José Julián Álvarez-Maldonado

Contact Information:

Fax  (787) 754-7532



L.L.M., With Distinction, Tulane University School of Law

J.D., Tulane University School of Law

B.S., Cum Laude, Marquette University


Practice Areas:

General Corporate

Corporate Governance

Merger and Acquisitions




Legislation and Government Affairs


Court Admissions:

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


Bar Professional & Civic Affiliations:

Puerto Rico Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

American Bar Association

Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, President (2008-2009)

The Salvation Army, Advisory Board for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, President (2000-2003)

José Julián Álvarez-Maldonado is a Shareholder and member of the Corporate Division at Fiddler, González & Rodríguez, P.S.C. Mr. Álvarez  also chairs the Corporate Division and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of Fiddler.


Mr. Álvarez concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities, tax, general corporate matters and government and legislative affairs.  He is also President of FGR Corporate Services, Inc. a subsidiary of Fiddler. Mr. Álvarez participated in the drafting of the 1995 and 2009 Puerto Rico General Corporate Law.  He has also been involved in the design of the excise tax prepayment system adopted by the Puerto Rico Department of Treasury in relation to air-freight carriers.  Mr. Álvarez has actively participated in several bond issues for the government of Puerto Rico and its agencies and instrumentalities, as well as in the syndications of a number of limited or special partnerships in Puerto Rico. As part of his Merger and Acquisitions practice, Mr. Álvarez has worked in the sale and acquisition of soft drinks and bottling companies, theaters, major chain stores and local chain stores, as well as dairies, and petroleum products franchises and operations, among others.


Mr. Álvarez is an Associate Professor of Law at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, and is the author of articles published in the University of Puerto Rico Law Review and Lawyer Issue magazine.  He also collaborated as a writer in the textbook “Puerto Rico Corporations Law- Analysis and Commentaries” published in 2015. He has also participated as a member of the Puerto Rico Bar Examination Committee on Corporate Law.  Mr. Álvarez served as President of the Puerto Rico Membership Committee for the American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division.  He was also a member of the Corporations Committee of the Puerto Rico Academy of Jurisprudence.


Mr. Álvarez was a member of the Steering Committee in charge of drafting the “Economic Incentives for the Development of Puerto Rico Act” and the “Puerto Rico General Corporations Law” of 2009.


He was President for several years of the San Juan Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and chaired the Emergency Disaster Committee and the “Corporate Partners” program for said institution. Mr. Álvarez was elected President of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce where he has also served as Director, Secretary and Second Vice President and President of the Resolutions, Bylaws and Nominations Committees. In addition he has represented the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce as a delegate before the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


Mr. Álvarez has been designated over the years as Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners’ Global and Latin America publications.

Office Location:

254 Muñoz Rivera Ave. 6th Floor

Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00918


Mailing Address:

PO Box 363507

San Juan, PR 00936-3507


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