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Luis Guinot,, American lawyer, ambassador. Recipient Order of Juan Mora Government Costa Rica, 1993. Trustee Puerto Rico Conservation Trust, San Juan, since 1982; delegate Republican National Convention '72, Miami, Florida.


Guinot,, Luis was born on April 8, 1935 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Son of Luis and Marcelina (Rivera) Guinot.


Bachelor, New York University, 1956. Juris Doctor, Catholic University, 1968.


Nominated by President George H. W. Bush on May 30, 1991, Guinot was confirmed by the United States Senate in the summer of 1991 and soon afterwards relocated permanently to San José where he presented his credentials to then Costa Rican President Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier on August 27, 1991. He left the post on March 1, 1993. From 1974 to 1985, Guinot served as a partner and attorney with the law firm of Rose, Schmidt, Chapman, Duff and Hasley.

From (1972 to 1974), Mr. Guinot served as Assistant General Counsel for the Department of Agriculture. In addition, Mr. Guinot was a self-employed attorney at law and consultant and served as Administrator for the Office of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in Washington, DC from 1969 to 1972.

He also served as an associate attorney with the law firm of Faerber and Cerny (1968–1969) In private practice he has represented the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as private Puerto Rican clients and political organizations. Guinot has authored numerous articles and appeared as a speaker on US-Latin American relations and international free trade agreements. He has also appeared at symposia and on numerous panels focused on Puerto Rico’s commonwealth relationship with the United States.

In 2003, he was selected by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility as one of eight Fortune Board Honorees, a distinction granted to outstanding Hispanic leaders serving on the boards of large corporations. Guinot holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University (Class of 1957) and a juris doctor from Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America (Class of 1968). He presently is a partner with the Washington, DC law firm of Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler.


Trustee Puerto Rico Conservation Trust, San Juan, since 1982. Delegate Republican National Convention '72, Miami, Florida.


Children: Luis Guinot III, Beatriz, Patricia. Married Marta Lopez, July 7, 1975. Children: Victoria, Claudia C.

Luis Guinot,

Marcelina (Rivera) Guinot,

Marta Lopez

Luis Guinot III Guinot,

Beatriz Guinot,

Patricia Guinot,

Victoria Guinot,

Claudia C. Guinot,