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HMH Legal, helping international companies to do business in Mexico with confidence.

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Do business in
Mexico with
confidence

At HMH Legal, we know you want to feel confident about doing business on credit in Mexico. This requires a reliable solution for debt collection in this region of the world.

The problem is, most international businesses see debt collection in Mexico as a waste of time. At the end of the day, it feels like debtors can simply walk away without paying while companies are powerless to stop them. We believe that selling on credit in this region shouldn’t be an insurmountable risk for your business.

We know how important successful credit transactions are to your cash flow and profitability. That’s why our law firm’s singular focus is giving international businesses a reliable means of making credit sales in our region. We’re the only firm in Mexico with this strong of a focus, and 95% of our clients are international. For more than 20 years, we’ve served businesses of every size in nearly every industry, including Chevron, Valvoline, Mitsubishi, and Export Development Canada (EDC). Our on-the-ground team has the cultural knowledge and authentic expertise in our legal system to get results.

Here’s what the process looks like.

  1. Amicable Resolution – We send real people to knock on real doors to provide the fastest, most effective means of resolving debt.
  2. Litigation – When needed, our law firm escalates your debt collection through the Mexican courts.
  3. Prevention – Our services in Secured Transactions and Credit Management prevent further issues from occurring.

In every claim you place with us, you have our No Win/No Fee Guarantee as well as our promise that your business will be well-represented and have excellent communication and transparency from our team.

So, Schedule a Call to discuss your current struggles with debt collection. In the meantime, get a free company report on a Mexican business from us to start assessing risk properly on new business transactions or on litigation.

You can avoid unrepairable damage to your cash flow and profitability. Instead, find the strategic partnership your business needs to engage Mexican market with confidence.

HMH Legal Team

Romelio Hernández

President

President

Mr. Romelio Hernández obtained his Law Degree (Licenciatura en Derecho) from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico) in 1997, and holds a Masters Degree in Comparative Law (LL.M.) from the University of San Diego School of Law (2011), with a concentration on International Law.

Raúl Mérigo

Commercial & Administrative Litigation

Head of Administrative Litigation

Mr. Raúl Mérigo was born in Tijuana, Baja California. He got his Law Degree (Licenciatura en Derecho) from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico) in 1997 and holds a Masters’ Degree in Taxation from Instituto de Especialización para Ejecutivos, A.C. Mr. Mérigo has been practicing since 1994, specializing in tax and administrative law, providing legal advice in tax planning, as well as legal representation in litigation.

Claudia Rodríguez

Director of Debt Collection

Director of Debt Collection

Ms. Claudia Rodríguez was born in Morelia, Michoacán (México). Her devoted investment in studying law at Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (U.M.S.N.H.) in Morelia, made her an outstanding student obtaining her Law Degree (Licenciatura en Derecho) with Honors in 2008. While completing her degree, she worked for three years at the criminal court for the State of Morelia, and subsequently working in two of the top criminal Law Firms in the city of Morelia.

Liliana Hernández

Mediation-Conciliation Expert

Mediation-Conciliation Expert

Ms. Liliana Hernández Favela was born in the city of Tijuana, Baja California. She got her Law Degree (Licenciatura en Derecho) from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico) in 2001, with a Specialization Degree in Civil Law in 2007 from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, in coordination with the Institute for the Judiciary of the Baja California State Judicial Branch. She has pursued further education in the area of Alternative Methods for Dispute Resolution, obtaining her certification as an official Mediator and Conciliator.

Erik Pichardo

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Mr. Erik Pichardo was born in Tijuana, Baja California. He graduated and got his Licenciatura Law degree from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) in 1997. As part of his ongoing legal education he has pursued several diplomas: in Commercial Law from Consultora Facthum (1998); in Civil & Commercial Procedure Law from UABC (1999); and in Legal Issues in International Commerce from UCSD La Jolla (2000).

Antonio Santillan

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Mr. Antonio Santillán was born in Mexico City. He got his Law Degree (Licenciatura en Derecho) from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Tijuana, Mexico) in 2017, with diplomas in Commercial Law (Oral Proceedings) and Amparo. Antonio has been a key part of HMH Legal since 2015, starting as a collection specialist and joining the litigation team as an associate in 2019. Antonio’s expertise in commercial law and litigation allows proper advice to foreign companies on secured transactions, assisting them on an ongoing basis.

Víctor López

Collection Specialist

Collection Specialist

Mr. Víctor Lopez was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. He graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) in 2010. Víctor has been a key part of HMH Legal as a collection specialist since 2011, improving his outstanding collection skills through training courses in Mediation, Negotiation, Access to Public Information from UABC. Victor´s passion for IT and LegalTech lead him to be in charge of the LegalTech department since 2013, implementing many tools to improve the way HMH Legal works to enhance our possibilities for success on every matter.
"We prefer HMH Legal over other firms because we trust their knowledge and their long-time experience in dealing with companies in Mexico."
AJC
Laura Rojas, Regional Credit Manage​r
Central America, Caribbean, & South America AJC International, Inc.​
"I have total confidence in HMH Legal, their expertise, and their proven track record of coming through for our firm."
Gary Bemis
Robert Tyler, Director​
Law Offices of Gary A. Bemis, APC​

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South America
"Despite a difficult to collect, HMH Legal got our money".
“HMH Legal always made us feel confident that we would get our money back, despite the inefficiencies and complexities of Mexican courts, in addition to an elusive debtor with his team of lawyers trying desperately to avoid paying their debt. HMH Legal delivered at the end, with a full recovery exceeding $800,000 USD.”
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
Brian McPherson, Credit Manager
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
"Their knowledge of Mexican and USA culture is solid and not superfluous. I deal with a lot of people and vendors in Mexico, and they only see things their way. Instead, lawyers at HMH Legal put themselves in our shoes and in the shoes of our debtors and customers, adapting to the necessities of both parties, in the best way.”
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Yazmin Yepez, Credit Supervisor
Mitsubishi Electric Automation

We make it easy for US and international companies to do business in Mexico

Feel confident about doing business on credit in Mexico.

Real People.

Real people knock on real doors to have productive conversations about how to collect your debt.

Faster. Efficient.

Our amicable approach to debt collections is far faster and more efficient than more aggressive methods and preserves business relationships for the future.

Culture + Law.

We understand the culture in our country and approach your debtors in a respectful, effective manner.

100% Focus.

Our entire focus and expertise is the debt collection process and legal system in Mexico.

Lawyers.

When amicable collections aren’t an option, our lawyers assist immediately with litigation.

Your Partner

We do more than help you collect debt. We help you mitigate risk to begin with by securing credit sales and screening potential customers.

No Collection — No Fee

Here’s how we partner with you to support successful credit transactions in Mexico

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Custom Plan

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Success

Do business or collect in
Mexico with confidence