Ana Laura Méndez Burkart, of counsel

Ana Laura Méndez Burkart works mainly in the corporate, real estate and financial areas. Ana is one of the founding members of Cornejo, Méndez, González and Duarte, SC (“CMGD”). She obtained her professional degree in the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Iberoamericana, graduating as Magna Cum Laude Valedictorian in 1992. In addition, Ana has completed additional studies and workshops at the University of Chicago and the Harvard Law School. He was an intern in the General Office that served as liaison between PROFECO and the Public Ministry. She was a senior associate of Baker & McKenzie in Mexico before becoming a founding partner of Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri in 1996. In 2005 Ana, together with 4 other partners, founded CMGD.


Ana specializes in acquisitions, real estate transactions, joint liability companies, joint ventures, reorganizations, trusts and financial projects of private and financial institutions. She has advised clients mainly North American or European in their business in Mexico, including the start of its operations and its introduction into the local market.


She recently participated in the beginning of operations of business units of various companies that are among the Fortune 500 companies, including the negotiation of incentive contracts with the Mexican local government in several states, with the corresponding acquisitions and construction of spaces for their operations. She has also participated in the negotiation of contracts between the Central Bank and foreign investors for the issuance of new banknotes. She recently participated in the creation of a virtual store for a multinational company, and in the negotiation of financial trusts to ensure Mexican transactions, as well as in advising clients in their daily operations.


She has published several articles related to real estate and corporate issues in Mexico for publications such as International Law Office, American Chamber’s doing business in Mexico, Foreign Counsel Review and Latin Lawyer magazine. With José L. Duarte has prepared in recent years the Chapter for Mexico for the International Comparative Legal Guide “Lending and Secured Finance” (a practical cross-border insight into lending and secured finance).


Tel: +52 (55) 5540-4450