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  1. 1. Jorge L. San Miguel Joins Ferraiuoli LLCMarch 2011Ferraiuoli LLC is pleased to announce that Jorge L. San Miguel has joined the firm as a capital member. San Miguel isone of Puerto Rico’s preeminent environmental, energy and government affairs attorneys. At Ferraiuoli LLC, Mr. SanMiguel will head the Environmental, Energy and Land Use Practice Group as well as the firm’s Government andRegulatory Affairs Practice Group.Mr. San Miguel has specialized in environmental law and litigation and energy matters for over 20 years. Morerecently, he has developed expertise and successfully served clients in land use and government affairs/regulatorymatters.He represents businesses in all types of regulatory, enforcement, or adversarial proceedings involving environmentalissues, including environmental impact statement processes. On energy matters, he has successfully represented clientsnegotiating power purchase and operation agreements related to renewable energy projects, siting negotiations, andrelated efforts. During 2010, Mr. San Miguel served as a private sector member representative of the Puerto RicoWheeling Committee. During 2009 he led a team that drafted Puerto Rico’s new Permits Process Reform Act Bill,under the stewardship of Puerto Rico’s Department of Economic Development and Commerce. This new law bringssignificant changes to Puerto Rico’s long existing permitting processes.On the government/regulatory affairs front, since early 2007 Mr. San Miguel chaired the Platform Committee forGovernor Luis Fortuño, who was elected in November 2008. He also was a member of the Governor’s TalentCommittee. As a member of the firm’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group, he represents businesses inpolicymaking matters with the Executive and Legislative branches of both the State and Municipal governments. “Jorge is an outstanding lawyer and is held in high esteem in Puerto Rico’s legal and business community. We are verypleased our clients will now benefit from his full range of expertise and counsel.” said Managing Member Eugenio J.Torres.“I respect and admire the attorneys Ive worked with at Ferraiuoli,” Mr. San Miguel said. “This is an excitingopportunity to join an outstanding and rising firm with very talented, disciplined and hard working professionals.Ferraiuoli has become one of the leading firms in Puerto Rico in a very brief period of time."Executive Committee member Fernando Rovira, who chairs the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Department, stated,"We believe Jorge fits the bill of a Ferraiuoli attorney perfectly - being a top notch hard working professional whoseareas of practice further broaden the scope of our service offerings and complement our existing practices."Mr. San Miguel is widely recognized in the legal community as one of Puerto Rico’s leading environmental, energyand government affairs attorneys. A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, he is a member of the Sectionof Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law of the American Bar Association. He also serves as Chair of theAdvisory Council of the Puerto Rico Conservation Trust.The announcement of Mr. San Miguel’s joining Ferraiuoli is the latest in a spurt of growth by the firm over the pastyear. The firm also recently announced the addition of René Avilés who has added significant depth to its excelling taxpractice and has added the Employee Benefits practice area. During March, Ferraiuoli also announced the addition ofLillian Mateo Santos who brings particular expertise in the Land Use and Permitting practice area, in addition to hervast experience in environmental law and energy acquired over more than 10 years in practice.