Mr. Santiago is one of CCS’ founding members, and a member of its Corporate Department. He is primarily engaged in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, secured corporate and commercial finance transactions, debt restructuring and workouts, and general corporate counseling. His finance practice involves the representation of borrowers, financial institutions, and private lenders in a wide range of financing transactions, including acquisition, asset based and real estate financings, restructurings, workouts, and purchases and sales of distressed credits. Mr. Santiago is also experienced in general corporate matters, including the organization of corporations, limited liability companies, and joint ventures, negotiation of commercial contracts, and corporate governance. He has also participated in transactions for the issuance of public and private debt and other securities, and represented both issuers and investors in venture capital formation transactions. Prior to the firm’s founding, he was an associate and later a partner in a large corporate law firm in San Juan.
As one of the leading full service law firms in Puerto Rico, CANCIO, COVAS & SANTIAGO, LLP (CCS), serves and is ready to fulfill the particular legal service needs of a wide ranging group of clients, including: banks and other financial institutions, hospitals, telecommunication providers, commercial and retail property management companies, including shopping centers, real estate developers, insurance companies and other corporate and retail businesses, non-profit institutions, as well as governmental entities and high net worth individuals. Founding partners, Juan Ramón Cancio, Jorge Covas and Carlos Santiago, constitute one of the leading local corporate and financial practice groups, representing companies and other business entities in all stages of their development and growth, as well as commercial banks, investment banks, venture funds, and other financial institutions that finance them As a modern law firm in a competitive market, CCS understands the importance of applying cost-efficient and results-oriented approaches when dealing with the complexities of Puerto Rico’s legal system and the current economy. Our highly experienced group of senior attorneys is able to apply proven skills and knowledge to provide targeted legal solutions. We offer our clientele comprehensive legal counseling in a wide variety of specialized practice areas within our main departments: Corporate, Litigation and Labor and Employment.