"After an extensive search, interviewing several law firms and hiring and firing one. It was with great relief and satisfaction that I landed upon IRW to handle all of my Act 20/22 needs. The entire team continues to amaze me with their level of service and follow through making the transition to Puerto Rico quite simple. When colleagues ask who to use I always refer them to Ivonne and her team of professionals. "
OUR ALL-FEMALE TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS IS EAGER TO SHOW YOU A LEVEL OF PERSONAL CARE AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE THAT MAKES BEING OUR CLIENT A POSITIVELY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET.
IRW is a boutique law firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico, dedicated to providing legal advice and services in the areas of estate planning, tax incentives under Act 60, corporate and commercial law, asset protection, tax planning and compliance, real estate and relocation to the island. Our attorneys and extraordinary support staff take pride in offering an attentive and caring client-centered experience. We understand that every client is unique, and we tailor our services according to their distinctive needs.
We’re honest and transparent in our dealings. we do the right thing, especially when no one is watching.
We build trust in our relationships through genuineness, loyalty and mutual respect. Our clients know what to expect from us.
We set high standards for ourselves and work relentlessly to live up to them. Our clients deserve our best.
We do what we say we’re going to do. We hold ourselves accountable for our outcomes—good or bad.
We seek creative ways to solve difficult problems and overcome obstacles. We think out of the box and out of the building.
We put our passion and energy to work for our clients. We're passionate about their success as if it were ours—because it is.
In 2010, I started IRW as a real estate law practice. Shortly after, the death of two close relatives forced me to go through probate in Puerto Rico. The arduous experience, in particular its length (years), effects on familial relationships, and economic impact was a great awakening for me.
I dove into every detail of the probate process, studying inheritance law, asset protection, and tax planning, reading case law, taking seminars on every related subject, and figuring out how to jump through hoops. I learned the value of using planning tools to avoid a drawn-out, expensive and stressful probate process.
To help others navigate through this complex process, I reorganized my firm based on a three-pronged approach:
1. Estate Planning: what happens to our assets when we die, how to protect and care for the people we love.
2. Asset Protection: how to protect our wealth from third parties.
3. Tax Planning: how to mitigate the impact of taxes
Because of the tax implications of estate planning, IRW began assisting clients on a number of tax matters. When new tax incentives laws were enacted in 2012, our practice expanded to help clients apply for tax incentives under Acts 20/22/14. Our client base grew to include individuals and companies wishing to relocate to the island to engage in business, become bona fide residents of Puerto Rico and support the local economy.
As we worked with these clients, we became aware of the challenges they faced when relocating to the island—the exhausting process of moving, finding a home, dealing with government agencies, registering their businesses, obtaining IDs and permits, finding schools and doctors, and the list went on and on.
In 2017, we decided to expand our services to facilitate our clients’ transition to Puerto Rico by providing relocation, real estate, and concierge services through a new division, IRW Concierge. Then the Puerto Rico Incentives Code of 2019, or Act 60, prompted our firm to evolve further in order to serve a growing clientele.
And so we became a one-stop-shop for individuals, families, and businesses relocating to Puerto Rico.
Yes, we're not the only firm in town to offer these services, but we're the most approachable, friendliest, and most trustworthy. No other firm on the island provides the level of personal service and care that we give our clients. They truly become cherished members of the IRW family.
We're also unique in that we follow through with compliance. Not only do we help clients choose planning structures that work for them and draft legal documents, but we also assist them with the maintenance of these structures and all compliance requirements.
As a result, we have become our clients’ go-to advisors for important life decisions and the keepers of important documents and data. And we couldn't be more honored.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey!
Ivonne M. Rodríguez-Wiewall, Esq.
Lead Attorney and Founder
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