Fluent in both English and Spanish, Jose Luis has represented a variety of companies in U.S.-Mexico cross-border matters related to maquiladora operations, contract manufacturing, shelter agreements, and international mergers and acquisitions. His international experience includes assisting U.S. companies in doing business in countries around the world, including, without limitation, Mexico, Europe, and China. In particular, he has assisted U.S. companies in the formation of entities in Mexico, as well as in establishing maquiladoras, contract manufacturing, and shelter operations in Mexico. Jose Luis also represents foreign companies of all sizes in establishing and operating a business in the U.S.
Jose Luis’s mergers and acquisitions experience includes special expertise in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (stock or asset purchase) involving businesses from the U.S., Mexico and other countries.
In international trade and customs, Jose Luis has assisted companies in developing international trade and customs strategies under NAFTA and other international and domestic laws. He is experienced in obtaining export licenses and import licenses under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and other U.S. export control laws, including obtaining approvals from the U.S. Department of State of Technical Assistance Agreements and Manufacturing License Agreements.
Jose Luis’s corporate and securities experience includes the formation of various business entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships for companies both in the U.S. and Mexico. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts which involve both domestic and international transactions, such as an international sale of goods contracts and international distribution agreements.
Regarding immigration matters, Jose Luis has assisted companies from the U.S. and individuals from other countries in obtaining business and family immigration visas.
Jose Luis is active in the cross-border maquiladora industry throughout the Texas/Mexico trade corridor and the interior of Mexico. He has participated in seminars and conferences in both the U.S. and Mexico, in which he has addressed issues related to cross-border transactions and international law.