María del Rosario (Chary) Fernández-Ginorio

María del Rosario (Chary) Fernández-Ginorio is a Senior Member of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate and Notarial Practice, Corporate Practice and a member of our Firm Affairs Committee.

Chary concentrates her practice in real estate matters and transactional matters. She has extensive experience in the acquisition, disposition, development and operation of real property. Her practice involves counseling clients in real estate matters for diverse industries including: tourism developments, shopping centers, industrial sites, planned communities, education facilities, renewable energy and telecommunications sites. She also works with the Mergers and Acquisition practice group managing the real estate aspects of those transactions.

She has developed extensive experience in drafting and negotiating commercial and retail leases, representing both landlords and tenants. Moreover, Chary assists clients managing and understanding the scope of said relationships.

Chary has also participated in real estate transactions involving the public sector including the conveyance of land from the US Navy to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the development efforts engaged in that effort as well as the Trocadero Diverplex development in the Hato Rey district of San Juan.

By the time she joined Ferraiuoli in 2009, Chary had developed an extensive practice in commercial litigation, construction and labor law. Her litigation experience provided her with a strong base for her transactional skills. She had, and still has a no nonsense approach when pushing to close a transaction.

Chary sits on the Make-A-Wish Puerto Rico Board of Directors and actively works with the foundation.

Get to know Chary

Why Ferraiuoli?

The firm is vibrant with energy created by a mix of young and experienced professionals that have a hard-nosed, hard work approach to handling transactions and matters. This has made my learning and work experience much more exciting since the breadth of knowledge of the applicable law is supplemented by a vigorous, no nonsense approach to legal issues. I feel clients perceive this energy and are drawn to it.

Why do your clients come to you?

I have gained experience in handling complex transactions for both corporate and individual clients. My breadth of knowledge has benefitted from my early experience in handling litigation matters which eventually dove-tailed into my real estate/corporate practice. I believe clients appreciate this when I provide advice on legal queries. Moreover, clients have commented positively on my “hands on” approach to their matters tempered by sound legal advice.

What do you find most rewarding?

Fast-paced, legally challenging transactions are my favorites. Even though the time constraints coupled with complex legal issues can create a stressful environment, I am drawn to it and feel comfortable with such work. I believe clients and other members in the firm perceive this and seek me out regularly for such transactions. That being said, I do enjoy other types of work since it provides a continuous source of professional growth.

For instance, the economic challenges in this market brings legal work where clients often have an approach to business transactions that differ from the course of business in a more stable marketplace creating new challenges. Moreover, many out-of-state are establishing new operations in the island and besides being their legal advisors, we are their business partners and advisors in, literally, navigating this new territory. Likewise, many local clients seek to establish a presence in markets outside Puerto Rico and usually want by their side a trusted legal advisor. I have assisted some clients in such endeavors and the experience has been very gratifying.

Publications

  • International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate 2016 (Puerto Rico), with Eduardo Tamargo-Motroni, published by Global Legal Group Ltd., London.
  • International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate Tax 2015 (Puerto Rico), with Eduardo Tamargo-Motroni, published by Global Legal Group Ltd., London.

Get to know Chary

Why Ferraiuoli?

The firm is vibrant with energy created by a mix of young and experienced professionals that have a hard-nosed, hard work approach to handling transactions and matters. This has made my learning and work experience much more exciting since the breadth of knowledge of the applicable law is supplemented by a vigorous, no nonsense approach to legal issues. I feel clients perceive this energy and are drawn to it.

Why do your clients come to you?

I have gained experience in handling complex transactions for both corporate and individual clients. My breadth of knowledge has benefitted from my early experience in handling litigation matters which eventually dove-tailed into my real estate/corporate practice. I believe clients appreciate this when I provide advice on legal queries. Moreover, clients have commented positively on my “hands on” approach to their matters tempered by sound legal advice.

What do you find most rewarding?

Fast-paced, legally challenging transactions are my favorites. Even though the time constraints coupled with complex legal issues can create a stressful environment, I am drawn to it and feel comfortable with such work. I believe clients and other members in the firm perceive this and seek me out regularly for such transactions. That being said, I do enjoy other types of work since it provides a continuous source of professional growth.

For instance, the economic challenges in this market brings legal work where clients often have an approach to business transactions that differ from the course of business in a more stable marketplace creating new challenges. Moreover, many out-of-state are establishing new operations in the island and besides being their legal advisors, we are their business partners and advisors in, literally, navigating this new territory. Likewise, many local clients seek to establish a presence in markets outside Puerto Rico and usually want by their side a trusted legal advisor. I have assisted some clients in such endeavors and the experience has been very gratifying.

Publications

  • International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate 2016 (Puerto Rico), with Eduardo Tamargo-Motroni, published by Global Legal Group Ltd., London.
  • International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate Tax 2015 (Puerto Rico), with Eduardo Tamargo-Motroni, published by Global Legal Group Ltd., London.