Friday, April 8, 2011

Zuber & Taillieu Adds New Of Counsel

Javier Gutierrez joins Zuber & Taillieu’s International and Corporate Practice

Zuber & Taillieu is joined by Javier Gutiérrez, a seasoned attorney with extensive experience in finance, securities, corporate and real estate matters. Admitted to practice in Mexico and qualified in California as a Foreign Legal Consultant, Mr. Gutiérrez assists multinational enterprises, portfolio investors and high net worth individuals in respect of operations and investments in Latin America.

Mr. Gutiérrez brings extensive real estate expertise to Zuber & Taillieu’s international practice. He has advised American and international developers, owners and lenders involved with the development, acquisition and financing of real estate in Mexico and the Caribbean, including hotels, condominium, fractional property and timeshare ownership interests. In respect to real estate investment in Latin America, he negotiates joint venture agreements, management agreements, development agreements, construction agreements and anchor, sub-anchor and other lease agreements regarding residential, retail and industrial portfolios/developments.

“We are pleased to expand our international expertise,” says Thomas Zuber, co-founder of Zuber & Taillieu. “Our financial and real estate industry clients are increasingly active across borders, and Javier's grounding in Latin America deepens Zuber & Taillieu's already deep bench for this work."

Prior to joining Zuber & Taillieu, Mr. Gutiérrez practiced as a Mexican attorney in Mexico City with Ritch y Mueller, S.C. and Jáuregui, Navarrete y Nader, S.C., and subsequently in the United States with Greenberg Traurig, LLP. For Kimco Realty Corporation, a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) investor based in New York City and active widely in Latin America, he served as Legal Director - Latin America in respect of a US$2 billion retail and industrial real estate portfolio.