Our firm

“Creative thinking, efficient
legal representation”

Who we are

We are a business, real estate, tax and litigation boutique law firm with offices in Guadalajara and Mexico City, committed to providing our clients high-quality legal representation at accessible rates.

What we do

We believe that although there is specialization, business development needs to keep some form of simplicity to be practical, efficient and effective, including the area of the professional legal services. Therefore, through our years of practice and real day-to-day experience with our clients, we learned to present the services we offer grouped in four general areas of practice: Corporate and Business Law (including Labor Law); Real Estate; Administrative and Tax Law (including Intellectual Property); and Commercial and Civil Litigation. We invite our prospective clients, if their legal needs are not specifically referred, to direct any inquiry to us by email.

Our Offices

We are a business, real estate, tax and litigation boutique law firm with offices in Guadalajara and Mexico City, committed to providing our clients high-quality legal representation at accessible rates.

We believe that although there is specialization, business development needs to keep some form of simplicity to be practical, efficient and effective, including the area of the professional legal services. Therefore, through our years of
practice and real day-to-day experience with our clients, we learned to present the services we offer grouped in four general areas of practice: Corporate and Business Law (including Labor Law); Real Estate; Administrative and Tax Law (including Intellectual Property); and Commercial and Civil Litigation. We invite our prospective clients, if their legal needs are not specifically referred, to direct any inquiry to us by email.




Practice areas

Corporate And Business Law

Real Estate Law

Tax Law

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND GOVERNMENT LITIGATION

Intellectual Property

Commercial and Civil Litigation

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

Corporate and Business Law

Our Corporate and Business Law practice with our foreign-based clients, focuses in helping them to incorporate in Mexico, navigating with them around the common mistakes of the learning curve others commit at high costs in time and financial resources. We help our clients to establish operations in the country efficiently, through effective legal representation in all the steps required to successfully opening a Mexico operation: from the choosing of the correct business entity to incorporate to preparing the documents until completion of the incorporation; from helping in choosing the correct accounting firm to coordinating with any accounting advisors already hired by our clients; and from negotiating leases or purchase agreements for the real estate to base their operations to helping our clients to protect their hard won intellectual property. We work with our clients in all employment law implications and represent them in documenting all their collective and individual employment commitments properly.

We firmly believe that we are among the best law firms to offer arriving or existing foreign clients the combined benefits of a personalized attention and strong local presence, with the connectivity to all the generally required contacts, information and resources.

For foreign clients in any other stage of development, we provide all standard legal services related to their business practice, from the day to day corporate and business law counseling, to the exceptional cases of due diligence and sales and purchases of assets or shares. In this transactional area, we continuously participate in the most significant corporate transactions in the geographical area of our main office.

Real Estate

We advise clients on a variety of legal matters involving the negotiation and execution of the purchase or sale of commercial real estate assets in the metropolitan areas of Mexico, and in the recreational and residential real estate environments located in the Puerto Vallarta, Bahia de Banderas and Punta Mita areas in the Pacific Coast.

From December 2011 to the start of 2015, we have closed the equivalent of more than one hundred and twenty million US dollars of residential and recreational real estate for our strong base of our individual clients.

We cross reference our real estate practice area with our tax and business practices, since most of the significant high end transactions we intervene in, involve business and employment law implications, as well as tax consequences either when selling or acquiring such real estate.

We help our clients from the initial negotiation of the deal, walk with them through the choosing of the right investment vehicle and the most convenient trustee bank for the specific location, as per Mexico laws, and all the closing particulars, including the notary services required by civil law, provided by one the partners of the firm; this last aspect is significantly important since we provide, as per Mexico law requirements, with all services related to closing a real estate transaction in one roof.

In addition to our very strong practice in the Puerto Vallarta, Bahía de Balderas and Punta Mita areas, we are one of the most active firms in the representation of commercial and residential real estate developers in the city of Guadalajara.

For a list of representative developments
For more information on the required notary services in civil law jurisdictions

Tax Law

Tax considerations frequently play a vital role in business and real estate transactions and in personal and corporate financial planning of our clients. Our tax practice includes a variety of individual, partnership and corporate tax matters, and involves tax planning related to domestic transactions and business activities, real estate sales and acquisitions, mergers and assets or shares acquisitions, and other corporate and commercial matters.

Likewise, we advise and represent clients in tax law and defense litigation, administrative appeals and audits, both in state and federal courts. Our work regularly includes tax structuring of business and investment transactions including reorganizations, recapitalizations, joint ventures and financings, representation of clients before federal and state tax authorities, tax planning for domestic and foreign corporations where implications arise in Mexico; tax research and advice regarding Mexican tax legislation and regulations, federal, state and local tax planning and administrative proceedings and litigation in federal and state courts.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND GOVERNMENT LITIGATION

Our services include advice in regulatory compliance with federal, state and local agencies. Constitutional, statutory and other legal challenges to federal, state and local laws and regulations and government conduct, including administrative and regulatory litigation before and against federal, state and local agencies. Representation in constitutional (amparo) claims before federal courts.

