Mr. Ricardo J. García-Negrón is a securities and corporate attorney who focuses on providing practical advice and creative solutions to clients in a wide variety of industries, including domestic and foreign banking and financial services, investment management, hospitality, real estate, education, telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, aviation and energy. He also counsels clients on estate and trust planning and is very active in the entrepreneur ecosystem in Puerto Rico.
He provides advise on a broad range of matters, including corporate reorganizations, mergers & acquisitions, capital-raising transactions and securities regulatory compliance, secured transactions, project finance and infrastructure/private-public partnerships. He works extensively with U.S. and international law firms as special local counsel in Puerto Rico for lending transactions, project financings and other complex financial transactions.
His securities transactional experience includes public and private financing offerings, including securities offerings and private placements for emerging and mid-market companies, and venture capital and private equity funds. He advises investment funds and emerging companies in connection with their formation, fundraising, governance and investment activities, including doing business in Puerto Rico.
Mr. García-Negrón also has a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactional experience in the energy sector, representing private equity sponsors, lenders, investors, developers and lessees in the development, acquisition and divestiture of commercial and industrial wind, solar, CHP projects, as well as residential renewable energy portfolios.
He is an active member of the Firm’s Pro Bono Program, providing assistance to emerging companies and non-profit organizations.
He has been guest speaker at several events, including a seminar on the Puerto Rico Commercial Transactions Act (PR-UCC), Chapter 9: Secured Transactions, and a networking event for Venture Investing in Puerto Rico discussing the Puerto Rico Private Equity Funds Act.
He joined McConnell Valdés as a Summer Associate in 2007. While in law school, he was a student practitioner in the Community Development Legal Aid Clinic, and a member of the Pro Bono Practice. He obtained the highest score at the Puerto Rico Bar Exam.
Before joining the Firm, he worked at BearingPoint, Inc. as Senior Management Analyst where he developed solutions to prepare banks and financial services companies to meet Basel II Capital Accord and federal banking regulations on capital requirements and risk control, as well as streamline operations and incorporate technology into their business.
He was a NCAA Division I Athlete and Team Captain (2003-04) of the Ohio State University Men’s Volleyball Team (2001-04).
- Commonwealth Puerto Rico
- U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico
- B.S., Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, 2004
- J.D., University of Puerto Rico Law School, 2009
- Puerto Rico Bar Association
- American Bar Association
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