Squire Patton Boggs has guided a family-owned company in the Dominican Republic toward what looks to become the island nation’s first publicly traded company.

César Iglesias, S.A., a large company that manufactures and imports such consumer goods as laundry detergent and vegetable oil, initially turned to the firm’s Santo Domingo arm—Squire Patton Boggs Peña Prieto Gamundi—with the goal of selling a minority interest in the company to finance international expansion.