Antonio Gastélum is a licensed attorney in Mexico and Texas, but not in California. In Texas, he leads the firm’s Houston office as Managing Partner.
Antonio Gastélum is a partner at MEG International Counsel, PC, and until recently, the principal of an independent Registered Investment Adviser (RIA), exclusively dedicated to international estate, business, and financial planning. Antonio is a law graduate of the Universidad de Monterrey, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He obtained his master's degree in Comparative Law and Business Planning from the University of San Diego School of Law, as well as his Chartered Life Underwriter designation from the American College of Financial Services.
For almost 30 years, Antonio has helped Mexican and Latin American business owners and their families protect their assets and investments in Mexico and abroad, and now in the U.S. as well. Specifically, he gets involved with the firm’s clients overall estate, business, and strategic tax planning. He also gets directly involved with his clients’ aircraft financing, maritime, real estate, business, and personal matters.
Antonio is the author of numerous articles and publications, including the first book in Spanish on international financial and estate planning titled "Planeación Financiera y Patrimonial Internacional: Guía Práctica para el Inversionista Mexicano en Estados Unidos" that turned out to be the preamble to his second book "The Definitive Blue Book of Estate Planning for Foreign Millionaires," as translated into English, which continue to be the only two books in Spanish on the subject-matter in the United States. This latest book is currently being translated into English, and should be available soon!
Antonio is also a frequent speaker and presenter, both domestically and internationally, of various topics related to international issues affecting financial, estate, and tax planning.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2019||05/28/2022|
|Attorney Licensed in Mexico||Antonio Gastelum||1990 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2019 - Present|
|Instituto Latinoamericano de Empresas Familiares (ILAEF), Miami Chapter||Board Member||2019 - Present|
|Phi Delta Phi||Member||1987 - Present|
|Book||El Libro Azul Definitivo de Planeación Patrimonial para Millonarios Extranjeros||2019|
|Book||Planeación Financiera y Patrimonial Internacional: Guía Práctica para el Inversionista Mexicano en Estados Unidos||2012|
|University of San Diego School of Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1995|
|Universidad de Monterrey School of Law||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1989|
|Latin Private Wealth Management Summit||Migración de Activos a Estados Unidos – Evaluando el proceso y los pasos para lograr inversiones exitosas en Estados Unidos||2018|
|Latin Private Wealth Management Summit||La Preparación para Invertir en Los Estados Unidos: Pasos para proteger las inversiones en EEUU, impuestos de sucesión, estrategias distintas para cada cliente||2016|
|Latin Private Wealth Management Summit||Legal Structures and Tax Implications – Addressing current regulations in the region and creating strategies to enhance financial decisions||2014|
|Latin Private Wealth Management Summit||Control Jurisdiccional – Analizando la Importancia de la Evaluación de la Jurisdicción en la Preservación de la Riqueza||2013|
|Created Trust Strategy for Foreign Investment in the U.S.|
|Created Multiple Foreign Trusts for Foreigners to Transfer Real Estate in U.S. and Avoid Estate Taxes|
|Created Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs) for Foreign Couple for Premium Financing Purposes|
|Incorporated Multiple Off-Shore Companies for Holding Marine Vessels Used in the Oil & Gas Industry|
|Drafterd Aircraft Dry-Lease and Financing Documents for Foreign Client to Purchase and Operate U.S. Registered Aircraft|
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