In 1946, Puerto Rico stood ready to embark on a transformative program of industrialization that would forever redefine the way business is done on the Island. With an eye to the future, attorneys Herbert McConnell and Adolfo “Wally” Valdés, seized this unprecedented opportunity. Envisioning a different breed of law firm, they founded McConnell Valdés.
From the start, McConnell Valdés’ growth and development mirrored Puerto Rico’s. As Puerto Rico evolved into an international business center, so did we. Today, the firm is proud to celebrate 70 years of distinguished leadership in meeting our valued clients’ legal needs. We are the largest full-service law firm in the Caribbean, helping a diverse group of international clients ranging from Fortune 500 and middle-market corporations to financial institutions and homegrown businesses grow and prosper.
While drawing on past experience, we always look to the future. We continue to break new ground by anticipating – and meeting – our clients’ needs in virtually every area of business law, whether by establishing or by expanding our practice areas to reflect evolving client priorities and market needs - as we did when we created Puerto Rico’s first Environmental practice; by re-launching our Cuba practice team in view of the changes in the U.S.- Cuba relationship; or by being the only Puerto Rican law firm to maintain a Washington, DC office.
For our clients, we are true business partners, helping them tackle head-on the enormous challenges posed by an uncertain economy. They trust us to lead them to new and emerging opportunities that will help them thrive – and help to transform and support our island’s increasingly global business landscape.
Now, 70 years into our history, we are Puerto Rico’s undisputed market leader. We know our present success is built on our unsurpassed legacy of leadership and innovation -- and we are equally certain that it will nurture our future success.
We look forward to our next 70 years as Puerto Rico’s leading law firm.