Maximo Solar Industries
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Carlos Pares is an attorney with extensive experience in transactional law, government affairs, and regulatory framework. During his career, he has successfully advised and represented policymakers, corporations, and individuals in a variety of fields of law focusing his practice Puerto Rico energy regulatory framework.
Carlos is currently the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Maximo Solar Industries Inc. As such, he oversees Maximo Solar’s legal in-house and external counsel in regulatory proceedings, litigation, business transactions and designed and implemented the Maximo Solar corporate compliance program. Carlos has actively participated in the development and implementation of Puerto Rico energy public policy regulatory framework where he has filed written comments and testified before legislator and the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau (PREB).
Before joining Maximo Solar, Carlos served an Assistant District Attorney for the Puerto Rico Department of Justice and as a legal adviser for the President of the Puerto Rico Senate, Hon. Thomas Rivera Schatz. He also served as Executive Director of Somos Solar, where he led the efforts of Puerto Rico Act No. 133-2016, which enabled microgrids regulations and mandate the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to digitalize its interconnection permit process to PREPA’s transmission and distribution system.
Carlos Pares received his B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico. In 2010, he received a J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico Catholic School of Law, where he was also editor of the law review journal. In 2013, Carlos attended the University of Houston Law Center, where he received an LLM in Energy, Natural Resources, and Environmental Law.