PMA has a broad and diversified corporate and commercial law practice. Our attorneys regularly advise clients on corporate and commercial law matters and help them structure a variety of transactions in the context of Puerto Rico’s unique legal environment. These transactions include mergers, acquisitions, management buy-outs and related transactions. Our attorneys have extensive experience in preparing legal documentation for complex commercial transactions that comply in form and substance with the requirements of the Puerto Rico Civil Code. PMA also advises clients on corporate governance matters, including compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as well as director responsibilities under Puerto Rico corporate law. Our attorneys have broad experience in advising corporations and boards of directors in connection with complex transactions and extraordinary corporate events.

PMA likewise assists clients in dealing with a wide-range of investigations, accreditation and enforcement proceedings by government and regulatory entities. These include investigations by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of Puerto Rico (OCFI), among others, as well as grand jury investigations, antitrust investigations by the Puerto Rico Department of Justice and accreditation proceedings before the Joint Commission. The Firm also counsels companies in conducting internal investigations and in developing and maintaining compliance programs. PMA attorneys specializing in areas such as antitrust, banking, securities, and tax often work together on these projects so that our clients benefit from the talents and resources of the entire Firm in dealing with said special investigations.

Practice Area Attorneys

Sara L. Vélez-Santiago
Sara L. Vélez-SantiagoeDiscovery and Investigations Practice Director