Attorney – María Cecilia Santos

María Cecilia Santos is a corporate attorney and Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Her practice is mainly focused on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and tax incentives. She enjoys learning about her clients’ businesses and operations and navigates clients through business transactions, the requirements of doing business in Puerto Rico and other legal matters related to such businesses. She has represented buyers, sellers and other parties in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions in industries ranging from healthcare, tourism and hospitality, software development, housing for the elderly, small personal loans and other financial services, cannabis and others. In addition, she has assisted clients in the process of obtaining licenses for regulated businesses and with applications for tax incentives. She has also advised government and private parties with respect to procurement and contracting laws and requirements of the Government of Puerto Rico and the Government of the United States of America.

María Cecilia joined Marichal Hernández Santiago & Juarbe LLC in 2021. She brings experience from other firms in San Juan Puerto Rico where she worked as an associate attorney and as a law clerk, a position in which she held through law school. Before entering law school, María Cecilia worked as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry.

María Cecilia Santos
Associate Attorney
Practice Focus
Corporate Law, New & Start-Up Businesses, Mergers & Acquisitions
Bar Admissions
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Education
J.D., University of Puerto Rico, School of Law
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (Cum Laude)
Languages
English
Spanish