Non-Equity Partner | Corporate & Real Estate Department
Frederick B. Martínez advises clients on general corporate, regulatory and licensing matters, banking law, mergers and acquisitions, public private partnerships, public and corporate finance, and securities. Mr. Martínez serves as local (Puerto Rico) corporate and regulatory counsel to several international retail chains. Of note is Mr. Martínez’ representation of an international infrastructure consortium in its bid for the award of a long-term lease of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Puerto Rico through the innovative Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnership Act. Throughout his career, Mr. Martínez has advised local (Puerto Rico), United States and international clients in the structuring and negotiation of various stock and/or asset purchase and sale transactions in the tourism, retail, healthcare, entertainment, education, insurance, manufacturing and services sectors. Mr. Martínez has also advised one of Puerto Rico’s largest banking institutions in transactional and regulatory compliance matters. He has counseled local (Puerto Rico), United States and international financial institutions in complex, and at times, cross-border, financing transactions in the finance, healthcare, retail, and renewable energy sectors.
Mr. Martínez is a former associate of the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP (formerly known as Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP). He is a member of the New York Bar as well as the Puerto Rico Bar. He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2001, and a B.S. from Boston College in 1998, where he majored in Finance.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA, J.D., 2001
- Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, B.S. (Finance), 1998
- Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- New York State
- American Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- English and Spanish
- GENERAL CORPORATE AND REGULATORY MATTERS
1. Local counsel to international pharmacy chain, advising in corporate, government licensing, compliance, tax, litigation, privacy, consumer affairs and environmental matters.
2. Local counsel to national pet products chain, advising in corporate, government licensing, compliance, tax, litigation, privacy and consumer affairs matters.
3. Local counsel to national clothing retail chain, advising in corporate, government licensing and tax matters.
4. Counsel to Puerto Rico’s second largest financial institution in a variety of corporate matters, including share offerings, exchanges, repurchases, mergers, regulatory compliance, and financing transactions.
5. Local counsel to global Internet commerce company in corporate, government licensing, commercial contracts and tax matters.
6. Counsel to water bottling company in corporate and governance matters.
- FINANCING TRANSACTIONS
1. Local counsel to out of state financial institution, as Administrative Agent and Lender, in credit facility issued to hospital and property ownership conglomerate.
2. Counsel to local financial institution in restructuring of financing issued to retail and real estate management companies.
3. Local counsel to private equity firm in financing transaction for the buyout of a publicly traded company.
4. Local counsel to out of state financial institution in revolving credit facility issued to a local investment company.
5. Local counsel to out of state financial institution, as Administrative Agent and Lender, in project finance matters related to credit facility issued to a company producing energy with the use of natural gas.
6. Local counsel to global manufacturer in negotiation with solar electricity provider for the installation of solar power equipment in Puerto Rico manufacturing plant.
7. Local counsel to out of state financial institution in loan issued to a third party lender in connection with large scale wind farm renewable energy project in Naguabo, Puerto Rico.
8. Local counsel to out of state financial institution in loan issued to media conglomerate.
9. Local counsel to out of state financial institution in loan issued to logistics and transportation companies.
10. Counsel to local financial institution in workout of loans issued to parking facility operators and real estate owners.
11. Local counsel to United States law firm advising out of state financial institution in loan to national retail chain.
- STOCK AND ASSET SALE TRANSACTIONS
1. Counsel to sellers in sale of shares and in sale of assets comprising a stevedoring services business.
2. Counsel to seller in sale of water bottling assets.
3. Counsel to seller in sale of wine manufacturing assets.
4. Counsel to insurance company purchaser in General Agent Service Level Agreement and in Purchase of Wholesale Indirect General Agency for Property and Casualty insurance.
5. Counsel to local financial institution in its sale of a loan portfolio.
6. Counsel to purchaser in acquisition of stock of several entities providing services in the food and beverage, cargo, and general aviation industries.
7. Counsel to seller in sale of assets of a local restaurant.
8. Counsel to seller in sale of assets comprising a hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
9. Counsel to sellers in sale of stock of several entities operating retail duty free and non-duty free businesses.
10. Counsel to purchaser in acquisition of movie theater operation’s assets.
11. Counsel to seller in sale of assets related to perfume and cosmetics retail business.
- OTHER NOTEWORTHY TRANSACTIONS
1. Counsel to global firm in the sale of tax credits.
2. Counsel to global consortium in its bid for a long-term lease with the Puerto Rico Ports Authority in connection with Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport LMM International Airport. After months of diligence and negotiations, the group made it to the final round and came in second place on the bid.
- ACT 75 (DEALERS’ STATUTE)
1. Counsel to Chilean principal/manufacturer of food products.
2. Counsel to United States principal/manufacturer of hair care products.
3. Counsel to Mexican principal/manufacturer of paper products.