WE BECOME STRATEGIC ALLIES TO OUR CLIENTS’ BUSINESSES
Legal advice, no matter how accurate, that does not take into account the client’s unique environment and frame of reference, as well as the effect of that advice on other facets of the client’s life, is only a notch better than no advice, or for that matter, bad advice.
WE DEAL WITH PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS
Even though our clients are usually entities, in the end, our real clients are persons. In order to solve their problems we must understand people. We need to speak their language and understand their concerns. Our mission is to analyze the business’ ethics, its corporate style, the personal values of its directors and their tolerance levels for risk, in order for us to provide both flexible and dynamic solutions.
WHO WE ARE
We have many years of experience dealing with business issues and problems. The fact that we deal with them on a full time basis, day in and day out, positions us to succeed where others, with less than a full commitment to business clients, may well fail.
The goal of our lawyers is to fulfill your business law needs. We want you to feel confident that your matter is being handled properly and efficiently, to be kept informed of its status, and to have a single attorney at the firm who is responsible and knowledgeable for all of your matters. This defines our business boutique law firm and contributes to your success and the success of our firm.
We do not sell our services, we become strategic allies to our clients businesses, we are committed full time to the solution of their legal issues.
Meet our attorneys: OMER SALOM GARCÍA [MORE INFO] SALVADOR CESTELLOS [MORE INFO]
Our corporate attorneys form business entities (whether corporations, limited liability companies, joint ventures, general partnerships, limited partnerships or foreign entities). Members of our corporate department are qualified to negotiate and draft organizational documents, as well as documentation necessary for the establishment of financing, licensing, franchising, shareholder and partnership agreements, employment agreements and related organizational documents. We have an extensive practice in the acquisition, sale, reorganization, and restructuring of corporations, partnerships and other business entities. These transactions deal with fundamental changes in business ownership and often involve debt or equity financing and structural changes to an existing business entity or the formation of a new entity. We counsel clients on buy-outs, reorganizations and restructuring of businesses to achieve their objectives, including management and owner succession plans, liquidity, estate planning and resolution of conflicts among owners.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS & IT
Our Telecommunications practice group brings specialized industry knowledge to their representation of telecommunications companies in a variety of regulatory proceedings before regulatory agencies and courts throughout Mexico.
Areas of expertise include traditional regulatory proceedings such as deregulation and alternative regulation proceedings, service quality investigations, sales and transfers of telecommunications facilities and operations, tariff filings and rulemaking proceedings.
We assist our clients in obtaining federal and state authorizations in order to render telecommunication services in national and international scope.
SLC can assist emerging telecommunications companies in obtaining necessary certificates and approvals, filing tariffs and pricing information, and bringing operations into compliance with state and federal regulatory rules.
We provide legal strategy, in all matters relating to radio spectrum band for private use, obtaining frequencies, wireless networks and other telecommunications projects.
Our Energy Law and Transactions group covers the energy industry, all traditional energy sources, such as oil, gas, electricity, and coal, as well as nontraditional energy technologies and sources, such as hydroelectricity, solar, nuclear, biomass, and cogeneration. These energy sources and technologies are discussed from cradle to grave--that is, from exploration and production through transmission, distribution, and final consumption by the end-user.
The oil and gas members of our energy group have a long history of experience in the oil and gas industry and include attorneys who have served as both in-house and outside counsel to a variety of oil and gas companies.
Our oil and gas attorneys provide a full range of legal services to clients on all aspects of oil and gas matters, including fuel and power trading, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, joint operation, exploration and production, litigation and tax structuring in domestic and international conventional and unconventional oil and gas developments.
SLC provides a full range of legal services to the oil and gas industry with respect to the acquisition, ownership, operation and finance of production assets. We also advise clients on all aspects of project structure, financing, capital formation, and acquisitions and dispositions of oil and gas properties, domestically, internationally, and on federal and Indian lands.
Our attorneys handle disputes related to all aspects of exploration and production, bringing to bear a specialized knowledge of the oil and gas industry and our cross-disciplinary legal team to resolve disputes and achieve the client’s objectives.
Our main areas of expertise in Intellectual Property are:
SLC has assisted several institutions such as the Business Software Alliance and companies, such as Microsoft Corp., Adobe Systems, Inc., Symantec Corp., etc. on defending their Intellectual Property Rights in Mexico.
We can assist you in the development of company-resident protection programs. Such client-tailored programs, may include confidentiality agreements, employment agreements, trade secret protection programs, and intellectual property management.
Franchising provides a way for a successful small business to expand without taking on significant new debt. Compliance with the laws governing franchise sales, however, requires careful attention. Our franchise lawyers have experience drafting cutting-edge franchise offering circulars and related agreements, and helping clients comply with registration and disclosure requirements.
Our Litigation Group handles a full range of cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, with particular emphasis on business-related litigation and the defense of personal injury and product liability claims. Our lawyers handle litigation on behalf of both, plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout Mexico. We represent companies and individuals.
Our trial lawyers offer substantial experience at every stage of the resolution of a dispute by litigation, from the most preliminary of case analyses, through preliminary proceedings and discovery activities, to the trial of a lawsuit before a jury or a judge, and on to the appellate process when necessary.
Our trial lawyers also bring significant experience to the processes of arbitration and mediation as alternative means for resolving disputes. Our experience includes both, small and large cases involving a wide variety of claims, including business, contract, and other disputes.
The Firm prides itself on state-of-the-art capabilities in document handling, retrieval and production, and use of technology.