Ledesma, Vargas, LLC is a multi-service law firm with over 13 attorneys with an extensive and skillful background in Financing, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Contracts, Real Estate, Notarial, Commercial Leasing, Bankruptcy, Trusts and Estates, Taxes, Labor and Employment Law, Health and Insurance Law, Consumer and Commercial Collections, Administrative, General Civil and Commercial Litigation, both Federal and Commonwealth Courts. While maintaining our roots as a boutique law firm where every client is the most important, our attorneys are dedicated members of the legal profession with the highest regards to ethical standards and professional excellence.
LV Law relies on the professional skills, integrity and vision of its attorneys to provide our clients creative legal solutions and straight talk.
LV Law consists of a diverse group of attorneys that have come together to provide sound legal advice through maximizing business opportunities and corporate structuring. Quality, Results, Integrity, and Experience best defines our profile as a firm. Ledesma & Vargas, LLC is located at the 221 Plaza Building in the center of the Business and Financial District in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.
““Our Mission is to protect our client’s interest and promote their long-term business success and reputation through high quality and personalized cost-effective legal services.””
- FirstBan Corp.
- FirstBank Puerto Rico
- Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
- MCS Puerto Rico
- Centros Comerciales de Puerto Rico
- Doctor’s Hospital
- Five Development Corp.
- Edelcar, Inc.
- Rigid-Pak Corporation
- Cámara de Comercio Española
- Laser Products, Inc.
- Luquillo Beach View
- Putnam Bridge
- Triton Equity Partners, LLC
- MMM Holdings, Inc.
- NuVasive, Inc.
- Sargeant Marine
- Tower Acquisition
- Castro Business Enterprises, Inc./NGX Military Stores
- Tetrad Energy
- M. Solar, LLC
- M. Solar Generating, LLC
- Culebra Island Realty
- Data Supplies Corp.
- Alternate Concepts, Inc.
- Pazo's Fuel Services, Inc.
- NEVESEM, Inc.
- RM Holdings
- Ecosystems, Inc.
- Oriana Energy, LLC
- Energinter PR
- Desarrollos del Norte, Inc.
- Pazo’s Fuel
- Caribe Bio Fuel
- Almacenes Pitusa
- National Lumber
Neslyn M. Talavera-Monroig
- University of Puerto Rico (B.B.A., mayor in Monetary Policy, 2006)
- Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (J.D. 2009)
- Commercial Financing
- Secured Transactions
- Real Estate
- Estate Planning
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Corporate Law
Mrs. Talavera-Monroig worked as an associate attorney at Jeannette Arias Law Office, P.S.C.
Maité Ortiz Martínez
- University of Puerto Rico- School of Law (J.D., 2010)
- University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez Campus, Accounting (B.S.B.A., Cum Laude, 2000
- Corporate Law
Mrs. Ortiz worked as a Tax Manager at RSM ROC & Company. She also worked as a Tax Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury and as Director of the Fiscal Audit Bureau for the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury.
Zaida Garay González
- University of Puerto Rico – Bachelor in Business Administration, 1980
- Government Advocacy
Mrs. Garay had thirty-two years of service experience with the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury in different divisions such as Executive at the Income Tax Department, Deputy Secretary for the Internal Revenue Area and Director at the Taxpayer’s Service Bureau; where she gained valuable experience.
Ángel Álvarez Pérez
- University of Puerto Rico Law School (Juris Doctor Degree – Magna Cum Laude, 1973)
- University of Puerto Rico (B.B.S., Finance and Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, 1970)
- Corporate Finance
- Real Estate
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Wills and Estate
Mr. Álvarez Pérez was a Partner at Látimer, Biaggi, Rachid & Godreau (2010 - 2014). Also was Chairman of the Board & CEO of FirstBank/First BanCorp (1990-2005); Partner – Vázquez, Vizcarrondo, Álvarez, Angelet & González (1986-1990); Partner – Dubón, González & Berríos (1979-1990); Partner – Nido, Berríos, Menéndez & Gierbolini (1974-1979).
