Brief Biography

Mr. Picó’s practice concentrates on helping transportation companies organize and operate their business in Puerto Rico by assisting them on business structure development, compliance with government regulations, corporate and tax matters, as well as government contracts. He also successfully represents these companies in court as well as administrative forums, such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Public Service Commission and the Puerto Rico Department of Transportation.

Mr. Picó also assists clients by providing counsel and legal representation in large, complex construction projects, and disputes. In the last several years, he has worked on major construction projects in Puerto Rico both during the contract administration and subsequent arbitration proceedings between owner and contractor. His litigation practice includes both Federal and local appellate work.

Mr. Picó joined Jiménez, Graffam & Lausell as an Associate in 2014 after working as Law Clerk for our Firm during the previous summer. Before joining the Firm, he interned as Law Clerk to Chief Judge Aida Delgado Colón at the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and to Justice Edgardo Rivera García at the Puerto Rico Supreme Court.

Education

  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
    Ponce, PR
    2013, JD
    Summa Cum Laude
  • Boston College
    Chestnut Hill, MA
    2010, BS in General Management and Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico Bar, 2014
  • Puerto Rico Notary Bar, 2014
  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 2015

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States

Representative Cases

Empire Gas Company, Inc. v. Department of Transportation and Public Works
KLRA201401199, KLRA20140120, Puerto Rico Appeals Court (2012)
Successfully dismissed oppositions in permit process and secured first license issued in Puerto Rico for the import, transport and distribution of liquefied natural gas in ISO tanks.
Santos v. America Cruise Ferries, Inc.
100 F. Supp.3d 96 (D.P.R. 2015)
Injury in the high seas; survival and non-pecuniary damages are not recoverable under the general maritime law.
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Lausell, Steven C.

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Dulzaides, Raquel M.

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Román-Méndez, Nelson

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Deliz-Morales, Juan C.

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Torres-Escalera, José J.

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Rivera-Morales, Ramón J.

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Picó-Ramirez, Andrés

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Vega-López, Edgardo A.

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Graffam, William A.

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Blasini, Jorge F.

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Rodríguez-Bird, Manolo T.