María Luisa González-Hernández is a Shareholder in the Corporate Division of Fiddler, González & Rodríguez, P.S.C. Ms. González-Hernández is a member of the Environmental Practice Group and the Energy Practice Group. Ms. González is also member of Fiddler's Board of Directors.
During her extensive career, Ms. González-Hernández has advised, managed, negotiated, and resolved environmental, natural resources, and land use cases and matters at local and federal administrative forums and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico courts. She is active in adjudicative, administrative and rulemaking proceedings before the Environmental Quality Board, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, the Aqueduct and Sewers Authority, the Planning Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as in judicial review proceedings. She has broad experience in matters pertaining to the Clean Air Act and its New Source Review Program, Clean Water Act and the Water Quality Certificate proceedings, Asbestos Abatement, Wetlands and Coastal Zone Management regulatory requirements, Solid Waste and Superfund Compliance Issues, Environmental Due Diligences in corporate sales and acquisitions, Environmental Impact Statement Review Proceedings, and Land Use and Zoning Aspects.
Ms. González-Hernández co-authored the Puerto Rico Environmental Law Handbook, published by Government Institutes, Inc., and the Guidelines for Compliance with Environmental Law in Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association.
Prior to joining Fiddler, Ms. González-Hernández served as a Senior Scientist at the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board’s Air Quality Program, where she served in various positions: Director of the Air Quality Planning Division, Director of the Air Surveillance and Complaints Division, Assistant to the Director of the Air Quality Program, and Assistant for Technical Matters to the Vice-President of the Environmental Quality Board. She also served as a consultant to the agency on air, water and other related environmental matters.
Ms. González-Hernández has been designated as a Leading Individual in the area of Environment by Chambers & Partners Latin America.
Maria Luisa González was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico 2016 in the field of Environmental Law.
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J.D., Magna Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico School of Law
M.S., Magna Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico
B.S., Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico
Permitting and Compliance
Mergers and Acquisition
Trial and Appellate Practice
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Bar Professional & Civic Affiliations:
Puerto Rico Bar Association
Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, Environmental and Air Regulatory Committees
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