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Ignacio J. Vidal-Cerra

Associate, Environmental, Energy & Land Use Practice Group
787.250.2612 | ivc@mcvpr.com

Biography

Mr. Vidal-Cerra represents clients in environmental and land use matters before state and federal agencies such as the Puerto Rico Permits Management Office, the Puerto Rico Planning Board, the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Chemical Safety Board, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

He advises clients on matters such as environmental impact statements, zoning regulations, permits procurement, project siting approval, Clean Water Act Section 404 permits, and public service franchises.  He is also involved in the litigation of environmental matters before federal and state courts.

Prior to joining McConnell Valdés in 2012 he was part of a team at a law firm that successfully represented one of the former owners of a parcel of land adjacent to the maritime terrestrial zone subject of a multiphase residential and hotel complex in the landmark case of San Geronimo Caribe Project, Inc. v. Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, 2008 T.S.P.R. 130. 

Mr. Vidal's  Haverford College Senior thesis, Republic and Empire:  Visions of the Nation during the Spanish Civil War, received an honorable mention from the History Department of said College.

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B.A., Haverford College, 2002

J.D., Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law, 2006

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