Meet the Team

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James A. Walker

James A. Walker

Founder & CEO

“Jay” Walker is the founding partner of J.A. Walker Associates, Inc., a law firm specializing in international insurance, re-insurance, and finance matters. Jay Walker is certified through the State Bars of Georgia and Florida. Our firm is a proud associate of the following organizations: James A. Walker Founder James A. Walker Jr.

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Hugo Cordova

Comptroller

Hugo is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the CPA Puerto Rico Chapter. He is also authorized by the Insurance Commissioner of Puerto Rico in respect of disability, life, property and casualty businesses. Since 2005 he has been qualified and registered as a Series 6 holder with FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States).
Hugo previously worked as a branch manager for various international financial institutions in Puerto Rico. He joined Aon in 2010, where he is the Account Manager and main contact for USCL in the Island. Hugo has a first class professional reputation and has been frequently commended for his technical capabilities and his quality of client service.

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Evinlynne Arroyo

Office Manager

With a Puerto Rican father and a nuyorican mother, Evinlynne was born in the municipality of Bayamón, located on the northern coastal valley of Puerto Rico. Totally bilingual by the age of 9, Evi is a graduate of the Defensores de la Fe High School Academy and subsequently from the Bank and Commerce Institute – Manatí campus, both with high honors.
Her business experience includes various positions in the Tourism and Banking Industry. Her experience in dealing with personnel and the network that that has created have proven to be advantageous in her current position as Office Manager for JA Walker & Associates which has enabled her To branch out to other areas of expertise.
Evi is currently a student at the Interamerican University – Metro campus pursuing a Degree in Business Administration – International Law, as such, participates in the many social and leisure activities the University has to offer. Contact at evi@jawalkerassoc.com.

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Our Approach

J.A. Walker & Associates is strategically located in Puerto Rico to provide international insurance, legal and financial consulting services to international insurers, financial groups, and family offices.
The International Insurance Center of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico provides a unique international insurance domicile with many compelling advantages. Under the US flag, Puerto Rico’s free market economy is subject to both federal and state regulations designed to protect free market competition specifically within, but not limited to, the insurance and banking industries. Along with the use of US currency, the dollar, and general allowance of free flow of funds abroad, this regulatory structure guarantees sound credit and investment practices. Legal protection is provided under both federal and state constitutions, with legal redress available in federal or State courts. For more information visit The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance of Puerto Rico (OCI) at http://ocs.gobierno.pr/enocspr/index.php/aseguradores-internacionales.
Puerto Rico provides attractive incentives and resources for international businesses and individuals moving to Puerto Rico. For information from The Department of Economic Development & Commerce, please see www.ddec.pr.gov/en/invest.

Of specific note are Act 20 that provides incentives for businesses that export services from Puerto Rico, and Act 22 that offers tax exemptions to certain individuals who become new residents of Puerto Rico and apply for the exemption.

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