(a) Admitted as experts witness in FINRA hearings on Puerto Rico’s tax policy, capital markets, and economic issues.
(b) Made presentations on the Puerto Rico economy to credit-rating agencies Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch.
(c) Worked on channeling funds from a $15 billion trust fund in New Mexico to early-childhood education programs without impacting the corpus and growth of the trust; testimony was provided to the New Mexico state legislature.
(a) Provided expert testimony during PR Energy Commission hearings on PREPA’s finances and issues of renewable energy regulation.
(b) Provided expert testimony on the regulation of the milk industry in the federal case Suiza Dairy v. ORIL.
(c) Performed analysis of land freight transportation for the establishment of a tariff schedule.
(d) Performed analysis for the Tourism Company of the cost structure of taxi services to establish the rates used by taxis at the LMM international airport.
Government Reorganization Plans
(a) Performed strategic analysis for the Cuerpo de Vigilantes of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The work also entailed recommendations for significant improvements in operational execution.
(b) Benchmarked the cost of student transportation paid by the Department of Education with market rates.
(c) Analyzed the rules for the operation of companies retained by the Administración de Seguros de Salud (ASES) and its impact on the cost of insurance.
(a) Analyzed the potential for medical tourism, segmenting the market by type of service.
(b) Conducted strategic planning for hospitals – Ashford, Concepción, San Carlos.
(c) Performed strategy for the UPR – Comprehensive Cancer Center.
(d) Conducted valuation of healthcare operations for acquisitions.
(a) Conducted strategic planning for health, retail, and finance operations.
(b) Conducted valuation of businesses for possible purchase.
(c) Performed feasibility and marketing studies.
(d) Worked on best use analysis for the development of real-estate properties.
Mr. Vicente Feliciano, president of Advantage Business Consulting, and Dr. Juan Lara, chief economist at the firm, have been expert witnesses in a wide range of cases. They have supported clients with cases in federal and local courts, administrative forums and the Financial Regulatory Industry Authority (FINRA). The cases range from income loss to contract disputes, as well as regulatory and monopoly issues, among others.
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