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Texas: Doing Business in Mexico

Look before you leap … avoid pitfalls and explore the critical issues of doing business in Mexico. More and more opportunities are becoming available for companies to embark on business in Mexico. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to the idea, you must be up-to-date on the latest regulations, tax information and business incentives. These reference materials offer a practical review of the Mexican business environment and the various aspects that U.S. enterprises needed to consider in the context of the Mexican tax system, business structure and employment laws. These reference materials cover essential approaches to risk avoidance, tax planning strategies, and hot labor and employment issues. Arm yourself to tackle any challenges that come your way. Don’t wait – order today. Benefits for You •Walk through the tax considerations for operations in Mexico •Understand potential NAFTA and customs issues in Mexico •Solve your toughest problems related to cross-border insolvency •Grasp the key essentials of Mexico’s immigration and employment law Learning Objectives •You will be able to discuss risk litigation issues of entering the Mexican market. •You will be able to explain cross border insolvency issues with Mexico. •You will be able to review U.S. taxation of employees working in Mexico. •You will be able to identify changes in Mexican employment law.
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Agenda

Entering the Mexican Market and Due Diligence/Risk Litigation Issues
— Francisco Rivero
  • Due Diligence Upon Entry Into the Mexican Market
  • U.S. and Mexican Compliance Standards
  • Powers of Attorney in Mexico
  • Litigation and Debt Collection in Mexico: What You Need to Know
Cross Border Insolvency Issues With Mexico
— Christopher L. Castillo
  • The Mexican Insolvency Process
  • U.S. Chapter 15 Bankruptcy Basics
  • Current Issues: Lessons From Vitro
U.S. Taxation of Employees Working in Mexico
— James Carter, CPA and Jose Ibarra, CPC
  • Tax Basis – U.S. and Mexico
  • Tax Benefits
  • Treaty Implications
Taxation of Nonresidents Carrying on Business in Mexico
  • Definition of Residency
  • Income Tax
  • IVA
  • Withholding Taxes
  • Treaty Implications
Tax Aspects of Doing Business in Mexico
— E. Allan Tiller
  • Mexican Taxation of Foreign Businesses With Operations or Activities in Mexico
  • Overview of U.S. Tax Rules Applicable to U.S. Businesses With Foreign Operations
  • Basic Tax Concerns and Decisions When Entering the Mexican Market
  • Analysis of Taxation of Specific Alternatives of Doing Business in Mexico
Compliance With NAFTA/Customs
— Lawrence W. Hanson
  • The Critical Importance of the NAFTA Rules of Origin
  • NAFTA Audits
  • NAFTA Compliance Best Practices
Mexican Immigration Law
— Raquel Burson and Michael A. Dominguez
  • Primary Changes in the New Mexican Immigration Law
  • Immigration Status for Expatriates
  • Immigration Status for Temporary Visitors and Workers
Mexican Employment Law
— Juan Carlos de la Vega
  • Recent Amendments to the Labor and Employment Legislation Affecting Corporate Structures of Businesses
  • Handling Employment Relationships - Making the New Employment Rules More Flexible
  • Additional Employer Duties
  • Increase in Penalties Due to Violation of Labor and Employment Rules
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Faculty

Francisco Rivero – Moderator

Reed Smith LLP

  • Partner with Reed Smith LLP
  • Practices state and federal litigation as well as cross border disputes work
  • Adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, co-teaching international risk management in oilfield services
  • Three-time selection by Texas Super Lawyer as Rising Star
  • Selected as one of Houston's Top Attorneys by H Magazine
  • Named as one of H Texas Magazine's Professionals on the Fast Track
  • J.D. degree, Columbia University Law School; B.A. degree, cum laude, Rice University
  • Can be contacted at 713-469-3817 or [email protected]

Raquel Burson

FosterQuan, LLP

  • Attorney at FosterQuan, LLP
  • Global Immigration section, responsible for global deployments, and working notably in Mexico and Brazil
  • LL.M. degree, The University of Texas School of Law, 2010; LL.B. degree, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas; 2006
  • Can be contacted at 512-852-4104 or [email protected]

James Carter

PS&Co.

