Carlos P. Santiago Sarkis


CARLOS P. SANTIAGO-SARKIS, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 3, 1968; admitted to Bar 1995, Puerto Rico.

Education: University of Puerto Rico School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 1994; Wallace E. Carroll School of Management, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, BS Finance, 1990.

Mr. Santiago is one of CCS’ founding members, and a member of its Corporate Department. He is primarily engaged in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, secured corporate and commercial finance transactions, debt restructuring and workouts, and general corporate counseling. His finance practice involves the representation of borrowers, financial institutions, and private lenders in a wide range of financing transactions, including acquisition, asset based and real estate financings, restructurings, workouts, and purchases and sales of distressed credits. Mr. Santiago is also experienced in general corporate matters, including the organization of corporations, limited liability companies, and joint ventures, negotiation of commercial contracts, and corporate governance. He has also participated in transactions for the issuance of public and private debt and other securities, and represented both issuers and investors in venture capital formation transactions. Prior to the firm’s founding, he was an associate and later a partner in a large corporate law firm in San Juan.

Established partner Carlos Santiago offers notable expertise advising clients on M&A transactions, joint venture agreements and debt restructuring mandates.
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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate
  • Banking Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Administrative Law
  • Securities
  • Banking


  • Puerto Rico Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Spanish
  • English