CEODavid W. Connell

Mr. Connell has held positions on many different types of boards ranging from Corporate Boards of Directors, Non-Profit and Charitable organization, Home Owners Associates and Committees. He has also worked with local and state governments advising on foreign investment and development. He has considerable experience working with development, agrarian and ejido matters, investment, corporate, and commercial law matters, and lobbying for American companies in Mexico.

Mr. Connell’s areas of legal specialization are: real estate and development, corporate, tax, agrarian matters, lobbying, standards, government procurement, mediation and litigation. Mr. Connell has native fluency in English, fluency in Spanish and is certified by the Supreme Court of the State of Guerrero as an expert witness in matters of English-Spanish; Spanish-English translation.


MEET USOur team

Connell & Associates’ US citizen attorneys have extensive and outstanding business backgrounds in Mexico, something that clients generally appreciate. Their business backgrounds allow the firm to properly identify and recognize the legal needs of the client in the context of the client’s business activity, instead of these needs being determined outside of the real business context and in a legal “vacuum”, as is the case with many other law firms.

ATTORNEYCenorina Gómez

Miss Gomez was born in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and she graduated with a law degree from the University of Guadalajara, located in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. In 2002, she became a fully certified attorney. She is an associate of the firm and she currently works at the Puerto Vallarta branch office of the firm.



Mr. Omar Ortiz has been part of the Connell & Associates staff for more than 3 years, with experience in Corporate Law, Migratory Law and Litigation in Constitutional, Civil, Mercantile, Criminal and Administrative law.



Ms. Cruz attorney at law, joined Connell & Associates on January, 2013; her areas of specialization include Corporate Law, Immigration Law, Litigation in Civil, Commercial, Labor and Criminal.


ATTORNEYIsabel Damián

Ms. Damian Perez has been part of the Connell & Associates staff for 16 years, with experience in the corporate, administrative, agrarian, migration, and civil areas, federal zone concession and lands gained from the sea. Ms. Damian is also a Spanish and English speaker.



Mr. Oscar Lora joined Connell & Associates in March 2015; his areas of specialization include Civil, Labor Litigation, procedures in the Public Registry of Property and Commerce, both in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and Bucerias, Nayarit.


ATTORNEYHéctor García

Héctor García joined Connell & Associates team in 2017. He has experience in Corporate, Civil and Criminal Law.



Ms. Lupita Guerrero is in charge of all the administrative process of the firm. Has been part of the Connell & Associates staff for more than 5 years, with the knowledge and experience in all the legal procedures.



Rosa Hilda Abarca Hernández has held different positions of responsibility at Connell & Associates; She has experience in coordination and administration of payments, negotiations with government authorities, administration of trusts and other activities in administrative areas.


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