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About Us

Our primary client base is foreigners interested in living, investing, doing business or retiring in Mexico. MexLaw is a law firm which is owned and operated by licensed Canadian and American lawyers. The founders have partnered with Mexican lawyers with the experience and competence to represent our clients in a variety of legal matters. For more than five years, our team of 35 including 12 lawyers have offered professional legal services including real estate law, personal injury, labor law, commercial law, immigration to Mexico and customs and import matters. Our lawyers are experienced in the particulars of Mexican law and culture and are accountable to our Bar Association’s rules of Ethical Conduct as well as international professional standards. This makes MexLaw among the most respected international law firms in Mexico. We pride ourselves on personalized service, with transparent and open communication with our clients. Services are provided in English, Spanish, Italian and French with offices in Canada, and in Mexico Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Merida and Los Cabos.

To continue to act in the best interest of our clients, to protect and defend their rights and assets and be accountable to our Bar Association’s rules of Ethical Conduct as well as international professional standards.

Continue to grow as the most recommended and respected international law firms in Mexico for foreigners living or investing in Mexico.

Ethics, Professionalism, Honesty, and Respect, with transparent and open communication with our clients.

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LANGUAGES

Services are provided in English, Spanish, Italian and French.

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LOCATIONS

Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Tulum, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Merida and Montreal.

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Our Team Members

Legal services including real estate law, personal injury, labor law, commercial law, immigration.

Meet Our Legal Team

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CHARLES TIBSHIRANI

Senior Lawyer

CEO of MEXLAW, Charles graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1982 and has been a member of the Bar of Quebec since 1983 with occasional practice at the Bar of Ontario. His career spans more than 35 years during which he has litigated civil matters before all instances in Canadian courts. Charles is also a successful entrepreneur and has participated in multiple real estate transactions and commercial negotiations. He is an Attorney and CEO of Tibshirani Avocats, a respected law firm in Montreal, Canada.

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GERARDO GONZALEZ

Senior Lawyer

Attorney and Senior Partner at Mexlaw, Gerardo is a law graduate from the Interamerican University for Development in Merida, and certified as an English language speaker by the Britannia General English Program (Vancouver, Canada). His experience includes corporate law, labor law and notarization (trading, donation wills, corporations, faith acts, contracts, agreements, etc.). He practiced as legal counsel and as a legal analyst in Merida, Yucatán. Gerardo was recently certified by the National Association of Mexican Notaries for his participation at the seminar of Legislative Fiscal Update.

REBECCA PAGE

Director Assistant

Rebecca Page is originally from the United States. After a 20-year career in Corporate America, Rebecca moved to Mexico where she began working as an English-teacher and eventually Editor of The Playa Times. Working and living in Mexico has allowed Rebecca the opportunity to fully appreciate the challenges faced by foreigners investing and/or moving to Mexico, and with that experience helps create a bridge for English-speaking foreigners working with Mexlaw.

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EDOUARD GOSSELIN

Lawyer

A member of the Quebec Bar Association since 1984, Edouard has extensive experience in private practice with more than 18 years in medium and large Quebec-based law firms, with a focus in commercial law, banking litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency, business restructuring, raising capital for startups, including involvement as director of numerous private entities. Edouard is Vice President of Sawnode Technologies Ltd., a Quebec City-based manufacturing company selling specialty products to primary aluminum smelters in Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. He is also Executive Chairman and Founder of KOBO Resources Inc., a private junior mining company with exploration titles and activities in Cote d’ Ivoire, West Africa. He is a strategic advisor, having acquired more than 15 years of experience in the management of high tech and industrial companies.

LAURA MONTES

Lawyer

Laura received her law degree from South University in Playa del Carmen. She has over three years of experience in corporate law and has completed several courses including Dissolution and Liquidation of Commercial Companies, Practical Study of the Tax Regime of Trustee (fideicomiso) and Corporate Analysis of the Commercial Company, and Assembly Records for Commercial Companies.