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

Our practices is divided in preventive advice and litigation of labor and employment claims. Preventive advices focuses in drafting of employment agreements and other related documents, due diligence reviews to mitigate future labor liability, planning for expatriates working in Mexico, strategies for personnel transfers in corporate restructuring and strategies for the termination of employment agreements. Our litigation practice group includes legal advice for the defense of companies and entrepreneurs against individual employment claims, representation of clients in labor claims throughout Mexico and advice on inspections performed by the state and federal labor authorities.

Intellectual Property

We help clients identify, protect and maximize the value of their intellectual assets. Our work helps clients enhance their competitive position in the marketplace through the use of intellectual property and information technology. We understand our clients' businesses, not just their assets so we believe that intellectual property is only one part of a larger strategy of protection. We are litigators, transactional specialists, patent and trademark attorneys, which allows us to serve our clients' diverse needs, including matters related to Trademarks, Commercial Advices, Trade Names, Franchising, Licenses, Inventions, Trade Secrets and Copyrights.
We help guide clients in matters of protection of their creativity, authorship, media, branding, technology and advertising. We also know how to protect our clients' rights in trials and appellate courts in Mexico. This experience, together with our large and diversified practice, enables us to provide client the best solutions in a cost-effective manner in Mexico and other nations with our allied firms. We have several clients and we attend cases in several sectors or industries, for example, real state, automotive, drinks and beverages, health, agriculture, retail and other matters.

Commercial and Civil Litigation

We subscribe to the notion that most disputes are best resolved without litigation. Nevertheless, when litigation is deemed the best course under the circumstances, we are not hesitant to recommend it. We represent numerous corporations and individuals in civil as well as commercial proceedings at both the trial and appellate levels of the federal and state courts, and handle a broad range of disputes involving business transactions and ventures, real estate and bankruptcy.






JORGE ROBLES MADRIGAL

Jorge Robles Madrigal, a firm founder since 2001, is the managing partner of the Guadalajara office and coordinator of the Real Estate Practice. Mr. Robles’ practice covers real estate transactions, trusts and estates, corporate and business law practice and commercial and notary services where required in all areas of Mexican law. He is Corredor Publico 46 of Jalisco since 2003 and Notario Publico 73 of Guadalajara since 2007

Professional Associations

Colegio de Notarios del Estado de Jalisco
Colegio Nacional del Notariado Mexicano
Colegio de Corredores Públicos del Estado de Jalisco
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association

Admissions

Mexico (1994)
New York State, USA (1997)

Education

Culver Military Academy (Bachelor Degree, 1989)
Harvard Summer School (Legal English and Contracts, 1993)
Universidad Panamericana (Law Degree, 1994)
I.T.E.S.M., Campus Guadalajara (MBA, 1996)
New York University School of Law (LLM, 1998)

Experience

Associate, Notary Public 12 of Guadalajara (1990-1997)
Associate, Stairs Dillenbeck Finley, New York (1998 to 2000)
Founder, Robles Tostado Corona y Sanchez Gil SC (2001 to present)

JOSÉ LUIS TOSTADO BASTIDAS

Jose Luis Tostado Bastidas, a firm founder since 2001, is the coordinator of the Tax Law Defense, Administrative and Intellectual Property Practice Areas. Mr. Tostado’s practice covers representation of clients before federal and state tax authorities, administrative proceedings and litigation in federal and state courts, tax research and advice regarding Mexican tax legislation and regulations; in coordination with our Corporate and Business and Real Estate Practice areas, he provides advice on tax structuring of business and investment transactions and tax planning. He is currently a professor of Tax Procedure and Income Tax Law at the Universidad Panamericana, and is recognized as one of the top tax law practitioners in Mexico.

Professional Associations

Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados
Academia Mexicana de Derecho Fiscal

Admissions

Mexico (1994)

Education

Universidad Panamericana (Law Degree, 1994)
Universidad Panamericana (Contracts Post Graduate Studies, 1996)
Universidad Panamericana (Constitutional Law Studies, 1997)
Universidad Panamericana (Corporate Law Studies, 1998)
Harvard Law School (30th Program of Instruction for Lawyers, 1998)
Universidad Panamericana (Candidate for Doctor in Law, thesis pending)
IPADE Business School (Executive Officers Management Program AD-2, 2006-2007)
Universitat Abat Oliba CEU, Barcelona, Spain (Master’s Degree in Humanistic and Social Studies, 2010-2011)

JUAN MANUEL CORONA URQUIZA

Juan Manuel Corona Urquiza is a firm partner since 2002, and is the managing partner of the Mexico City office and coordinator of the Litigation Practice. Mr. Corona’s practice covers civil and commercial litigation.

