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.
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.
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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.
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.