The Carbonell Law Firm is unique in that its Mexico Law practice offers Mexico-licensed legal representation. The Carbonell Law Firm is a true international law firm, offering clients the convenience, efficiency and effectiveness of single-source, dual representation in both the U.S. and Mexico. Led by international attorney Jose Luis Carbonell and Nora Fernandez, a licensed Mexico attorney with extensive experience in Mexico legal matters, our Mexico Law practice group enables our Firm to provide strong and experienced representation in Mexico. Licensed Mexico representation enhances our International Trade and Cross-Border practice capabilities and our proven ability to fulfill client needs related to significant cross-border transactions, including Merger & Acquisitions (M&A).
The Firm’s ability to offer dual representation in both the U.S. and Mexico enables clients to consolidate their U.S./Mexico legal activities under one law firm, thus easing the challenges of doing cross-border business. Our Mexico and U.S. attorneys continuously work collaboratively on Mexico and cross-border matters, are bilingual (English/Spanish) and have deep roots in our bi-national community. These strengths make our Firm one of the most unique international law firms in the U.S./Mexico border region.
· Advising U.S. companies and individuals involved in foreign direct investment in Mexico, in all matters related to establishing Mexican entities, corporate laws, planning and organization, joint ventures, sales and distribution agreements, licensing and franchising
· Structuring, negotiating and documenting international mergers & acquisitions (M&A), and divestitures involving multinational companies with operations in Mexico; experienced with both buy side and sell side representation
· Assisting U.S., Mexican and multinational companies with establishing manufacturing operations in Mexico, such as maquiladoras and shelter operations
· Advising clients on matters related to shelter agreements and international contract manufacturing agreements and operations
· Mexico customs (import and export), e.g., obtaining IMMEX (maquiladora) permits, and in general advising clients on customs laws
· Structuring, negotiating, and documenting sales of goods and services in Mexico
· Structuring, negotiating and documenting international distributorship, franchise and joint venture transactions
· Obtaining Mexico import permits, e.g., for the importation of medical devices before COFEPRIS
· Structuring, negotiating and documenting cross-border lending, banking and finance transactions, e.g., structuring loan documents for U.S. lenders with Mexico borrowers, and advising U.S. companies on banking and financing in Mexico
· Assisting U.S. lenders in obtaining liens and security interests on collateral located in Mexico
· Working closely with banking and financial institutions in Mexico and, when appropriate, with officials and agencies of the Mexico government to assist companies involved in Mexico operations
· Advising U.S. companies and individuals that wish to invest in, purchase, or lease real estate in Mexico, and all matters related to Mexico real estate law
· Acquisition and disposition of Mexico vacation homes, condominiums and time shares
· Advising and representing businesses on matters related to Mexican labor laws or disputes