Puerto Rico

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate
ECIJA

ECIJA

Though ECIJA’s Puerto Rico office wasn’t opened in San Juan until 2019, the firm has over 20 years of experience in the global market.

 

Focusses/specialisms

The firm is active in the practice areas of finance, M&A, project finance, project development and real estate.

On the finance side of the project space, the firm represent private equity firms as financiers and lender. In development, the firm represents developers and project companies on major public infrastructure deals pertaining chiefly to energy and infrastructure.

The firm’s real estate practice attends to a combination of residential and commercial development deals.

 

Key clients

Among the firm’s key clients are Acruva Capital Partners, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, The Michaels Organizations, New Fortress Energy and Progressive AE.

 

Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022)

Banking and finance

“Great knowledge of our business and the regulatory updates we need to serve our clients.”

 

Private equity

“Very knowledgeable and extremely professional.”

McConnell Valdés

McConnell Valdés

The McConnell Valdés team has represented clients from its San Juan Office since 1946. The firm recently extended its reach beyond the Caribbean, opening a Miami location.

 

Focusses/specialisms

The firm is regarded for its activity in finance, M&A, project development and finance, real estate and several other areas.

 

Key clients

Key firm clients include Bank of America, Capital One, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Oriental Bank.

 

Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022)

Banking

“In-depth analysis, quick responses and always makes themselves available.”

 

Insolvency

“They provide superb legal services and provide enough depth to assist clients in complex situations at the local and US Federal level. And although their services are comparable to large, US-based firms, their fees are much more reasonable.”