James Carter, CPA

  • Partner with Padgett Stratemann in San Antonio
  • Focuses practice in energy; government contractors; manufacturing, retail and distribution; and has more than 26 years of experience in all phases of the accounting profession
  • Involved with tax consulting and compliance, and provides international tax consulting, cross-border investment structuring and foreign investment reporting
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • B.B.A. degree in accounting, The University of Texas
  • Can be contacted at 210-828-6281 or [email protected]

Christopher L. Castillo

Haynes and Boone, LLP

  • Attorney with Haynesboone
  • Areas of practice include bankruptcy and business restructuring
  • Represented Mexican corporate parent of ASARCO LLC, a copper miner and smelter, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division, with approximately $10 billion in claims
  • Represented a large Dutch bank in several current cross-border insolvency matters, which include both Concurso Mercantil proceedings in Mexico and a Chapter 15 bankruptcy case currently pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
  • Represented Mexican citizens as purported debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the United States
  • J.D. degree, Columbia Law School; B.A. degree, Rice University
  • Can be contacted at 713-547-2224 or [email protected]

Juan Carlos de la Vega

Santamarina Steta

  • Partner with Santamarina Steta in Mexico
  • Head of the Labor and Employment Group and focuses on labor and employment matters in Mexico, both individual or collective
  • J.D. degree, Universidad Iberoamericana A.C.
  • Can be contacted at 52 555 279 5429 or [email protected]

Michael A. Dominguez

FosterQuan, LLP

  • Attorney with FosterQuan, LLP
  • Practices business immigration law
  • J.D. degree, South Texas College of Law; M.P.A. and B.A. degrees, St. Mary’s University
  • Can be contacted at 713-335-3954 or [email protected]

Lawrence W. Hanson

The Law Office of Lawrence W Hanson PC

  • Practice limited to international trade legal issues
  • Helps with customs and other agency audits, investigations and other enforcement actions
  • Conducts internal compliance reviews for importers, exporters and customhouse brokers
  • Began career in customs law as an assistant regional counsel with the U.S. Customs Service
  • Taught customs law for the U.S. Customs Service and continues to be a sought after lecturer in U.S. customs law
  • Adjunct professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center in the areas of U.S. Import Regulation and U.S. Export Controls
  • Has served as the U.S. chair of the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association, chair of the International Law section of the Texas State Bar
  • Can be contacted at 713-961-8000 or [email protected]

Jose Ibarra, CPC

PS&Co.

  • Independent consultant on Mexican taxes with more than 40 years of experience
  • Formerly with Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa, KPMG and E&Y
  • Primarily focused on cross-border transactions, infrastructure projects, Mexican corporate entities and foreign investment
  • Served in various positions of the Mexican CPA’s Institute and of its local Chapter, and of the Tax Studies Academy
  • CPA degree, Universidad Iberoamericana; certified by the Mexican CPA’s Institute (general and taxes)
  • Can be contacted at 5255-5292-5930 or [email protected]

E. Allan Tiller

E. Allan Tiller, PLLC

  • Owner of E. Allan Tiller, PLLC
  • Practices in international tax planning and consultation and has more than 32 years of experience
  • Commenced career as in-house tax attorney for a large multinational petroleum corporation, followed by 25 years as a partner specializing in international tax planning in large law firms before establishing boutique international tax practice in Houston four years ago
  • Fluent in Spanish and is in close proximity of Houston to Latin America, using international tax planning skills with Mexico and other Latin American countries
  • Frequent speaker on international tax
  • Licensed to practice law in Texas and Florida
  • J.D. degree, Vanderbilt University; LL.M. degree in tax, University of Florida
  • Can be contacted at 713-337-3774 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 391673
Published 2013
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