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Patrick J. Kelly has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Mexico™ for International Trade and Finance.

Kelly has more than 28 years of experience as a commercial lawyer representing clients both domestically and internationally. He is founder and chair of the Latin America practice group. While he works with clients doing business all over the world, he has particular expertise in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Panama and Latin America generally. Kelly has experience representing clients on a broad range of international business matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions, private equity, finance, securing debt, foreign investment, entity selection and tax structuring, foreign manufacturing, Mexico shelter, maquila/IMMEX applications, agreements and permits, joint ventures, partnerships, distribution and sales representative agreements, supply agreements, international labor law, international real estate acquisition, development and concessions, and energy and mining.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. For more information, visit

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