Edwin R. Cruz

Member

Edwin joined PMA in 2004 as a Partner in the Corporate, Environmental and Land Use Law Practice groups. His practice covers a broad range of matters in the areas of environmental and land use law, with particular emphasis in real estate development, permitting matters and related disputes at the administrative and judicial levels. Mr. Cruz represents developers proposing a wide variety of projects, including residential, commercial, industrial, touristic and mixed-use projects. He also represents clients (including purchasers, sellers, landlords, tenants and financial institutions) in commercial transactions.


Place of birth:


Trenton, NJ

Education:


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, LA
    1997 J.D.
    Cum Laude
    Certificate in Environmental Law
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
    1992 B.S. With Honors, Major: Chemical Engineering

Bar Admissions:


  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 2000
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas:

Past Employment Experience:


  • McConnell Valdés, San Juan, PR
    Partner
    2003- 2004
  • McConell Valdés, San Juan, PR
    2001-2002
  • O’Neill & Borges, San Juan, PR
    1999-2001
  • McConnell Valdés, San Juan, PR
    1997-1999
  • Amoco Production Company, Operations Engineer
    1992 - 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships:


  • Puerto Rico Bar Association

Engagements:


  • Represented one of world’s largest hospitality companies in the acquisition, development and operation of a well-known, mixed-use resort in Puerto Rico.
  • Represented a local developer in environmental and land use matters related to the development and construction of a well-known, mixed-used resort in Puerto Rico.
  • Represented the developer in environmental and land use matters related to the proposed siting of a mixed-use resort formerly proposed for Puerto Rico.
  • Represented various developers in the establishment and operation of private utility companies.
  • Represented national outdoor advertising companies in the establishment of operations in Puerto Rico, as well as in general compliance matters and disputes at the administrative and judicial level.
  • Represented a national telecommunications company in the acquisition of telecommunications towers and facilities in Puerto Rico, as well as in general compliance matters and disputes at the administrative and judicial level.

Contact Information:

Email:
ecruz@pmalaw.com

Phone:
(787) 274-5242

Fax:
(787) 274-1470

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