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Dual-licensed (Mexico and US, in California and New York) attorney involved in cross-border business and real estate litigation and transactions. 


These are the benefits that you will get from working with me:

  • Focus on practical results

  • Direct communication

  • Reasonable hourly rates or alternative fee arrangements


Practice Areas:

  • Litigation and arbitration of cross-border business disputes between the United States and Mexico

  • International (cross-border) business transactions

  • Real estate transactions and litigation


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Business: 45%
  2. International Law: 30%
  3. Real Estate: 25%



Hourly ($325-350/hour), contingent (25-35%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Pro bono (2%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Douglas Anthony Dube

    I endorse this lawyer's work. He is licensed in both California and Mexico and does tremendous cross-border work for businesses.


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  • Sheila Louise Rambeck

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Contact info

Maldonado Law Group PC

550 West C Street
Suite 2040
San Diego, CA, 92101

Maldonado Law Group PC

Gobernador Lugo 3
Col. Davila
Tijuana, Baja, CA, Mexico



NYCurrently registered 200307/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Attorney of the Month - November 2014San Diego Attorney Journal2014
Top Attorneys in San DiegoSan Diego Metropolitan2012
Top Attorneys in San Diego CountySan Diego Metropolitan2011
Recommended AttorneyOurCity San Diego2010
Top Attorneys 2010 NomineeSan Diego Daily Transcript2010
Bar StarSan Diego County Bar Association2009
OurCity Recommended AttorneyOurCity: San Diego Magazine2009
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2009
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2008
Who's who in American lawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2007
Semi-finalist Top AttorneysSan Diego Daily Transcript2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMaldonado & Markham, LLP2005 - Present
PrincipalMaldonado Leyva y Asociados S.C.2003 - 2005
AssociateSamberg Ketter2001 - 2003
Associate General CounselCEHCAC2000 - 2001
ClerkNotaria Public No. 5 Tijuana1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, International Law SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Masters of Laws AssociationMember2001 - Present
California State Bar's Solo and Small Firm SectionMember of the Executive Committee2009 - 2011
Colegio de Abogados Constitucionalistas A.C.Member2006 - 2007
American Masters of Laws AssociationPresident2003 - 2004
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - 2008
American Master of Laws AssociationBoard of Trustees2002 - 2007
New York State Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2007
International Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawMasters of Laws2002
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de MonterreyCertificate in Mexican Tax LawN/A2000
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de MonterreyLawLicenciatura en Derecho2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Open mouth, insert foot: avoiding mishaps due to cultural differences when dealing with foreign clients and attorneysExperiences in the practice of international law with foreign clients and attorneys2009
Impact of the economic crisis on cross-border transactionsCross-border business transactions2009
Careers in International LawPanelist in forum on careers in International Law2009
Handling cases with foreign business and propertyInternational law2007
Ethics in the practice of lawEthics in the practice of law2007
Certificate Program on Corporate LawRegulation and operation of SOFOM ENR entities2007
Centro Intergrador de Oportunidades de NegociosForeign nationals starting business in the US2006
Visas for Mexican EntrepreneursImmigration law2005