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Rogelio J. Carrasquillo
Rogelio J. Carrasquillo
Partner 
666 Fifth Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10103
 
Tel:
212.880.3800
Fax:
212.880.8965
Cell:
646.225.1693
 
 

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Rogelio (Roy) Carrasquillo is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. He possesses significant experience in a wide variety of complex legal transactions. He advises domestic and foreign companies, multinationals, and entrepreneurs on their business activities and investment consideration in the United States and throughout Latin America, Asia, and Europe, including cross-border transactions.

Rogelio also focuses on corporate finance, real estate and infrastructure development, with an emphasis on Puerto Rico and the Latin American region. He regularly advises U.S. and foreign clients looking to relocate to Puerto Rico to take advantage of the Puerto Rico economic tax incentives pursuant to Puerto Rico Acts 20 and 22.

Rogelio has experience in handling equity and debt offerings registered under U.S. securities laws, the issuance of equity and debt in global transactions not subject to the registration requirements of U.S. securities laws, principally Rule 144A, Regulations S and Regulation D offerings, 1934 Act, and 1933 Act compliance, as well as with corporate governance matters.

He represents public and private clients filing for an EB-5 Regional Center designation from USCIS, as well as developers seeking to raise capital using the EB-5 investor visa program. He also has experience with public-private partnership projects using EB-5 funds and other economic and tax incentives, as well as the combination of EB-5 financing with other programs such as U.S. Federal tax credits (i.e. LIHTC, NMTC and HTCs).

Rogelio regularly represents developers and investors in the financing and development of renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, and waste to energy. Rogelio also represents developers and Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) syndicators in the development and finance of affordable multi-family, elderly and single-family housing, including mixed financing developments.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2013-2014, Listed in New York as a Rising Star for Securities & Corporate Finance
 
Published Works & Lectures
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City of Miami EB-5 Regional Center, Speaker, "EB-5 Investments to Fund Public-Private Projects," January 26, 2015
 
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Florida Bar Association, Tax Section, 33rd Annual International Tax Conference, Speaker, "Puerto Rico as an Investment Destination: Current Tax and Economic Incentives," January 8, 2015
 
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Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Economic Forum, Speaker, "EB-5: The New Financing Alternative- what is it and how you can benefit from it," December 4, 2014
 
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Tax Credit Advisor, Article, "EB-5 Funding and Tax Credits An Alternative Source of Financing for Developers," December 2014
 
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South Florida Commercial Real Estate Lending Conference, Panelist, "A Comprehensive Look at EB-5," October 31, 2014
 
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Latino Upstate New York Summit, Panelist, "Upstate Latino Affordable Housing: Crisis and Solutions," September 16, 2014
 
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Real Estate Finance Intelligence, Commentary, "State Department Puts EB-5 Visas for Chinese Nationals on Brief Hiatus," September 8, 2014
 
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Miami Diario, Commentary, "Centro regional de visas para inversionistas E-B5 en Miami, facilita trámites migratorios," (EB-5 Regional Center for Investor visas in Miami eases immigration process) August 27, 2014
 
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Debtwire, Commentary, "State Department cap delays Chinese EB-5 CRE financing applications until October," August 26, 2014
 
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Real Estate Finance Intelligence, Commentary, "Puerto Rico Jumps on the EB-5 Bandwagon" July 23, 2014
 
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Caribbean Business, Commentary, "PR creates government EB-5 center," July 12, 2014
 
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Hispanic National Bar Association, Annual Corporate Counsel Conference and Moot Court Competition, Panelist, "How to Stand Apart from the Crowd: Strategic Growth in M&A," March 21, 2014
 
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New York City Bar Association, Speaker, "Rising Rainmakers: The Time To Start Is Now!" October 30, 2013
 
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Hispanics in Real Estate and Construction Latino Housing Conference, Speaker, "Senior Affordable Housing," March 2012
 
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Hispanic National Bar Association, Moderator, 2011 Mid-Year Corporate Counsel Conference, "A New Era of Regulation and the Dodd Frank Act," New Orleans, March 2011
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Bar Association, Member
 
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Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
 
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Puerto Rico Bar Association, Member
 
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Puerto Rican Bar Association of New York, Member
 
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Hispanic Lawyers Society of New York, Member
 
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Association of Hispanics in Real Estate and Construction of New York, Member
 
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Association to Invest in the USA, Member
 
Other Languages
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Spanish
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Portuguese
 



Rogelio J. Carrasquillo

Practice
Corporate
Education
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1999
B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, 1996; cum laude
Bar Admissions
New York
Puerto Rico
 
 
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