Photo, José M. González-Elizondo

José M. González-Elizondo

Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.


José María has been a Baker McKenzie partner since 2003. His practice areas include corporate law, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, banking, restructuring and notarial.  He is a public broker in Nuevo Leon and substitute notary public in Monterrey

Practice Focus

José María's practice focuses on foreign investments in Latin America, acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, restructuring and reorganizations, venture capital investment, private banking, estate planning, due diligence, project financing, and transactional practice. He has been a graduate professor at Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon Law School.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised on corporate, tax and compliance matters and informed clients about the corporate governance obligations required of public companies before the authorities (including the National Banking and Securities Commission).
  • Designed, negotiated and executed a substantial number of agreements for documenting the strategy for the purchase of, investment in, and the association of companies in the mining, banking, telecommunications, and food sectors in countries including Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the United States and Venezuela.
  • Arranged for the registration of securities for public companies, as well as in the negotiation and documentation for the restructuring of their liabilities, syndicated credits, trusts, and control structures.
  • Participated in legal revisions of the corporate governance structures of financial institutions' insurance and pension funds divisions.
  • Represented companies in the execution of joint venture agreements and securities purchase agreements for the acquisition of shares, assets, or joint development of investment, supply, and construction projects with companies in conciliation proceedings.
  • Participated in negotiation and design of trusts and legal structures for control, shelter, management and conveyance of wealth.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Academia de Derecho Fiscal de Nuevo Leon
  • Colegio de Corredores Públicos de la Plaza de Nuevo León, A.C. - Member
  • Colegio de Notarios Públicos de Nuevo León - Member
  • Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa - Member


  • Monterrey~Mexico (1991)


  • Harvard University (Certificate International Tax Law) (1993)
  • Harvard University (LL.M.) (1993)
  • University of Monterrey (Law Degree cum laude) (1990)


  • English
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Juarez


Author, "How and when is appropriate to make your estate planning,", 19 October 2015

Author, "Three areas to update in the Mexican Corporate Law,", 29 June 2015


Speaker , "Investor: Evaluating Opportunities & Raising Capital," XXII Annual US-Mexico Bar Association Conference, 27 October 2016

Speaker, "Investing in the Region: Great Opportunities," AMexCaP Private Equity Forum Nuevo Leon, 29 August 2016

Speaker, "Guidelines for foreign trusts execution in Mexico" STEP Chapter Guadalajara, 15 October 2015