RA Fleming – Business Attorney Puerto Rico

While Fleming maintain a diverse practice and assists clients with a variety of legal matters, his practice as a business attorney – Puerto Rico – focuses on  general commercial disputes, labor and employment, franchising & distribution matters and  in areas such as intellectual property, breach of contract and tort litigation.  Fleming also provide general legal and business advice to startups, emerging,  small business and  non-profit organizations  in corporate  formation, operations & planning.

Specific areas of practice include:

Litigation & Commercial disputes

Fleming is a Business attorney – Puerto Rico – with 30 years of litigation and trial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in  federal and state court as well as in arbitration.  Litigation & trial services  include  disputes over: franchise agreements, sales & distribution, insurance, torts, labor & employment land and commercial leases, collections, civil and general business litigation.

Commercial agreements

Negotiations, analysis, drafting of agreements including franchising (franchisor/franchisee), distribution agreements under Puerto Rico Law/Act 75 ( “Puerto Rico Dealers’ Act”), sales agent agreements, real estate, licensing, trade secrets, non compete, employment, separation of employment and professional services.

Formation of business entity for startups, emerging,  small business and  non-profit organizations

  • Organizing the entity:  incorporating issues, corporate names.
  • Assistance selecting appropriate business entity; preparation of articles of incorporation, bylaws, stock.
  • Commencement of operations, financing (capital structure, debt financing, commercial lenders, loan agreements, shareholder agreements).
  • Shareholder meetings, voting arrangements,  duties of officers, dividends, transacting business outside state of incorporation, issues with close corporations, protection of minority interests, reorganizations, owner-operated business matters.

Legal Advice to Management on Employment Law matters

Although most federal labor and employment laws apply in Puerto Rico-including LMRA, ADEA,  Title VII, ADA, WARN, FMLA-  the jurisdictions  are very apart when it comes to workplace culture and  laws that relate to employment.  Thus a labor employment attorney Puerto Rico is a critical component of your human resources strategy.

As a business attorney in Puerto Rico we provide counsel and  representation to businesses on a wide range of employment issues pertaining  Puerto Rico and Federal Law; from establishing operations in Puerto Rico to restructuring, closing or transfer of business ( assistance to both buyers and sellers). Matter include: