Attorney – Arturo R. García Pagán

Arturo brings a wealth of private and public sector experience to our practice and focuses on general corporate and contract law, mergers and acquisitions, tourism tax incentives and hospitality matters, as well as secured and unsecured financing transactions.

Arturo joined the firm in 2019 as part of its merger with Maymi Rivera, LLC, a boutique law firm which specialized in corporate and litigation matters, with a special emphasis on tourism tax credits and exemptions, where he was a member of the corporate and government affairs practice for several years (2013, 2017-2019).

From 2014 to 2016, Arturo served as Executive Aide to the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (ASES, for its acronym in Spanish), where he led the innovative “High-Utilizers” Program, the first state program endorsed by the federal government in the Nation, which resulted in savings totaling more than $120 million in health care budget while improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable populations of Puerto Rico. During his tenure, he advised the Executive Director and the legal department on legislation and regulation administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Puerto Rico Department of Health, and ASES, while also serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors of ASES.

From 2012 to 2013, Arturo worked in the Construction Loans Division of Banco Popular of Puerto Rico as a business analyst, where he supported officers in managing one of its most significant construction loans portfolios at the time, valued in excess of $150 million. As part of his job, he supported the legal division and had the opportunity to present to the Credit Committee for approval of renovation and extension of credit facilities and construction loans.

Arturo served from 2011 to 2012 as special aide to the Commissioner of Municipal Affairs (OCAM, for its acronym in Spanish), where he was part of the legal division, sometimes performing as its interim director, and served as administrator of the collective bargaining agreement of the agency. In addition to advising municipalities regarding the Autonomous Municipalities Act of 1991, he successfully led the negotiations from start to finish between OCAM and the Central Puertorriqueña de Trabajadores (CPT, the workers’ representing OCAM’s employees), and oversaw the execution of the new collective bargaining agreement before accepting a new position in the private sector.

He particularly enjoys performing legal research and negotiating and drafting contracts as well as local laws and regulations.

Arturo R. García Pagán
Associate Counsel
Practice Focus
Corporate, Hospitality and Tourism, Government Affairs, Contracts
Bar Admissions
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: Notary
Memberships & Professional
Affiliations
Puerto Rico Bar Association
Education
J.D., University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, 2010; B.B.A., Finance, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, 2007
Languages
English
Spanish