Cuevas-Fontán, Rebecca

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Rebecca Cuevas-Fontán
  • Capital Member


San Juan, Puerto Rico



(787) 767-9333



Rebecca Cuevas-Fontán is a Capital Member in the Firm's Tax Department. Ms. Cuevas-Fontán's practice includes corporate tax, sales and use tax, tax incentives laws, and Puerto Rico and local taxes. She devotes a substantial part of her time to assisting clients with issues arising under Puerto Rico and local matters, as well as providing financial analysis to the Firm's clients to compare different tax planning options and consider available investment opportunities.

Ms. Cuevas-Fontán graduated magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico's College of Business Administration and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1996, before attending the University of Puerto Rico Law School.

Ms. Cuevas-Fontán initially joined the firm's Corporate & Banking Law Department as an associate in 2001. In 2002, she became Legal Advisor to the Administrative Appeals Office of the Puerto Rico Treasury Department, providing legal counseling in income tax, sales and use tax, excise tax, and estate tax cases, among others.

In 2013, Ms. Cuevas-Fontán was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Puerto Rico Treasury Department's Appeals Office. In this role, she was part of the Secretary of the Treasury's senior staff, and served as Administrative Judge in charge of the Appeals and the Adjudicative Proceedings Offices. During such time, she drafted rulings, orders, and notices that could be subject to review by the Puerto Rico Appeals Court or the Puerto Rico Court of First Instance when taxpayers filed complaints in response to adverse determinations of the Treasury Department. Among the types of cases she managed, she handled issues regarding income tax deficiencies, sales and use tax, licenses, statute of limitations, penalties, and tax exemptions, among others. Ms. Cuevas-Fontán was also part of the team that worked on the development of the Appeals process of the Treasury Department computerized system (SURI). Ms. Cuevas-Fontán returned to the firm in December 2016.

Areas Of Practice

  • Tax Law
  • Administrative Law

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2001


  • University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • J.D. - 2000
  • University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan
    • B.B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Accounting and Finance


  • Administrative Appeals Office Jurisdiction, PR Treasury Department, 2014 to 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Puerto Rico Bar Association, Member, 2001 to Present
  • Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member, 1996 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Puerto Rico Treasury Department - Appeals Office, Administrative Judge/Assistant Secretary, 2013 to 2016
  • Puerto Rico Treasury Department - Appeals Office, Legal Advisor, 2002 to 2011

Ancillary Businesses

  • Tax Advisor
  • Tax Preparation


  • English
  • Spanish