Carlos Freaner

Carlos Freaner: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Of Counsel at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Carlos Freaner’s practice focuses on real estate, commercial finance and business transactions in Mexico, particularly real estate investment, development and leasing, secured lending, M&A, joint ventures and corporate counseling. Carlos regularly represents U.S. developers, builders, hospitality groups, manufacturers, investment firms and mining companies on a variety of ventures across Mexico. Carlos was born and raised in Mexico. He obtained his law degree (J.D. equivalent) from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 2003 and his LL.M. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2005. Before joining Snell & Wilmer in 2013, Carlos was a corporate associate at the Mexico City office of Creel, Garcla-Cuellar, Aiza y Enrlquez, S.C. since 2008. Carlos also participated in a two-week Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School in 2011.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Selling real property in Los Cabos: Key contract provisions, Co-author, Phoenix Business Journal (December 17, 2018)
• What to consider when developing resorts and master planned communities in Los Cabos, Co-author, Phoenix Business Journal (December 4, 2018)
• Financing Real Estate Projects, Speaker, Atlas First Annual East Coast of Mexico Real Estate Market Summit, Playa del Carmen, Mexico (October 24-26, 2007)
• International Mergers and Acquisitions (Mexico), Co-Author, The International Lawyer, Year in Review Issue (2006)

Other Professional Experience

•Before joining Snell & Wilmer in 2013, Carlos was a corporate associate at the Mexico City office of Creel, Garcla-Cuellar, Aiza y Enrlquez, S.C. since 2008

Related News & Events

Jan 02
Snell & Wilmer Announces Election of New Partners and Counsel for the Class of 2018

Nov 22
Snell & Wilmer Welcomes Attorney Carlos Freaner to Los Cabos Office

Related Publications

Oct 02
Global Connection - October 2014

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Commercial Finance
  • International
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
011.52.624.291.0004  Phone
Law School Attended:
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, J.D. equivalent, 2003; University of San Diego School of Law, LL.M., 2005
Year of First Admission:
2003, Mexico
Spanish and English
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Real Estate and Hospitality: U.S.-based developers in the purchase, financing, development and sale of commercial and residential properties in Los Cabos, Mexico and with respect to resort and master-planned communities and condo regimes; U.S.-based manufacturers in the purchase, development and leasing of industrial properties in northern Mexico; A U.S.-based hospitality company in the sale of a hotel in Cancun, Mexico; Commercial Finance: U.S.-based lenders and borrowers in connection with financings and secured transactions involving collateral located in Mexico including Los Cabos, Mexico City and northern Mexico; A U.S. leading bank in all due diligence and corporate aspects involving loans to Mexico-based clients; Corporate/M&A: A U.S.-based manufacturer in the Mexico aspects of its acquisition of a U.S.-based manufacturer with operations in Mexico City; U.S. corporate clients coordinating advice of multiple experts across Mexico as the clients' single point of contact regarding labor & employment, foreign trade, environmental, litigation, insurance and tax matters; A leading Mexican insurance brokerage firm in various M&A transactions, including the sale of a minority interest to private investors, the acquisition of a Mexican insurance brokerage firm and its joint venture for the development of business in Latin America; A U.S.-based manufacturer in the Mexico side of its acquisition of an international manufacturer with operations in northern Mexico; A German-based IT company in the acquisition of the remaining 50% interest in its Mexican joint venture company and in its related shareholder conflict

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