Mr. Harry O. Cook is known for his practical problem solving approach to complex real estate and financing matters. Throughout his career he has worked on a number of transactions requiring novel solutions, many of which have become industry standards.
Over the years he has been involved in all aspects of real estate including: resort development, structuring of acquisitions, the permitting process at the federal and local level, structuring real estate joint ventures, planning timeshare, condominium, single-family and lot development programs, creation of protective covenants for resort communities, financing for acquisitions and construction, including AFICA bond offerings, and preparation and negotiation of construction contracts.
He has worked on conceptualizing and drafting a number of laws and regulations dealing with incentives for the development of the Tourism industry such as the The Tourism Industry Support Act of 2016, the Puerto Rico Development Act of 1993, the Timeshare and Vacation Club Act of 1988 and the Tourism Development Act of 2010. He also had a major role on the conceptualization and drafting of the Puerto Rico Film Incentive Act.
Mr. Cook is ranked as one of Puerto Rico’s Leading Attorneys in the Real Estate field by the renowned international publication Chambers & Partners in both its Global and its Latin America Guides. He is also ranked as a leading attorney by the IFLR1000, an international guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms.
He is the Chairman of the Raiders Baseball Academy, a non-profit organization that develops junior players to play collegiate baseball in the USA.
- Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- District of Columbia
- B.A., International Relations and Spanish, Dickinson College, 1978
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1981
- Puerto Rico Bar Association
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