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Abel Francisco

Abel is the Managing Partner for our Querétaro Office. He specializes in international tax planning, both for companies and individuals. Consulting for individuals includes advice for high net worth and ultra-high networth families regarding issues such as pre-migration tax planning to other countries, design of international patrimonial structures that incorporate corporate-family governance protocols and orderly inheritance transmission, as well as as planning regarding inheritance taxes in different jurisdictions. 

The advice for international corporate groups includes support in the establishment and maintenance of their Mexican operations, as well as in processes of acquisition and sale of business units in Mexico. Similarly, Abel advises Mexican business groups with investments and cross-border operations, including the establishment of real estate investment funds, private equity, and the establishment of operating subsidiaries abroad. Abel has more than 20 years of experience in legal practice. He is licensed to practice in Mexico and the United States (California), where he practiced for more than eight years in one of the most prestigious law firms in California. Abel’s native language is Spanish and he is fluent in French and English.

  • Education
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Taxation. New York University School of Law, New York, New York (2006).
    • Postgraduate Studies in Tax Law. Universidad Panamericana, México City, México (2003).
    • Law Degree. Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico (2002).
    • General University Studies Diploma. Université Jean Moulin, Faculté de Droit, Lyon, France (2001).
  • References

    “Efficient and capable," "Super focused and friendly" , "Very solutions-driven" – Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2021

    “Clear focus on advice for families and family businesses. Comprehensive service with option to coordinate work across several jurisdictions. Experts include Ricardo Leon Santacruz and Abel Mejia and Fernando Martinez, associate.” –  The Legal 500 2022

  • Practice Areas • Tax
    • Private Wealth Management and Estate Planning
  • Industry Groups Automotive Industry Group
    Family Business Industry Group
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