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Rogelio J. Carrasquillo

Mergers and acquisitions Attorney at New York, NY

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also known as Roy Carrasquillo

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Roy has been providing strategic guidance and advice to clients in a variety of complex and sophisticated legal transactions for 20 years. He advises domestic and foreign companies, multinationals, and entrepreneurs on their business activities and investment considerations in the United States and throughout Latin America, Asia, and Europe, including in crossborder transactions.

Prior to founding CLG, Roy worked with various US and international law firms in New York, Puerto Rico and Shanghai, China. Roy began his career as an associate of the New York office of Fried Frank where he represented foreign and domestic issuers with their capital markets, securities and corporate needs. He has also been a partner with Akerman LLP, Fox Rothschild and Cozen O’Connor. He was also the Secretary of the Board of Directors of First BanCorp (NYSE: FBP), the financial holding company of FirstBank Puerto Rico and a member of the Board of Directors of Metro Puerto Rico, LLC and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance in New York.

Roy has counseled domestic banks and international financial entities, as well as their operating subsidiaries, affiliates and holding companies, on domestic and international activities and relationships. He has also advised boards of directors, executive management and chartered committees in the exercise of their powers and performance of their duties to these institutions, their creditors, shareholders, and the bank regulatory agencies. He has also represented numerous institutions in the filing and processing of applications for the creation of international financial entities in Puerto Rico.

Roy leads CLG’s Opportunity Zones Practice and CLG’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Services and Compliance Practice. He has experience in the formation of Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds and assisting clients in the incorporation of opportunity zones funding in their projects or transactions. He also represents public and private clients using EB-5 as a source of capital, 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 is experienced with public-private partnership projects using opportunity zones funding, EB-5 funds and other economic and tax incentives, as well as the combination of these with other programs, such as U.S. federal tax credits (i.e., LIHTC, NMTC, and HTCs) or bond financing.

Roy assists clients in 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, Regulation S and Regulation D offerings, 1934 and 1933 Act compliance — and with corporate governance and securities regulation matters.

Roy also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, real estate transactions, and infrastructure development, with an emphasis on Puerto Rico and the Latin American region. He routinely counsels U.S. and foreign clients and high net worth individuals seeking to relocate to Puerto Rico on maximizing available opportunities under the Puerto Rico economic tax incentives pursuant to Puerto Rico Acts 20 and 22.

Roy also provides guidance in the development and finance of affordable multifamily, elderly, and single-family housing, including mixed financing developments to developers, LIHTC syndicators, and financial institutions.

Photos and videos

Roy Carrasquillo at a panel discussing Opportunity Zones in New York.
Roy Carrasquillo, Bill Kogan and Alexander Rodriguez ate the 2019 Opportunity Zone Expo in Los Angeles, CA.
Roy Carrasquillo at the 20th Annual National Rural Lenders’ Roundtable, Panelist in Washington DC speaking about  New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) on December 4, 2019.
The CLG team at the 2019 Opportunity Zone Expo in las Vegas. Alexander Rodriguez, Roy Carrasquillo, Marcos Vigil and Jorge Salichs.

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Work Experience

  • Managing Shareholder
  • Carrasquillo Law Group P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cozen O'connor
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Fox Rothschild
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Akerman
  • 2012 - 2015
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  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD
  • 1999
  • Georgetown University
  • BSFS, Cum Laude
  • 1996
  • Notre Dame High School
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • EB5 Private Offering for Hotel
  • Capital Raise completed


  • Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
  • Chair Puerto Rico Task Force
  • N/A
  • The Alumni Society
  • N/A
  • IIUSA (Invest In the USA)
  • Member Banking Committee
  • 2013 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 25 EB5 Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Top 25 EB5 Lawyer
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • "SuperLawyers®"
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • "SuperLawyers®"
  • 2013
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  • Cozen O’Connor Alerts
  • Stopgap Spending Bill Ends Second Federal Government Shutdown in Less than a Month
  • 2018
  • Cozen O’Connor Alerts
  • How House Joint Resolution 123 Impacts EB- 5
  • 2017
  • Law360
  • “EB-5 Reform: What To Expect After SEC Jay Peak Enforcement”
  • 2016
  • Law360
  • The Benefits of Permanently Authorizing EB-5
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • 20th Annual National Rural Lenders’ Roundtable in Washington, DC (December 4, 2019)
  • New Market Tax Credits as a Source of Financing
  • 2019
  • Power of Partnerships: The Benefit of public and private collaborations and a community driven investment strategy
  • 2019
  • Panel Promise in Puerto Rico: Tapping into the Potential of the Island at Opportunity Zones Expo Las Vegas
  • Promise in Puerto Rico: Tapping into the Potential of the Island
  • 2019
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council, Annual Meeting,
  • Opportunity Zones 101 and Social Impact
  • 2019
  • Georgia Bio Innovation Summit 2018
  • Financing Bio-Technology Projects and EB-5
  • 2018
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New York Mergers and acquisitions Lawyer Rogelio J. Carrasquillo
Rogelio J. Carrasquillo
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 23 years