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Boris Jaskille is a Member and Business Development Director of FTMR. His areas of practice include corporate, tax exemption, and business retention and attraction. He joined the firm in 2010 after eleven years of experience in areas related to the economic activity of Puerto Rico, including assisting global companies successfully complete due diligence, site selection and expansion plans in the Island. He also serves as President of Patent Solutions Group, Inc., a spin-off and affiliate of the firm.
From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Jaskille served as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO), a position to which he was appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and confirmed by the Senate, and as Chief Business Development Officer and Director of the Science and Technology Office. PRIDCO is Puerto Rico’s leading investment promotion agency, in charge of fostering foreign direct investment in high technology sectors including niche manufacturing, R&D and export services. During his tenure, he led efforts, and their respective negotiations, to showcase Puerto Rico as the ideal investment destination before high-ranking officers of the leading global firms in sectors including life sciences (biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and health services); telecommunications, information technologies, aerospace engineering, among others. He served as a member of the Steering/Technical Committee for the drafting of the Puerto Rico Economic Incentives Act of 2008, one of the Island’s most important economic development and foreign direct investment legislation, and led a delegation of business and industry leaders during a promotional road show across the United States and Europe.
Mr. Jaskille has served as a Member of several Board of Directors of government and private sector economic development entities, including the Puerto Rico Ports Authority; the Port of the Americas Authority; the Puerto Rico Trade Company; the Economic Development Bank; the Puerto Rico Land Administration; the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust; the Bioprocesses Development and Training Complex (President of the Board); and the INDUNIV Industry and University Consortium. He has also been a guest speaker at numerous Conventions and events sponsored by leading organizations including the Pharmaceutical Industry Association (PIA), the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA) and others.
From March 2001 to December 2003, Mr. Jaskille worked in the Office of the Governor as Deputy Advisor on Economic Development and Finance, where he collaborated in the implementation of the government’s platform on Economic Development, Finance and related areas including Industrial Development, Tourism, Agriculture and Commerce. He also wrote opinions and position papers on bills and other legislative affairs, represented the Governor’s Office in the formulation of the Puerto Rico Tourism & Transportation Strategic Plan, and was designated as member of the Air Access Steering Committee of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.
Prior to public service, Mr. Jaskille served as an Associate Attorney in the Corporate Department of the law firm McConnell Valdés, where he provided advice on banking, insurance and general corporate legal matters. He assisted financial institutions with regulatory compliance and documentation before local and federal agencies.
In 1999 he obtained a Juris Doctor from the Boston College Law School. His BA is also from Boston College, where he graduated Cum Laude in 1996 with majors in Economics and in Hispanic Literature, wrote a thesis on The Newyorican Experience as Seen in the Puerto Rican Literature, and was selected Captain, MVP and four year Varsity letter recipient of the NCAA Division 1-A Swim Team.
Member at Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand & Rovira, PSC:
Practice areas include business retention and attraction and doing business in Puerto Rico (including available tax and economic incentives); Government, University and Industry relations). Expertise on high technology manufacturing, export services, and R&D projects.
President at Patent Solutions Group, Inc.:
Legal process outsourcing firm (LPO) specialized on providing patent support services to law firms and in-house counsels of companies on highly regulated industries (aerospace, life sciences, high-technology sector). Lean IP concept which implements a unique "offshoring within the US" strategy with full compliance with export-controlled regulations. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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