Professional Associations

Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados

Admissions

Mexico (1994)

Education

Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City (Law Degree, 1994)
Universidad Panamericana (Civil Procedure Post Graduate Studies,)
Pepperdine University, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution (Mediation Skills Course, 2000)

JOSÉ SÁNCHEZ GIL HERNÁNDEZ URTIZ

Jose Sanchez Gil Hernandez Urtiz is a firm partner since 2005. He is the coordinator of the Corporate and Business Law Practice. Mr. Sanchez Gil’s practice covers corporate and business law general practice, including all aspects of such area as mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment and business and employment law.

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados

Admissions

Mexico (2001)

Education

Universidad Panamericana (Law Degree, 2000)
Boston University School of Law (LL.M, 2002)
Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University (Mediation Skills, 2002)
IPADE Business School (Executive Officers Management Program AD-2, 2008-2009)

Experience

Associate, Cuesta Campos y Asociados, SC
Associate, Robles, Tostado y Corona, SC

JOSÉ CARLOS ROMERO LOAIZA

Admissions

Mexico (2008)

Education

Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Student Exchange Program, 2008)
Universidad de Guadalajara (Law Degree, 2009)
Universidad Panamericana (Contracts Post Graduate Studies, 2013)
Northwestern University, School of Law (LLM, 2014)

Practice Area

Corporate and Business Law Real Estate Law

ROBERTO HERNÁNDEZ JIMÉNEZ

Admissions

Mexico (2010)

Education

Escuela Libre de Derecho (Law Degree, 2010)

Practice Area

Corporate and Business Law Real Estate Law

NOEMI P. SANCHEZ PARRA

Admissions

Mexico (2000)

Education

I.T.E.S.O. (Law Degree, 1999)
Universidad Panamericana (Master of Laws Degree, 2012)

Practice Area

Real Estate Law and Notary Practice group

MARÍA TERESA SORIA DÍAZ

Admissions

Mexico (2011)

Education

I.T.E.S.O. (Law Degree, 2011)

Practice Area

Real Estate Law and Notary Practice group

MARIA JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ GUZMÁN

Admissions

Mexico (2014)

Education

Universidad Panamericana (Law Degree, 2014)
Universidad Panamericana (Contracts Post Graduate Studies, 2014)

Practice Area

Corporate and Business Practice group
Real Estate Law and Notary Practice group

TULIO HÉCTOR MORENO CALDERÓN

Admissions

Mexico (2006)

Education

Universidad Panamericana (Law Degree, 2008)
Universidad Panamericana (Constitutional Law Post Graduate Studies, 2010)
Universidad de Guadalajara (Tax Accounting Post Graduate Studies, 2011)
Universidad de Guadalajara (Master in Tax Analysis, 2014)

Practice Area

Tax and Administrative Law Practice group
Intellectual Property Practice group

Professional Associations

Member of the the Mexican bar Association (BMA).

Experience and Curricular Activities

Associate Professor of the Tax Law Course at the Universidad Panamericana, since 2013.

FRANCISO JOSÉ RODRÍGUEZ NEPOTE

Admissions

Mexico (2005)

Education

Universidad Panamericana (Law Degree, 2005)

Practice Area

Litigation Practice group

OSCAR RODRIGO GONZÁLEZ RODRÍGUEZ

Admissions

Mexico (2014)

Education

Universidad Panamericana (Law Degree, 2014)
Universidad Panamericana (Contracts Post Graduate Studies, 2014)

Experience and Curricular Activities”

Member of the Mexican Bar Association (BMA)

Practice Area

Litigation Practice group

KARINA VIZCARRA CUEVAS

Admissions

Mexico (2008)

Education

Universidad de Guadalajara (Law Degree, 2008)

Practice Area

Labor Law

Experience and Curricular Activities

Since 2013, she collaborates as head and assistant professor of Labor Law at the Universidad Panamericana.

RODRIGO LÓPEZ MONTAÑEZ GARCÍA

Admissions

Mexico (2010)

Education

I.T.E.S.M. (Law Degree, 2010)
Universidad Panamericana (Intellectual Property Post Graduate Course, 2011)
Universidad Panamericana (Master of Laws Degree, 2013)

Practice Area

Intellectual Property Practive Group

Professional Associations

Member of the PHI DELTA PHI Association and the Mexican bar Association (BMA).



Contact


GUADALAJARA
T: +52 (33) 5000-9060

Blvd. Puerta de Hierro #5210-6
Torre Cube, Zapopan, Jalisco
45116, México

DISTRITO FEDERAL
T: +52 (55) 6268-3013

Bosques de Alisos # 45-A
Piso 3, Arcos Oriente
Bosque de las Lomas, 05120, D.F.