. In addition, Eduardo has been active in the public finance area, where he has represented some of the largest local issuers and underwriters in the public issuance of several billion dollars of securities.


  • Participated extensively in Doral Financial Corporation’s restatement process during 2005 and 2006 and its successful recapitalization led by a group of private equity investors in 2007. He is also currently advising R&G Financial Corporation in connection with its restatement process and related matters.
  • Represented a number of major underwriting firms in local corporate and public financial transactions.
  • Involved in several large hotel acquisition transactions and has experience in casino licensing issues.