René Avilés García

René Avilés García

René Avilés García

René J. Avilés-García is a Capital Member and the Chair of Ferraiuoli LLC’s Taxes & Employee Benefits Practice Group. René practices in two complimentary areas – employee benefits and trusts & estates. In his employee benefits practice, he focuses on complex pension plan design, operation and reorganization consultations (including mergers, spinoffs and transfers of assets between qualified retirement plans), as well as other deferred compensation arrangements. René also has substantial experience representing clients in:

  • ERISA litigation
  • pension plan administration and qualification with Puerto Rico tax authorities, and
  • correction procedures with the U.S. Department of Labor

On the trusts and estates side, René brings his sophisticated knowledge of pension and tax law in advising high net worth individuals regarding their estate planning concerns as well as representing them when a trust or estate matter becomes litigious.

René is also a Certified Public Accountant, has extensive knowledge of general corporate tax matters and has litigated tax matters before administrative and judicial tribunals. Rounding out his experience, he also has a solid background in the private corporate world, having worked for Procter & Gamble as a financial analyst and forecaster for Puerto Rico and Latin American Export Divisions (1996-2001). René is a frequent speaker at conferences addressing legal implications of pension plans, estates and trusts, and tax legislation affecting these matters.

Practice Areas

Act 20/22 Benefits
Employee Benefits & ERISA Matters
Estate & Asset Protection Planning\


University of Puerto Rico School of Law, J.D., 2001
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, B.B.A. in Accounting, summa cum laude, 1996

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Federal District Court for the District of Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico Bar Association
Puerto Rico Certified Public Accountants Association
Professional Recognition


The 2015 Latin American Edition of Chambers & Partners reports that René “receives widespread recognition for his expertise in employee benefits, and clients admire his ‘impressive command of Puerto Rico and US pension matters.’”

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