CINTHYA GARCIA

Lawyer

Cinthya obtained her Bachelor of Law degree at Tec Milenio Cancun University in 2013. With over four years of legal experience, she is currently working toward a Masters in Corporate Law at the University Humanitas and has completed the following certifications: management skills, labor law and criminal law, Certification in General Principles of Constitutional Law, e-leadership.

ESTEBAN COINDREAU

Lawyer

Received his law degree from La Salle University, being one of the most recognized private universities in the country. As a student he began working as a legal assistant, as well as an intern and administrative officer in federal courts.

At the end of his studies, he applied a general knowledge exam before the National Center for Evaluation of Higher Education (CENEVAL), satisfactorily accrediting said evaluation. With more than 4 years of experience, he has developed as a lawyer with skills in the fields of civil, family, commercial, labor and administrative law.

SILVANA SANCHEZ

Lawyer

Silvana is a law graduate from Yucatan’s State University with a masters degree in Constitutional law and Amparo from the Modelo University In Yucatán. Silvana has completed multiple law courses related to constitutional law, corporate and commercial law, oral trials training, and other related matters. Silvana has more than four years of experience in litigation cases related to civil, commercial, constitutional, administrative, family and labor matters. She also has more than three years in administrative procedures related to corporate matters like brand property, assemblies, licenses, and public office requirements for companies and business.

ZAIRA AKÉ HOIL

Lawyer

Bethsabé is a law graduate from the Interamerican University for Development in Mérida. She gained her professional experience in Calgary, Alberta, where she specialized in Canadian corporate law and migration law. She is an active member of the Mexican Academy of Law, Civil Association: Youth Chapter, where she collaborates on articles and law-related activities.

ZUZANNA STOGOWSKA

Customer Service

Zuzanna graduated from Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland with a Master of Engineering degree in Enviromental science, and Bachelor’s degree in marketing research. However, her passion for foreign cultures and languages brought her to work in many destinations abroad, in particuar in European Parliament in Belgium, and in event organisation in France. Now she wants to bring the best service and support for Mexlaw clients in English, French, Spanish and Polish language.

BEATRIZ PAN

Paralegal

Beatriz is a graduate from Universidad Interamericana de Campeche, certified by Anahuac University in 2015. She has three years experience as a paralegal and legal assistant. Beatriz’s responsibilities include the review of contracts, documentation, support in real estate transactions and immigration procedures.

JONATHAN ARA

Lawyer

Jonathan is a graduated lawyer from the Autonomous University of Quintana Roo with Latin Honors acknowledgment (Cum Laude), achieving several courses and diplomas related to his profession, such as a diploma in Oral Trials in the New Accusatory Criminal System, a diploma in Civil and Mercantile Procedural Law, a diploma in Real Estate Law, and many others. He has worked in the State Judicial Council and has more than three years of experience in civil, criminal, and litigation processes. Jonathan is passionate about Notarial Law and an expert in administrative processes in government agencies.

CRISTINA VITE MERCHANT

Lawyer

Cristina studied at the Inter-American University for Development, has focused her studies in corporate law and has more than six years of experience in notarial Law, giving legal consultations and cunducting multiple private and public contracts. Taking several update courses provided by the National College of Mexican Notaries NPO (Colegio Nacional de Notariado Mexicano A.C.) has also contributed to her academic career. Additionally, she has worked in the sales sector for the real estate sector.

KARLA RUIZ

Lawyer

Karla is a trilingual lawyer graduated from the law school of the Universidad Iberoamericana. She studied at Sciences Po Lille University in France and collaborated at the Mexican Consulate in Paris. Karla has a background in international law and migration.

MITZA TAPIA

Translator

Mitza is a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, graduate from the CIEX in Acapulco, Guerrero, with experience as a legal coordinator for Business Units regarding to restaurants, Professor of Medical English in “Metropólitana de Radiología y Enfermería” University in Cancún, she has more than ten years of experience as an International Executive Assistant. She also has widely experience as a Translator for different companies related with Tourism, Education, Human Resources, Real Estate, Notaries and Public Brokers. She is a Certified Translator by the State Judicature Board of the Judicial Power English – Spanish, Spanish – English in the State of Quintana Roo.

