Ruben M. Medina Lugo

Senior Partner Shareholder and Director of the Corporate and Real Estate Department

Ruben M. Medina Lugo


  • Corporate and Real Estate
Practice Area(s)

  • - Corporate Finance
  • - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • - Real Estate Law
  • - Corporate Law
  • - Commercial Law

  • - University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, 1976)
  • - University of Puerto Rico (J.D., cum laude, 1979)
  • - University of Pennsylvania (LL.M., 1982)

He is a is a corporate and real estate attorney who is a Senior Partner Shareholder and Director of the CN&R’s Corporate & Real Estate Department and member of the Firm’s Senior Leadership Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Talent Development Committee. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Medina-Lugo’s practice has focused in counseling clients in the areas of merger and acquisitions, real estate development reorganization and commercial and construction lending, corporate finance, distribution and franchising agreements, partnership and joint ventures, taxes, business and corporate law, and corporate governance. Mr. Medina-Lugo has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and executing complex financing agreements representing both the purchaser developer and the lenders, as well as purchasers and sellers in stock and assets acquisitions. Also, he has represented developers in the development and construction of low- and moderate-income housing projects, thus obtaining tax credits. He also has handled all sorts of real estate transactions including commercial, industrial, retail, and individual matters ranging from simple transactions to complex acquisitions, sales, leasing, joint ventures, developments, and leasehold and leaseback financing arrangements. Recently, he has represented both borrowers and lenders in work out, forbearance, and friendly foreclosures in commercial and construction loan facilities. Before joining the Firm in 1985, Mr. Medina-Lugo was a member of another big law firm in San Juan, where his practice focused on corporate, real estate and tax matters. From 1980-1981, he served as Law Clerk to Hon. Hernán G. Pesquera, Chief Justice of the Federal District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, responsible of drafting court resolutions and opinions and assisting the Chief Justice in court and in performance of administrative duties. In 1979, he was appointed Special Aid to the Governor of Puerto Rico in the Economic Development area, where he was responsible for coordinating the economic strategies between the Governor of Puerto Rico and the different government agencies and departments, including but not limited to, the Treasury Department, the Economic Development Administration, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner and the Government Development Bank. Mr. Medina-Lugo has been a guest speaker offering seminars and has also taught courses related to his practice among the Law Schools in the Island. He is currently serving as President of United Way of Puerto Rico’s, Board of Governors and is former President of its Executive Committee. Mr. Medina-Lugo has a B.S.B.A (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; his J.D. (Cum Laude) from the University of Puerto Rico Law School, and an LL.M. form the University of Pennsylvania.