Jaime Mercado-Almodóvar

Jaime Mercado-Almodóvar is a Capital Member of Ferraiuoli and a member of our Corporate Practice.  Jaime has a very broad and diverse corporate practice with extensive experience with both the private and public sectors.

Jaime counsels and advises clients in commercial and corporate matters including:

  • corporate governance prevention and/or mitigation of conflicts of interests
  • corporate governance documents
  • shareholders’ meetings and shareholders’ proposals
  • securities regulatory matters (including registration statements, proxy statement disclosures, private placements, and securities filings with regulators)
  • financial institution regulatory matters (including the regulation of banks, finance companies, lease companies, investment advisors, international banking entities/international financial entities, and financial intermediaries)
  • major acquisitions and/or mergers (including transactions related to or between regulated entities and international/multinational transactions)
  • pre-merger notification and antitrust issues (Hart-Scott-Rodino)
  • public finance transactions relating to the structuring and issuance of bonds of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its agencies and instrumentalities
  • public-private partnerships transactions
  • drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements, outsourcing agreements and electronic contracts
  • electronic transactions, e-commerce and electronic transfer of funds
  • consumer protection laws, regulation of advertisements, sweepstakes, telemarketing, labeling, spamming, warranties, protection of privacy, and products recalls

As a part of his Intellectual Property Law practice, Jaime also advises clients on matters related to registration of trademarks, responses to office actions, and filings before the Copyright Office.  He also assists clients in connection with the drafting and negotiation of licensing and sponsorship agreements, trademark and copyright infringement claims, and domain name disputes.

Jaime represents our clients in sophisticated contractual matters (including drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements) and has also counseled clients through the process of procuring and negotiating government contracts. He has appeared before administrative tribunals at local and federal government agencies including the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of State, the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, the Department of Health, and the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Get to know Jaime

What is your primary focus?

My clients. My goal is to provide useful and timely advice to my clients, but always taking into consideration their relevant business needs and objectives in addition to the applicable legal requirements.

What do you find most rewarding?

A job well done. I find that the most rewarding aspect of my profession is the ability to work with my clients and help them achieve their business goals in compliance with the applicable legal requirements.

Looking forward, what you see?

It is foreseeable that the practice of law will keep evolving along with the new challenges raised by the ever changing regulatory landscape, economic and financial fluctuations, and the development of new technologies. In this fast paced and continuously changing era, we must be part of our clients’ teams in the process of finding real time solutions to the issues affecting their business.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Represented a local financial institution in the acquisition of residential mortgage servicing rights.
  • Represented successful bidder in the public-private partnership transaction relating to the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.
  • Acted as underwriter’s counsel in public finance transactions of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation, and the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico.
  • Represented a local insurance holding company in the initial public offering of a class of its common shares.

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Speaking Engagements

  • “Corporate Structures,” Puerto Rico Investment Summit, LATAM Economic Development, Puerto Rico, May 18, 2015
  • “Intellectual Property on the Internet,“ Ninth Educational Congress of the Ana G. Mendez University System,  Puerto Rico, November 19, 2011
  • Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Seminar- Derivatives, Executive Compensation, Puerto Rico, September 21, 2010
  • “Outsourcing and Ethical Issues,” 132nd INTA Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, May 25, 2010.

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Get to know Jaime

What is your primary focus?

My clients. My goal is to provide useful and timely advice to my clients, but always taking into consideration their relevant business needs and objectives in addition to the applicable legal requirements.

What do you find most rewarding?

A job well done. I find that the most rewarding aspect of my profession is the ability to work with my clients and help them achieve their business goals in compliance with the applicable legal requirements.

Looking forward, what you see?

It is foreseeable that the practice of law will keep evolving along with the new challenges raised by the ever changing regulatory landscape, economic and financial fluctuations, and the development of new technologies. In this fast paced and continuously changing era, we must be part of our clients’ teams in the process of finding real time solutions to the issues affecting their business.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Represented a local financial institution in the acquisition of residential mortgage servicing rights.
  • Represented successful bidder in the public-private partnership transaction relating to the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.
  • Acted as underwriter’s counsel in public finance transactions of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation, and the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico.
  • Represented a local insurance holding company in the initial public offering of a class of its common shares.

view all

Speaking Engagements

  • “Corporate Structures,” Puerto Rico Investment Summit, LATAM Economic Development, Puerto Rico, May 18, 2015
  • “Intellectual Property on the Internet,“ Ninth Educational Congress of the Ana G. Mendez University System,  Puerto Rico, November 19, 2011
  • Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Seminar- Derivatives, Executive Compensation, Puerto Rico, September 21, 2010
  • “Outsourcing and Ethical Issues,” 132nd INTA Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, May 25, 2010.

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