Fidel O. Osorio-OvallesSpecial Counsel
Fidel Octavio Osorio-Ovalles focuses his practice on civil law, immigration law, and entertainment law in fields such as copyright, freedom of expression, and film projects.
Mr. Osorio’s experience with government bodies such as the legislature, agencies of the executive branch, and public corporations has spurred his development as an expert in alliances and administrative processes of both governmental and private entities.
As an entrepreneur, Mr. Osorio has created and developed companies in the field of communications and publications, and various publications have been created under his direction, such as Ocean Drive Magazine, Barcode Magazine, institutional magazines of the University of Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, among other professional groups. He was also in charge of the magazine Salud Inmediata (Immediate Health in English), owned by a medical billing services company with the same name.
Mr. Osorio has offered advice to companies and individuals on the laws, incentives, and tax credits offered by the Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to promote economic development on the island, especially Act 27-2011 for the Film Industry. As part of his practice in entertainment law, he offers advice to film producers, producers of concerts and special events, companies, and professional associations related to the entertainment industry, such as the Association of Producers of Public Shows.
In the area of immigration law, Mr. Osorio manages work visas for investors, and petitions for both companies and individuals. He is a trial lawyer at the Immigration Courts of the United States Department of Justice.
Some of his writings have been published in the main newspapers and professional journals on the island. In addition, he actively participates in Forums of Public Opinion.
Mr. Osorio is admitted to act as Notary Public in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He holds an “Entrepreneurship Certificate” from the London School of Economics and Political Science and has completed alternative legal studies at several prestigious universities, such as Birkbeck University of London in England, Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy, and the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain.
- Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law (J.D., 2009)
- University of Puerto Rico (B.B.A., double major in Marketing and Human Resources, 2006)
- Supreme Court for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- U.S. District Court of the District of Puerto Rico