Being aware of the importance of the legal aspects in every corporation, DOA, through its Mexican attorneys, offers legal advice and due diligence to companies in the automotive, commercial, finance and real estate industries, from their incorporation, their operation and if applicable, throughout the dissolution and liquidation process.
Keeping in mind the relevance to our clients to properly backing up their contractual rights and obligations, taking in consideration the point of view of their litigation Mexican attorneys, DOA renders advice in the planning, negotiation and drafting of contracts and covenants in civil and commercial matters in Mexico.
To provide safety, peace of mind and properly guarantee the closing of real estate operations, DOA, through its Mexican lawyers, helps their clients in the acquisition or conveyance of real property or its use and enjoyments rights, from the verification of the legal status of the property and authority of the seller or buyer, to the closing and registration to the purchaser at the relevant registrar office.
DOA offers advice and planning services on federal, state and municipal contributions, as well as adequate tax planning for its client’s needs, for them to obtain the best taxing options allowed by the tax regulations.
We represent clients before tax authorities in the three levels of governments, administrative procedures, such as: criteria confirmation, tax return authorizations, administrative reconsiderations, clarifications, amongst others.
In the social and political environment we live in, occasionally exists an overreach of its functions by the administrative authorities or an omission in the compliance of its obligations that affects the interest of our clients.
In the tax litigation area we give advice and represent our clients against resolutions issued by the tax authorities in the three levels of government: federal, state and municipal. Through such resolutions are determined penalties or fiscal credits arisen out of tax home visits or any other taxing act that violate the clients’ rights, such as: seizures, negative of tax return, joint liability, amongst others.
Such representation comprise the filing of defense means, such as administrative resources before tax authorities, and filing of annulment claim at the Federal Tribunal of Tax and Administrative Justice and Amparo proceeding.
Likewise, we represent our clients in the filing of Amparo proceedings against tax authorities’ acts that violate the Mexican Constitution.
DOA through its Mexican attorneys renders the advisory services and legal representation to individual and domestic and international companies in:
During the past years DOA has stand out in the legal market as specialist on Mexican national waters by offering its clients advisory services and legal representation before the National Water Commission (“Comisión Nacional del Agua”)
We advise our clients regarding the compliance of their obligations before the National Water Commission to avoid sanctions, such as: fines, revocations, lapsing and foreclosures.
Our Mexican attorneys render advice in the rights payment, through the strategy implementation for its adequate measurement, consume informs, quality analysis, for the concessionaries to obtain optimal taxing conditions allowed by the tax provisions.
We Advice and represent our clients against resolutions issued by the National Water Commission that violates the legal interests of the concessionaries and permit holders, such as verification visits, fines, revocation, lapsing of rights, foreclosures, denial or dismissal of administrative procedures. Such representation comprises the filing of the relevant defense means, such as administrative recourses before the Water authorities and annulment claims before the Federal Tribunal of Tax and Administrative Justice and Amparo proceedings.
Within this practice area, DOA through its Mexican lawyers offers its advice to individuals and domestic and international companies on:
DOA Mexican Attorneys offer advice on drafting, filing and follow up of procedures at the National Immigration Institute (“Instituto Nacional de Migración”) and legal representation to foreign nationals and foreign employees and officers of domestic and foreign enterprises, for their legal internment and residence in Mexico.
In the civil and commercial area, DOA has a group of specialized Mexican attorneys that represents individuals and companies at the trials in all of their procedural phases, from complaint or answer to appeals and Amparo trial.
Throughout the years, DOA has built a litigation department specialized attending high profile cases in the automotive, industrial, real estate and touristic branches. Such department is comprised of specialized litigators with different profiles that allows to analyze the matters entrusted from a different perspective in order to draft, in accordance with the client’s necessities, a litigation strategy to each entrusted matter. Such practice combined with the obtained results, was the reason DOA’s attorneys formed part of the team of attorneys that faced one of the biggest litigation cases in the automotive industry in Mexico. Furthermore, the firm has participated and collaborated in controversies that had great impact in the real estate and touristic industry in Mexico.
DOA has stood out during the past years for representing renowned domestic and international financial institutions in the collections of the loans granted to companies and individuals.
Its unique management, operation, administration and control method, its software called “Sistema Control de Avance” and its interaction with its clients, have permitted DOA to position in Mexico as one of the leader firms in the sector, by obtaining not only the highest levels of attention and efficiency on the portfolio recovery, but also, in the capacity of controlling and managing high volume portfolios.
DOA has focused on expanding not only in Mexico by offering its Mexican collections services in several states of Mexico, but also, by offering its services abroad and from its offices located in the United States.
Through its participation in different renowned associations, such as IACC and ABA, the firm has built alliances with attorneys in several countries of America and Europe that allows it to render its international portfolio recovery services to its clients.
DOA has a department of experienced Mexican attorneys in intellectual property matters, whose main function is to advice its clients on their legal needs related with trademarks, patents, copyright and industrial secrets, starting from investigation and obtaining the registration before the Mexican Industrial Property Institute (“Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial”), its maintenance and administrative litigation that could arise thereof.
DOA understands the difficulty and burdens faced by the individuals or companies to start their business abroad. As a consequence, the firm has focused on building a team of Mexican attorneys and external providers that operate under the firm’s supervision that allows to advice the investor during the entire process, from the selection and incorporation of the type of business organization convenient to do business in Mexico upon its establishment and beginning of operations.