Luis F. Moreno

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Luis Moreno Treviño is a dual-licensed Mexico City attorney who has nearly 20 years of experience counseling clients in the real estate, hospitality and energy industries.

Mr. Moreno has experience handling the acquisition and development of major hotel projects in many of Mexico's most renowned beach resorts, preparation and negotiation of hotel operation agreements, and structuring and planning of fractional programs for various hotel developers and operators.

In addition, Mr. Moreno is well-versed in financing of industrial real estate portfolios and mortgage securitization programs. He handles the development, construction and financing of golf courses and high-end residential projects in major Mexican beach resorts, as well as restructuring and workouts of major hotel development financing. He also handles sale-leaseback transactions involving top industrial and commercial building facilities in Mexico, and acquisition of real estate industrial portfolios. Mr. Moreno also advises on structuring and planning various binational mortgage programs for major U.S. non-bank financial institutions and mortgage companies, long-term lease agreements with multinational corporations on build-to-suit industrial buildings in Mexico, and off-balance sheet financing.

Mr. Moreno's general corporate and finance practice includes bank loan syndications, debt restructuring of Mexican companies, mergers and acquisitions, and the privatization of government-controlled companies.

Mr. Moreno has extensive experience in the implementation of Mexico's energy reform, successfully representing clients and winners in all bids that have composed Round 1 of the reform. He also has represented clients in the negotiation with Pemex on multimillion-dollar contracts, and in the development of multimillion-dollar wind farms and hydro power plants. 

Mr. Moreno is a frequent speaker and moderator at various real estate conferences for the International Bar Association, American Bar Association among others in the U.S., Mexico and worldwide. 

Early in his career, Mr. Moreno served in various roles at Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), and at the Mexican Ministry of Finance. 

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Mexico, 2019
  • Chambers Latin America – Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Real Estate-Mexico, 2010, 2014, 2016-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in Mexico guide, Real Estate, 2015-2016, 2018
  • Latin Lawyer 250, 2010, 2016
  • Who's Who Legal: Mexico, Construction, Real Estate, 2015, 2017-2018

Memberships

  • International Bar Association, Legal Practice Division, Real Estate Section, Immediate Past Chair, 2010-2011; North American Regional Forum, Vice Chair, 2016-2018
  • International Bar Association, Legal Practice Division, Council Member, 2012-2013
  • American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, Committee on International Investment in Real Estate, Immediate Past Chair, 2011-2012
  • American Bar Association, Special Investors and Investment Structure Group, Group Vice Chair, 2009-2010
  • Mexican Bar Association
  • Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas