ABOUT CANCIO COVAS & SANTIAGO, LLP

Founded in 2002 by the Chairman and two of the principal partners of the Corporate Finance and Banking Department of a major Hato Rey law firm, we operate as a full service firm. Our diverse legal practices enable us to offer practical advice, and quality legal representation, based on the particular needs of each client.

Since our organization, we have been recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Puerto Rico. Our founding and managing partner, Juan Ramón Cancio, brings over 30 years of experience in the practice of corporate and business law with emphasis in banking, municipal finance, securities, health and real estate law. The other two proprietary partners, Jorge Covas and Carlos Santiago, each has over 20 years of experience, and together with Mr. Cancio have been involved in hundreds of complex corporate and financial transactions, including project finance, mergers and acquisitions and workouts. See Representative Transactions.

Since its inception, CCS has been engaged in an ever increasing amount of litigation in local and federal courts. The Firm regularly appears before the Puerto Rico Superior, Appellate and Supreme Courts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

The Chair of our Litigation Department, José Raúl Cancio-Bigas, is a highly experienced litigator with over 40 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation and bankruptcy law, which allows CCS to attend complex litigation matters and to offer the very best legal representation in conflictive matters that require access to the local or federal court systems or the use, when appropriate, of alternate dispute resolution mechanisms, including arbitration and mediation.

Our team has established its exceptional reputation by having the technical expertise in our areas of practice, and the business and practical sense to apply the law to accomplish our client’s business and personal objectives, in an innovative, efficient, and cost effective manner.

CCS's Mission
  • To provide our clients with the highest quality legal services and representation, with uncompromising integrity and professionalism
  • To achieve cost efficient, innovative, practical and effective solutions tailored to our clients’ unique needs in today’s economy
  • To lend our abilities to the improvement of the legal profession and our legal system

Our vast professional experience and long-standing involvement in different areas of the law, allow us to provide high quality legal services to our individual and corporate clients throughout different business cycles and economic scenarios. We are able to apply our skills and experience to support our clients in a broad range of legal topics.