MEXICO & CANADA
Since 2014 providing legal services in Spanish and English in Toronto
MC Law Firm | Abogados is the first law firm based in Toronto devoted to providing services in accordance with the laws of Mexico and Canada, in English and Spanish, led by Guillermo Cruz Rico, dually-qualified lawyer in Mexico and Ontario authorized to practice law In both ends of North America. With a combined experience of more than 21 years practicing law in Mexico and Canada Mr. Cruz Rico has an unique understanding and command of two different legal systems, cultures and languages; therefore, he could assist you to deal with your legal needs in both ends of North America without getting lost in translations nor wasting time or money.
Two countries, four legal credentials and one mission: to provide simplified and cost-effective solutions to our clients navigating the legal systems of Mexico and Canada in their own language.
Our firm is led by Guillermo Cruz Rico, a lawyer in good standing in Ontario and Mexico, foreign legal consultant and notary public
Devoted to Mexican Law and Canadian Law
Mr. Cruz Rico 's professional experience in Mexico and Canada includes giving advice on corporate commercial transactions, immigration, including economic and humanitarian grounds and legal defence. Guillermo's education includes a law degree and Master in Crime Policy from UNAM, Mexico, a Master in Law from Osgoode Hall Law School and diplomas in ADR, Public Safety from prestigious institutions in Mexico and Canada. Since 2000 he has practiced law in Mexico; in 2007 he obtained his permit as foreign legal consultant and in 2014 he was called to the bar in Ontario.
Guillermo Cruz Rico has been assisting Canadian clients to address their legal needs in Mexico; first as in-house counsel for Mr. Edward Greenspan's office, one of the top Criminal law firms in Canada, then as Foreign Legal Consultant and then as Barrister and Solicitor.
Barrister and Solicitor
Foreign Legal Consultant
Lawyer in Good Standing
Our services include advice and representation in business, wealth preservation, economic immigration
Canada is known world-wide for stability, quality of life, safety and rule of law; according to the OECD Canada is one of the top countries in its Better Life Index.
Since the mid-20th-century Canada has been enjoying a remarkable growth in manufacturing, mining and service sectors; for example, the CIA in its World Fact Book recognizes Canada's transition from "a largely rural economy into one primarily industrial and urban". Some of the reason: abundant natural resources, highly skilled labor force, modern capital stock and the country's financial system. "Canada's major banks emerged from the financial crisis of 2008-09 among the strongest in the world, owing to the financial sector's tradition of conservative lending practices and strong capitalization..."
A unique understanding and command of the Canadian legal landscape in the following areas
Canada is one of the top destination world-wide for professionals, business people and investors due to its culture and quality of life. We have designed a set of services on Economic Immigration for those who have decided to make Canada their new home including assistance and representation for work and study permits, permanent residency and citizenship applications.
Business in Canada
We advice to our clients about ideal ways to start or expand their business in Canada, from guiding them to find the the right fit for them e.g. Federal or provincial corporation, limited partnership, joint venture, etc., to walk with them in the process of setting up or buying a business.
Legal Representation and Defence
We are proud to work, in associate basis, with some of the top litigation and defence law firms in Canada; therefore, we are able to help to pur clients from Mexico and Latin America to navigate the Canadian legal system without an expensive learning curve.
Investment and Private Capital
We provide solutions to seasoned and sophisticated Mexican and Latin American business people looking to participate in the Canadian economy, one of the most vibrant and stable in the world. Some of the reasons that make Canada the place to invest: rule of law, financial stability and no inheritance tax.
Our services include advisory, regulatory compliance and legal defence
Mexico is a top destination for Canadians, for leisure and for business, for example in 2019 more than 2 million Canadian traveled to Mexico.
Business-wise Mexico is an ideal destination for Canadian companies, why? It is the second largest economy in Latin America, 15th world-wide, with a 1.5 trillion GDP and a dynamic market of more than 120 million people. Also, Mexico has more than 40 trade agreements with access to the largest and more important markets in the world.
An unique understanding and command of the Mexican legal system with more than 14 years providing legal solutions to Canadians in the following areas
Defence and Dispute Resolution
We assist our clients to resolve their legal needs in Mexico, including civil and estate litigation, criminal defence before federal and local courts and tribunals. Also we provide services of alternative dispute resolution, ADR, including mediation and arbitration.
We advice to our clients about ideal ways to conduct business in Mexico to achieve their goals; from identifying the right legal structure, e.g. Mexican corporation, limited partnership, joint venture, etc. to guide them from A to Z without getting lost in the process.
Real Estate & Timeshare Law
We provide solutions in due diligence and regulatory compliance in real estate transactions in Mexico. We assist our client to complete their closing without unnecessary headaches nor delays.
Since 2007 we have fought timeshare fraud and scams. We are proud because we have helped many Canadians to get out of unreasonable contracts and protect them from timeshare scams in Mexico
We provide solutions to enforce Canadian documents, including powers of attorney, last will and testament, etc, in Mexico .
176 Saint George Street, Suite 2A
Toll Free from Canada and US
Dialling from Mexico City
Our Clients Talk for Us.
"I was impressed with the professional, pleasant sophistication of the office itself, and was equally reassured by the calm, thoughtful and attentive demeanour of Mr. Cruz Rico. He took care to thoroughly understand the issues from my (the client’s) perspective, and he also took care to explain the complexities of the facts and applicable law and legal processes. As Mexican Civil Law is very different from the English (Canadian) Common Law, and as Mexican law…I knew, being myself a retired Canadian lawyer, that I would be wise to retain legal counsel trained and experienced in Mexico. Of course, as Mr. Cruz Rico is also trained and experienced in Canada, he was well able to understand my perspectives and assist me in understanding the differences in the two legal systems..."
"Mr. Cruz and his associate made time to listen to my case with genuine concern took care of my problem immediately He is the only lawyer to solve your problems in Mexico Thank you."
"My husband and I are grateful for your services for what, to us, has been a rather traumatic situation. You have been compassionate, patient and kind, listening to our needs and concerns. You made yourself very accessible to us. You helped us move forward to a resolution without making us feel embarrassed or remorseful for a decision we made under duress. The fact that you have offices in both Mexico and Canada is a huge benefit to anyone who might find themselves in our situation. You understand well the laws of Mexico and were able to help us with the language barrier. We will now move forward without the fear of any further costs to us and feel grateful that we need have no further dealings with the company involved"
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Any consultation is on a hourly rate but we have designed some packages for our clients
POWER OF ATTORNEYGeneral and Special Power of Attorney from:
TIMESHARE CONSULTATIONConsultation and Professionally drafted letter of cancellation from:
LEGAL DEFENCEFrom helping to find the right local attorney to taking care of a defence in Mexico:
DUE DILIGENCE FOR PROPERTY CLOSINGTo review documentation in accordance with the laws of Mexico, from: