Special Of-Counsel | Corporate & Real Estate Department
Mrs. Ana T. Ruiz-Comas is transactional attorney who is a Special Of-Counsel with the Firm’s Corporate & Real Estate Department. Her practice has focused on the areas of Corporate, Banking, Securities, Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Public and Private Equity Finance, and Corporate Finance Law.
During her career, Mrs. Ruiz-Comas has represented local and national financial institutions in the negotiation, drafting and execution of financing agreements. She has also represented both sellers and purchaser in acquisition transactions, both assets acquisitions and stock purchase. Mrs. Ruiz-Comas has also experience in corporate matters, corporate governance, commercial contracts and the formation of corporations.
Mrs. Ruiz-Comas started her legal career as in-house-attorney for Citibank, N.A. in Puerto Rico. During those years, she was exposed to the local and federal laws and regulations of a national banking association doing business in Puerto Rico. Mrs. Ruiz Comas also served as Compliance Officer of Citibank N.A.’s operations in Puerto Rico in charge of the development, implementation, and operation of the compliance plan of the bank in order to detect, prevent, and remedy violations of the applicable banking laws and regulations.
After obtaining completing her Master Degree in Securities Regulations, and returning to Puerto Rico, she started to develop her general corporate practice participating in different commercial and corporate transactions, including corporate finance, private equity and public financing, banking laws.
Prior to joining the Firm in 1993, Mrs. Ruiz-Comas was an Associate with the San Juan law firm Trías, Acevedo & Otero, at which she was exposed to and participated in corporate finance, private equity and public financing and general securities law compliance.
- Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., LL.M., 1988
- Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law, San Juan, PR, J.D., 1982
- University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, B.B.A., 1977
- Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- Puerto Rico Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- The Association of Notaries of Puerto Rico
- Fundación de Zarzuelas y Operetas
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