Diego R. Figueroa-Rodriguez has represented public issuers and underwriters in over 50 taxable and tax-exempt financing transactions involving the issuance of over $20 billion of general obligation, revenue, lease-revenue and asset-backed bonds. He has represented issuers in areas related to the financing of the following facilities: electric power, highways and transportation, water, aqueducts and wastewater, ports, housing, infrastructure, public buildings, industrial, tourist, educational, medical and environmental control. These financings have involved multiple types of financing structures, including various modes of credit enhancement, insurance, swaps, interest rate hedges, auction rate securities and tobacco settlement asset-backed bonds. Diego has also prepared legislation, executive orders, by-laws and regulations in connection with financing transactions.

Principally due to his involvement in the art world as a philanthropist, collector and board member at various cultural institutions, Diego’s experience includes advising artists, museums, galleries, private foundations and collectors, auction houses and other non-profit art organizations on matters involving a wide range of areas including forming organizations, business agreements, finance, intellectual property, litigation, corporate, trusts and estates, tax and real estate.

Diego has served as financial and legal counsel to the president of the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico in a wide range of issues related to the formulation and establishment of public policy, including the design of alternative strategies for the financings offered by the bank related to taxable and tax-exempt bonds, privatization projects and reorganization of government agencies. He served as counsel to governmental agencies in general legal, business and financing matters, including special projects such as the sale by the government of its ownership in a telecommunications company. Additionally, he has worked with major real estate developers in the financing, design and construction of real estate projects and has studied Chinese law at Renmin University of China, School of Law in Beijing and international law, cultural heritage, and the arts at the University of Siena Facolta di Giurisprudenza in Italy.