Laura Rivera Sorrentini
- University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus (B.S. Humanities, History and Theory of Art Science and Arts, Cum Laude, 2006)
- Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (Juris Doctor 2010)
- Consumer and Residential Mortgage Lending
- Reverse Mortgages Loans
- Trusts and Estates
- Real Estate
Prior to joining LVV, PSC, Ms. Rivera worked as a Senior Associate in GLS Legal Services, LLC and as an Associate in Ramírez & Ramírez. She also has over four years of experience as a public notary.
- Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law - Juris Doctor, 2008
- Penn State University – B.A. in Communications with Minors in Psychology and International Studies, 2005
- General Civil and Commercial Litigation
Prior to joining LVV, PSC, Mrs. Pabón worked as an Associate Attorney at Saldaña & Saldaña-Egozcue, P.S.C. and at Vilella-Janeiro & Catalá, P.S.C.
Adriel J. Del Río Trinidad
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law (Juris Doctor Suma Cum Laude 2015);
University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus (Bachelor in Business Administration, Major in Accounting Magna Cum Laude 2009)
Mergers and Acquisitions
Prior to joining LVV, PSC, Mr. Del Río performed his practice at the Legal Service Office of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico where he gained valuable experience.
LV Law's Corporate Division represents commercial banks, mortgage lenders, leasing companies and a wide array of business clients. In the course of their representation, the members of the Corporate Division have developed an enabling expertise to anticipate and solve issues related to general and specialized corporate transactions, financing, business, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, D.P.O transactions and commercial leasing.
The Tax Division at LV Law is focused in providing our clients with the tools and expertise necessary to prepare for any tax-related issues involved in day-to-day business and individual transactions. Tax advice includes, but is not limited to, matters in income, property, excise, municipal license and payroll taxes, as well as employee benefits, estate, gift tax planning and tax credits.
We also provide services in the formation of new entities in Puerto Rico, the planning involved to maximize tax benefits, and consequences in doing business among the various alternatives provided by law. Our practice also includes tax exemption matters (including industrial and tourism activities) affecting Puerto Rico, United States and foreign entities operating in Puerto Rico, as well as the tax credits applicable to the corresponding incentives Act. We assist our clients in complex corporate transactions, such as, reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as simple transactions.
We have served as advocates and have represented our clients before the various taxing authorities (Treasury Department, Municipal Revenue Collection Center, and various Municipalities) to negotiate closing agreements and private letter rulings. As part of our services, we also assist in monitoring Legislative Bills and Administrative Regulations and drafting position papers and/or testimonies for Committees and Agencies, including drafting of new legislation.
In today's highly regulated and legislated market place, many of our clients are faced with legislative and regulatory interventions. Drawing on the skills of the firm's varied practitioners, former elected officials, retired Judges and former high-ranking Executive Officials; we have helped our clients by:
- Articulating a policy position and inserting their views in the policy debates.
- Monitoring Legislative Bills and Administrative Regulations and drafting position papers and/or testimonies for Committees and Agencies.
- Drafting of new legislation.
- Counseling our clients in many of the traditional and emerging issues in the areas of taxes, health care, eminent domain, banking regulations and financial products.
Through our grasp of the rules of legislative procedure, a sense of how the institutions of government operate and the expertise of our practitioners, we work together with our clients to achieve what is sensible and in a way that promotes each client's long-term business and reputation.
Our trial lawyers are trained to conduct litigation in both languages, Spanish and English for they are admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar Association and/or the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Our Litigation Department handles litigation involving the following specialized areas:
- Contractual Law
- Torts Injunctive Relief
- Creditors in Bankruptcy Matters
- Eminent Domain
- Consumer and Commercial Collections
- Mortgage Foreclosures
- HUD Rules and Regulations
- Labor and Employment Claims
Litigators at LVV are also active representing claims before the administrative agencies of the Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.