“I couldn’t have done Mexico without David! He has helped with all aspects of both my properties and it’s been a pleasure to work with him.”
“Members of the three AMPI chapter of the region are required to attend seminars and classes in order to renew their annual membership. For the last several years AMPI members have been attending continued education seminars given by David W. Connell and other members of the firm Connell & Associates. These seminars have included topics on real estate law, offers and contracts, ejido law, capital gains tax in Mexico, Federal Zone rights and concessions, and others. We continue to invite Connell & Associates to give these seminars because the information given by his firm is useful, practical, and clearly presented. Connell & Associates has been a valuable source of pertinent and current information for A.M.P.I members and affiliates. Their seminars have been an essential part of AMPI’s efforts to provide professional training for sales agents around the Bay of Banderas.”
Tere Kimball, President AMPI Riviera Nayarita
David Pullen, President AMPI Puerto Vallarta
Juan José Martínez, President AMPI Compostela
The law firm of David Connell & Associates has made my real estate investments, employee staffing, FM3 issues, obtaining clear title, and real estate understandable and doable. I had a Court Reporting firm for 30 years in San Francisco, dealt with 100’s of lawyers personally and through my corporation. Before seven years ago when I met David I had never encountered, such willingness and competence to successfully address a variety of issues all from one office.
“I have used the legal services of David Connell and Associates for many years in all my real estate as well as legal affairs related to my businesses in Mexico. I have always found them to be flawlessly professional and client friendly. I have recommended them to many others who have thanked me for the recommendation and I will continue to recommend them with full confidence.”
“We have relied on Connell and Associates many times for their expertise in Mexican real estate. They have personalized service and their knowledge of Mexican law has made us feel at ease when dealing with difficult transactions. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.”
“We have known and worked with David Connell & Associates since 2000, when he first began working in the Puerto Vallarta area. At that time we had a bit of a crisis, trying to obtain ownership from a developer for a condominium development where we had recently purchased a unit. The situation was complicated and for many owners, very confusing. David was instrumental in helping them obtain title and to understand the whole situation. Since then we have worked on numerous projects where he has been involved, which for us always makes the situation easier for us as he understands Mexican law but can explain it in English. David helped us establish the Punta de Mita Foundation, where he works pro-bono providing legal and fiscal advice for our community projects. And for our company, when we need legal assistance, David is the first one we think of calling.”
“I recently regularized several Ejido parcels to individual titles along with a change in land use. This process is very complicated at best or litigious at worst. David and his bilingual team were indispensable on such issues as; environmental impact report, master plan, consultants, accounting and tax advice for the success of my project in Costa Alegre, Jalisco. There are many trap doors with regularization and permits, we navigated them all!”
FROM MLS VALLARTA & NAYARIT
Many people who decide to buy real estate in the Costa Vallarta region do so with the intent to rent out their property when they are not using it. There are a number of options to do so, ranging from taking care of it yourself or having a rental company do so for you. Doing it on your own can be demanding, especially if you aren’t in town to ensure the property is ready for the rental, provide access to the people who will be renting, and take care of any repairs or maintenance that need to be done before or during a rental. Having a property-rental management company takes away a lot of the headaches as they can do this all for you. They can also assist with the proper filing of any revenues you may generate with the local tax authority (SAT).
BY DAVID CONNELL & JOHN YOUDEN
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE NEW IMMIGRATION LAW OF MEXICO
In May of 2011 Mexico’s Immigration law was reformed. Some of the reform entered into effect immediately while other parts did not enter into effect until the corresponding Rules to the Law were published, which did not happen until the 28th of September 2012.
By DAVID W. CONNELL