Juan A. Alvarado Zayas (Johnny)

Professional Career Highlights

Johnny is founder and managing member of Alvarado Tax & Business Advisors LLC. Prior to that he was co-founder and partner of Zaragoza & Alvarado LLP.

His Curriculum Vitae also includes being partner at Arthur Andersen LLP’s Tax and Business Advisory Services in San Juan (1998 to 2002) and Puerto Rico Department of Treasury Assistant Secretary for Administrative Appeals, Acting Secretary, and Deputy Secretary (1993 to 1998).

Areas of Expertise

Johnny provides tax consulting for manufacturing, insurance companies, restaurant and retail businesses in areas such as audit appeals, tax exemption decrees, property tax and sale and use tax.

He is frequently invited as speaker at many tax seminars sponsored by the Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants and other professional associations, public agencies and private organizations.

During 2022, Johnny is a representative from the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce before the Puerto Rico Treasury Department Team in charge of recommending the simplification and improvement of the Puerto Rico tax system.

Professional Affiliations and Accolades

Johnny is a Past President of the Puerto Rico Certified Public Accountants Society (1998-1999) where he has also been President of various committees, such as Finance and Regulations. He is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He was also First Vice President of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce’s Tax Committee for two years and President of the Chamber of Commerce’s Elections Committee.

Member of the New Organization Committee by the President of the Puerto Rico Planning Board (2009).

Managing Member

Tel. (787) 620-7730


  • B.B.A. University of Puerto Rico
  • M.B.A. InterAmerican University
  • J.D. University of Puerto Rico Law School


  • Certified Public Accountant

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit