Attorneys

Jorge A. Garcia

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Location:San Antonio Office

Phone: (210) 227-7591

Email: jgarcia@mdtlaw.com

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Jorge Garcia is licensed to practice in Mexico, representing U.S. and Canadian companies in all matters related to their business operations and transactions in Mexico and Latin America. Mr. Garcia has over 20 years of experience in the corporate, transactional, joint venture, distribution, real estate and technology areas in Mexico. He is a frequent speaker on Mexican and international business transactions, giving talks at universities and seminars throughout the United States and Mexico. Mr. Garcia also writes articles about cross-border legal issues for numerous trade magazines, newsletters and other publications.

Mr. Garcia’s legal experience includes representing:

  • U.S. real estate developers (industrial and residential) in multiple projects throughout Mexico
  • U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust (R.E.I.T.) in the acquisition and development of properties throughout Mexico and their ongoing leasing activities
  • U.S. and Canadian manufacturers in setting up operations (Maquiladoras), and distribution agreements in Mexico
  • U.S. and Canadian companies in the acquisition of Mexican entities and assets for industrial and commercial operations
  • U.S. parties in establishing and managing Mexican joint-venture companies in the real estate, manufacturing, fishing, and agricultural industries
  • Companies in developing and managing corporate strategies for Mexico, covering tax, labor, environmental, customs and corporate areas
  • U.S. banks, other lenders and borrowers in financing facilities and asset securitization in Mexico
  • U.S. companies and private individuals in the acquisition, development and sale of resort, timeshare properties and Fideicomisos
  • U.S. and Canadian clients with trademarks and copyrights in Mexico
  • U.S. and Canadian clients with Mexico's Foreign Investment Commission for approval of foreign investment projects and before the Mexican Antitrust Commission for filings related to mergers and acquisitions
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AREAS OF PRACTICE
EDUCATION
  • University of Texas, School of Law (MCJ, 1993)

  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (JD with honors, 1991)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • American Bar Association
  • Mexican Bar Association
  • U.S.- Mexico Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. - Mexico Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Selected by his peers to the 2016 list of Best San Antonio Lawyers in the area of International Law, published in San Antonio Scene Magazine
PRESENTATIONS AND SPEECHES
  • “Cross-Border Bankruptcies Mexico – USA” , Southern District of Texas - Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, August 2010

  • "Aspectos Jurídicos de las Maquiladoras y su Futuro", St. Mary's University - School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, October 18, 2010

  • "Aspectos Jurídicos de las Maquiladoras y su Futuro", St. Mary's University - School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, March 28, 2011

PUBLICATIONS
  • Service Maquiladoras May Face Serious Tax Implications

  • The Mexican Trust Fideicomiso

  • Leasing Machinery and Equipment in Mexico by Foreign Residents

  • Renting your vacation property in Mexico – how to do it, and not get in trouble

LANGUAGES
  • English
  • Spanish (fluent)