Business disputes: The members of our Litigation and Trial Practice Department are recognized among their peers and the judicial community as proactive and skillful advocates. Our lawyers have handled and currently manage hundreds of commercial litigation matters, including all manner of contract disputes. In addition, our litigators have developed positive working relationships with several well-known large law firms across the United States, and we pride ourselves on our up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of Puerto Rican and stateside commercial law and litigation practice. Our litigators include two former Presidents of the Puerto Rico chapter of the Federal Bar Association, a former chair of the litigation department of one of Puerto Rico’s largest law firms, and a former member of one of New York’s premier litigation practice groups.
Labor and employment law: Our firm’s Labor and Employment Department is experienced in all areas of labor and employment law, including legal counseling in cases of wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, workplace retaliation, wage and hour claims, employee benefits, business-related immigration, and Employment Practices Liability. AMG’s labor and employment practice includes representation of employers in cases before federal and Puerto Rico courts, as well as administrative agencies. Our attorneys also represent employers in the public and private sectors with claims and proceedings involving union campaigns, negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, and labor arbitrations. AMG labor and employment law attorneys also have extensive experience in reorganization of businesses, reductions-in-force, plant closings and mergers and acquisitions. AMG’s labor and employment law attorneys are the current Puerto Rico contributors to the Executive Remuneration Review and Chambers Global Practice Guide (Employment).
Tax issues: Our firm has prominent tax attorneys, including a former Assistant Secretary of the Puerto Rico Treasury Department. Members of our firm’s Tax Department are frequent lecturers and speakers about tax and estate matters. Our tax attorneys regularly negotiate with the Puerto Rico Treasury Department and have a successful track record of tax litigation.
Commencing business operations in Puerto Rico: We regularly assist out-of-state businesses in structuring and implementing their Puerto Rico operations, as well as helping start-ups with the formation of a corporate business entity and all related permits and issues, as well as the associated labor and employment matters. We are also well-versed in Puerto Rico’s Economic Incentives Law and regularly negotiate tax grants with the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company.
Banking, Real Estate, Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions: AMG has extensive experience in negotiating commercial loans, representing both lenders and borrowers, and in all aspects of real estate law (mortgages, purchases and sales, leases, title issues, etc.). Our firm also has extensive experience in public and private finance, including representing issuers and underwriters in issuances of municipal bonds, corporate bonds, preferred stock, private equity, structured notes and securitizations, and in the organization of unregistered investment companies and Puerto Rico investment companies. AMG has also been involved in scores of mergers and acquisitions, including as lead counsel for noteworthy local transactions, and as Puerto Rico counsel for some of significant international transactions.
Aviation: Members of our firm regularly assist and represent major airlines serving Puerto Rico in legal and regulatory issues covering various segments of the aviation industry. AMG has considerable experience in representing airlines in the areas of (i) commercial litigation; (ii) passenger litigation; (iii) labor and employment matters, including collective bargaining; (iv) premises liability litigation; (v) corporate and tax; (vi) licensing and permits, (vii) contracts and leases, and (viii) government relations. For more specific information regarding our extensive and varied practice areas or to discuss the needs of your business, please contact our offices.
For more specific information regarding our extensive and varied practice areas or to discuss the needs of your business, please contact our offices.