Frederick W. Hill
Direct Dial: (213) 624-2828
Fax: (213) 627-7795
- Western Michigan University (B.A.1960)
- Hastings College of Law, University of California (J.D. 1965)
- University of Mexico, Mexico City, Graduate Law Courses
Bar Admission: California 1965
Frederick W. Hill has been engaged in a full time private practice of law for over 35 years. He has a broad base of experience in business and corporate law, including banking, corporate organization and compliance, commercial law and secured transactions, estate, employment and contract law. Mr. Hill has served as outside general counsel for local and foreign banks, as well as for small and medium size corporate and other business entities. Many of Mr. Hill's clients do business in other countries such as Mexico and Japan, as well as California and throughout the United States.
Legal Work (Business and Corporate Law)
- Regulatory work for foreign and local banks including licensing and organization of state and national banks in Southern California
- Representation of companies manufacturing products for distribution and sale nationwide and abroad
- Representation of real estate investment companies purchasing, selling and leasing commercial and residential real property
- Advising on corporate compliance and operating issues in connection with all types of business entities, including subsidiaries of parent companies abroad
Specialty in Mexico Related Transactions and Mexican Law
- Frederick W. Hill has unique credentials for serving clients who do, or wish to do, business in Mexico. These credentials set him apart from other lawyers in law firms that claim to have a Mexico practice, including large law firms.
- Forty years of experience with Mexico business practices, Mexican law and changes that have taken place, pre Nafta and post Nafta.
- Long standing relationships with Mexican lawyers in various parts of Mexico who have some understanding of U.S. law.
- Ability to explain the applicable Mexican law issues to clients in the context of both legal systems so the issues can be understood.
- Ability to complete legal work on Mexican business transactions in an efficient and reasonable time frame because of longstanding relationships with Mexican law partners.
Examples of Specific Cases
- Real Estate acquisitions for development and investment.
- Distributorship and Independent contractor agreements with Mexican entities and individuals.
- Equity investments and structures for conducting business with Mexican partners, including shareholder agreements enforceable in Mexico.
- Loan agreements for financial entities and other lenders granting loans to Mexican borrowers and securing the loans with Mexico real property and chattels.
- Drafting agreements that are enforceable under Mexican and U.S. and furnishing same Spanish, as well as English.
- Litigation in Mexican courts and resulting in judgment for client and satisfaction of judgment through judicial auction and sale of assets of Mexican entity.
- Litigation in Mexican courts to resolve dispute concerning ownership interests in Mexico real property.