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Mexican Attorney Joins Firm as Counsel in Buffalo

Ms. Brenda A. Cisneros Vilchis has joined the Law Offices of Jon P. Yormick Co. LPA as Counsel in the firm’s Buffalo office.  Ms. Cisneros is licensed to practice law in Mexico and is awaiting admission to the bar in New York State.

Ms. Cisneros is a native of Monterrey, Mexico and earned her LL.M. from SUNY Buffalo Law School, where her classmates included students from Canada, Colombia, India, South Korea, and Ukraine.  The LL.M. program is designed for practicing lawyers who hold a law degree from outside the U.S. and wish to broaden their skills and knowledge by learning more about the U.S. legal system.   Ms. Cisneros earned her law degree from Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, A.C. and she also holds a Masters in Banking and Finance from Universidad de Alcala de Henares in Madrid, Spain.

“My international law practice assists private and publicly-traded companies on a wide-range of matters.  Brenda’s addition in Buffalo will help me to better serve middle market clients in Upstate New York and Ontario,” said Jon Yormick, founder of the international business law firm, based in Cleveland.  The firm also has an affiliation with the Mexican law firm Boutique Legal Internacional, based in Chihuahua, with an office in Ciudad Juárez.   “As more U.S. and Canadian companies focus attention on Mexico as a growing market and manufacturing location for sectors such as aerospace, Brenda and our affiliate firm will be able to serve the increasing needs of those companies,” added Yormick.     

Ms. Cisneros will be advising U.S. and Canadian clients on doing business in Mexico with private and state-owned companies and throughout Latin America.  She will also work with Boutique Legal Internacional to assist companies seeking to expand in the Mexican market, ensuring that companies with operations in Mexico are complying with customs and tax regulations, and maximizing the benefits of the maquiladora program, IMMEX.  Ms. Cisneros’s practice also includes advising foreign clients on U.S. business formation, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating international commercial agreements, and general corporate law.   

For assistance, Ms. Cisneros can be reached at , Toll free:  +1.866.967.6425 (Canada & U.S.) or Mobile: +1.716.930.0594.


Firm’s Mexican Colleague Will Speak to Bar Association in Buffalo

On May 1, Mexican attorney, Enrique Acosta Sáenz, will be in Buffalo  for a presentation at the Bar Association of Erie County, in downtown Buffalo.   Mr. Acosta is the Founding & Managing Partner of Boutique Legal Internacional, an affiliate of the Law Offices of Jon P. Yormick Co. LPA with offices in Buffalo and Cleveland.  Boutique Legal Internacional has offices in Chihuahua and Juarez, Mexico.

“After working with Enrique on client matters for the past 3 years, I am pleased we will have this opportunity to meet with clients, business groups, and other attorneys in the region to learn more about doing business in Mexico,” stated Yormick.  “Mexico is being discovered and ‘re-discovered’ by many companies as a market, strong manufacturing country, and recognized as a growing economy, mentioned as part of the TIMPs – Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, and Philippines – and the MISTs – Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, and Turkey,” Yormick added.

Mr. Acosta’s presentation is entitled Minimizing Duties and Taxes: A Mexican Update.  He will discuss strategies companies exporting to Mexico and those operating in Mexico can employ that minimize duty and tax liabilities to successfully compete in this important NAFTA market.

The program is presented by the International Law Committee, as part of the BAEC’s Noontime Lecture Series, but will begin at the special time of 4:00 pm.  The presentation is open to in-house and private practice attorneys, executives and managers of the international business community, and students.  To register, please visit