Edwin O. Figueroa-Álvarez
Mr. Figueroa's practice areas include income taxes, non-for-profit, excise taxes, internal revenue licenses, personal and real property taxes, municipal license taxes, municipal construction excise taxes, sales and use taxes, employee benefits, foreign-trade zone, and tax incentives available to renewable energy facilities, hospitals and waste disposal facilities, among others. He also has experience in tax litigation before the Federal and Puerto Rico courts, as well as in administrative proceedings before state and municipal taxing authorities, including but not limited to deficiency procedures and tax audits.
He provides assistance to businesses in various different industries, including but not limited to retail, manufacturing, services in general, health, telecommunications, energy, construction, real estate, among others. He also assists entities in tax related aspects of commencement of operations in Puerto Rico and provides assistance with respect to the incentives available in the negotiations of tax exemption grants with government agencies.
Before joining McConnell Valdes, Mr. Figueroa worked as an Associate Attorney for Garcia & Fernandez Law Office, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the practice areas of torts, debt-collection, corporate, real estate and as Notary Public. Mr. Figueroa also worked as a Tax Compliance Intern at Ernst & Young, LLP, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Associate, Tax Practice Group
Member, Employee Benefits, Tax Litigation and Tax Exemption Practice Teams
Bachelor's Degree, University of Puerto Rico, 2002
- Major: Accounting
J.D., Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law, 2006
LL.M., Boston University School of Law, 2009
- Major: Taxation
- Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
Certified Legal Specialty
- Civil Law Notary
Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants