The Firm has an extensive public finance practice. Our attorneys have decades of experience acting as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel and trustee’s counsel in connection with the issuance of bonds by Puerto Rico governmental entities. The Firm has participated in most of the largest and most complex bond issues involving the Government of Puerto Rico and its instrumentalities. The Firm’s attorneys also are regularly involved in representing underwriters and government entities in the creation of new financial structures to address special public financing needs. For example, the Firm assisted the government in structuring the securitization of the sales and use tax. Moreover, the Firm acted as disclosure counsel to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the municipal market’s largest non-investment grade bond issue.
The Firm’s attorneys also have extensive experience representing private clients in municipal finance transactions with the Commonwealth’s local governments. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the structuring of secured and unsecured loans and in navigating the complex approval process required for these types of loans.
The Firm’s attorneys have experience in assisting governmental and private clients in connection with the financial and economic challenges faced by the Commonwealth and its instrumentalities. The Firm has assisted private clients in understanding their rights and obligations under recent legislation affecting contractual relationships with the government. The Firm has also assisted governmental entities in understanding their obligations under a broad range of financial instruments and the consequences of seeking relief of legislation affecting creditor’s rights.