ALONDRA IZQUIERDO

Paralegal

Alondra is an attorney graduated from the University of Quinatana Roo. Alondra has completed different courses such as criminal procedure, human rights, and public speaking. She has experience in Notarial Law, Corporate Law and Real Estate Law (pre-sale closing and post-sale closing procedures).

YORMAN MARTINEZ

Migration Specialist

Yorman is a certified bilingual graduate of the Quintana Roo State University, with five years’ experience in strategic administration, he developed his skills in project management and customer relationship management which lead him to specialize in foreigners’ migration needs, nowadays he is a detail-oriented, efficient, and organized professional, who assists clients in all phases of the immigration process. From the consular processing abroad, change of status in Mexico, to naturalization applications. He looks for the simplest and most logical way to get the results his clients want, something that sometimes requires brainstorming and creative thinking.

MARIANA VALLADARES

Lawyer

Mariana is a law graduate from the Modelo University in Yucatán. Mariana has completed multiple law courses related to Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Notarial Law, Bank trust courses and other related matters. Mariana has more than 5 years of experience in Corporate Law and Real Estate Law. She also has more than three years’ experience in Notarial Law.

VICTORIA CAMPO

Lawyer

Victoria was born in Spain, and came to Mexico when she was little. Here she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Universidad de las Américas Puebla, and a Diploma in E-Justice from Universidad Anahuac. She attended to multiple congresses regarding constitutional law and human rights. Also, she has one year experience on civil, family and corporative law. Currently, she has been working with closings in Real Estate.

MARCO FERNANDEZ

Lawyer

With a bachellor`s law degree from Universidad de Colima and an International Business Law Master´s degree from Università di Roma Uno “La sapienza”. Has proffesional license to exercise its bachellor law degree since 2013 in the Mexican territory, having experience on litigation field regarding commercial and civil law practice, and since 2017 is specialized on real-estate and corporate law matters.

ANDRÉS MARTINEZ

Paralegal

Andrés is a law graduate from Interamerican University for Development (UNID). Andrés has completed multiple law courses related to contract law. Andrés has more than one year experience related to corporate law, contracts and assemblies.

ERICK SOSA

Accountant

Erick es a law graduate from the Universidad Marista de Merida. He has completed numerous postgraduate courses related to corporate and commercial law. He has more than 5 years of experience in litigation matters related to Civil, Family and Commercial law. Erick also has 3 years of experience working in a Financial Services Institution as a Compliance Officer Assistant with matters related to Money Laundering Law and Trust Constitutions, Completing multiple courses for this matter.

JENNY QUINTANA

Administration

Jenny gained her professional administration experience by working for several private organizations. She is an intern from the Universidad de la Riviera where she is pursuing a degree in Administration and Development with a specialty in tourism management and planning. She has also completed various courses in accounting, marketing, and human resources.

PAMELA ARGUMEDO

Administration

A graduate of Riviera University with a bachelor’s degree in touristic administration and development, she has been in many courses, such as, international sales, human resource management, Corporate Strategic Management and many more. Currently at Mexlaw, Pamela focuses on the company’s national banks administration and bookkeeping.

ANA VILABOA

Customer Service

I was born in the City of Puebla. I came to Playa del Carmen to vacation several times since 1998, until 2005 when I decided to stay to live permanently. In love with the natural beauty of the Mexican Caribbean and its surroundings, I finished my high school studies here to then enter college and graduate in Administration and Tourist Development. I started working on the media (radio, magazines and newspapers) and later moved to the field of real estate and closing services.

RICARDO CÁMARA

Webmaster

Graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida as an Engineer in computer systems Ricardo Cámara throughout his career has focused on the management of Servers, development and control of Telecommunications infrastructure, Cyber Security, as well as development of web pages, occupying the position of Webmaster within the company since 2015.

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