Mr. Ignacio José A. Pérez-Esquilín is an Associate in the firm’s Tax Department. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus (Magna Cum Laude), with a Major in Political Science. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Law. His areas of practice include both state and federal public policy, government affairs, and tax exemption legal consulting.
While in bachelor’s degree, Mr. Pérez-Esquilín completed a public policy fellowship at the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) in Washington, D.C. where he developed experience on U.S-wide state and federal financial and house-ownership policy, predatory lending practices, non-profit leadership and management, remittance taxation, and wage garnishment issues.
While in Law School, Mr. Pérez-Esquilín was part of the Democracy and Citizen Participation Pro Bono organization, offering workshops on human and civil rights at various public schools throughout Puerto Rico, as well as the Enlace Pro Bono project, offering workshops to high school students interested in studying and practicing law in the near future. During this time, he also worked as Government Affairs and Public Policy Intern for a health insurance company in Puerto Rico and as Legislative Advisor on the Senate of Puerto Rico.
Since obtaining his Juris Doctor, Mr. Pérez-Esquilín has worked on the private sector as tax attorney consultant, as a freelance consultant on health policy and community economic development, and as legal advisor for clients applying for tax exemption under Act 60-2019. Additionally, Mr. Pérez-Esquilín worked as Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Judge Felipe Rivera Colón, at the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals.