Law Practice Areas (Yucatan)
Real Estate Development &
We offer a highly qualified legal team experienced in handling
land use matters efficiently and effectively in order to meet our
clients' objectives. We advise our clients in all aspects of residential
and commercial real estate transactions related to the acquisition,
financing, development and construction of residential and commercial
real estate projects. Our attorneys also represent clients in a
variety of land use and zoning matters before city and county planning
and zoning commissions with regard to variances, setback requirements,
easements, permitting and environmental issues. Whether your interest
is in retirement, development, investment or management of real
estate, our broad range of services and emphasis on interdepartmental
cooperation will provide you with the tools you need to make your
land use project a success.
Our experienced team of attorneys assists local and foreign investors
with contract negotiations, due diligence investigations, acquisition
and sale of properties, leasing and financing. A boutique full-service
firm, our skilled advisors can lead clients through every facet
of investing including tax planning and corporate structuring.
Real Estate Law > Residential
We represent individuals in connection with the purchase and sale
of their homes. We understand that the purchase and/or sale of a
home by our individual clients is a very important matter. It is
vital that we guide our clients through this process. The residential
real estate industry in the Yucatan Peninsula is fraught with land
mines. It takes an experienced attorney to successfully guide the
client through these land mines.
We will either prepare or review the purchase and sale agreement
prior to the client signing same. Once the contract has been signed,
we will represent the client throughout the entire process, including
the providing of title insurance, if that is the desire of the client.
Real Estate Law > Commercial
We devote a substantial portion of our practice to representing
purchasers, sellers and developers of commercial real property.
These transactions include the purchase, development and sale of:
- Industrial and warehouse projects
- Office buildings
- Raw land
- Residential apartment complexes
- Retail properties
- Shopping centers
We also represent both Landlords and Tenants in commercial and
residential leasing. We also negotiate, draft and review joint venture
and development agreements. Our attorneys work closely with the
tax professional of the client so as to achieve the highest and
best result for the client.
Real Estate Process
We provide our client's the transactional legal services they require
in connection with their real estate needs in both commercial real
property and residential real property. We provide the kind of hands
on involvement which is necessary to successfully represent the
clients in the acquisition, development, leasing, and sales of various
The typical real estate process can include the following areas:
- Due Diligence
- Title Search
- Title Insurance
- Exit Strategy
By integrating law into business, we are able to guide our clients
through the most complex real estate dealings while maintaining
the viability of the transaction. Our experience allows us to provide
our clients with unparalleled legal advice in all aspects of their
Real Estate Process > Contract
We represent sellers, purchasers, owners, developers and individuals.
On a daily basis we will counsel our clients in connection with:
- Negotiation and Preparation of Sales Contracts
- Negotiation and Preparation of Purchase Contracts
- Negotiation and Preparation of Leasing Documents
Real Estate Process > Due Diligence
We are acutely aware of our responsibility to assist our clients
in the due diligence which is necessary on their part in connection
with the acquisition or purchase of real property. In connection
with that due diligence responsibility, we will advise our clients
as to the desirability of retaining a land surveyor, engineer, environmental
engineer, and if required, structural engineer, in connection with
the evaluation of the real property which is to be purchased, including
any improvements presently existing, or to be constructed thereupon.
Real Estate Process > Title Search
We routinely provide title examination for our residential and
commercial clients. To achieve this goal we review an extensive
search of the public records to determine that there are no adverse
claims to our client's interests. If we find there adverse claims
or other defects in title, we will seek to eliminate them prior
The examining of title is but one more service we offer to our clients
so that our client's real estate transactional needs, both residential
and commercial are met.
Real Estate Process > Title Insurance
We also provide title insurance for our residential and commercial
clients. The purpose of title insurance is to protect the purchaser
of real estate and the holder of mortgage against loss from defective
titles, liens, and encumbrances. Protecting a buyer against loss
is accomplished by the issuance of a title insurance policy. Since
title insurance, as other forms of insurance, is a risk assumption,
it is very important that the title insurer eliminate the risk and
prevent losses caused by defects in title arising out of events
that may have happened in the past.
Real Estate Process > Closing
We will guide the client through their due diligence and contractual
responsibilities concerning the purchase and/or sale of real property.
We will also prepare and/or review all the closing documents and
other matters necessary to secure a successful closing. We will
also have a licensed attorney attend the closing so as to make sure
that the client's interests are totally protected.
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Corporate & Business Law
We work closely with our clients throughout the entire business
life cycle. Our attorneys work with clients on everything from the
initial formation and organization of a business entity, through
capitalization, financing, ongoing business operations, and mergers
Formation and Organization. We assist our clients
in selecting the appropriate organizational structure to meet their
tax and operational objectives including corporations, limited liability
companies and joint venture. We prepare necessary organizational
documents including shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements
and operating agreements.
Ongoing Business Operations. Another important
aspect of the services we offer to our business and corporate clients
is our ability to counsel management on an ongoing basis regarding
matters related to corporate governance and compliance, employment
and labor matters, and executive compensation. We also advise our
clients on business succession and planning issues for family and
closely held businesses in order to assist them in identifying their
goals and objectives, and to establish related exit strategies.
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We offer our clients a full range of immigration and naturalization
legal services, which are carefully crafted to reflect each client's
goals and objectives.
Our attorneys advise and assist public, private, and multinational
companies to lawfully employ foreign nationals in Mexico on a temporary
and permanent basis. We have successfully represented a variety
of businesses and individuals to secure its temporary or definitely
permanence in the country.
- FM3 Visa (Temporary Resident Visa)
- FM2 Visa (Permanent Resident Visa)
- FMT (Extension of Tourist Visa)
- Nationality and Naturalization.
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Business and Tax Advisors
Tax planning it's a necessity for both, the homeowner and the multinational
corporation. In any investment the tax consequences must be weighed.
Business cannot expect to survive in today's world economy without
a clear sense of purpose and a strategy to reach goals. Businesses
also need to understand local customs and culture if they are to
Every corporate finance deal brings a specific set of challenges
requiring specialist knowledge and experience. Choosing the right
adviser to execute a corporate finance assignment efficiently, while
protecting confidentiality is the key to success.
Our staff includes both attorneys and accountants who can provide
you with the tax planning you need.
Our team includes Business and Tax Advisors which are affiliated
to our Firm and have extensive local knowledge; a professional staff
of experienced accountants and consultants who provide numerous
financial and fiscal services.
We work together to help companies and individuals plan complex
transactions and successfully integrate tax and corporate laws,
and financial issues. Our goal is to provide creative tax solutions
that will minimize the tax burden and help the client achieve his
or her business goals.
In addition, our firm advises clients on various types of business
transactions including substantive law and tax issues encountered
in the acquisition or sale of business ventures and assets, the
reorganization of corporations, and the problems confronting business
Business & Tax Advisors affiliated to our Firm; provide tax
declarations and financial reporting services to our clients. Our
goal is to assist our clients with their Mexican tax financial obligations.
The staff consists of experienced accountants and consultants
that provide the following services:
- Tax Planning.
- Business Advise.
- Tax Return Preparation
- Financial Report Preparation
- Accounting Procedures and System
- Business and Stock Valuations
- Business Plans and Projections
- Mergers and acquisitions.
- Transfer pricing
- Corporate reorganization
Proactive tax planning can provide tax savings to both inbound
and outbound businesses.
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Federal Zone Cencessions
No one, including Mexican Nationals can own property in the Federal
Zone, which applies to only beachfront property within 20 meters
(about 66 feet) from the mean high tide line. This property is owned
by the Mexican Federal Government under the Federal Maritime Land
Mexico's federal government will grant concession rights to exclusively
use and enjoy certain types of federal zone properties. Acquiring
the concession to use the federal land that borders your property
is an easy way to increase the value of your land and reduce the
risk of someone else coming along and using this land.
Over the last few years the federal government has made several
changes in the procedures to acquire federal zone concessions. These
changes have made it easier for both individuals and corporations
to acquire these concessions.
Our firm provides a full range of federal zone services including
acquiring of concessions, permits, transfers of concessions, dispute
resolution and concessions administration.
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Employment & Labor Law*
The age old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound
of cure", is particularly true in the employment environment.
As a result, we focus on proactive measures to avoid claims through
preventative counseling, pre-termination strategy consultation and
by responding to claims at the administrative level. We also assist
our clients in the drafting and review of employment contracts,
and documents that concerns employer and employee matters
* Service provided only in the Yucatan area.
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Intellectual Property and
When it comes to providing support and protection for our clients'
intellectual property, we are proud to offer the following key areas
Trademark and Copyright Acquisition and Counseling
We assist clients in obtaining, protecting and enforcing trademarks,
including trademark clearance searches; federal, state and foreign
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If there are needs not mentioned in this page, please contact us
and we will seek to help you personally or assist you in seeking
the right person that can.
Our firm works jointly with other legal firms in order to provide
our clients a full legal service, as with other legal matters as
criminal law, civil law, administrative law, customs, etc.
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