Since joining the Firm in October 2002, Mr. Rodríguez has been a member of the Firm’s Corporate Group. Mr. Rodriguez’s practice focuses on public-private partnerships, corporate and public finance and regulatory compliance for clients engaged in the financial services and insurance industry. Mr. Rodriguez has participated in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of a wide array of complex transactions, including public offerings and private placements of government and corporate debt securities, asset sales and purchases, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, commercial loans and privatizations.
Mr. Rodriguez has been an advisor to government and private entities in connection with ground-breaking transactions, such as the concession of the PR-22 and PR-5 toll roads, the lease of the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to a private operator under the FAA’s Airport Privatization Pilot Program, the initial public offering of Triple-S Management Corporation, an insurance holding company that includes Puerto Rico’s largest provider of managed care, the acquisition of La Cruz Azul de Puerto Rico by Triple-S Salud, Inc. and the deregistration and delisting of the common stock of Santander BanCorp. Mr. Rodriguez also acted as disclosure counsel to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the largest non-investment grade bond issue in the United States municipal market. He has been a frequent advisor to government and private entities in connection with the drafting and enactment of legislation designed to create new financial products, such as the use of structured finance product to refinance debt of the central government, the creation of a new public corporation designed to issue revenue bonds backed by sales tax proceeds, and the creation of the legal framework for the establishment of public-private partnerships in Puerto Rico. He has been a speaker at business conferences on topics relating to the Puerto Rico public-private partnership and infrastructure market and has also contributed to various publications regarding public-private partnerships in Puerto Rico.