About the Author
Mr Pietrantoni is one of the founding partners of the firm and was its managing partner through 1999. He is a member of the firm’s corporate group and has extensive experience counselling clients in corporate and commercial matters and participating in business and governmental transactions. He has structured, negotiated and documented a wide array of complex transactions, including public offerings and private placements of government and corporate debt securities, asset sales and purchases, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, commercial loans and privatisations.
He has been an adviser to government and private entities in connection with ground-breaking transactions, such as the privatisation of the Puerto Rico Telephone Company, the establishment of the Port of the Americas, the privatisation of the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge and certain correctional facilities, and the concession of the PR-22 and PR-5 toll roads. He has been a frequent advisor to government and private entities in connection with the drafting and enactment of legislation designed to create new financial products, such as the creation of the Caribbean Basin Financing Authority, the use of structured finance products to refinance debt of the central government, the creation of a new public corporation designed to issue revenue bonds backed by sales tax proceeds, and the creation of the legal framework for the establishment of public-private partnerships in Puerto Rico.
Mr Pietrantoni holds a Bachelors of Art, a juris doctor and a master’s in business administration from Columbia University. He is admitted to practise law in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the States of New York and Florida.