Angel M. Cintrón, Esq. holds a Juris Doctor from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law. Mr. Cintrón also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico, with a major in Economics and Political Sciences. He has been admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar, the United States Court for the District of Puerto Rico, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit at Boston. Mr. Cintrón is currently a member of the Puerto Rico Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Cintrón is also a notary public.
Angel M. Cintrón, Esq. served as an elected official for eighteen years. His career in the public sector started in 1984 when he was elected member of the Municipal Assembly of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital city. During his tenure in the Municipal Assembly, Mr. Cintrón got involved in the development of the Municipal Reform Act. Thereafter, he was elected to four terms as a member of the Puerto Rico State Legislature, from 1988 to 2002. Mr. Cintrón was Majority Whip from 1993 to 1996 and Majority Floor Leader from 1997 to 2000. During that period at the State House Mr. Cintrón served as Chairman of the following committees:
- Rules Committee (1999-2000)
- Telecommunications Committee (1998-2000)
- Banking Affairs Committee (1997-2000)
- Federal and Financial Affairs Committee (1997-2000)
- Ethics Committee (1994-1996)
- Consumer Affairs Committee (1993-1996)
He also served as Co-Chair of the Ways and Means Committee (1998-2000) and the Natural Resources Committee (1993-2000). He was also the Ranking member of the following committees:
- Judiciary Committee (2002)
- Banking and Financial Affairs Committee (2001-2002)
- Natural Resources Committee (2001-2002)
- Ethics Committee (2001-2000)
The experience described above enabled Mr. Cintrón to draft and present multiple laws that were key in the economic development of Puerto Rico. Among them:
- the Puerto Rico Banking Law & Insurance Act (following the United States Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
- the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Act (following the U.S. Telecommunications Act of 1996)
- the Real Estate Investment Trust Act
- the Employee Stock Ownership Plans Act
- the Puerto Rico Uniform Commercial Code Act (UCC)
- the Negotiable Instruments and Banking Transactions Act
- the Financial Intermediation Act
- the General Corporations Act
- the Capital Investment Funds Ac
- the Family Care Act
- the 2001 Act 114 creating COSSEC
- the 2002 Act 225 for Credit & Savings Cooperatives
- the 2008 Act 247 for Cooperatives Commissioner
- the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
After his fourteen years as a State Legislator, Mr. Cintrón began his private practice as a lawyer in Civil, Administrative, Business, Corporate and Medical Malpractice legal practices. He is particularly experienced in state and federal Banking Law, Telecommunications Law, Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”), Electoral Law, and the Puerto Rico Insurance Code. As a consultant, he has developed a practice in Puerto Rico business and governmental affairs, crisis management, new business registration and compliance. While advising several public and private entities, he has served as legal counsel and/or consultant for many institutions and private companies.
He has also served as legal consultant to the President of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, where he was instrumental in supporting key Judicial Branch reforms. In addition, he was Senior Partner in the law firm Cintrón & Laboy P.S.C., Attorneys at Law. He currently presides over Professional Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), a consulting firm which he wholly owns dedicated to designing and executing strategies related to government affairs and business development, among others.
In the political field, Mr. Cintrón is serving as Puerto Rico Republican Party State Chairman since April 2021. He also served in the PR Republican Party as Legal Counsel from 2016 to 2021; Pro-Tempore State Chairman from 2003 to 2004; First State Co-Chairman from 1999 to 2003 and Second State Co-Chairman from 1995 to 1999. He was State Delegate to the GOP National Conventions in 1992, 1996 and 2000. In 2000 he was also member of the GOP Platform Committee. He also founded the Young Republican’s National Federation Chapter of Puerto Rico in 1987 and he was East Coast Co-Chair in 1989 and Parliamentarian at the YR’s National Convention of 1991. He was also the East Coast Regional Co-Chairman for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly from 1988 to 1990.
In local politics, Angel M. Cintron, Esq. was Governor Luis Fortuño’s Political Campaign Manager for the 2008 and 2012 elections and Mayor of San Juan Political Campaign Manager for the 2020 election.