MZLS LLC is a boutique law firm located in San Juan Puerto Rico, that brings many years of distinguished experience from different backgrounds. Our sophisticated team of attorneys come from different backgrounds including the executive and legislative branches of government, public and private corporations as well as major local law firms. We combine substantive experience and detailed knowledge of Puerto Rico’s tax laws, insurance laws, labor laws, corporate laws, governmental structures and business climate. As well as being a general practice, the firm has wide experience in the design, procurement, negotiation of Public Private Partnership Agreements and other privatization contracts.
We focus on clients from abroad doing business in Puerto Rico, which is a challenging but rewarding US jurisdiction. As our client, you can expect a personal, one-on-one relationship, with a down-to-earth, practical, and integrated approach. Because your success matters to us. Whether through litigation, procurement, contract negotiation or strategic alliance/team building we serve as general outside counsel to cover the core business-related practice areas and public private partnerships.Show more +
Francisco González de la Matta graduated Cum Laude from the Political Science Program of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus, from which he was recognized as the Most Distinguished Political Science Student.
He obtained his Juris Doctor from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Faculty of Law with honors, and graduated with advanced studies in Corporate and International law. Mr. González de la Matta was very active during his Bachelor’s studies’, forming part of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity; the Phi Delta Gamma Fraternity; the Diplomatic School of Foreign Affairs from the Department of State of Puerto Rico and receiving the Medal of the Senate in two separate occasions.
He was also the Founding member of a local branch of an international non-profit organization that focused on the research, development, and implementation of local and foreign public policy. Additionally, Mr. González de la Matta participated in the Interamerican University Faculty of Law’s Clinical Mentoring Program in the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals and in the Legal Aid Clinic, as well as corporate and general civil practice with a boutique law firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
He was also a member of the Interamerican University’s Trial Team, in which he participated in various competitions, including the official competition of the American Bar Association held in Chicago, IL. Upon graduation, he served as a law clerk, and later as a corporate associate, for a top law firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Furthermore, Mr. González de la Matta now serves as Corporate Counsel to clients at MZLS LLC, where he deals with a wide array of corporate transactions.
His practice mostly involves corporate and business law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, structuring and compliance, local and federal regulations and licensing, commercial contracts and lending, startups and private equity investing and tax grants and incentives.
Furthermore, he has also worked with private and public housing projects, and with matters involving the oversight and management of federal funds in Puerto Rico. Some other areas of practice in which he is also experienced are administrative law, litigation, transactional negotiation, and private international law. He is also licensed to practice as a notary and is in good standing in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Show more +
Corporate Law in Puerto Rico
604 Hoare Street San Juan 00907