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Mr. Ramírez obtained his B.B.A. from the University of the Sacred Heart and his M.B.A. (Finance) Magna Cum Laude from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. He obtained his J.D. Cum Laude from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Law where he acted as Associate Editor of the Law Review and Treasurer for the Student Council.

Fluent in Spanish and English, Mr. Ramírez was admitted to the Puerto Rico State Bar in 1999, and has concentrated his practice on Commercial Litigation, Vehicle Warranty, Construction and Law 75, as well as complex litigation.
Among others, Mr. Ramírez has negotiated various Inter-Agency Agreements for the Restoration of the Ponce Historic Zone, and supervised their corresponding compliance. He has also successfully co-litigated the landmark cases of E.L.A. v. Northwestern Selecta and R&B Power v. PRASA, where, respectively, the applicability of the Dormant Commerce Clause and the validity of the request for proposal process were challenged. Currently, he is co-litigating a multi-million dollar consumer class-action suit, and is part of the litigation team defending the interests of a world class franchisor under a Law 75 claim.

Among his civic contributions, Mr. Ramírez has participated as a member of the Senate Consumer Affairs Assessory Committee, and actively participated in the discussion of the Department of Consumer Affairs Motor Vehicle Warranty Regulation. He has also served as: Sub-Secretary for the “Círculo Cubano de Puerto Rico”; President and advisor of the Ponce de León Homeowners Association; and actually serves as the Vice-President and advisor for the Parque Forestal Homeowners Association. He is also a former Captain for the University of the Sacred Heart Tennis Team, and currently competes in the USTA League Team Tennis at the 4.0 category.

While still pursuing his J.D., Mr. Ramírez published an article for the “Colegio de Abogados Law Review”, where he analyzed the potential effects of the elimination of Section 936 of the Internal Revenue Code and simultaneous implementation of an increased minimum wage in the economy of Puerto Rico. His M.B.A. thesis analyzed the Devaluation of the U.S. Dollar vs. the Japanese Yen.

Andrés Ramírez-Marcano

Associate

aramirez@reichardescalera.com

787.777.8831