Attorney Profile

Alfonso Cabañas

WORK EXPERIENCE

I represent domestic and international clients with their litigation and transactional legal issues. Additionally, I advise and represent corporate and individual clients (domestic and international) who are facing government investigations into their business practices. Moreover, if such government investigations turn into federal criminal complaints, I also represent the clients in federal courts. I have a team of bilingual and bi-cultural employees working with clients daily.

I have litigated in the following federal and state courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Bexar
  • Caldwell
  • Comal
  • Dallas
  • El Paso
  • Frio
  • Harris
  • Hidalgo
  • Hondo
  • Kendall
  • Maverick
  • Potter
  • Travis
  • Webb

    LITIGATION PRACTICE

    The following are a sample of representative litigation matters:

    • Representing a Mexico-based supplier of automotive parts in pending litigation in the Northern District of New York.
    • Represented a Mexico-based supplier of automotive parts in mandatory mediation in New York.
    • Represented a U.S.-based client in their premises liability litigation in Hidalgo County.
    • Represented and advised a Mexico-based copper broker during their U.S. government investigation into a tax-avoidance business scheme.
    • Represented and advised a Mexican client during their U.S. government investigation into bank fraud and money-laundering with former Mexican-state governors.
    • Represented a Mexican client during preliminary federal forfeiture proceedings and was successful in reversing the government's $14 million dollars forfeiture.
    • Represented and advised a Mexican client charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering with a former Mexican-state governor. Obtained a successful result for the client that avoided federal jail sentence.
    • Represented and advised a Mexican client charged with a $66 million-dollar money-laundering scheme. Worked with Mexican attorneys in devising a strategy for a parallel civil and criminal proceedings in Mexico before la Procuraduria General de la Justicia.
    • Represented and advised a Mexican individual client, along with Mexico-based counsel, in pending proceedings before the Subprocuraduria Juridica y de Asuntos Internacionales.

    TRANSACTION PRACTICE

    The following are a sample of representative transaction matters:

    • Represented and advised a Mexican-based client entity in their $2 million-dollar acquisition of a U.S. based industry competitor located in Minnesota.
    • Represented and advised a Mexican-based client entity in their $3 million-dollar real estate purchase in Travis County. Worked alongside their Mexico-based attorneys in developing a favorable tax strategy for the purchase of real estate.
    • Represented and advised a Mexican-based client entity in their $6 million-dollar real estate purchase in Bexar County.
    • Represented and advised a Mexican-based client entity in their $8 million-dollar real estate purchase in Bexar County.
    • Represented and advised a Mexican-based client entity in their $2 million-dollar real estate purchase in Bexar County.
    • Represented and advised a Mexican-based client entity in their $1.5 million-dollar real estate purchase in Maverick County.
    • Represented and advised a Mexican-based media company in their negotiations with the FCC to obtain a must-carry license to broadcast in the United States.
    • Represented and obtained investment visas (L and E) for executive clients in Mexico.