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Jorge A Sagardía

Jorge A Sagardía

Sagardía Law Group LLC
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Attorney & Advisor with significant experience in both the public and private sector. Have worked in various law firms dealing with matters related to corporate, general civil, government affairs, intellectual property, distribution & franchising, retail, damages, labor & employment, real estate & finance, entertainment law, telecommunications, among others.

In the public sector, served as Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of the Puerto Rico Corporation for Public Broadcasting, owner of all television channels and radio stations from the Government of Puerto Rico.

Currently practices law in the private sector representing many individuals and corporations and also serves as Legislative Advisor to the President of the Senate of Puerto Rico and Legal Counsel for the Puerto Rico Regulatory Board of Communications.

Actively involved in the Entertainment Industry advising and representing artists, producers and promoters in different events and projects.

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Collections
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Law
  • Social Security Disability
  • Trademarks
  • White Collar Crime
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Law
  • Civil Rights
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
1st Circuit
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Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
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United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
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Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Legal Counsel & Caribbean Representative
PLUS Sports Ventures LLC
- Current
PLUS SPORTS VENTURES LLC is a company dedicated to the production of sporting events and the management and marketing of athletes with offices in Valencia, Spain and Miami, Florida.
Legislative Advisor
Senate of Puerto Rico
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Legislative & Legal Advisor to the President of the Senate of Puerto Rico.
Legal Counsel
P.R. Crown Entertainment, Inc.
- Current
P.R. Crown Entertainment, Inc. is a corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico owners of the Miss Universe Puerto Rico beauty pageant and with exclusive rights of participating in the international pageant known as "Miss Universe".
Legislative Advisor to Senator Lawrence N. Seilhamer Rodríguez
Senate of Puerto Rico
- Current
Legal Counsel
Latin American Music Company, Inc.
- Current
ACEMLA ("Asociación de Compositores y Editores de Música Latinoamericana") was founded in the city of New York in the year 1970 and licenses, collects and administrates all that is related to autor rights of its catalog in the area of execution in markets all across the world. It licenses for execution in radio, television, cable tv, restaurants, clubs, hotels, arenas and others. The royalty reports are sent yearly accompanied by a list of works and authors over which royalties have been collected. ACEMLA controls and licenses LAMCO's non-exclusive execution right and those of its affiliate publishers and composers. LAMCO ("Latin American Music Company, Inc.") is a music publishing company of the United States of America that possesses a vast latinamerican music catalog.
Principal
Sagardía Law Group, L.L.C.
- Current
Sagardía Law Group operates as a limited liability company organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico providing legal advising and representation in the following areas: Corporate & Commercial Law, Litigation & Arbitration, Government Affairs, Intellectual Property, Damages, Labor & Employment, Healthcare, Bids & Government Procurement, Distribution & Franchising, Entertainment Law, Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures, Privatizations, Public Finance, Real Estate, Trusts & Estates, Bankruptcy, Trademarks & Copyrights and Music Licensing.
Executive Vice-President & General Counsel
Puerto Rico Corporation for Public Broadcasting
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Supported the President in the development, implementation and delivery of the Corporation's internal policy and public policies, provided strategic management and operational leadership to the Senior Staff. As Director of the Legal Department at the Corporation, Mr. Sagardía was Lead Counsel and Senior Attorney to the President.Provided legal counsel and legal support to the senior staff of the Corporation in all legal matters and supervised the Legal Department and the Contract's Office. Practice focuses on the day to day legal/business issues of broadcasters beyond Federal Communications Comission ("FCC") matters, including commercial/civil litigation, Trademarks & Copyrights, distribution contracts, music licensing, celebrity contracts, and other intellectual property issues, employment matters,collection of monies,tower/antenna leases, defamation and First Amendment issues, and general corporate matters, compliance with FCC's EEO and Ownership Rules, preparation and submission of various FCC filings including ownership reports and applications for facilities modifications.
Attorney & Legislative Assistant
McConnell Valdés, L.L.C.
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Worked in the Corporate Practice Group dealing with matters related to Corporate & Public Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions,Health Care,Trust & Estates,Bids & Government Procurement,Distribution & Franchising,Retail Industry,Insurance. Member of the Government Affairs Practice Team assisting clients with all aspects of the legislative and regulatory processes, both before the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Federal governments. Among its duties included: monitoring of legislative and regulatory activity, analyzing legislative proposals, preparing position papers to be submitted to legislative committees or administrative agencies, developing and implementing overall legislative and political strategies to promote approval of favorable legislation or regulations, including drafting of proposed legislation or regulations, and lobbying for defeat of unfavorable bills or rules.
Paralegal, Lawclerk, Attorney
Mercado & Soto Law Offices, P.S.C.
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General Civil and Administrative Law, Torts, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law, Appellate Procedures.
Paralegal & Law Clerk
Aldarondo & López Brás, P.S.C.
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General Civil and Administrative Law, Torts, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law, Appellate Procedures.
Legislative Assistant
House of Representatives of Puerto Rico
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Legislative Assistant in the House of Representatives for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Duties included: Researching legislative issues and policy development,attending legislation briefings,constituent relations and policy projects. Attended Plenary Sessions on the House and Senate.
Education
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
J.D. (2008) | Law
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Activities: Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Association of Law Students, Criminal Legal Aid Clinic
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Villanova University
B.A. (2004) | Political Science & Psychology
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Activities: Villanova Alumni Association, Hispanic Society, International Politics Forum
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Professional Associations
Federal Bar Association
Current
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American Bar Association
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Miramar Plaza 954 Ponce De León Avenue 5th Floor
San Juan, PR 00937
USA
Cell: (787) 475-8672