John R. Colter-CarswellManaging Partner
Colter Carswell & Asociados, S.C.
- +52 81 8100 9550
Colter Carswell y Asociados, S.C. is a full service international law firm located in the Metro area of Monterrey, Mexico, supported by associated offices in Mexico City, United States of America and the European Union, having extensive experience in counseling clients in all aspects of domestic and international business, providing our clients with professional legal representation on a responsive and efficient basis at competitive rates.
The sophistication of our practice and the expertise of our lawyers are the equal of any other firm's, but because our internationally support strategy allows us to provide immediate and greater personal attention, staffing continuity and cost efficiency that are often encountered by clients dealing with larger legal organizations. We work closely with our clients to eliminate inefficiencies and use legal assistants to perform specific functions
Our law firm acts as global general counsel to certain national and multinational clients for all aspects of their business, including assistance in their operational matters.
Also, Colter Carswell y Asociados, S.C. offers a variety of non-legal services intended to provide client support in the establishment or expansion of their endeavors by doing business in Mexico.
CORPORATE & BUSINESS VENTURES
The firm's Corporate and Business Ventures includes counseling national and foreign investment businesses and individuals in all forms of corporate matters providing client support in the establishment or expansion of their endeavors by doing business in Mexico, and also coordinate national entities with our internationally associate law firms in their endeavors by doing business abroad
The practice includes counseling all kind of business organizations in a wide range of legal matters, setting up Mexican corporations and branch offices with foreign investment, assistance in the opening and operation of manufacturing facilities, law consultation, Secretary control, Notary Public coordination, recording and fillings, Due Diligence, corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, equity and/or asset purchases, distributions, consolidations, reorganizations and restructuring, among others investment transactions and significant regulatory matters between Mexico, United States of America, Canada and the European Union
MEXICAN AGRICULTURAL LAW
Representation of national and foreign Produce Distributors in their different legal issues of commercial transactions with their growers of fresh produce, including but not limited to, Corporate acquisitions of agricultural land issuing Series "T" Shares for the Company's shareholders, transaction negotiation, secured and unsecured production loan agreements and their promissory notes, distributor agreements (cutting, slicing, dicing, packing, Pick & Pack), payment of debt formula during the process of distributing the agricultural products, collections and debt restructuring, security formalization before Mexican Notary Public and filling in the corresponding Public Registry.
The firm also provides to the Produce Industry, support in the establishment of their securities and collateral of crops, or their assignee of secured crop by recording it before the Secretary of State of Arizona, Texas, California, and/or Washington D.C., U.S.A., as the case may be, pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC1), supported by associated Firms located in said cities, among others produce related matters.
BANKING & FINANCE
Provides a full range of legal services in the banking and finance area both within Mexico and abroad, including secured and unsecured loan agreements, receivables financing, letters of credit and the like.
COMMERCIAL & LITIGATION
Representation of national and foreign entities and individuals in litigating different legal issues of commercial transactions before the corresponding Mexican courts, enforcement of foreign judgments in Mexico, review and analysis of Letters Rogatory, taking of evidence, investigations of liens and other encumbrances. Counseling in litigation prevention of all kind of commercial transactions.
Involved in all phases of civil and commercial contracts, including initial consultation, reviewing, negotiation, and drafting
REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY
Representation of owners, tenants, developers, investors and others engaged in the real estate industry, including transaction negotiation, use of land restriction enforcement, formalization before Notary public and entity formation.
Our lawyers’ help clients comply with national, state, local and international laws and regulations and assist them with permitting proceedings, environmental compliance audits and associate legal requirements.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE & CUSTOMS
The firm provides counseling and representation with respect to the laws administered by the Mexican and foreign Customs authorities, likewise tariff-rates, the classification and valuation of imported merchandise to Mexico, the United States of America, Canada and the European Union, country-of-origin, countervailing duties, marking and other labeling requirements, quotas and preferential tariff programs like NAFTA, regulation of foreign trade zones, bonded warehouse operations, duty drawback, civil and criminal penalties, seizures and forfeiture proceedings, and Mexican export promotional programs like IMMEX export program and also Shelter services.
Our law firm has professionals with very high skills that allow them to provide our clients with the professional services they require, also our lawyers and staff are carefully selected by outsourcing human resources professionals to assure that they will provide to our clients with the most efficiency services, our team is composed by 7-seven attorneys, 3-tree paralegal, 3-tree assistants, 4-four of counsel attorneys related to the litigation procedures, same that are located in different cities within the northern and central areas on Mexico, among others staff.
GEOGRAFIC AREAS OF PRACTICE
We have main our offices located strategy on the financial area of San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, which is in the metro area of the city of Monterrey in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, second city in importance in Mexico, where are located the most important manufacturing companies and now also has been an increase on the foreign investment companies and other mayor corporate offices; we also have an office in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, that let us provide legal services all around central Mexico.
Also we practice in the cities located on the states surrounding the state of Nuevo Leon, which are (i) Tamaulipas (the cities of Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Matamoros, Tampico); (ii) Coahuila (the cities of Saltillo, Ramos Arizpe, Monclova, Torreon, Piedras Negras), (iii) San Luis Potosi, among others states and their related Mexican cities and the states surrounding the state of Guanajuato, which are (i) Aguascalientes, (ii) Queretaro, (iii) Jalisco, (iv) . We also have affiliated offices in Mexico City that will assist us some regulatory and government affairs matters required by our clients, some of those regulatory authorizations are centralized in Mexico City.
As of today our firm is affiliated to the International IR Global referral association. The IR Global, International Lawyers Network of offices covers most of the world´s countries. Their headquarters offices are located in England and enjoy the best prestige and importance in each country have been selected; those who count with the best professionals. The network has its origin within the European Union and with the time, has been expanding to the remaining countries in the world, beginning with the countries that not yet belong to the EU, and followed by the majority of countries of America, Asia and Africa. IR Global presents the largest net of the world´s Attorneys, as there is no other net of offices that cover so many countries and locations. In many of these countries, all the main cities are covered; this is the reason why the Association has several seats in some of the countries; we are also affiliated to the Alliance of Merger and Acquisitions Association with headquarters offoces located in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Firm is a member of another legal associations, such us the US-Mexico Bar Association, Asociacion Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, A.C., and has been participating in their meetings and seminars.Show more +
John R. Colter-Carswell , the Director and managing partner of the Firm, has been practicing law in Mexico for more than 20 years and coordinating legal activities with outside Law Firms. Has been the Legal Department Manager for certain Mexican conglomerates likewise Grupo Pulsar, S.A. de C.V. and Fabricas Orion, S.A. de C.V., where he became involved in a variety of domestic and international legal aspects with respect to business transactions. Has become a well known, respected and well connected leader among legal, corporate, and government institutions and associations throughout the region, such as the Maquiladora Industry Association, local industrial chambers of industry and commerce, Federal and State Commerce Department, foreign investment governmental agencies, international promotion bank, American and Canadian Consulates, British and Holland commercial offices, industrial parks, among others.Show more +
Commercial Law in Mexico
Av. Roble No. 300 Suite 904 Col. Valle del Campestre San Pedro Garza García Monterrey 66265