Francisco is a top-notch counsel for creative businesses of all sizes. For him there is no job too big, no task too small. He concentrates primarily in corporation law matters and transactional work as well as in the whole spectrum of commercial practice. Francisco strives to get the deal done for the client and is an experienced negotiator. Francisco handles most of the mergers and acquisitions for the firm in all different industry sectors - from real estate projects, hotels, hospitals, warehouses and commercial properties, to ongoing business in wholesale and retail sectors and manufacturing as well as in the financial and service sector. Francisco also is knowledgeable in government and municipal bond issues and project financing. He is also involved in investment tax credits and their monetization, in tourism, manufacturing, conservation and other areas. Francisco also advises clients in franchise and distribution law contracts.
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Francisco is an avid outdoor sportsman. He has completed several Ironmans and marathons. He participates in annual cycling events and races in Puerto Rico, the US and Europe. Francisco was the first person from Puerto Rico to complete the oldest bicycle race in the world, the Paris-Brest-Paris, 1,200 km race in 87 hours. He has also completed the "Camino de Santiago" on bicycle and has run the Boston, New York, Chicago, and Berlin Marathons. He does a yearly pilgrimage to "Pico Duarte" - the highest mountain in the Caribbean (D.R.) at 10,162 feet. Francisco enjoys golfing, skin diving and fishing. On his off days, Francisco hikes to the top of "El Yunque" rainforest to "watch the wind."
Corporate, Partnerships & LLC's; Mergers & Acquisitions; Capital Markets, Government & Municipal Finance; Real Estate & Land Use; Finance & Financial Institutions; Contracts; Commercial Law; Antitrust & Trade Regulation; Tax Credits; Civil Code.
Puerto Rico, 1987 & Notary Public, 1988; United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1987.