Areas of Practice
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Gain new insights into how a mergers and acquisition (M&A) can help with your Company goals. We provide buy-side and sell-side advisory services and are committed to structuring and executing M&A transactions to achieve your Company's objectives. Our experience in the private middle market and knowledge of the sale process enable us to deliver expert advice to clients. We help clients structure, negotiate, and execute mergers, acquisitions (asset and stock purchases), divestitures, exchanges, and joint ventures.
We can help with every part of the process, from the letter of intent, to the definitive agreement and the final integration of your process. At the earliest stages, we assist our clients in exploring strategic directions for their businesses, including advantages, disadvantages and limitations of potential M&As. We also assist our clients in identifying potential acquisition targets or potential acquirers and, if appropriate, introduce them to investors to assist in structuring a buy or sell process. Throughout the process we advise our clients' Boards of Directors as to their governance and to ensure that they are fulfilling their fiduciary duties in connection with any transaction.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTION (LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN)
Our specialized international business practice has deep understanding of varying business practices, norms and cultures across Latin America and the Caribbean borders and aims to facilitate businesses moving seamlessly across borders. P.A. Barceló, LLC is uniquely qualified to assist our clients in both inbound and outbound cross-border transactional matters with Latin American and Caribbean investors and entities. We combine our fluency in English and Spanish and various cultures, as well as our training in both Civil and Common law systems and our experience throughout the region, and the talent of our corporate, tax, transactional, to deliver critical, legal, and strategic advice and counsel. Furthermore, we have established close relationships with efficient and highly competitive counsels throughout Latin America to assist firm clients locally. That, along with our understanding of Latin America's cultural differences and business practices, enables us to effectively assist clients in doing business in the Americas and the Caribbean successfully. We regularly advise clients on applicable US and foreign laws and regulations and treaties, the development of efficient and business-inductive transactions structures, due diligence matters, contract drafting and negotiations, preparation and submission of applications to obtain necessary licenses and permits, and considerations for intellectual property protections.
CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL
In P.A. Barceló, LLC we are adept at working closely with business owners, partners, entrepreneurs and executives on virtually any corporate law need ranging from choice of entity issues, corporate tax and incorporating a business to drafting complex commercial contracts and counseling clients on business succession and exit strategies. We seek to be, not just lawyers, but business advisors as we work closely with our corporate clients to provide practical, customized solutions that will support their business objectives.
With our experience in a wide variety of industries, we are uniquely positioned to advise clients on the latest market terms and trends in their commercial transactions. In addition, we counsel our clients in connection with commercial transactions, preparation of contracts and general corporate governance policies, as well as protection of intellectual property, technology and the transfer or licensing of such property. Similarly, we are seasoned in nuances of financing business and corporate transactions, working with traditional and alternative financial institutions or private equity investors.
DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE
We represent both borrowers and lenders in a wide variety of transactions. Our attorneys maintain a strong practice in entrepreneurial law, business planning, business transactions and commercial real estate. Because we understand business capital from the perspective of both borrowers and lenders, we are better able to anticipate pitfalls and streamline the process.
We enable our lending clients to protect their own interests while providing appropriate and timely financing to their business clients. Moreover, we help clients analyze equity financing versus lending against commercial property, equipment or other hard assets. Once the appropriate type of credit facility is determined, we can advise on asset valuations, projections of accounts receivable, appropriate loan-to-value ratios, specific loan covenants and other factors. Our attorneys negotiate and structure loan agreements in terms of risk management and security interests, as well as regulatory compliance considerations.
RENEWABLE ENERGY & CONSTRUCTION LAW
Puerto Rico and US demand for investment in and development of renewable energy resources continues to increase dramatically. In P.A. Barceló, LLC we provide a comprehensive array of legal services to clients engaged in all aspects of the renewable, alternative or "green" energy fields. Our lawyers get deals done by helping clients navigate the complexities of renewable energy projects and maximize available tax, financial and environmental credits and incentives.
Our clients operate in solar, wind and complementary sectors such as energy storage, smart grid and transmission as we serve project developers, sponsors, lenders, tax equity investors, power purchasers and seller. Furthermore, we advise clients on all their construction-related legal needs, from the drafting of tender and project documentation to the negotiation of commercially appropriate, special conditions for all major forms of construction contracts, as well as bespoke contracts and ancillary documents.
EMERGING COMPANIES & OUTSOURCED IN-HOUSE COUNSELING SERVICES
We are experienced in assisting start-up and emerging companies through every stage of the development process. We begin working with clients at formation, advising founders on company structure, taxation, employment, technology protection, obtaining financing and corporate maintenance. Additionally, we assist our clients grow by negotiating successful deals and writing agreements that are essential to their business. We work hand in hand with the founders to help position their companies for success in capital formation efforts, as well assess investment options, counsel on human resources issues, help to establish solid corporate governance, and assist emerging company clients in establishing the processes necessary to encourage ongoing innovation and growth and attract the investment necessary to leverage their distinctive qualities.
Furthermore, P.A. Barceló, LLC provides outsourced "In-House" counsel services to our corporate clients that do not have a full time in-house counsel or we supplement and support the general counsel and corporate legal departments. Our outsourced general or corporate counsel offering is a flat monthly fee service that allows a company to staff an in-house general or corporate counsel function that satisfies the business’ day-to-day needs for legal support at a predictable cost. The service provides comprehensive legal support to the company’s owners, board of directors, executive management, sales, human resources, finance, administrative and operations personnel.