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Francisco J. Pavia - Hato Rey, PR

270 Munoz Rivera Avenue Hato Rey, PR 00918

Updated: 07/02/2018

Hato Rey Corporate Lawyer

Overview

Mr. Pavia concentrates his practice in the representation of hospitality industry clients. He has structured joint ventures for investments in hospitality projects and has represented developers in all aspects of the financing of these projects, including the negotiation and execution of credit agreements, guaranty agreements and mezzanine financing arrangements...

Mr. Pavia concentrates his practice in the representation of hospitality industry clients. He has structured joint ventures for investments in hospitality projects and has represented developers in all aspects of the financing of these projects, including the negotiation and execution of credit agreements, guaranty agreements and mezzanine financing arrangements. He has also represented developers in the negotiation and execution of hotel management agreements with some of the principal hotel brands in the world.

Mr. Pavia has extensive experience advising clients on contracting with governmental agencies in Puerto Rico, and he also designs and implements legislative and executive branch strategies for clients with specific needs in those areas.

He has represented both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of complex commercial leases and has represented U.S.-based clients in the negotiation of joint venture agreements in South America and Central America.

He is a former partner of the law firm of Winston & Strawn, a 1,000 lawyer multinational law firm, where he represented the government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico on all federal relations matters. He also represented the Local Redevelopment Authority for Naval Station Roosevelt Roads.

From 1991 to 1993, he served as deputy director and general counsel of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, the Washington, D.C. office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Some of Mr. Pavia's representative transactions inlcude:

·Acted as counsel for the developer of a 156-room hotel, financed through a $29 million senior credit facility, with a guarantee from the Puerto Rico Tourism Development Fund, and a first of its kind $7 million subordinated municipal loan.

·Acted as counsel for of the developer of a 104-room hotel, financed through a $23.9 million senior credit facility, with a guarantee from the Puerto Rico Tourism Development Fund, and a $6 million subordinated municipal loan.

·Acted as lead counsel to a U.S.- based health services organization in the acquisition and financing of a 108-bed acute care mental health facility, through a divestiture ordered by the Federal Trade Commission.

In 2008 Mr. Pavia was Co-Director of the Obama for America Puerto Rico Primary Campaign, responsible for coordination of all aspects of the primary campaign in Puerto Rico, including representation before the Puerto Rico Elections Commission. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, prior to which he negotiated all aspects of the National Democratic Party's Platform regarding Puerto Rico.

He has served as member of the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and of the Puerto Rico Hotel Development Corporation.

About Francisco J. Pavia

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Capital Member and Vice-Chair, Corporate Practice Group

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • International & Cross Border Transactions
  • Government Affairs
  • Government Enforcement & White Collar Defense
  • Hospitality Industry

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia

Past Positions

  • Winston & Strawn, Partner
  • Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, the Washington, D.C. office, Governor Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Deputy Director and General Counsel

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990
    J.D.
  • Princeton University, 1986
    A.B.
    Honors: cum laude
  • Fulbright Scholar, Bogota, Colombia
    1986-87

Office Information

Address

270 Munoz Rivera Avenue Hato Rey, PR 00918

Fax

  • (787) 759-8282

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