Press Release
July 11, 2018

Holland & Knight Expands its Real Estate Practice in Mexico with Addition of Luis Moreno Treviño

Holland & Knight

MEXICO CITY (July 11, 2018) – Prominent real estate attorney Luis Moreno Treviño has joined Holland & Knight's Mexico City office. He was formerly a partner with Thompson & Knight in Mexico City.

"Having a traditional real estate practice in Mexico City fulfills a major goal for our growing office," said Luis Rubio Barnetche, executive partner of Holland & Knight's Mexico City office. "Luis has one of the premier real estate practices in Mexico, which will perfectly complement our market-leading finance and FIBRA (Mexican REIT) practices."

"The hiring of Luis is great news for Holland & Knight clients looking to conduct real estate transactions in Mexico," said Joe Guay, leader of Holland & Knight's Real Estate Section. "Luis has a very diverse real estate practice that will greatly benefit the firm's hospitality clients and those involved in real estate development, investment and financing."

Mr. Moreno has more than 20 years of experience focusing on a wide range of real estate matters, including acquisition transactions, debt and equity investments, hospitality, and energy-related real estate projects. His background includes roles in both the private and public sectors. In the public arena, he worked with the Mexican Ministry of Finance and the international legal department of Pemex. In private practice, he has worked with law firms in New York City and Mexico City.

"Holland & Knight's Mexico City office has very strong prospects for growth," said Mr. Moreno. "The possibility of growth and the strength of firm's commitment to Latin America were strong motivators for me to join the team. Holland & Knight also has one of the largest real estate practices in the U.S., which will offer many opportunities for collaboration."

Mr. Moreno is consistently recognized as a leader in his practice by Chambers Latin America, The Best Lawyers in Mexico and Who's Who Legal. Mr. Moreno is actively involved in various professional organizations and currently serves as council member and past chair of the Real Estate Section of the International Bar Association and is former chair of the American Bar Association's Special Investors and Investment Structure Group within the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. Mr. Moreno is also an active member of the Mexican and Texas-Mexico Bar Associations.

He received a J.D. degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and an LL.M. degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He is licensed to practice in Mexico and New York.

Holland & Knight's Mexico City office was established in 2013. It now includes 41 attorneys, including eight partners, primarily focused on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, real estate, telecommunications, international trade, energy, environmental, litigation and arbitration, antitrust, intellectual property, labor and employment, regulatory and government affairs, and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

About Holland & Knight's Latin America Practice Group: Holland & Knight has one of the largest and most diverse practices in Latin America among U.S. law firms. The Latin America Practice Group includes more than 120 attorneys with in-depth experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and financing transactions, and business disputes in and involving Latin America in commercial centers around the world.

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