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FOUNDER

The firm’s founder is Jorge E. Fragoso. He is an attorney admitted to practice law in all states in the United Mexican States (Mexico) and the State of California. Jorge was educated in Mexico and the United States of America. He’s worked for national and international law firms both in the USA and Mexico, respectively. Jorge’s experience also includes working at a global title insurance company.

In his 15 years of experience, Jorge has advised individuals, families, closely-held entities and a couple of Fortune 500® companies. His practice is focused on corporate and real estate matters.

Jorge has experience in corporate, financing, cross-border real estate transactions, civil and commercial litigation. He was worked in private practice advising national and international clients.

Jorge obtained a law degree, master’s in law and has attended post-graduate seminars and courses in Mexico and the United States to enhance his professional knowledge and skills to better serve his clients.

ADMITTED

State of California

2017

United Mexican States

2002

Experience

First American Title Insurance Company

Santa Ana, California USA

Kutak Rock LLP

Los Angeles, California USA

Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados

Mexico City, Mexico

Law Office

Nogales, Sonora Mexico

Abogados Consultores de Sonora

Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico

BITAL (today HSBC), Trustee Services Department

Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico

Selected Contributions and Transactions

    • Assisted group of lawyers with corporate investigations with global retailer with annual sales of more $100 billion worldwide
    • Drafted and implemented internal policies for a title insurance company in Mexico
    • Supported, as part of the outside legal team, company listed as a Fortune 500® their litigation risk assessment and loss prevention programs
    • Participated in drafting, negotiating and implementing revolving loan agreements and programs with an aggregate value of USD $118.5 million
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    • Acted as outside corporate and litigation counsel for more than 20 companies in Mexico
    • Participated with legal team drafting bond programs for building eight hospitals in two Latin American countries
    • Collaborated with regionalizing U.S. internal policies for implementation in Mexico and worked with counsel for their implementation in Latin America
    • Participated in application, inspection and authorization procedure to of an insurance company in Mexico
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    • Drafted form template agreements in Spanish and English for financing of maritime vessels, agricultural and construction machinery
    • Assisted with mortgage-backed securitization procedures in Mexico
    • Collaborated with global litigation counsel in corporate investigations and other investigations under the “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” on Mexican and other Latin American subsidiaries
    • Represented clients before Federal and State courts in Mexico, mediation and arbitration procedures
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    • Carried out legal risk assessment and evaluation of litigation matters involving transactions with an aggregate value of around $120 million
    • Drafted legal opinions advising on real estate interests, lending structures, incorporation of companies as local counsel for clients in the textile industry
    • Participated by drafting secured lending on behalf of a syndicate of American companies for production and financing of vineyards
    • Coordinated risk assessment and due diligence project for real estate transactions with an aggregate value of $15 million
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    • Administered approximately 350 title insurance claims for properties in California, Mexico and Latin America
    • Successfully defended construction company in Federal criminal charges against its shareholders for alleged corporate fraud in the sum of $3.4 million
    • Assisted insurance carrier in coverage evaluation and assessment of claims under liability insurers
    • Worked with team of underwriters in evaluating real estate transactions involving cross-border financing, acquisition of real estate, creation of cross-border easements, purchasing or leasing interests from ejidos, insuring interests on individual homes, industrial facilities, resorts, stadiums and many other transactions with high-dollar value in Mexico and other Latin American countries
    • Participation mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate value of $20 million
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Education

1 LAW DEGREE

Law degree from Universidad del Noroeste in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico (now Universidad del Valle de Mexico)

2 MASTER DEGREE

Master’s in international legal studies from American University Washington College of Law in Washington, District of Columbia (LL.M.)

3 POST GRADUATE STUDIES

Postgraduate studies in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City

4 COURSES RELATED TO

The constitutional regime in Mexico after the 2011 amendments

-Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Persuasive writing and argumentation

Amparo trial

PRO BONO

Rendered free legal advise to low-income residents in Nogales, Sonora Mexico

Translation services related to violations of human rights

In coordination with the non-governmental organization “Maryland House” and with the International Clinic of Human Rights in Washington, District of Columbia

Participated in the Mexican Legislation Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, A.C., Mexico City Chapter

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Bar Association, International Law Section, Mexico Committee, Member, 2003-07; Vice-Chair 2008-09; Vice-Chair 2009-10; Vice-Chair 2010-11

California Lawyers
Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County

Hispanic National Bar
Association

Orange County Bar
Association